ROLLA, Mo. - The University of Missouri at the Rolla campus will be offering Basic Composition of Coatings on March 12-16, 2007, and Introduction to Paint Formulation on May 14-18, 2007. 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.

The Introduction to Formulation course is intended to give a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work. For more information, visit to register contact Michael Van De Mark atcoatings@umr.eduor call 573/341.4419.

A summer short course on Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications is also scheduled for July 16-18, 2007, in St. Louis.