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Sunday, February 16 • 7:45am - 5:00pm
The Fundamentals of Coatings

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Dr. James W. Rawlins

Course Purpose: 

To provide entry level chemists in the coatings industry an understanding of the principles involved in formulating coatings.
Course Description: 
This one day short course is designed to provide attendees an elementary introduction to coatings.  The course material will discuss fundamentals of the key ingredients used in coatings, i.e., polymers, pigments, additives and solvents.  It will serve as a useful primer for the material that will be covered in the next two days of your chosen short course.
Who should attend: 
The first day’s course material is ideal for fresh entrants into the coatings industry who are not fully conversant with the basic components of coatings.  The technical content of this course will supplement the material covered in our other short courses.    

Short Course Instructors
avatar for David White

David White

Vice President of Technical Services, Pan Technology
Introduction to PigmentsPigment characteristics, classification, opacity, particle size, oil absorption value, PVC, CPVC, RPVC, organic and inorganic pigments, metallic and pearlescent pigmentsBiographyDavid White is VP Technical Services at Pan Technology. David has over 40 years... Read More →
avatar for James Rawlins

James Rawlins

Associate Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
Fundamentals of Coatings:Introduction to CoatingsAbstract ComingStructure-Property Relationships in Polymers The Science of Formulating:Advanced Structure-Property Relationships in PolymersMolecular weight, critical entanglement molecular weight, crosslink density, crystallinity... Read More →
avatar for Keith Moody

Keith Moody

Senior Technical Service Associate, Coatings Technical Service Lab , Retired Eastman Chemical - Consultant
SolventsSolvent type, classification, characteristics, solvency, evaporation rate, odor, flash point, VOC, HAP, MIR, formulation considerationsBiogrpahyKeith received his BS in Chemistry from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1976 and his MS in Polymer Chemistry from the University of... Read More →
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Michael Blanton

Research Associate and Team Leader, The University of Southern Mississippi
The Fundamentals of Coatings:Abbreviations and Acronyms in the World of Polymers and CoatingsAbstract ComingPolymers Utilized in CoatingsAbstract ComingThe Science of Formulating: Coatings CharacterizationScanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, Confocal... Read More →



Sunday February 16, 2020 7:45am - 5:00pm