Presentation Title: Aluminum & Pearlescent Pigments 101:
Abstract: Paint and Coatings formulators have used metallic and pearlescent pigments for many years. This presentation discusses an introductory knowledge of what is used to produce these pigments, the many forms these pigments can take as well as the diverse methods to use these materials in coatings formulations. Solvent and water based chemistries will be discussed with practical guidelines of storage, handling and formulating with metallic and pearlescent materials.
Scott Greer is End Use Manager for Industrial Coatings at Eckart America Corporation, part of the Altana Group. In this role, he focuses on assisting current and potential customers in selection, formulation and application of effect pigment for decorative and functional performance within Industrial Coatings.
Scott began his career in Coatings as a paint formulator for Chemical Coatings-Waterborne segment of Sherwin-Williams in Chicago. He continued his work the R&D labs of Valspar and US Coatings developing solvent borne coatings formulations skills. Scott also worked on the specifications, standards and industrial application coatings within Caterpillar Inc. Scott has held positions in R&D, Technical Service, Continuous Process Improvement as well as Green Belt Six-Sigma roles. He earned his BS/Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla and MS/Chemistry degrees at Depaul University. He currently resides in Louisville, KY.