Dr. Xiaofeng Zhang
Global Applications Development Lead in Performance Chemicals Segment
Dr. Xiaofeng Zhang is Global Applications Development Lead in Performance Chemicals Segment in Cabot Corporation. Currently, he is working on new product and new application projects on Cabot’s Fumed Metal Oxides and Specialty Carbons, to enable performance in Coatings, Adhesives, Sealant and Elastomers (CASE). Prior to joining Cabot, he worked at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, as a Sr. Engineer in Silica Products business unit. He led R&D projects in new product development for Microporous Membranes and CASE applications. He has a Ph.D. degree in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, USA (2011).
Fine particle functional additives for hybrid resins
The performance attributes and formulation flexibility of hybrid resins has led to their development for multiple applications as a component in adhesive, sealant and coating compositions. Their design gives these materials the positive attributes of their constituents while minimising the individual weaknesses of the resins from which they are derived. Composite materials made from hybrid resins benefit from the many advantages provided by conventional chemistry without the limitations imparted by legal restrictions, safety concerns and moisture sensitivity encountered in typical formulations. There has been a greater interest in adopting this relatively new class of resins in a variety of different applications. It has been the challenge of additive suppliers to develop solutions to enhance their performance in a variety of functions. We will demonstrate how Cabot’s commercial products and prototype materials improve the function of hybrid resins in different applications. Here we will show how Cabot’s speciality materials particles can impart improved viscosity, appearance and other critical properties to adhesives and sealants.
Co-authors: Olha Mashtalir, Sean Sullivan, Virginie Yquel, Persefoni Kechagia, Angelica Sanchez
Thursday, 13 September 2018, 16:30 - 17:00