Volume 3 Special Edition February 2006

What’s Happening at Missouri S&T:

New Short Course Offering!
"Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications"
June 19-21, 2006
Drury Inn, St. Louis Airport - St. Louis, MO

The Missouri S&T Coatings Institute is proud to announce a new short course designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production. The course was initiated by a number of raw material companies and distributors requesting a course with this format. This course is not as heavily technical as is our “Basic Composition of Coatings¿? and “Introduction to Paint Formulation¿? courses.

The ?Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications?? course is a two and a half day course which will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will allow the participant to gain the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.

Below is a brief outline of the course content:

Day 1

  1. Introduction
    1. The industry
    2. Coatings types
  2. Composition
    1. Resin
      1. Latex
      2. Epoxy
      3. Urethane
      4. Polyester
      5. Alkyds
      6. Misc.
    2. Pigments
      1. Hiding and color
      2. Extenders
      3. Special purpose

Day 2

  1. Composition (cont.)
    1. Solvents
      1. VOC
      2. Organic
      3. Water
    2. Additives
      1. Use
      2. Function
      3. Effect
  2. Testing and Specifications
    1. Rheology
    2. Wet end
    3. Dry end
    4. ASTM/Mil/GSA/etc.

Day 3

  1. Testing and Specifications (cont.)
    1. Weathering
    2. Color
  2. Formulation
  3. Questions, Discussion, and Evaluation

*Course Notes will be provided for all participants.

Course Fee: $795.00


The course size is limited so register early!!

To register for this very functional course, call Michael Van De Mark at (573)341-4419 or e-mail us at coatings@mst.edu or fax us at (573)341-4881. Be sure to include the participants name, company name, address, phone number, fax, and E-mail address. Also include the method of payment. We accept master card and visa or you can pay by check or be invoiced for payment.


The hotel is the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport at 10490 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis, MO 63134. This is just across I-70 from the main airport terminal. To reserve a hotel room call (800)325-0720 and be sure to mention the Missouri S&T Coatings Institute. The cost per night at the Drury is $90.00 plus tax.

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: mvandema@mst.edu or fax: (573) 341-4881. You can also write to us at Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, BOM #2, 1870 Miner Circle, Rolla, MO 65409-1020. Our web site is http://coatings.mst.edu.v5i2


Spring Short Courses

This spring we will be offering “Basic Composition of Coatings¿? March 13-17, 2006 and “Introduction to Paint Formulation¿? May 15-19, 2006. The Basic Composition course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation and manufacturing methods. Basic Composition is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations. The Introduction to Formulation course is intended to give the person a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work For more information see our web site at http://coatings.mst.edu and to register contact Michael Van De Mark at coatings@mst.edu or call 573-341-4419.


Is there a topic you would like discussed? Contact us by e-mail at coatings@mst.edu.


March 13-17, 2006 Basic Composition of Coatings This course provides an overview of the components of paint and how they work. Participants are also introduced to methods for testing and manufacture of paint.
May 15-19, 2006 Introduction to Paint Formulation This course provides techniques used in
formulating paint from raw materials. It involves formulating and making paint in the laboratory, "Hands on!"

June 19-21, 2006 Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications This two and a half day course is designed for the new coatings person is fields such as sales, marketing or production.



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