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The ChemQuest Group has appointed Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D., a director. Over the course of his career, Hortelano has led teams on three continents in the development of materials and solutions for coatings, adhesives, release liners, holographic data storage, and additive manufacturing. He will draw on this expertise primarily in support of ChemQuest’s Technology Development pillar.
The ChemQuest Group is pleased to announce that Dipan Haria has joined the company as a director. An experienced leader focused on accelerating revenue, profitability, and strategic growth, Haria’s expertise spans operational and business management to strategic planning. He will support ChemQuest’s Business Strategy & Transformation, M&A Advisory Services, and Operational & Manufacturing Efficiencies pillars.
George Pilcher and David Cocuzzi to Receive Awards from ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications
The ChemQuest Group is thrilled to announce that George Pilcher, vice president, and David Cocuzzi, vice president, will receive awards from ASTM D01 committee on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications. Pilcher will receive a Lifetime Excellence and Appreciation Award for his work on sub-committees D01.53 and D01.55, while Cocuzzi will receive an Award of Appreciation.
US Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2019 – 2024)
Global Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2019 – 2024)
North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with Global Overview
The manufacturing of adhesives and sealants relies on raw materials and chemicals (including some specialty chemicals) that hold a significant position within the vast chemical industry. While the U.S. chemical industry is facing challenges such as low demand, oversupply, and narrowing profit margins, numerous opportunities exist—particularly as companies increasingly focus on sustainability and circularity. Strategic decision making and investments in innovation will be crucial for long-term success in a changing landscape.
The second webinar in our four-part Operational and Manufacturing Excellence series, “Optimizing Plant Operations including Design Considerations for Growth,” was held July 25. In partnership with the American Coatings Association and led by ChemQuest director Robert Kramer, this webinar focused on facility start-ups, plant expansion, increases in operations capacities, alternate capabilities, plant relocations, and asset retirements. You are invited to view the presentation slides here and link to the webinar recording.
PPCJ spoke to Sandrine Garnier Ph.D., a recently appointed Director of The ChemQuest Group, about her plans for her new role and her views on the biggest trends and challenges facing the coatings industry at the moment.
As powder coating applications for medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and hardwoods become more commonplace, low-temperature-cure powder coating technology is evolving as an option to finish a variety of non-traditional substrates like plastics, composites, and molding compounds. In partnership with the American Coatings Association, ChemQuest director Kevin Biller presented a webinar discussing “More than Just Wood—Low-Temp Cure Technology Opens Up a World of New Substrates for Powder Coatings” on July 13. The webinar identified the emerging powder technologies and application techniques that will serve these innovative end uses.
Business Cycle Analysis is a vital aspect of economic analysis, guiding decision making for businesses, investors, and policymakers. At ChemQuest, we recognize its importance in strategic planning. However, we have learned through Voice of Customer that many of our clients are not using Business Cycle Analysis in their current forecasting and data analysis.
Our Coatings TraQr™ platform provides a powerful Business Cycle Analysis tool that allows you to track indicators within the business cycle. This gives you a competitive edge by enabling you to make informed strategic decisions ahead of your competitors.
These are uncertain times with regard to PFAS that are of critical importance for a variety of applications in a number of vitally important global industries. While nothing is currently certain, it is likely that common sense will prevail in the long term. At worst, PFAS for certain applications will be declared “set asides,” enabling their use in critical areas to continue. At best, the global regulatory agencies will consult with each other to decide upon appropriate scientific (rather than knee jerk) approaches to determining which PFAS actually pose threats to human life and the environment. As with most things, it is likely that Aristotle’s “Golden Mean” (the midpoint between extremes) will prevail, and we will have neither the best nor the worst outcome with regard to the PFAS issue.