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Monday, February 17 • 7:45am - 5:15pm
The Science of Formulating

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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: 
Coatings manufacture is challenging in its complexity as the ingredient list could often contain more than ten items. Formulating a good coating requires a good understanding of the manufacturing technique as well as troubleshooting problems. This short course will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding of pigments, resins, solvents, additives, formulations principles, calculations, and manufacturing techniques applicable to the coatings industry.
Who should attend: 
This short course is a general course covering major paint types presented at a fundamental technical level, and is designed for entry-level chemists to the coatings industry.  

Short Course Instructors
avatar for Austin Maples

Austin Maples

Product Technology Scientist at Ascend Performance Materials, Ascend Performance Materials
AbstractFormulating High Performance Waterborne Epoxy CoatingsEstablishing requirements, formulation process, choice of epoxy resins and curing agents, solvent choice, pigments and fillers, additive selection, coating manufacture, testing and applicationBiographyMy Ph.D. research... Read More →
avatar for Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Senior Technical Account Manager, Borchers
Additive Technology – Principles and FormulationDefoaming and deaeration, surface control, substrate wetting, adhesion, pigment wetting and stabilization, rheology control, moisture scavengers, catalysts and carboxylates, specialty additives, optimization of additives, coatings... Read More →
avatar for David Fasano

David Fasano

Application Scientist , Retired Dow Chemical
Latex Polymers and Waterborne Architectural CoatingsLatex types, properties, applications, factors governing choice of latexes for different applications, formulation guidelines, additives used with latexesMethods to reduce dependence on TiO2 while maintaining or improving performance... 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 →



Monday February 17, 2020 7:45am - 5:15pm