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
Types of waterborne coatings, advantages and limitations of each type, applications
Dr. James W. Rawlins - The University of Southern Mississippi
Structure-Property Relationships in Polymers
Molecular weight, critical entanglement molecular weight, crosslink density, crystallinity, hydroplasticization, polymer aging, enthalpy relaxation
Defoaming and deaeration, surface control, substrate wetting, adhesion, pigment wetting and stabilization, rheology control, specialty additives, optimization of additives, coatings defects
Moisture cure polyurethane coatings, 2K polyurethane coatings, formulation variables that affect weathering, 2K polyaspartic coatings, 1K and 2K waterborne polyurethane coatings
Sharathkumar Mendon - The University of Southern Mississippi
Solvent type, classification, characteristics, solvency, evaporation rate, odor, flash point, VOC, HAP, MIR, formulation considerations
PVC, CPVC, drier calculations, VOC calculations, acid value, hydroxy value, equivalent weight, epoxy-amine ratio, isocyanate calculations
Causes of color, hue, lightness, chroma, L*a*b* color space, color measurement
Formulating High Performance Waterborne Epoxy Coatings
Establishing requirements, formulation process, choice of epoxy resins and curing agents, solvent choice, pigments and fillers, additive selection, coating manufacture, testing and application
Daniel Calimente - Wacker
Silicone Chemistry and their Utility in Coatings Applications
Silicone resins, form of silicon usage in coatings, applications, formulation guidelines, examples
Why is TiO2 the pigment of choice, inherent efficiency in practical use of TiO2, hiding technologies to reduce TiO2 usage
Dr. Romesh Kumar - CLARIANT Corporation
Fundamentals of Colored Pigments
Pigment selection for waterborne coatings, color index nomenclature, pigment classification, pigment selection for industrial coatings, price and performance, waterborne traffic paints
Michael Blanton - The University of Southern Mississippi
Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, Confocal Raman Microscopy,