Introduction to Paint Formulation


Date: Monday, October 21, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013

Location: Rolla, MO

Description: This course is intended to give the person a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

 Introduction to Paint Formulation Short Course



October 21-25, 2013 (Fall 2013)

Missouri S&T campus - ROLLA, MO

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Course Contents

Basic Concepts
1.Paint Formulation
2.Weight and volume relationships

Formulating Paint Types
1.Solvent-borne coatings
2.Water-borne coatings

Selection of Binder
1.Polymer chemistry evaluation
2.Structure-property relationship
3.Types of binders

Selection of Pigment
1.Hiding white pigments
2.Extender pigments
3.Inorganic color pigments
4.Organic Pigments
5.Black and metallic pigment
6.Specialized pigments

Selection of Additives
1.Driers
2.Suspending agents
3.Anti microbial compounds
4.Other

Principals of Formulation
1.Calculation 1.Bulking
2.PVC/ CPVC/ VOC
3.Equivalents and stoichiometry

2.Physical testing in formulation 1.Wet end analysis
2.Dry film testing
3.Long-term
4.Analysis of raw materials

3.Color measurement and formulation

Experimental Design
1.Formulation design
2.Statistical design 1.Statistics
2.Computer-aided experimental design

Global Issues
1.Environmental consideration
2.Economics
3.Regulations (OSHA, DOT, etc.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This intensive five-day course will take you through the basic steps of paint formulation, from understanding the process to an actual laboratory formulation. Through study and work in a laboratory, you can learn to formulate paints to meet specific requirements. You will have the opportunity to study and experiment with basic raw materials and their influences on the performance of the finished coatings, formulation and testing of coatings in the laboratory to meet the special demands of the job, limitations of plant production equipment and formulation variables for moving a coating from the lab to the plant and modern chemical instrumentation as applied to coatings.

In the classroom and in the lab you can put to work the techniques you have learned and test some of your own ideas. Learn how to solve formulation problems imposed by government regulations using methods of calculating formulas that assure you are in compliance.

*Course notes will be provided for all participants.

*A LAB COAT OR APRON, GOGGLES AND A CALCULATOR ARE NECESSARY FOR THIS COURSE. LAB COATS AND GOGGLES WILL BE PROVIDED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THEM.

LABORATORY WORK

TUESDAY: Formulation of a latex coating.

WEDNESDAY: Pre-testing of pigment dispersion for the formulation of paint based upon your interests. The choices are: latex, alkyd, water-borne urethane, water-reducible bake, water-borne alkyd, water-borne epoxy, high solids polyester, or UV cure.

THURSDAY: Putting together the paint designed Wednesday and dry-end testing of Tuesday's paint.

FRIDAY: Finish testing Tuesday's and Thursday's paints. Results exchange of all paints by all participants. Open discussion of results and suggestions for improvement of formulated coatings.

 

For more information: http://coatings.mst.edu/introduc/


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