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May 5, 2022

ICL HALOX® will present at the 2022 Windy city Coatings Course

ICL HALOX® will present at the 2022 Windy city Coatings Course

During this year's 2022 Windy City Coatings Course, our Sr. Project Chemist, Michelle Bauer is slotted to present: "Accelerated Testing & Durability - Corrosion Testing in Principle and Practice". The 2-day coatings course will take place May 17 & 18 at Westin Chicago Northwest located in Itasca, Illinois.

Many test methods have been developed to gauge the performance of protective coatings.  Measurement of corrosion performance is heavily dependent upon accelerated tests to make timely, quality decisions during product development.  Test method selection is a crucial decision based on the intent of a given experiment.  The keys to accurately assessing the real-world performance of your coating are choosing a method that closely mimics the end-use environment, properly conducting the test, and knowing how to interpret the results. Understanding these test methods is the first step towards successfully creating coatings that meet the needs of your end-user.

Michelle Bauer is a Senior Project Chemist at ICL where she has spent six years focused on new product development and technical service support of the Halox product line.  She has surpassed 20-years of coatings industry experience, successfully commercializing coatings and the additives used in them.  Michelle has been published in peer-reviewed coatings publications, is a co-author of an application patent, and presents her work at many coatings conferences.  She previously held positions in quality management and product development for Valspar and Ace Hardware Paint Division.  Michelle possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Augustana College and is a current board member of the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology.   

Michelle will be providing a more in-depth explanation of these test methods during her course. 

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