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The protective properties offered by a range of industrial and marine coatings are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Covestro's Ahren Olson will present "Performance Properties of Protective Coatings" from 11 am to noon ET Wednesday, March 16.

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"Performance Properties of Protective Coatings" looks at a wide range of coatings used in marine and industrial applications.

Webinar participants will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from SSPC.

Participants may register here free.

What You Will Learn

This presentation will provide an overview on performance requirements for coatings and linings used in the industrial and marine industry. Coatings included in the discussion are: acrylics (waterborne), alkyds, epoxies, polyurethanes, polyureas, polyaspartics, and polysiloxanes.

Presenter Experience

Olson is the marketing manager for Corrosion Protection with Covestro LLC in Pittsburgh, PA. He has been with Bayer for 12 years, holding both technical and marketing positions in the areas of automotive, construction and protective coatings.

In his current role, Olson provides market development in Covestro’s efforts to understand and prevent corrosion in the industrial maintenance market.

He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from The College of Wooster and is a NACE certified Coatings Inspector.

Olson also serves as a member on both the SSPC Standards Review Committee and the Board of Governors.

Webinar Education Series

The webinar is part of the 2016 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board.

To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare’s archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Acrylic; Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings; Coatings education; Coatings Technology; Corrosion protection; Durability; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Latin America; Marine Coatings; North America; Polyaspartic; Polysiloxane; Polyurea; Polyurethane; Protective Coatings; Webinars; Worker training

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