Additive Innovations – Technologies that deliver added value

Additives are integral ingredients for quality coatings formulating.

To keep pace with the ever changing technology in the coatings market innovation is a key to success.

The presentation will review principles of innovation and look at historical to current day technology innovations that were developed to meet the needs of the coatings market.

Additive innovations to be discussed are:

  • Pigment wetting / dispersing additives: new technologies to improve quality and stability of organic pigment dispersions plus advances for water, solvent and epoxy systems
  • Surface additives: modification of silicone technology for compatibility, recoatability, intercoat adhesion, substrate wetting, plus nano technology developments
  • Defoaming and air release additives: developments to eliminate microfoam


Stuart Lipskin graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Science and a M.B.A.

He began his career at the Rohm & Haas, Springhouse, PA laboratories in 1973 and has worked for Air Products and McWhorter in marketing and sales positions.

Since 1981, he has been with BYK USA as a Technical Sales Representative then a Regional Sales Manager. He is now the Key Account Manager working with raw material suppliers developing partnerships for growth. He also provides technical sales support to some of the BYK USA distributors.

Stuart is the past president of the Philadelphia Paint & Coatings Association.

He is also a long-term member of the Philadelphia and New York paint societies.