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NJ SAMPE - Bridgewater, New Jersey - first Thursday of every month

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) encompasses all fields of industry in materials science, providing a forum for engineers, academics, and scientists. These monthly dinner meetings at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey, feature guest speaker presentations as well as wine tasting and an opportunity to network. Hope to see you there!

High Temple - Palm Springs, California - January 29-February 1, 2018

High Temple Workshops will cover design, application, and development of high temperature reinforced polymeric composites. It will be held in Palm Springs, California and will provide the opportunity to learn and discuss current advances impacting the high temperature composites community. Administered by the University of Dayton Research Institute, JAYHAWK will be there, and we hope you will be too.

JEC World - Paris, France - March 6-8, 2018

Bringing together members of the global composite industry, JEC World, will be located in Paris, France this March. There will be networking and an exchange of the newest trends in the industry, where users can find an array of composite solutions, processes, and new materials. Did we mention it would be in Paris? Come say bonjour. You will certainly not regret it.

TRFA - Nashville, Tennessee - March 11-14, 2018

Serving as a forum for the thermoset resin community, Thermoset Resin Formulators Association’s (TRFA) annual meeting will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. There are many reasons to attend including seeing one of a kind presentations, attending courses you cannot take anywhere else, visiting the tabletops exhibits, hearing about market updates, attending meetings, and of course, networking. Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity!

JEC Americas - Atlanta, Georgia - May 21-23, 2018

JEC Americas gives you a closer look into the future of Advanced Materials and Composites. Many industry experts will be present, to network with and give in-depth insights into the industry. Come check it out!

SAMPE - Long Beach, California - May 21-24, 2018

With a dedication to advanced materials and processes, the SAMPE 2018 conference will bring together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of customers in the materials industry. Join us at Long Beach, California.

Specialty & Agro Chemicals America - Charleston, South Carolina - September 5-7, 2018

The Specialty & Agrochemicals event showcases an array of products, including but not limited to agrochemicals, adhesives, sealants, resins, cosmetics, coatings, and pharmaceuticals. Join JAYHAWK in 2018 and explore them with us.

CAMX - Dallas, Texas - October 16-18, 2018

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) has been around for 5 years now, connecting and advancing composites and advanced material communities. It will do so again this fall in Dallas, Texas. CAMX is the marketplace for products, solutions, and networking and offers participants the opportunity to learn about new industry developments, develop skills, and make connections. It is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.

Evonik's 8th Oil & Gas Symposium - Houston, Texas - October, 2018

Evonik’s annual industry event is devoted to products and services for oil and gas applications. With industry experts and networking opportunities, it is an event you do not want to miss. Come join us to discuss the latest trends and challenges the oil and gas industry is facing today.

JEC Asia - Seoul, Korea - November 14-16, 2018

The Asia-Pacific composites industry exhibition and conference will be held in Seoul, Korea for their 11th edition of JEC Asia. There will be trade shows, JEC innovation awards, B2B meetings, live demos, and a job center. Come check out all Asia-Pacific composites. See you there!


Evonik Jayhawk Launches Video Campaign

Essen, October 27, 2016
Galena, KS, USA, October 28, 2016 - Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation introduced the first in a series of video shorts showcasing its custom manufacturing products and services at its website:

Borys Schafran, Director, Marketing & Business Development, commented, "We are very pleased to utilize video to present Evonik's custom-manufacturing hub for complex chemical intermediates and active ingredients. Customers tell us that they benefitted from visiting our plant location and witnessing firsthand the passion and dedication of our Jayhawk team. Prospective customers now have a means to preview the same experience."  Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation operates within the Performance Materials segment of Evonik Industries.

Evonik Jayhawk and Dixie Chemicals form Collaboration to Develop New Epoxy Thermal Curatives

September 1, 2015
Galena, KS, USA, September 1, 2015 - Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation and Dixie Chemical Company, Inc. have entered into a joint development agreement in support of the global epoxy market sector. Evonik and Dixie will collaborate on thermal curatives that combine the best attributes of Evonik's JAYHAWK dianhydride and Dixie's monoanhydride competencies. A portfolio of products will be available from Dixie in early 2016.
Borys Schafran, Director, Marketing & Business Development, commented, "We respect Dixie’s expertise in epoxy formulating and applied technology. These new products will not only address ease-of-use, which customers have been asking for, but will also improve the properties of epoxy coatings, molding compounds and composite materials. This is especially important in applications where sustained mechanical, thermal and dielectric properties in adverse conditions over longer periods of time is a must-have requirement."

Evonik Jayhawk and Nexam Chemical form Joint Marketing Program; Focus on Polyimide Solutions

September 1, 2015
Galena, KS, USA, September 1, 2015 - Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation and Nexam Chemical AB have begun a joint-marketing program, whereby Evonik's JAYHAWK dianhydrides and Nexam Chemical's NEXIMID® crosslinkers will be offered in a coordinated effort to the growing polyimide market sector. Evonik and Nexam Chemical will collaborate on modifying and improving polyimide processing, while offering physical and mechanical property enhancements. Customers will benefit from consultation in product selection, pairing and optimal dosing to achieve desired properties of their polyimide coatings, films, fibers, foams and resins.  Said Dr. Jeff Dimmit, VP Technology for Evonik Jayhawk, "Our first collaboration was the “Empowering Polyimides” webinar, narrated by Dr. Carlos Solano, Product Manager for Nexam Chemical. The participation and lively Q&A period frankly overwhelmed us. This positive proof that the industry is thirsty for knowledge on how to use our products together, has led us to move into a market collaboration."

Evonik Presentation at TRFA

July 28, 2014
Galena, KS, July 28, 2014 - Borys Schafran of Evonik Corporation and Dr. Jeff Dimmit of Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals presented "BTDA™ for Epoxy Systems: A Fresh Perspective" at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA), September 14-16, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV. TRFA was founded to promote and enhance the growth and prestige of the thermoset formulating industry. BTDA (3,3',4,4'-Benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride), introduced in the 1960s as a novel thermal curative for epoxy resins, has been recognized for advancing the performance and extending the service life of products operating under demanding conditions. Contributions provided by BTDA include an increase in (a) high-temperature mechanical and dielectric stability and (b) chemical- and wear-resistance for a wide array of epoxy systems. Due to BTDA’s physical form as a dry powder, more popular liquid monoanhydrides have found favor with formulators, due to ease of mixing and metering. Evonik's presentation served to reintroduce BTDA and its role in adding value to epoxy systems for electrical/electronic applications. Specific examples based on BTDA and anhydride blends were discussed.  "This is an excellent conference for Evonik to demonstrate the wide utility of BTDA-epoxy systems and their retention of properties at elevated temperatures for extended periods of time. We look forward to a great turnout and challenging discussions," Dimmit stated.