The Surface Coatings Association of Australia 2022 Conference

Yarra Valley Lodge , Yarra Valley. Victoria
25th to 27th May 2022



Resilience from Adversity.

The theme of our Australian Coatings Show 2022 conference, hosted by the Surface Coatings Association Australia, is “Resilience from Adversity, It’s in our DNA”.
Resilience… the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Our industry, over the past 30 months, has demonstrated resilience! Both in response to the bushfire disaster and COVID19. The industry  resilience has been driven by our people’s resilience – without our people we don’t have an industry

Registration is now open.

On-Line Registration: Click here for the Online Registration system
Off-Line Registration: If you prefer, download the load the form by clicking here and follow the instructions.
For questions about attending the SCAA 2022 Australian Coatings Show please check out the information on these pages. If that does not answer your questions, contact Maree Griffiths (Conference Registrations) via email to registrations@australian-coatings-show.com.au



Dr Mark Burgess
Dr Mark BurgessCSIRO - Director - Infrastructure Technologies
Keynote Speech: Improving Infrastructure Resilience
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Craig Hazzard
Craig HazzardAtlas Material Testing Technology, a Division of AMETEK - Director of Asia Sales
Weathering Testing Concepts That Increase Confidence in Service Life Prediction, Reduce Unnecessary Stabilizers, and Quicken Time to Market
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Joe Lombardo
Joe LombardoChemadd - Consultant and Agency Manager
Optimising Micro and Macro foam control additives in Pigment Mill base systems – A practical and simple guideline.
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Kevin Roden
Kevin RodenArxada Troy - Technical Sales Support Specialist
Changing Regulations: Effect on Formulating for Success
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Dr Xiaobo Chen
Dr Xiaobo ChenRMIT - Senior Lecturer
Advanced Coating Technologies for Magnesium Alloy
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Shehani Nanayakkara
Shehani NanayakkaraBASF Australia - Technical Services Chemist & Account Manager
Water-Borne Dispersion Developments for Architectural Coatings – Solutions for Interior Premium and Sustainable Paints
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Dr Nick Kirkwood
Dr Nick KirkwoodARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science - Science and Industry Liaison Manager
Exciton Science: Research-Industry collaboration capabilities and opportunities
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Daniel Palm
Daniel PalmArxada Troy - Technical Lead - Oceania
Arxada Troy: making great chemistry TOGETHER
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Tristan Simons
Tristan SimonsDefence Science & Technology Group - Materials Chemistry Specialist
Advanced Waterborne Coatings for Military Vehicles: A low-VOC solution
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Dr Salwan Al-Assafi
Dr Salwan Al-AssafiPaintback - General Manager, Research and Development
Towards a Sustainable Future for the Coatings Industry
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Urpo Launonen
Urpo LaunonenUJL Pty Ltd - Managing Director
Rheology management in water based barrier coatings
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Dr Tass Karalis
Dr Tass KaralisThor Specialties - Technical Manager
Technical aspects of slow-release encapsulation technologies for delivery of biocides and implications for labelling to meet regulatory compliance
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Mia Contos
Mia ContosMia Contos Pty Ltd - Director
The Wonder Woman of Wood
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Paul Contos
Paul ContosRubio Monocoat Australia Pty Ltd - Technical Manager
Evolving for the Environment
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Ray Fernando
Ray FernandoCalifornia Polytechnic State University - Director, Western Coatings Technology Center, College of Science and Mathematics
Rheological Studies on Controlling Colloidal Stability of Latex-HEUR Compositions
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Robert Cavicchiolo
Robert CavicchioloViva Energy - Carbon Solutions Sales Manager
Carbon Neutral Chemicals – The Journey to Accreditation
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Professor Pingan Song
Professor Pingan SongUniversity of Southern Queensland - Professor
A lava-inspired ceramifiable hybrid fire-extinguishing coating
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Dr Hans Joachim-Jacob
Dr Hans Joachim-Jacobystral gmbh maschinenbau + processtechnik - Senior Expert Process and Applications
Saving Titanium Dioxide by Vacuum Inline Dispersion and dust free Induction
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Phil Barker
Phil BarkerUniversity of Wollongong
‘Sideways’ (Not a talk about Pinot Noir)
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Miriam Peralta
Miriam PeraltaLubrizol Performance Coatings- Global Technical Marketing Manager
Waterborne Polyamide Polyurethanes for Sustainable Protective Coatings
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Dr W. Marshall Ming
Dr W. Marshall MingGeorgia Southern University - Professor
Non-leaching super-repellent antimicrobial coatings
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Bruce Peters
Bruce PetersFast & Fluid Management Australia - Regional Sales Manager Oceania
The New Green Deal – Balancing Growth with Environment
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Karl Billast
Karl BillastValtris - EU/AP Business Manager
Low volatile coalescing agents
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Australian Coatings Show 2022 Important Times

