ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T is offering its short course "Introduction to Paint Formulation" October 22-26, 2012, and May 6-10, 2013. This short course explains how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. The course involves both lecture and laboratory work.

"Basic Composition of Coatings" will be offered March 25-29, 2013. This course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession and 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.

"Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications" is offered July 17-19, 2013. Designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production, the course is not as heavily technical. It will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings, and the tests and specifications used by the industry, giving participants the fundamentals needed to work in the coatings industry and to communicate more clearly.

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