March Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 670-3815

“The Chemistry of Modern Architectural Coatings”
Gil Mislang

Director of Research & Development
Dunn-Edwards Corporation

6:00 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation

Abstract: The Paint and Coatings industry is often referred to as a mystical art but in fact employs fundamental concepts in the science of Chemistry. To address growing concern on toxicity, compliance with environmental regulations and modern market conditions, coatings manufacturers and raw material manufacturers have engaged in cooperative research efforts to design and manufacture modern products used in the painting of architectural surfaces. The presentation will discuss raw materials that help paint manufacturers achieve some of the working and performance properties needed to address the finishing requirements of newer building materials. Also presented will be typical formulation strategies, color trends and problems that coatings face in the environments of Southern California.

Biography: Gil Mislang received his B.S. in Chemistry degree from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. He first joined the chemical industry as an analytical chemist for Cutter Laboratories. In 1977 he became a research chemist for Bostik-West Corporation formulating adhesives, color dispersions and aircraft coatings for the Aerospace industry. In 1979 he joined the Dunn-Edwards Corporation as a research chemist and has been focused in the development of architectural coatings meeting modern day environmental concerns. Gil is currently Director of Research and Development and manages the product development activities of Dunn-Edwards Corporation.

Dinner: Entree choice of Marinated Sirloin Steak or Roasted Half Spring Chicken.

Cost: $37 per person including dinner, wine with dinner, tax and gratuity

Reservations: Call the Section Office at (310) 327-1216 or email office-at-scalacs-dot-org by Monday, March 20, 2006 and indicate your entree choice. Note: Please honor your reservation. If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be liable for the cost of the dinner.

Directions: From the I-405 (San Diego Freeway) northbound: Exit at the Imperial Hwy. offramp, turn left onto Imperial, drive west to Aviation Blvd., and turn right on Aviation. The restaurant is one block ahead on the right. From the I-405 southbound: Exit at the Century/Imperial offramp. Remain in the left lane of the two lane exit going south. Exit at the second offramp marked Imperial Hwy. At end of ramp turn left, then immediately right on to Imperial, and drive to Aviation Blvd. Turn right on Aviation. From the 105 freeway westbound: Exit at the LaCienega/Aviation offramp. Turn left at end of ramp, proceed west to Aviation Blvd., (next signal light) and turn right on Aviation.