The Eastern Michigan University Coatings Research Institute (Ypsilanti, MI) has announced its planned short courses for Spring 2009. All courses will be held at the student center on the EMU campus.
“Coatings and Paint Technology: Composition and Application Fundamentals,” an introductory course, will be offered March 9-11. It includes two laboratory sessions.
On March 18, “Understanding Coating Raw Materials” will be held to provde a basic understanding of raw materials for coating.
The “Emulsion Polymerization and Waterborne Coatings” course, scheduled for April 7-9, will present an overview of current water-borne resin chemistries, new findings, and synthetic methods. Formulation guidelines will be presented, and there are two laboratory sessions for paint formulation and application.
“Basics of Polyurethane Coatings,” planned for April 28-29, is intended to familiarize personnel involved with paints and coatings with the fundamentals of polyurethane (PU) coatings. There will be a focus on emerging PU technologies.
On May 12-13, the “Principles and Practices of Coating Formulations” course will take place. It is designed to familiarize industry personnel with the formulations basics. Emerging technologies and underlying concepts will be discussed. There is a half-day laboratory session.
For more information on the courses, visit www.emich.edu.