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2023 Caulks & Sealants Short Course

2023 Caulks & Sealants Short Course

Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 AM (EDT) to Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 Phone: 800-233-1234

Event Details

Co-located with the 2023 Convention & EXPO is a two day Caulks & Sealants Short Course. that takes place April 17-18, 2023.

Gain a Better Understanding of the Functions and Applications of Caulks and Sealants

Caulks and sealants are primarily used in building, construction and transportation to bond surfaces together, fill gaps and serve as a physical barrier. Due to their use in bonding substrates with differing coefficients of thermal expansion, sealants are formulated to have higher elongation and paste like viscosities to allow for gap filling applications. Taught by industry experts, ASC's technical short course will help you gain a better understanding of the functions and applications of caulks and sealants.

NOTE: Short course participants are invited to join the industry at the Welcome Reception Monday evening April 17th and the EXPO on Tuesday night to network with the industry.

Registration Fees:
Short Course ONLY: ASC Member/End-User: $775 • Non-member: $1,150 • Student: $200
Short Course COMBO (Convention + Short Course): ASC Member/End-User: $1,125 (early bird rate) • Nonmember: $1,850 (early bird rate)

NOTE: if you are registering for the convention and the short course you MUST select the 'Convention Combo Fee' to register for the convention at the discounted rate.
*Early bird combo rates expire on February 17, 2023.

Please click on the REGISTER button above to register.

This short course is a Green Course - all course materials will be  available for electronic download by attendees.

