The Science of Formulating
"It's all in the Chemistry"
Dates: February 9 - 10, 2015 (Two Day Course)
Dr. Shelby F. Thames
Distinguished University Research Professor - Polymer Science
Course Purpose: To provide entry level chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the principles involved in formulating coatings.
Course Description: Coatings manufacture is challenging in its complexity as the ingredient list could often contain more than ten items. Formulating a good coating requires a good understanding of the manufacturing technique as well as troubleshooting problems. This short course will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding of pigments, resins, solvents, additives, formulations principles, calculations, and manufacturing techniques applicable to the coatings industry.
Who should attend: This short course is a general course covering major paint types presented at a fundamental technical level, and is designed for entry-level chemists to the coatings industry.
Dr. Shelby F. Thames - The University of Southern Mississippi
*Welcome & Introduction to Coatings
*Most Important Advances in Coatings in the Last Century
*Overview, Closing Remarks and Future Outlook
Dr. James W. Rawlins - The University of Southern Mississippi
*Structure-Property Relationships in Polymers
Sharathkumar Mendon - The University of Southern Mississippi
Derek Crawford - Momentive
*Formulating High Performance Waterborne Epoxy Coatings
Daniel Calimente - Wacker
*Silicone Chemistry and their Utility in Coatings Applications