Business View Magazine | February 2019

25 THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION (TRFA) MUCH MORE THAN EPOXIES T he Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) was founded in 2002 to help thermoset resin formulators and suppliers achieve their goals, by providing a forum for sharing and interaction.TRFA is the only organization dedicated to serving the needs and interests of all thermoset formulators and has a broader focus than just epoxy.Other chemistries the Association represents include polyester and vinyl ester compos- ites, urethane, silicone, acrylic, and phenolics. Prospective member companies in TRFA are thermoset formu- lators, rawmaterial suppliers, distributors, equipment manu- facturers, consulting firms, and academic institutions–serving industries as varied as adhesives, coatings, civil engineering applications, electrical laminates, composites, tooling, castings, and moldings.TRFAmembers receive the most benefit when taking an active role in the Association by participating in spe- cific market-focused committees in which their company has the greatest interest.Those four committees are: Adhesives and Seal- ants; Coatings, Civil Engineering, and Flooring; Composites and Tooling; and Potting, Encapsulation, and Electrical. Business ViewMagazine recently spoke with TRFA Executive Director, Jerilyn J. Church, CAE; TRFA President,TimothyAtkinson; and TRFA Past President, Julie Mongeluzi, about the Association’s mission,member benefits, and insights into the Thermoset Resin