Dr. Michael Van De Mark,
Director
Missouri S&T Coatings Institute
BOM Building #2
651 W. 13th Street
Rolla, Missouri 65409-1020

Phone: (573) 341-4882 or 4419
mvandema@mst.edu

Introduction to Paint Formulation Short Course

Introduction to Paint Formulation Short Course 

 

May 19-23, 2014 (Spring 2014) and October 20-24 (Fall 2014)


Missouri S&T campus - ROLLA, MO
 


Course Contents

Basic Concepts

  1. Paint Formulation
  2. Weight and volume relationships

Formulating Paint Types

  1. Solvent-borne coatings
  2. Water-borne coatings

Selection of Binder

  1. Polymer chemistry evaluation
  2. Structure-property relationship
  3. Types of binders

Selection of Pigment

  1. Hiding white pigments
  2. Extender pigments
  3. Inorganic color pigments
  4. Organic Pigments
  5. Black and metallic pigment
  6. Specialized pigments

Selection of Additives

  1. Driers
  2. Suspending agents
  3. Anti microbial compounds
  4. Other

Principals of Formulation

  1. Calculation
    1. Bulking
    2. PVC/ CPVC/ VOC
    3. Equivalents and stoichiometry
  2. Physical testing in formulation
    1. Wet end analysis
    2. Dry film testing
    3. Long-term
    4. Analysis of raw materials
  3. Color measurement and formulation

Experimental Design

  1. Formulation design
  2. Statistical design
    1. Statistics
    2. Computer-aided experimental design

Global Issues

  1. Environmental consideration
  2. Economics
  3. Regulations (OSHA, DOT, etc.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This intensive five-day course will take you through the basic steps of paint formulation, from understanding the process to an actual laboratory formulation.  Through study and work in a laboratory, you can learn to formulate paints to meet specific requirements.  You will have the opportunity to study and experiment with basic raw materials and their influences on the performance of the finished coatings, formulation and testing of coatings in the laboratory to meet the special demands of the job, limitations of plant production equipment and formulation variables for moving a coating from the lab to the plant and modern chemical instrumentation as applied to coatings.

    In the classroom and in the lab you can put to work the techniques you have learned and test some of your own ideas.  Learn how to solve formulation problems imposed by government regulations using methods of calculating formulas that assure you are in compliance.

*Course notes will be provided for all participants.

*A LAB COAT OR APRON, GOGGLES AND A CALCULATOR ARE NECESSARY FOR THIS COURSE.  LAB COATS AND GOGGLES WILL BE PROVIDED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THEM.

LABORATORY WORK

TUESDAY:  Formulation of a latex coating.

WEDNESDAY:  Pre-testing of pigment dispersion for the formulation of paint based upon your interests. The choices are: latex, alkyd, water-borne urethane, water-reducible bake, water-borne alkyd, water-borne epoxy, high solids polyester, or UV cure.

THURSDAY:  Putting together the paint designed Wednesday and dry-end testing of Tuesday's paint.

FRIDAY:  Finish testing Tuesday's and Thursday's paints. Results exchange of all paints by all participants.   Open discussion of results and suggestions for improvement of formulated coatings.

TIME SCHEDULE

 

8:00 a.m. 

Enrollment

MONDAY:   

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Class session

                      

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Get Acquainted Dinner with Cash Bar

TUESDAY - THURSDAY:  

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Class & Lab.

                                                                  

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Special help session (Tuesday night only)

THURSDAY EVENING:  

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary Steak Dinner with Cash Bar

FRIDAY:  

7:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

Final Session

 

The final session will be Friday morning on Campus. This will be devoted to discussion and session will conclude at approximately 12:00 noon on Friday.  Please schedule your travel arrangements accordingly.

Please feel free to dress casually.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Pre-Registration is required and enrollment is limited.   Register early to ensure yourself a place in this course.

COURSE FEE:  $1450.00 for the 2014 courses

TO PRE-REGISTER FOR A SHORT COURSE CONTACT US.

Telephone#: (573)-341-4419
E-mail address:
mstformulation@mst.edu

Please have the following information ready:

Your Name, Company Name, Mailing Address, Telephone #, Fax #, e-mail address and method of payment (Visa, Mastercard, Check, or Invoice).

For More Information

For further information about our current activities and Missouri S&T academic programs contact Michael Van De Mark at (573) 341-4419 or 4882, or e-mail: mstformulation@mst.edu . You can also write to us at Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, BOM #2, 651 W. 13th St., Rolla, MO 65409-1020. Our web site is http://coatings.mst.edu