Speaker: Royce Mathews, Wax Business Development Manager, Munzing US
Title: Wax Additives as Surface Modifiers for Coatings
Abstract: Wax additives are used as surface modifiers in coating formulations and printing inks to provide antiblocking, COF control, matting, hydrophobicity, burnish and abrasion resistance. Besides the chemical nature of the waxes, the particle size distribution, concentration, substrate, form of delivery and curing conditions are all equally important to consider for achieving the desired surface properties. The presentation provides guidelines for selecting a wax to get the optimal performance in your coating
Bio: Royce Mathews is a Wax Business Development Manager at Munzing US. He brings over 25 years of expertise in the application of current and emerging technologies in coatings and additives industry. He has a proven record of solving on-site and technical challenges, new product development and client retention. He has garnered knowledge from past roles as Technical Product Manager, Senior Research Chemist/Project Manager, and Senior Chemist for Polymer Synthesis and Coatings Application at Lubrizol, Cargill, McWhorter Technologies and Eastman respectively. Royce is a graduate of DePaul University has a M.S in Polymer Science and Coatings Technology and also holds a M.S in Physical Chemistry.