The new University of Missouri-Rolla Coatings Institute newsletter is now available free of charge through e-mail to anyone requesting it. The e-mails will be sent about 20 times per year.

The newsletter usually contains three sections: UMR campus coatings and polymer news, a technology segment targeting the coatings manufacturer and a segment for the end user. Many segments are about active research topics being investigated at UMR.

Those wishing to subscribe should send their name and e-mail address to Michael Van De Mark, Director, UMR Coatings Institute, at All past issues are available at