Paint & Coatings Basics

This course provides an introduction to paint technology. It explains why paints are used and from what they are made. Other aspects include manufacture and application, testing and performance. A commercial overview of the major markets is also included.

Designed for anyone who is either a newcomer to a paint related field or does not have a scientific background.

Contents

How are Paints and Other Surface Coatings Defined?

  • Terminology

Why are Coatings Used?

  • Decorative role
  • Protective role

Market Drivers

  • Economics
  • Legislation
  • Sustainability

Properties of Paint and other Coatings

  • Appearance (colour, opacity and gloss)
  • Liquid Properties including viscosity
  • Dry film properties

Testing

  • Predicting Performance
  • Quality Control
  • Standards & Specifications

Coating Technologies

  • Waterborne
  • Solvent-borne & high solids
  • Powder Coatings
  • Radcure

Raw Materials

  • Resins and Polymers
  • Solvents, diluents and carriers
  • Pigments
  • Functional Additives

Manufacture

Application Techniques

  • Contact methods
  • Atomisation methods

Coatings Markets

  • Architectural
  • Industrial

Description

The course provides an introduction to paint technology. It will explain why paints are used and the different functional types covering all aspects of decoration and protection. The major building blocks including polymers, pigments and additives will be described and the constraints that relate to different markets. Other aspects include manufacture and application. The question of what makes a good paint will be discussed in terms of performance and test methods, against the background of legislation and the pressure for sustainability and a low carbon footprint. A commercial overview indicating the major market sectors both decorative and industrial is also included.

Who Should Attend

Designed for anyone who is either a newcomer to a paint related field or does not have a scientific background. It will be particularly useful to sales and marketing personnel.

For anyone who has a knowledge of chemistry and needs a more comprehensive coverage of the technology of paint coatings you may find the Paint Technology course more suitable.

Tutor

Mr Jon Graystone – Principal Research Scientist, PRA

Venue

PRA, Hampton, Middlesex, UK

Dates and Prices

29 April 2014
445.00 ‒ PRA Member • 495.00 ‒ Standard Price

25 November 2014
445.00 ‒ PRA Member • 495.00 ‒ Standard Price

Prices are per delegate and include all course materials, tea, coffee and a light lunch. VAT payable at 20% and accommodation are not included.

The course runs from 09:30 to approximately 17:15.

Registration

To book your place use our Registration Form

More Information

For further details contact The Training Manager