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Collision Repair Campaign Webinar on Waterborne Coatings

Interested in knowing more about waterborne paint? Join us for a free webinar to help clear the air around this relatively new product. The webinar will feature an hour long presentation from instructors and shops that have made the switch to waterborne coatings, followed by questions and answers. Register now to learn more about the specific brands of waterborne coatings, the pros and cons of using waterborne, and what it takes to make the switch.

EPA Region 10 and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) will be hosting a webinar on waterborne coatings on Tuesday July 14th from 9:00 - 10:30am PDT.

This webinar will be recorded and can be played back at a later date. Space is limited at 1000 participants. If you know more than one person in your organization/office planning on viewing the webinar, please help us conserve portals by watching together!

Webinar Information

What: Free Webinar on Waterborne Coatings

Date: Tuesday July 14th, 2009

Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am PDT

Audience: Auto body shops, Technical Schools, and Industry Stakeholders

How Do I View the Webinar Recording?: Visit PPRC's website to download the webinar at:

To view this webinar you will need access to a phone (for audio online) and/or computer with internet access. Or you can view the transcript by clicking on this link.

Webinar Agenda:
9:00AM-10:00AM PDT
A presentation from waterborne coatings instructors and testimonies from a variety of shops sharing their experiences since switching over to waterborne coatings.

10:00AM-10:30AM PDT
A Q&A session following the presentation by the speakers for at least 30 minutes.

Note: Our goal is to create a neutral forum for this information sharing session and thus partnered with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) to host the event. I-CAR is an international training organization not affiliated with any one manufacturer. We chose shops located in different geographic regions with different levels of experience using a variety of waterborne coating lines.
Larry Hults (I-CAR) - Larry is a waterborne coating instructor for I-CAR. He will talk about the general waterborne coating technology and cover commonalities across the different paint manufacturer lines. These commonalities include reduced VOCs, better blending and color match, ease of use, etc.

Kevin Stalder (Driven Autobody, Anchorage, AK) - Kevin is the owner of Driven Autobody and has been using PPG's waterborne line for about 1.5 years. Before choosing PPG, he tried out several lines including BASF, DuPont and the Martin Senour brand from NAPA. In addition to running a "Green Star" business in Alaska, Kevin also serves on the board of Green Stars and helps other businesses to become better environmental stewards. He is a huge advocate of waterborne coatings and claims they are a superior product that is much more economical than solvent-based coatings.

Diona Manuel (A New Dimension, Portland, OR) - Diona is the owner of A New Dimension auto body shop and has been using Sherman Williams waterborne coating line for about the last 7 months. Diona relocated her shop from California and has a very interesting story to share.

Matt Thornton (Parks Royal, Boise, ID) - Mark is the owner of Parks Royal auto body and has been using BASF's Glasurit 90 line for over a year.

Greg Richards (Clover Park Technical College, WA) - Greg is an instructor at Clover Park's collision repair program, which is unique in that they exclusively teach with waterborne coatings.

Additional Information:
The target audience is auto body shops so feel free to forward this invite onto your shop (and technical school) contacts.

If you are state/local/tribal agency partner outside of Region 10 and want to attend the webinar, we recommend contacting your regional EPA office as they may have reserved space for viewing. Otherwise, you can register, however, you won't be approved until the week before the webinar depending on available space. Should there not be any space available, the last option is for your partners to watch/listen to the webinar at a later date (it will be recorded and can be played back).

For more information on EPA’s Collision Repair Campaign visit

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The recorded webinar can be downloaded as a Windows Media File.

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