The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology is excited to welcome the following companies and their representatives to FOCUS. Their table top displays will be available to conference participants throughout the day.
4D Technology is an award-winning leader in high-speed, 3D non-contact measurement devices. Customers in highest-precision defense optics, parts machining and defect inspection depend on them.
ACT Test Panels
ACT Test Panels offers the widest variety of test panel substrates, shapes, pretreatments, e-coats and paint systems as well as material testing services.
Solving your Coating Challenges – UV & WB Coatings Technology leader, delivering Customer FIRST experience.
allnex is the leading global producer of industrial coating resins and additives for architectural, industrial, protective, automotive and special purpose coatings and inks.
Anderson Development Company
Anderson Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, is an award-winning, innovative specialty and custom chemical manufacturer. We’re committed to providing value-added solutions through our research and development capabilities.
Austin Chemical Company
Polycarbonate Polyols [Ravecarb]: high performance polyurethanes [CASE]. PO3G [Velvetol®], Green 1,3 Propanediol [CASE]. VPA adhesion promoter. Boronic acids, Oxy-acids, Metallocene, air sensitive compounds. PR&D Technology Solutions from Syncom. Global Strategic Sourcing and technical support.
Axalta Coating Systems
Singular focus on providing brilliant coatings sets us apart. Axalta Coating Systems is the only leading global coatings company dedicated solely to the development, manufacture and sale of liquid and powder coatings.
As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF offers the largest and most versatile range of pigment and dispersions solutions offered in the market today. Benefit from our proven expertise in innovative colorant chemistries, applications and formulations.
Colors & Effects
Colors & Effects offers a broad and differentiated portfolio of high-performance organic, inorganic, and effect pigments. Leverage our coatings experts to recommend functional pigments to create attractive and diverse colored & effect stylings that are optimized for autonomous environments.
BYK is a leading supplier of specialty additives which are used to optimize production and application processes, and visibly improve the qualities of the finished products.
More about Dar-Tech, Inc. coming soon!
Detroit Colour Council
The Detroit Colour Council is a professional society based in the metro Detroit area which promotes communication and education about color issues. Members represent a wide variety of professional functions including engineers, designers, sales people, scientists, consultants, and lab technicians.
ECKART offers a diverse product portfolio of effect and functional pigments for the automotive industry. We respond to the highest performance demands for WB and HS systems. As the premier Innovator in Effect pigments addressing Industry challenges, ECKART now provides technology to deliver desired colors and appearance for Autonomous Driving vehicles. Come talk to us at our FOCUS tabletop.
As a leading supplier of specialty chemicals, Evonik offers a broad portfolio of additives, co-binders, matting agents, and specialty resins for automotive and transportation coatings.
Lubrizol enables development of premium paints and coatings while addressing environmental requirements. We leverage technology in resins and additives to deliver outstanding corrosion resistance, pigment dispersability, metallic flake stabilization, and surface modification.
Mueller Electric manufacturers a wide range of high quality grounding clips, assemblies and ground check devices to improve paint line safety and quality. From standard to customized solutions, Mueller has your paint line connected.
PCI Magazine serves the global coatings industry by offering technical solutions for coatings, inks and adhesives formulators and manufacturers.
RadTech is the non-profit trade association dedicated to ultraviolet and electron beam processes (UV+EB). Work in the area of light cure materials supports innovations in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, dirt resistant coatings, adhesives, electronic applications and much more.
Red Spot Paint & Varnish
Red Spot offers a full line of specialty, high performance coatings for plastic and select other materials, including glass and metal. Our products offerings are categorized by cure technology including air, thermal, in-mold and UV-curable. We provide a full product line to serve our chosen markets of automotive interior and exterior, rigid packaging, thin films, and composites.
Rhopoint Americas is the North American sales office for Rhopoint Instruments, leading manufacturer of appearance test instruments for the coatings industry.
RJ Hanlon Company
More about RJ Hanlon Company coming soon.
Specialty Chemical Sales
SCS is a specialty chemical distributor and subsidiary of Lorama Group, Inc. LGI is a manufacturer of sustainable raw materials and color technology solutions, as well as an international collection of boutique specialty chemical distributorships.
Stonebridge Coatings Laboratory
Stonebridge Coatings Laboratory, Inc., is an independent corporation providing product development, consulting and testing services to the paint, coatings and related industries, as well as, personal care markets. Our attention to detail is second to none.
TeraView, world leader in the supply of non-destructive terahertz test equipment, will be on hand to discuss non-contact, in-line monitoring of coating thickness in the automotive paint process.
FOCUS continues to reach out to the local university community to make sure that students working in coatings technology and color design have an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and decision makers. This year, the DSCT and FOCUS have collaborated with local universities—College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University—to create an opportunity for students to share their work with us.
College for Creative Studies
The College for Creative Studies strives to give students all the tools for successful careers in the dynamic, growing creative industries. CCS fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, engage their responsibilities as citizens, and learn throughout their lives. Students work in small classes and receive individual attention from teachers who are accomplished artists, scholars and industry professionals. Undergraduates declare their majors as freshmen and take both major studio and foundation courses in their first year. Facilities are unsurpassed, ranging from a blacksmithing shop to an advanced rapid prototyping lab. Student services provide support outside the classroom, including academic advising, mentoring, counseling, and tutoring. Students’ potential for success after college is enhanced by an effective career services office that assists with internships and job placement and has relations with numerous corporations that employ our graduates and sponsor projects in our studios. A strong alumni network helps students with the transition to the working world.
Recently CCS’s graduate design department has launched the first ever Color and Materials Design program in the United States. This new program is a result of automotive companies and manufacturers needing designers with a specialized expertise in colors and materials. The College also is committed to and deeply engaged in community service.
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University offers unique academic programs in the highly specialized field of Polymers and Coatings Technology. The B.S. and M.S. programs in Polymers and Coatings Technology have been well received by industries and students are finding gainful employment and career development in this niche field. Since last few years, EMU is also offering PhD in Technology degree wherein student can pursue their research in P&C concentration. The faculty members are highly qualified and well recognized in the profession. EMU enjoys reputation of engaging in such specialized academic programs, research and professional services.
EMU’s Coatings Research Institute (CRI) is only of its kind in the USA. Faculty members work on innovative and challenging research through external funding and contributing to the development of cutting edge technology, while students gaining incredible learning experience. CRI is always willing to partner with industries in jointly addressing technical challenges and finding innovative solutions.