Kurt Wood

Kurt Wood

Arkema

New Fluoropolymer Topcoat Standard for Protective and Restorative Coatings

Dr. Kurt Wood is a Senior Principal Scientist at Arkema, Inc., near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He has worked in the polymers and coatings area since 1989, first with the Rohm and Haas Company, and with Arkema (formerly Atofina Chemicals) since 1996, where he is a group leader for KYNAR® PVDF coatings R&D.  Areas of particular interest include waterborne coatings, crosslinking technologies, and weatherability prediction for coatings.  He received a PhD. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.