ROLLA, MO – The Missouri University of Science and Technology (former UMR) is offering its “Introduction to Paint Formulation” short course June 4-8 and October 22-26, 2012. This course is intended to give participants a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. It involves both lecture and laboratory work.

The university is offering "Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications" July 18-20, 2012. This course is designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production. It will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings, and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will allow the participant to gain the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.

“Basic Composition of Coatings” will be offered September 24-28, 2012. 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. It is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

For more information, visit To register, contact Catherine Hancock at  or call 573/341.4419. Courses are held on the Rolla, MO, campus.