Course Catalog

Polymeric Coatings

This course covers contemporary coatings science topics. You will learn about technology that helps you understand and solve coatings needs while also meeting existing environmental regulations. You will also find out how to select appropriate coatings components for your use, overcome the limitations of contemporary coatings technology, and understand the role of resins and polymers, pigments, solvents, and additives in a coatings formulation. Interactions between coatings components and the function that each plays in the manufacture and performance of polymeric coatings will also be covered.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Mechanisms/methods of polymer formation including chain growth, step growth, ring opening polymerizations, and emulsion polymerization.
  • How to design, synthesize, formulate, and evaluate polymeric coatings.
  • Pigments and nano-fillers, extender pigments, pigment volume concentration, metal and corrosion inhibiting pigments.
  • Additives in coatings; their functions and uses.
  • Chemistry and interactions of coatings components necessary for the design and preparation of high performance and specialty coatings.
  • Design and formulation of waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings that meet current VOC regulations.
  • Coatings formulations including examples of trade sales, industrial, and specialty coatings.
  • Polyesters, acrylics, vinyl acrylics, polyurethanes, epoxy resins, phenolic resins, organosilanes, and other silicon containing coatings polymers for coatings applications.
  • Molecular level processes in polymeric coatings; film formation, stratification of individual components.
  • Stimuli-responsive polymeric films and coatings, smart coatings and nano-coatings components; design requirements and considerations

Information

This course covers contemporary coatings science topics. You will learn about technology that helps you understand and solve coatings needs while also meeting existing environmental regulations. You will also find out how to select appropriate coatings components for your use, overcome the limitations of contemporary coatings technology, and understand the role of resins and polymers, pigments, solvents, and additives in a coatings formulation. Interactions between coatings components and the function that each plays in the manufacture and performance of polymeric coatings will also be covered.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed and taught to appeal to an audience of diverse backgrounds.

Those with backgrounds in polymer, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry who desire an understanding of polymer coatings should attend.

Individuals who synthesize polymers, formulate or test coatings, or perform R&D work for coatings manufacturers or industries supplying the coatings industry (i.e. pigment, resins, solvents, and additive suppliers and manufacturers) will also find the course of interest.

Professionals in marketing, sales, technical service, quality control, research and development, management, and others in need of a technical understanding of polymer coatings should attend.

Those new to the field and persons needing a contemporary refresher in polymer coatings will also benefit from this course.

Participants should have fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry.

Benefits

  • Learn from and consult with an authority with extensive experience in professional coatings.
  • Receive coverage of contemporary coatings science topics.
  • Learn about technology that will help you understand and solve coatings needs while meeting existing environmental regulations.
  • Find out how to select appropriate coatings components for your use.
  • Learn how to overcome the limitations of contemporary coatings technology.
  • Understand the role of resins and polymers, pigments, solvents, and additives in a coatings formulation, and learn the function that each plays in the manufacture and performance of polymeric coatings.
  • Learn more about the interactions between coatings components.

Agenda

  • Step-Growth and Chain-Growth Polymers with Special Emphasis on Polymer Types Used as Coatings — Mechanisms; characteristics and polymer types; molecular weight ranges; molecular design of step-growth and chain-growth polymers.
  • Use of Pigments and Fillers — Reasons for their use; characteristic properties associated with various pigments.
  • Degradation of Polymer Coatings – Mechanisms of degradation; methods for stabilizing coatings.
  • Coating Additives — Uses, types, and levels of rheology modifiers, surfactants, dispersants, coalescing agents, plasticizers, antifoam agents, driers, antiskinning agents.
  • Curing Coatings – Ambient cure, thermal curing, and ultraviolet curing.
  • Formulation of Environmentally Compliant Coatings — Latex formulations, water soluble, and water dispersible formulations; powder coatings.
  • Application Methods — Substrates and substrate preparation.
  • Molecular Level Processes in Coatings — Film formation, stratification, adhesion.
  • Structure-Property Relationships – Analytical methods; interactions of individual components.
  • Adhesion and Corrosion — Substrates (plastic and non-plastic); surface/interfacial processes.

Course Locations

Date

December 4 - 5, 2014

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Register Online Register Via Mail

Venue

Fairfield Inn & Suites and Conference Center
Houston Intercontinental Airport, 4025 Interwood N. Parkway
Houston, TX 77032

Main: (281) 227-3434
Fax: (281) 227-3535

Discounted Room Rate – $112 per night


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $1,695 (ends November 2, 2014) $1,895 (ends November 2, 2014
Standard $1,895 $2,095

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax, mail or phone and mention this discount. This discount may not be combined with any other offer.

About the Instructor

  • Marek W. Urban

    is the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor at Clemson University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.