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The Science of Formulating

"It's all in the Chemistry"

Dr. Shelby F. Thames

Dr. Shelby F. Thames



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.

Our Speakers 

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

Christopher Howard - Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation 
*Additive Technology – Principles and Formulation 

Pete Schmitt Bayer MaterialScience
Formulating Polyurethane Coatings

Sharathkumar Mendon - The University of Southern Mississippi
*Coatings Calculations

Derek Crawford - Momentive
 *Formulating High Performance Waterborne Epoxy Coatings

Daniel Calimente - Wacker
*Silicone Chemistry and their Utility in Coatings Applications

Dr. Romesh Kumar - CLARIANT Corporation
*Fundamentals of Colored Pigments

Michael Blanton - The University of Southern Mississippi
*Coatings Characterization 


Printable Schedule


Individual Short Course Schedule Coming Soon

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