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

Missouri S&T will be offering Introduction to Paint Formulation May 9-13, 2011. This 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.

Missouri S&T will be offering Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications July 18-20, 2011. This course is 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. This course is not as heavily technical as is the Basic Composition of Coatings and Introduction to Paint Formulation courses. The Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications course is a two-and-a-half-day course that will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings, and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will provide participants with the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.

For more information, visit http://coatings.mst.edu/index.html. To register, contact Catherine Hancock at cemv26@mst.edu or coatings@mst.edu or call 573/341.4419.