Registration Desk/ Secretariat
Pre Function Area/Wortley
Wednesday 25 May 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 26 May 7:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 27 May 8:00am – 3:30pm
Keynote Speach

Dr. Mark Burgess

CSIRO – Director – Infrastructure Technologies

Marmion Ballroom

Thursday 26 May 11:00am
Conference Technical Programme Thursday
Marmion I and II
Commences 9.30am Thursday 26 May
Conference Lunches


Welcome Function


Wednesday 25 May 5:30pm
Official Conference Dinner

Pre-Dinner drinks – Marmion Pre-function Area

Dinner – Marmion Ballroom

Post Dinner – Lodge Bar

Thursday 26 May 6:00pm
Women in Coatings Breakfast
Thursday 26 May 7:00am
By invitation only
Conference Technical Programme Friday
Marmion I and II
Commences 9.00am Friday 27 May


Conference Venue

All of the conference lectures, and all of the functions will be held at the Yarra Valley Lodge


Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May

(Price includes Wednesday night Welcome Function, Thursday & Friday lunches, morning / afternoon teas, Thursday night Official Dinner and End of Conference Function)

Early Bird – register before 4/4/2022 $900
Standard Member – register on or after 4/4/2022 $1100
Retired Member $500
Non Members $1500

Thursday 26th May and Friday 27th May

(Price includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas)

SCAA Member Rate
Thursday $440
Friday $440
SCAA Non Member Rate
Thursday $600
Friday $600
Wednesday Welcome Function $140
Thursday night Gala Dinner $200

All prices in AUD and include GST


Cancellations received:

On or before 20.4.22 will incur a $100 cancellation fee
After 20.4.22 will receive 50% refund of registration fee
There will be no refund for cancellations after 9.5.22


The Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates. It is recommended that at the time of registration you take out appropriate insurance to cover any such losses as well as loss of fees, deposits, airfares etc through cancellation or any other cause. In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The Conference Organisers accept no responsibility for any claims concerning health or travel insurance.


Yarra Valley Lodge is located on the grounds of the exclusive Heritage Golf & Country Club at the gateway to the Yarra Valley and less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.

Surrounded by nature, the 120-hectare estate offers an abundance of native wildlife and flora, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of rooms, terraces or along the myriad of walking tracks that surround the hotel.

Bella Restaurant and The Lodge Bar are showcases for the very best that the Yarra Valley has to offer. Fresh seasonal produce from local farmers and growers, premium wines from the best vineyards and winemakers, and exceptional hand-crafted drinks from independent breweries and distilleries.

Yarra Valley Lodge acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose land we meet, share and work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging as well as extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land. 


The average daily temperature range for the Yarra Valley in May is 9°C to 17°C with an average rainfall for the month of 80mm.

The Yarra Valley weather forecast is typically a little cooler than the Melbourne temperatures throughout the year as the Yarra Valley is more mountainous and has higher elevations.

During Winter, the region experiences strong cold winds and frost and there is abundant rainfall with average temperatures sitting at an average of 15°C.

