SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The Western Coatings Technology Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will offer the annual winter “Polymers and Coatings Short Course” during the week of Feb. 3-7, 2020.

The one-week course covers many aspects of coating technology with emphasis on liquid coatings, both waterborne and solvent-based. Participants benefit from discussions of a wide range of topics by industry and academic experts, including VOC and air quality aspects of coatings agencies.

The short course will bring together a mix of academic and industry experts in the field to ensure both fundamental and application aspects are addressed with equal emphasis.

Other coatings technologies (e.g. UV coatings) will be discussed and compared with traditional liquid coatings. In addition, participants will benefit from discussions of VOC and air quality aspects of coatings by experts in both industry and government regulatory agencies. Participants are expected to have some exposure to the coatings field along with working knowledge in chemistry and other sciences. The early bird registration deadline is January 7, 2020.

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