Below is a list of events that are coming up. There may be the chance to schedule additional speakers and/or events during the year as we are informed of opportunities. The technical committee is always grateful to members for comments or suggestions as to what the membership would like to see arranged. Please inform us of any overseas visitors that may be candidates to speak to our members.

Auckland ACA Meeting: Polyurea - Extending the Life of Concrete and Steel

Auckland ACA Meeting:  Polyurea - Extending the Life of Concrete and Steel
Date: Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Time: 5.30pm arrival for 6.00pm start
Location: Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

ACA has extended an invitation to all SCANZ members and guests to attend their Auckland March Meeting

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland
(free parking available)

Refreshments provided from 5.30pm in the lounge.
The meeting commences at 6pm in the Surrey Hotel Meeting Room.

Polyurea - Extending the Life of Concrete and Steel Assets

Bryant Wells BSc, MBA, NACE Level 3, Technical Development Manager, LiquiMix Pty Ltd, Brisbane

Bryant Wells is a NACE Certified industrial chemist with 20 years experience in the coatings industry. Bryant is the Technical Development Manager for LiquiMix, a 25-year-old protective linings company based in Brisbane. Bryant has extensive knowledge of polyurea and its uses in the preservation of steel and concrete assets. He is an experienced coating inspector and product developer.

Bryant is a member of the ACA and former Queensland Secretary of the Surface Coatings Association of Australia (SCAA).

Fifteen years ago, polyurea was in high demand for concrete and steel protection. It promised permanent elasticity, impact/abrasion/chemical resistance, excellent adhesion and a gel-time of simply seconds. It was a great life-extender for valuable assets. However, some failures caused a fall from faith and a reversion back to traditional epoxies. This talk will address why some of those polyurea projects from 15 years ago are still performing today and how polyurea can provide outstanding life extension into the future.

If you will attend the meeting please respond to [email protected]