As a result, it is a good idea to be prepared and bring clothes that can be layered as well as a jacket. Temperatures will drop to their lowest in the mornings and evenings with average low temperatures of 9°C (48°F). However, they will climb to an average high of 17°C (63°F) in the afternoon hours. If you want to take note, one long term forecast as the weather during the conference as cloudy with day time temperatures of 15°C

Autumn is a good time to visit the Yarra Valley with average temperatures sitting at about 20°C, and the beautiful vines are at their best. However Autumn can be windy with intermittent days of rain. Most harvesting is during this period, so if you are interested in wine production, this is the best time to go.

Spring is certainly the best time to visit the Yarra Valley as the temperature sits at an average 20°C, with sunny days and cool nights. During Spring, the Yarra Valley comes to life and it is during this time that you will be able to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine as you take in the stunning panorama of Yarra Valley region.

The average high temperature in the Summer months is about 25°C, therefore summer in the Yarra Valley is pleasant and warm, with only a few very hot days.


By Road – From Melbourne City to Yarra Valley (via Eastlink Tollway) – Make your way onto the Eastern Freeway and travel towards Ringwood. The Eastern Freeway turns into the Eastlink Tollway after Springvale Road. If you have an Eastlink or Citylink pass, continue on the Eastlink Tollway and go through the Mullum Mullum tunnel – make sure to stay in the left lane as the turnoff is straight after the tunnel ends. Turn left after exiting the tunnel towards Ringwood. (If you are heading to Warrandyte, take the next left at Warrandyte Rd).  Turn left onto the Maroondah Highway towards Lilydale. Once past Lilydale, you can choose where in the Yarra Valley to explore.

By Public Transport Public Transport Victoria has regular trains heading to Lilydale Station. From Lilydale Station, catch a McKenzies bus to either Yarra Glen or Healesville. For travel to Warburton, catch a Ventura bus.


Melbourne Airport to Yarra Valley – 1 hour

Melbourne to Healesville (65kms) – 1 hour
Melbourne to Warburton (78kms) – 1 hour 20 minutes
Lilydale to Warburton (36kms) – 35 minutes
Coldstream to Yarra Glen (9kms) – 8 minutes
Coldstream to Healesville (18kms) – 15 minutes


There is no hotel shuttle service from Melbourne Airport organised but there are companies that service the Yarra Valley and can be found using on line searches


Parking is free at the venue


The Yarra Valley has a diverse and exciting range of places to go and things to do. You can wander the backroads, find yourself at a artisan and produce market, scoot around on a Segway or marvel at the views from a lookout. Eating and drinking out here is compulsory! With a heritage of great wines we also have talented chefs drawn to the region for both the produce and the people. Bring the family and jump on a bike trail, visit the gardens and explore the parks. We’ve got enough to do out here that every visit will be a new one.

There are a number of trails for you to try. Food, wine or nature based – we have you covered! The Yarra Valley is host to a number of great events each year that definitely need to be added to your calendar. We’ll keep you updated so check in regularly.

Check the Visit Tarra Valley web site for more ideas and information.


Activities available on the grounds include:

  • 2 Golf courses with proshop
  • Day spa and retreat
  • Natural surrounds for walking
  • Cafes, Bars and Restaurants


At the time of the conference, Australian Eastern Standard Time will be in effect. AEST is GMT+10 hours.


Yarra Valley Lodge

2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park,
Victoria, 3116 Australia

The Yarra Valley Lodge complex has been chosen as the location for the conference.  Nestled in the foothills of the iconic Dandenongs, Yarra Valley Lodge offers accommodation, a variety of conference facilities and fine food with an accredited Covid19 safety plan.

Yarra Valley Lodge is delighted to offer Surface Coatings Association Australia delegates a discounted rate for our Lodge rooms at a rate of $205.00 per Single room, per night, with breakfast included. Twin rooms are available for $235.00 per night which includes two breakfasts.


