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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.

The Science of Formulating

"It's all in the Chemistry"

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 20 - 21, 2017 (Two Day Course)

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

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.  Download Information Brochure


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