ROLLA, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) is offering "Basic Composition of Coatings" on September 12-16, 2005, and "Introduction to Paint Formulation" on October 10-15, 2005. The Basic Composition course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation and manufacturing methods. Basic Composition is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

Introduction to Formulation will provide fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

For more information, go to To register, contact Michael Van De Mark at or call 573/341.4419.