  • Guestroom rate includes Free breakfast and Wi-Fi

Check-In & Check-Out:

  • Check-in time from 14:00 hours (2pm) and check-out time is 11am
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply

Guest Room Rates:

  • Rates are based on single and/or twin occupancy
  • The above rates are quoted on a per room, per night basis, and include 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST). All room rates quoted are subject to adjustment without prior notice in line with any changes in government policy.
  • The above rate is valid for pre or post stays of up to 3 days (subject to availability)

Conference accommodation bookings can be made in 2 ways:

Option 1: Book online with our unique booking code:

Start by clicking here to open the booking page

  1. Enter your dates
  2. Enter number of guests & click ‘I have a code’
  3. In the ‘Corporate ID’ field enter your booking code: ACSWEB
  4. Click ‘Check Rooms’
  5. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen

Please note when entering the booking code, it will show Lodge Room Family Room. The Reservations Team will allocate your accommodation upon booking to the best suited room category.

Option 2: Book direct with the hotel via the email address reservations@yarravalleylodge.com using the template below to provide details:


Conference: Australian Coatings Show Reference: 341991

Full Name:

Phone number:

Number of guests in the room:

Check-in date:

Check-out date:

The Reservation Team will then book the accommodation and send through a credit card authorization via email which will be required to secure your accommodation booking.



The hotel has special accommodation rates for this event, inclusive of a buffet breakfast daily in the hotel restaurant and complimentary wi-fi.

Superior Room: $205.00 per room per night (includes one breakfast)

Twin Room: $235 per room per night (includes two breakfasts)


The Yarra Valley Lodge has no rooms available to book for the night of the 26th.

There is some availability on the other nights of the conference.


The following Hotels are located 15 minutes drive from the conference:

Sebel Melbourne Ringwood – Discount for Conference Delegates

Quote “SCAA” Group block code for 10% off the rate of the day.

96 Maroondah Hwy

Ringwood VIC 3134

(03) 9874 9100 Email Link Sebel Melbourne Ringwood Website

Sage Hotel Ringwood

F5/211 Maroondah Hwy

Ringwood VIC 3134

(03) 8845 1100 Sage Hotel Ringwood Website


  • Rooms are subject to availability and once the standard room type is sold, charges apply for upgraded room types.
  • Check-in is from 2:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am.
  • All credit card payments are subject to a 1.6% surcharge (3.3% for Amex)


The Conference Organisers have not organised alternate accommodation but other hotels and motels of varying price ranges are available nearby.


Full cancellation fees apply for all room nights cancelled within 30 days of arrival. This charge will be charged to the guest’s credit card which has been provided to guarantee the booking at time of booking. We have negotiated to allow name changes to booked rooms within the 30 day window but you will need to contact the hotel to arrange this.


SCAA acknowledges our sponsors and thanks them for their generous support





SCAA would like to announce the following companies will have an exhibition table at the conference

Anton Paar Australia Pty. Ltd.
Dow Australia and New Zealand
H&R ANZ Pty Ltd
Rubio Monocoat Australia Pty Ltd
Tri-Tech Chemical Co. P/L
Wacker Chemicals Australia Pty Ltd

ASCC Pty Ltd
Fast & Fluid Management Australia
Heywood Industrial Pty Ltd
SCHÜTZ Australia Pty Ltd
Umicore MS Australia P/L


Bev Killick at the Wednesday Night Opening Drinks

Bev Killick is from the bold and brassy school of stand up, delivering a non-stop energetic set every time. As soon as she blast’s her way on stage, you know you’re in for a treat. Bev is likeable, bawdy and real.

Bev started making people laugh from the age of ten, at family gatherings. Invariably these gatherings would end up with Bev putting on a show. Always the class clown and lunch time entertainer, Bev’s ability to remember a joke (handed down from her Dad at the meatworks) and tell it well , saw her doing Stand Up Comedy in the school quadrangle long before she knew that it would be her calling.

More about Bev

Relax in the company of your fellow delegates during the gala dinner with Be Challenged and live music

Play, Bond, Relax with Be Challenged
Thursday 26th 7 pm to 8:30 pm
During the Gala Dinner

Be Challenged Covid Safe plans are available via the following links:

A live band (you’ll have to come to find out who) takes over from 8:30 pm for dancing and socialising


Check back here after the conference for any downloads being shared.