ROLLA, MO – The Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO, has announced dates for short courses on various aspects of coatings formulation and composition to be offered at its Rolla campus.

"Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications" is being offered July 17-19, 2013. This two-and-a-half-day course is designed for new coatings professional 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. The course will provide the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.

"Basic Composition of Coatings" is being offered September 23-27, 2013. 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.

"Introduction to Paint Formulation" is being offered October 21-25, 2013. This course provides a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. It involves both lecture and laboratory work.

For more information about these short courses, visit To register, contact Catherine Hancock at or or call 573/341.4419.