ROLLA, MO - The Missouri University of Science and Technology will be offering Basic Composition of Coatings March 28-April 1, 2011. 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. The course is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

The university will be offering Introduction to Paint Formulation October 25-29, 2010, and May 9-13, 2011. The course is intended to give participants a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

The university will be offering Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications July 18-20, 2011. Designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production, the course was initiated by a number of raw material companies and distributors requesting a course with this format.

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