WOLFGANG ABELE technical Sales Engineer NOURYON
Clint Ashe
Clint Ashe Chemist Adfast Canada Inc.
Maneesh Bahadur
Maneesh Bahadur Sr. Scientist Tremco Construction Products Group
John Battaglia
John Battaglia Business Director – Lubricants Palmer Holland
Michael Bearer
Michael Bearer Global Product Manager Plasticizer and Specialty A LANXESS Corporation
Nicholas Bohannon
Nicholas Bohannon Research Scientist Cardinal LG
Austin Boise
Austin Boise Research and Development Chemist Concrete Sealants, Inc.
James Brown
James Brown National Technical Manager Ravago Chemicals
David Carroll
David Carroll Vice President R. E. Carroll, Inc.
Charles Cherutich
Charles Cherutich Engineer Toyota
Paris Daniel
Paris Daniel Chemist DMI companies
Hannah Daniels
Hannah Daniels Chemist Wacker Chemical Corporation
Jeff DeWerth
Jeff DeWerth Global Managing Director - Polymer Performance Solutions Swan Chemical Inc.
Eric Dickson
Eric Dickson Market Manager & Technical Support Manager Seal Bond
Roderick D. Durham
Roderick D. Durham Technical Scientist Synthomer / OMNOVA Solutions
Christa Fobbs
Christa Fobbs R&D Chemist Premier Building Solutions, Inc.
Ana Foi
Ana Foi R&D Manager / PhD. in Chemistry AKAPOL S.A.
Lauren Forsberg
Lauren Forsberg Associate Chemist Sashco, Inc.
Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster Applications Scientist LANXESS Corporation
Mick Funderburg
Mick Funderburg Associate Technical Representative Eastman
Mackenzie Gilkey
Mackenzie Gilkey Associate Scientist The Gorilla Glue Company
David Glunt
David Glunt Lead Chemist, Product and Process Development DMI Companies
Dean Hammel
Dean Hammel President Albion Engineering Company
Debra Heeter
Debra Heeter R&D Lab Manager Premier Building Solutions, Inc.
Maya Bernice Horne
Maya Bernice Horne Chemist I DAP Global Inc.
Aaron Howard
Aaron Howard Product Manager Lentus
Jake Hughey
Jake Hughey Technical Manager Sherwin Williams
Ping Jiang
Ping Jiang Expert Scientist Momentive Performance Materials
Libby Kellat
Libby Kellat Senior R&D Chemist Sherwin Williams
Laura Kovach
Laura Kovach Business Development Manager LANXESS Corporation
Jared Lawrence
Jared Lawrence Senior Architect Terracon
Haksu Lee
Haksu Lee NAFTA Technical Director Arkema
Hailey Lindell
Hailey Lindell R&D Chemist STI Polymer
Jianning Liu
Jianning Liu Technology Manager Synthomer
Jianning Liu
Jianning Liu Technology Manager Synthomer / OMNOVA Solutions
Rosa Maria Macchi
Rosa Maria Macchi Vice President AKAPOL S.A.
Nichole Makrides
Nichole Makrides Senior Engineer, R&D The Gorilla Glue Company
Rick Miner
Rick Miner Technical Service Account Coordinator Arkema
Jennie Morey
Jennie Morey Sr. Technical Service Chemist Scott Bader
Navin Patel
Navin Patel Technology Manager Imerys USA
Donna Pennant
Donna Pennant scientist BASF Corporation
Denis Perron
Denis Perron VP Sales Adfast Canada Inc.
SONDRA PIERRE District Sales Manager LCY Elastomers LP
Dustin Pogoreski
Dustin Pogoreski Core Powerpack Engineer Nexteer
Andrew Potter
Andrew Potter Chemist DAP
Abbie Radomski
Abbie Radomski R&D Chemical Engineer Cardinal IG
Lori Sabo
Lori Sabo Technical Manager Wacker Chemical Corporation
Jeff Schulze
Jeff Schulze Product Engineer Nexteer
Angelina Sprecher
Angelina Sprecher Chemist II DAP
David Sprenger
David Sprenger Associate Chemist Tremco Construction Products Group
Michael Steinmetz
Michael Steinmetz Sr. Technical Services Specialist Cabot Corporation
Jon Surratt
Jon Surratt Account Manager ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Jake Thunstrom
Jake Thunstrom Chemist The Gorilla Glue Company
Jessica Tracy
Jessica Tracy Chemist Sunstar Engineering Americas
Taylor Ulery
Taylor Ulery Sales Manager LANXESS Corporation
Toby Vick
Toby Vick Technical Manager Sealants & Adhesives Wacker Chemical Corporation
Ron Weltmer
Ron Weltmer COO Sashco, Inc.
Christopher C. White
Christopher C. White Senior Managing Scientist Exponent
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams Reserch Chemist Quanex
Kyle Williams
Kyle Williams Business Development/Strategic Partnerships Graco Inc.
Tyler Witzleb
Tyler Witzleb Chemist Soudal
Wenyu Yang
Wenyu Yang Senior Chemist W. R. Meadows Inc.
2 Other Registered Attendees

Tentative Course Topics & Speakers:

    • Introduction to Sealants and Testing for Building Applications - Angelina Sprecher, DAP Products
    • Sealants for Transportation and Assembly Applications –Ryan Kruger, Bostik, Inc.
    • Sealants Performance from Design and Use Perspective – Jared Lawrence, Terracon
    • Introduction to Rheology – Haksu Lee, Arkema
    • Waterborne Polymers for Architectural Sealants - Rick Miner, Arkema
    • Polyurethane and Hybrid Sealants - Maneesh Bahadur, Tremco Inc
    • Silicone Sealants – Toby Vick and Samantha Wilczewski, Wacker Chemical Corporation
    • Plasticizers – Mick Funderburg, Eastman Chemical Company
    • Adhesion Promotors for Adhesives and Sealants – Ping Jiang, Momentive Performance Materials
    • Functional Fillers – Navin Patel, Imerys
    • Establishing Performance – Chris White, Exponent
    • Dispensing Applications in Automotive Sealants and Sealers - Kyle Williams, Graco Industrial Division

NOTE: Short course participants are invited to join the industry at the Welcome Reception Monday evening April 17th and the EXPO on Tuesday night to network with the industry.