Important Times

Registration Desk/Secretariat
Meeting Place Pre-Function Area (Level 1)
Wednesday 29 May 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 30 May 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 31 May 7:00am – 3:30pm
Conference Technical Programme
Meeting Place 1/2/3/4 (Level 1)

9:00am Thursday 30 May

9:00am Friday 31 May

Conference Breakfast
Meeting Place 1/2/3/4 (Level 1)
Thursday 30 May 8:15 – 9:00am
Exhibition Breakfast
Centre Stage (Level 1)
Friday 31 May 8:00 – 9:00am
Conference Lunches/Morning and Afternoon Teas
Centre Stage (Level 1)
Welcome Function
Terrace  1/2/3 and Rooftop (Level 2)
Wednesday 29 May 6:00pm
Official Conference Dinner
Pre-Dinner drinks – Meeting Place Pre-Function Area (Level 1)
Dinner – Meeting Place 1/2/3/4 (Level 1)
Thursday 30 May 6:00pm-12.00 midnight
Young Chemist’s Cocktail Party
Little Bossley (Ground Floor)
Thursday 30 May 6:00pm
By invitation only
Women in Coatings Breakfast
Terrace 1/2 (Level 2)
Friday 31 May – 7:00am
By invitation only
Centre Stage (Level 1)
Thursday 30 May 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 31 May 10:00am – 4:00pmExhibition is open during break times. Refer to the times in the Speaker Programme below for break times each day

Speaker program

Please note that :-

Presentations are subject to change but all efforts will be made not to change the day of the presentation

More information about the presentations can be found by clicking on the more info link

$ denotes a Paid Presentation

There will be a copy of the Technical Programme in the Delegates’ satchel and a link to a soft copy will be available a few days before the Conference

Time Thursday 30 May
8:15 – 9:00 Conference Breakfast (in Meeting place)
9:00 – 10:00 President’s Address & Award Presentations

SCAA Annual General Meeting

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Address

Niko Safavi – Mowilex

Presentation Title: Sustainability’s Conclusion – The Dawn of Environmental Accountability

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10:45 – 11:15 Lou Cash Memorial Lecture

Andriy Voronov – North Dakota State University

Presentation Title: Biobased Polymeric Materials Derived from Plant/Vegetable Oils Triglycerides

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11:15 – 11:45 Morning Tea – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
11:45 – 12:15 Ashish Kumar – Anton Paar

Presentation Title: Characterisation of Paints & Varnishes

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Phil Barker – University of Wollongong

Presentation Title: A new method for evaluating photoinitiator efficiency: application to LED395 curing and a molecular understanding of oxygen inhibition.

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12:15 – 12:45 Paul Armistead – IMCD

Presentation Title: Sustainability from a Distributor Point of View

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Luc Sterckx – Allnex

Presentation Title: Why is sustainable performance important ?

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12:45 – 1:45 Lunch – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
1:45 – 2:15 David Baggs – Global Greentag

Presentation Title: The Expanded Role of Paints and Coatings in Australia’s Green and Healthy Buildings

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Elmira Siroospour on behalf of Benno Blickenstorfer – TCL Hofmann/Songwon Industrial Group ($)

Presentation Title: Light Stabilisers in the Coatings industry : Solutions to current and future challenges

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2:15 – 2:45 Jasmine Lim – Wacker

Presentation Title: Giving Coatings a new Perception with Silicone products

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Priscilla Johnston – Defence Science & Technology Group

Presentation Title: Heat Induction Coating Removal – RAN Trial

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2:45 – 3:15 Ankush Panchagade – Momentive Performance Materials

Presentation Title: Silicone for Anti-scuff/ Scuff Proof coatings

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Dylan Audeyev – Tronox Holdings PLC

Presentation Title: Countdown to 2030

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3:15 – 3:45 Afternoon Tea – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
3:45 – 4:15 Kevin Roden – Arxada

Presentation Title: The Protection of Coatings from Surface Fungal Growth

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Csongor Komjati – Wacker ($)

Presentation Title: Wacker’s recent Silres silicone resin developments for Flooring, Stone Carpet and High Heat Resistant Coating application

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4:15 – 4:45 Mei Ling Liew – Synthomer

Presentation Title: Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology for effective metal protection

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Ian Clark – Paintspection

Presentation Title: “I think I have faulty paint!”

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4:45 – 5:15 Willem van Gerresheim – ADDAPT Chemicals

Presentation Title: Development of the Ultimate Universal Pigment Dispersant

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Larry Teachout – Behr Paints

Presentation Title: Proper Colorant Formulation to Improve Properties of Tinted Decorative Paints

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6:00 – 7:00 Pre-Dinner Drinks – Meeting Place Pre-Function Area
7:00 – 11:00 Gala Dinner – Meeting Place 1/2/3/4
Time Friday 31 May
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast with the Exhibitors (in Centre Stage)
9:00 – 9:30 Yogesh Marathe – Momentive Performance Materials

Presentation Title: Functional Silicone Additives for Durable Exterior Architectural Coatings

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Denis Wright – Sparc Technologies

Presentation Title: The journey of Graphene and its Utilisation in Protective Coatings

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9:30 – 10:00 Joe Lombardo – Chemadd

Presentation Title: Know your products, customer needs and Know- How

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Dr Nurudin Budiman – Connell Caldic

Presentation Title: Bio-based open time prolonger

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10:00 – 10:30 James Manikath – Luxury Paints

Presentation Title: A layperson’s method to characterise polymers in latexes

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Cem Novella – Static Electricity Control

Presentation Title:  Static Electricity in the Dangerous Goods/ Hazardous Area Environment.

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10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
11:00 – 11:30 Mercy Baniasad – Metz Group ($)

Presentation Title: Corrosion Beyond Atmospheric – Protective Coatings in Extreme Environments

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Dr David Myint – ATA Scientific

Presentation Title: Elevating Engineering to an art form

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11:30 – 12:00 Steven Herbert – TZMI

Presentation Title: The Old World and the Great Wall – dynamics in the TiO2 pigment supply

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Alice Endersbee – BASF

Presentation Title: Highest opacity and sustainability – waterborne high solids dispersions for wood paints

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12:00 – 12:30 Shaun Patrick – eVic

Presentation Title: The Innovations, Stories, and Lessons of 2023: A Year In Review

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Swati Sharma – Paintback

Presentation Title: A World of Possibilities in the left-over Paint and Packaging – Paintback Perspective

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12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
1:30 – 2:00 Shailendra Bhatkhande – Cardolite ($)

Presentation Title: Green Technologies for Coatings Industry.

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2:00 – 2:30 Dale Peterson – Bondline Static Control Solutions

Presentation Title: Antistatic, Conductive, Dissipative. The importance of grounding personnel and correct PPE

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2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Tea – Centre Stage (Exhibition)
3:00 – 3:30 TBA