ROLLO, MO - The Missouri University of Science and Technology will be offering "Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications" July 18-20, 2011. The course is designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production.

“Basic Composition of Coatings" will be offered September 19-23, 2011. This 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 Paint Formulation" will take place October 10-14, 2011. This course is intended to give attendees a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. This course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

For more information about these courses, visit http://coatings.mst.edu/index.html. To register, contact Catherine Hancock at cemv26@mst.edu.