The International Surface Finishing Academy (ISFA) has released the dates and locations of its Powder Coating Courses for 2008. The courses, instructed by the powder coating experts of TIGER Drylac USA, cover the fundamentals of powder coating from both commercial and industrial perspectives. Over a period of two days, students will be instructed in a wide variety of relevant topics, including pretreatment, shop and equipment maintenance, equipment selection, oven and cure issues, powder selection, troubleshooting, and tips and tricks for the custom coater. Participants will be fully instructed in the formulation and manufacture of powder coating.

Locations and dates for the 2008 courses are as follows:
Miami, FL - Feb 19th-20th
Denver, CO - April 9th-10th
Chicago, IL - June 3rd-4th
Mystic, CT - August 5th -6th
Charleston, SC - September 15th-16th
San Diego, CA - November 5th-6th

Tuition for the courses includes registration for the two-day workshop, course binder and study materials, lunch each day, admission to a private networking reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and a certificate of completion for each student. Hotel rooms are not included, but a discounted rate is available for those who register in advance. Call the hotel directly for these rates and make sure you let them know you are with the “Powder Coating Academy.” Scholarships are available for those in need.

For more information, call Paul Fisher at 828.429.2618, e-mail or