Resin Fundamentals and Their Effect on Coatings Performance – Part I 

In part one of his series on resin fundamentals, coatings expert Ron Lewarchik provides an important foundation for understanding resins. Some topics he covers are film formation (thermoset and thermoplastic), resin characterization (glass transition temperature, molecular weight and molecular weight distribution), DMA analysis, DSC analysis, and mechanical properties.



Ronald J. Lewarchik brings 40 years of paint and coatings industry expertise to his role as a paint and coatings industry expert at Prospector. Ron is currently the President and CEO of Chemical Dynamics, LLC, a full-service paint and coatings firm specializing in consulting and product development. Previously, Ron served as an Adjunct Research Professor at the Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University and was the Vice President of Industrial Research and Technology, as well as the Global Director of Coil Coating Technology for BASF.