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Date: Wednesday 5th August 2020
Time: 14:30 – 15:30
Our OCCA Weekly Webinars series continues with "Multifunctional nano-polymer emulsions for wood coatings" presented by Antonietta Schirò of Vinavil S.p.A.
This webinar is free to attend, simply register below and you'll receive further details/instructions on how to join the webinar in due course.
Design multifunctional nano-polymer is a challenge to formulate exterior wood coatings with the needed properties to protect wood from weathering and maintain aesthetic value. A balance of properties is required to ensure proper performance, as UV-resistance, water resistance and flexibility, but at the meantime also characteristics of hardness and mechanical properties to improve the surface appearance and final coatings durability.
The choice of polymer emulsion is a critical factor in the overall performance of wood stains and coatings.
Speaker Profile - Antonietta Schirò, Head of Technical Service for the Coatings and Building department - Vinavil S.p.A.
Schirò Antonietta got a Secondary School Diploma in Chemistry at ITIS in Verbania (Italy).
She is working for 25 years in the R&D Lab Vinavil, as head of Technical Service for the Coatings and Building department.
In 1993/1994 she worked in the laboratories of the Joint Research Centre of the European Community in Ispra (Varese, Italy), Environment department.
1992/1993 technical assistant for Chemistry and Physics laboratories, at the Commercial Technical Institute of Verbania.