DURHAM, NH - Space is still available for a three-day interactive workshop, “Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latices and Associated Coating Formulations,” held October 15-17, 2012, on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. This educational event, sponsored by Emulsion Polymers Consulting and Education LLC, will provide industrial scientists and engineers with an intensive, interactive workshop on the rheological characteristics of synthetic latices as they are produced via the emulsion polymerization process. The addition of such latices to coating formulations with pigments, fillers and rheological modifiers provides the participant an opportunity to grasp the fundamental rheological principles of these highly dispersed, fluid systems.

This workshop is directed towards those in industry who use laboratory, pilot and/or commercial-scale reactors to make latex for use in coating formulations, pressure-sensitive adhesives, caulks and sealants. It is also directed towards those who purchase latex for use in their own formulated dispersions for similar applications.

The three-day workshop will be conducted in a highly interactive manner with participants being engaged in discussions, demonstrations, problem solving and case studies. Participating faculty members are Donald C. Sundberg, PhD, and Raymond H. Fernando, PhD.

For additional information about the workshop, e-mail info@epced.com.