Learn about recent technological advances in contemporary coatings science.
Learn about recent technological advances in coatings science to help solve coatings challenges while considering existing environmental regulations. Find out how to design and select appropriate coatings components for your use, overcome the limitations of contemporary coatings technologies, and understand the role of individual coatings components and their interactions (resins, polymers, pigments, solvents, and additives) in a coatings formulation. Participants should have fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry.
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.
Uses, types, and levels of rheology modifiers, surfactants, dispersants, coalescing agents, plasticizers, antifoam agents, driers, anti-skinning agents.
Ambient cure, thermal curing, and ultraviolet curing.
Formulation of Environmentally Compliant Coatings
Latex formulations, water soluble, and water dispersible formulations; powder coatings.
Substrates and substrate preparation.
Molecular Level Processes in Coating
Film formation, stratification, adhesion.
Analytical methods; interactions of individual components.
Adhesion and Corrosion
Substrates (plastic and non-plastic); surface/interfacial processes.
Attendance at the courses held in conjunction with the ACS Fall 2022 Meeting in Chicago requires full vaccination. You will receive a message after registration with directions to verify your vaccination status.
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. The free registration will be the course of the lowest price. Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offered.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
|Early Bird||Full Price|
|Member(Premium Package)||$1695 Ends Jul 23||$1895|
|Member or Associate(Standard or Basic Package)||$1895 Ends Jul 23||$2095|
|Non-Member||$1895 Ends Jul 23||$2095|
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Dr. Marek W. Urban is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University. He has years of research and teaching experience in polymers and coatings.