Please have a look at the fantastic line up of speakers and abstracts that will be presented at the 2017 Convention.

Dr Lou Gommans - Pacific Coil Coaters

Ecofriendly Coil Coatings

This presentation will showcase the durability, corrosion resistance and line application ‘ease of use’ of waterbased coatings used by PCC for the roofing/siding markets in Australasia. Some holistic benefits associated with the conversion from high VOC, solvent based systems to waterbased coatings will be presented. The performance and technical detail associated with some corrosion resistant alloys utilised in the NZ Market by PCC will be discussed.

Lou returned from post Doctorate studies in England in 1987 and soon after started his Industrial career at NZ Steel in the Coil and Metal Coating Lines as a Technologist.

From 1990 – 2010 he held roles in the paint industry with Croda-Lusteroid Paints (Technical Manager/Commercial Coil Manager), Ameron Coatings (Australasian Technical Manager / Managing Director and PPG ( GM-NZ/Australasian GI Business Manager).

From 2010 he worked for Johnson-Diversey as Industrial Business Manager and from 2012 worked for NZ Steel as Coil Technology Advisor. He currently works for Fletcher Building as a Coatings Specialist (Coil) and The University of Auckland’s MBIE funded Biocidetoolbox programme in a Commercial role.

Lou has authored thirty plus scientific papers, holds two global patents and has presented at forty plus Technology Conferences – predominantly in Australasia.