PC Kitchen Short Course

The PC Kitchen Short Course: Hands-On Powder Coating Formulating Fundamentals

Earn 9 Hours of Continuing Education


BNP Media is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and authorized to issue the IACET CEU

Powder Coating Kitchen

The PC Kitchen’s Short Course introduces formulators, chemists and scientists to the fundamentals of creating a powder coating from the ground up. An introduction to resin chemistry and corresponding crosslinker technology will enable the chemist to understand how to construct a binder to meet the performance specified by the coating end user. A survey of powder coating additives, colorant pigments and extenders rounds out the basics of formulation technology. This hands-on course is held in a working powder coating laboratory, which includes practical sample making and coating evaluation. The PC Kitchen Short Course is eligible for CEU (continuing education) credits.



Kevin Biller
Kevin Biller

Powder Coating Research Group

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PC Kitchen Short Course Agenda

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9:00 a.m.

Introductions and Course Overview

9:15 a.m.

Powder Coating Evolution and Nomenclature: How Did We Get Here?

9:45 a.m.

Binder Chemistry: The Heart of a Powder Coating

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Binder Chemistry - Continued

11:45 a.m.

Powder Application: A Very Electrifying Experience (Lecture and Hands-On Lab Demo)

12:15 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Colorant Pigments: Color My World

1:35 p.m.

Extender Pigments: Very Filling

2:10 p.m.

Processing: It May be a Coating, But it’s Made Like a Plastic

2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Lab Time: Let’s Make a Powder Coating

4:00 p.m.

Open Discussion

Dinner on your own or with new friends

8:30 a.m.

Additives: The Voodoo of Formulating

9:30 a.m.

The Mechanics of Formulating: Creating Products to Satisfy the Most Discerning Customers

10:30 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Test Methods and Analysis: Characterizing Performance of Powder Coatings

11:30 a.m.

Formulating Assignments: Show Us What You Now Know

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Lab Time: Create Your Own Powder Coating

2:30 p.m.

Evaluation of Your New Creation: Film Appearance and Mechanical Testing

3:30 p.m.


Presented By


BYK Evoknik


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