Start Time (EST)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Surface preparation for metal and composite structures

The webinar will discuss applications and benefits that can be achieved in the process of preparing the surface of metal and composite structures for priming, painting and bonding using epoxy film and chemical conversion coatings.

Primary topics (what the registrant will learn):

  • Where do chemical conversion coatings bring value?
  • Different types of cleaner and surface activation technologies used for metal surface preparation.
  • Different types of chemical conversion coatings used for metal surface preparation.
  • Where do epoxy film adhesives bring value?
  • Different types of epoxy film adhesives used for composite surface preparation.
  • Practical applications and benefits

See presenter's Information below.

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Ray Cornwell

Technical Service Manager

Ray E Cornwell joined Henkel in 2004 and is the Technical Service Manager at Henkel facility in Bay Point, USA and has serviced the Aerospace Industry for 35 plus years. His experience includes the development and use of epoxy and nitrile phenolic materials for a wide range of aerospace applications including aircraft structures and satellites. In his role as one of Henkel’s authorized Certified Instructors, Ray conducts the training for our Adhesive and Mold Release product lines to our Authorized Distributors and Customers.

Ken Hagan

Product Line Manager – Surface Treatments

Ken Hagan recently joined Henkel as Product Line Manager in 2015. Prior to his time at Henkel Ken has held a variety of roles including global product management, engineering design and management in both the general industrial and Aerospace industries. Ken received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University.

Kristina Tkacz

Technical Service Manager Aerospace

Kristina Tkacz has been with Henkel since 1999 and is the Surface Treatment-Technical Service Specialist at the Henkel facility in Madison Heights, MI. She has serviced the Aerospace Industry for 5 years and has 10 years of experience with analytical laboratory testing including full product analysis and manufacturing support for all Henkel products. In her role as one of Henkel’s authorized Certified Instructors, Kristina conducts the trainings for our Aerospace Surface Treatment product line to our Authorized Distributors and Customers.

Dr. Ulrike Schmidt-Freytag

Technical Service Manager EMEA

Ulrike joined Henkel in 2002 as Manager Central R&D in Düsseldorf. She began by being responsible for the development of new composite and primer formulations for aerospace applications. After four years Ulrike changed her area of expertise to product development where she gained detailed knowledge on metal pretreatment and coating for total automotive coating.
Since 2010 Ulrike is leading the Technical Service Team for Aerospace in EMEA where she is responsible for the entire aerospace product line.

Ulrike received her PhD in Chemistry at the RWTH University of Aachen, Germany in 2002.