The Science of Formulating Short Course
Program Coordinated by: James W. Rawlins, Ph. D.
School of Polymer Science & Engineering — The University of Southern Mississippi
Course Purpose: This course is an abbreviated version of the short course, The Science of Formulating, which is presented each year in New Orleans in conjunction with The Waterborne Symposium. The purpose of the abbreviated course is to give attendees an overview of the more intensive, full short course offered at The Waterborne Symposium. The full course is designed to provide chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the principles involved in formulating coatings. The next offering of the full course will be Feb. 16-17, 2020.
Course Description: Coating manufacture is challenging in its complexity as the ingredient list often contains more than ten items. Formulating a good coating requires specialized knowledge of raw materials, coatings calculations, proper incorporating technique, and troubleshooting. This short course will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding of pigments, resins, solvents, additives, formulation principles, calculations, and manufacturing techniques applicable to the coatings industry.
Who should attend: The Science of Formulation short course covering major paint types presented at a fundamental technical level and is designed for entry-level chemists to the coatings industry.

The Science of Formulating Short Course

Program Coordinated by:James W. Rawlins, Ph. D.
School of Polymer Science & Engineering — The University of Southern Mississippi
Course Purpose:This course is an abbreviated version of the short course, The Science of Formulating, which is presented each year in New Orleans in conjunction with The Waterborne Symposium. The purpose of the abbreviated course is to give attendees an overview of the more intensive, full short course offered at The Waterborne Symposium. The full course is designed to provide chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the principles involved in formulating coatings. The next offering of the full course will be Feb. 16-17, 2020.
Course Description:Coating manufacture is challenging in its complexity as the ingredient list often contains more than ten items. Formulating a good coating requires specialized knowledge of raw materials, coatings calculations, proper incorporating technique, and troubleshooting. This short course will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding of pigments, resins, solvents, additives, formulation principles, calculations, and manufacturing techniques applicable to the coatings industry.
Who should attend:The Science of Formulation short course covering major paint types presented at a fundamental technical level and is designed for entry-level chemists to the coatings industry.

 

Monday, May 13, 2019
12:30pmCheck In for Short Course
1:00pmJames W. Rawlins
The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Welcome & Course Overview
  • Introduction to Coatings
  • Structure-Property Relationships in Polymers
2:30pmDavid Fasano
Fasano Consulting
  • Use of Latexes in Coatings
3:00pmCoffee Break
3:15pmMichael Blanton
The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms in the World of Polymers and Coatings
  • Surface/Interfacial Analysis of Coatings
4:15pmTodd Williams
Covestro
  • Solvents
5:00pmCourse Concludes