March 25 - 29, 2013
"The Basic Composition of Coatings" is designed to introduce the newcomer, as well as those involved in raw material manufacture, sales and technical service, to the technical aspects of paint manufacture, testing and use. Topics of discussion will include the history of paint, materials used in manufacture, simple formulating techniques that you can put to immediate use, introduction to the equipment used to make and test modern protective coatings, modern chemical instrumentation as applied to coatings, and simple cost accounting that allows beginners to start on a stable economic basis. There will be over four (4) hours of demonstrations throughout the lecture period on topics such as paint milling, color development, testing and many others.
Particular attention will be given to the needs of newcomers to the coatings industry in laboratories, production units, or marketing groups. Course attendees in allied professions have found this course to provide an increased awareness of how their products fit into the area of coatings and have also found new uses for their products.
Course notes are provided for all participants. Lectures and demonstrations are presented in an informal way to encourage questions and discussion. You will be encouraged to take an active part in all phases of the program. Time is allowed for private, in-depth conversations to explore special problems.