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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

MEET SOME OF THE STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PARTICIPATION

NOTICE: ONLY APPLIES TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th and our three day short course attendees/instructors - All other reservations please only contact if you have an issue.

Due to the NBA All Star game being moved to New Orleans the city is SOLD OUT for February 18, 2017. We have an extremely limited number of rooms on hold and ALL reservations for those rooms must be made directly with melanie.heusser@usm.edu or 601-266-4475. If you call the hotel they will tell you there are NO ROOMS AVAILABLE.


Fundamentals of Coatings

Dr. James W. Rawlins Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering

Dr. James W. Rawlins
Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering

Dr. Shelby F. Thames Distinguished University Research Professor Emeritus, Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering Professor Emeritus

Dr. Shelby F. Thames
Distinguished University Research Professor Emeritus, Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering Professor Emeritus

Dates: February 19, 2017 (One Day Add on Course - can be added to the Science of Formulating for three days of training.  10% discount off of Science of Formulating Short Course when combined with Fundamentals of Coatings)

Dr. James W. Rawlins and Dr.  Shelby F. Thames
 

Course Purpose:
To provide entry-level chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the basic principles involved coatings

Course Description: 
The first day of the three day short course is designed to provide attendees an elementary introduction to coatings.  The course material will discuss fundamentals of the key ingredients used in coatings, i.e., polymers, pigments, additives and solvents.  It will serve as a useful primer for the material that will be covered in the next two days of the short course.
Who should attend: 
The first day’s course material is ideal for fresh entrants into the coatings industry who are not fully conversant with the basic components of coatings.  The technical content of this course will supplement the material covered in The Science of Formulation short course.       Download Information Brochure


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