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WELCOME to the Pine Chemistry & Analytical Tools used in Characterizations of Resins Seminar


On Tuesday the 19th of March 2018, from 6:30pm* to 9:00pm, the 17th Savannah Science Seminar** will be on "the Pine Chemistry & Analytical Tools used in Characterizations of Resins". Your instructor, Dr Gerry Heebner and SSS Board Member/program facilitator Jim Goodlett will be at the host site of Arizona Chemical (a Kraton Co), here in Savannah Georgia.

* Arrive NLT 6:15pm as Dr Heebner for sign-in and collection of Release Forms (see link below)
** Please wear comfortable, casual clothes and closed toe shoes

 

*** Please bring a signed release form in order to attend tonight's session as required by Arizona Chemical, a Kraton Company, or you will not be permitted to enter the facility (download as a PDF or a WORD file)

Brief OUTline:

Time

 

6:30 PM

Introduction, Safety Orientation, Instructions on Activities

6:45 PM

Group A – Laboratory

  • 5 Students/Team
  • Rotate between 4 Stations (15 min/station)
    •  FTIR Analysis
    • Sulfur Analysis
    • MW Determination by GPC
    • Pyrolysis/GC/MS

Group B – Conference Room

  • Pine Chemical overview
  • Liquid N2 and Dry ice uses ... lab and fun (ice cream)

7:45 PM

Group A – Conference Room

  • Pine Chemical overview
  • Liquid N2 and Dry ice uses ... lab and fun (ice cream)

Group B – Laboratory

  • 5 Students/Team
  • Rotate between 4 Stations (15 min/station)
    • FTIR Analysis
    • Sulfur Analysis
    • MW Determination by GPC
    • Pyrolysis/GC/MS

8:45 PM

Group discussion – Results/Outcomes, Wrap-up



Brief Biography:

Dr Gerry Heebner

Dr. Heebner received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Arts in Physics from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 1984.  He went on to earn his Doctorate Degree in Physical Chemistry from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania in 1990 with a focus on Surface and Colloidal Chemistry.  He has worked in the Pine Chemical Industry over the past 27 years with Union Camp and Arizona Chemical Company.  Within this industry, he has worked in various areas including waterborne dispersions for the adhesives and inks industries, mineral ore flotation and various applications within the Oleochemical field. He has held various positions including Research Scientist, Technology Manager and Strategic Planning/New Product Development.  He currently holds the position of Business Development Manager – Technology for the Chemical Intermediates Business Unit at the Arizona Chemical Technology Center in Savannah, Georgia.



The following are directions for getting to the Seminar:

Kraton Facility: Anaytical Lab - Kraton Science & Technology Center located at 1201 W Lathrop Ave., Savannah, GA 31415, Technology Building 2.
-- the building is located directly behind the Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union (1805 W Lathrop Ave, Savannah, GA 31415
)

Students will need to drive down the Main Entrance Road and then make the first right to find the parking lot

 


 
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