The 2019 Eastern Coatings Show will be held May 13–15, at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. The biennial event has been newly expanded to accommodate increased exhibit space, and will feature a technical program with three concurrent tracks.
A highlight of the 2019 event will be the short course, “The Science of Formulating,” to be offered on May 13. Coordinated by Dr. James W. Rawlins, of the School of Polymer Science & Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi, the course is an abbreviated version of the popular program given each year at the Waterborne Symposium. The course is designed to provide chemists in the coatings industry with an understanding of the principles involved in formulating coatings. It also gives attendees an overview of the more intensive, full short course.
According to course organizers, formulating a good coating requires specialized knowledge of raw materials, coatings calculations, proper incorporating technique, and troubleshooting. The short course will seek to impart a comprehensive understanding of pigments, resins, solvents, additives, formulation principles, calculations, and manufacturing techniques applicable to the coatings industry.
To be presented at a fundamental technical level, the course is geared for entry-level chemists.
The program will begin with an “Introduction to Coatings,” to be given by Rawlins, who will then discuss “Structure–Property Relationships in Polymers.” David Fasano, of Fasano Consulting, will discuss the “Use of Latexes in Coatings.” Michael Blanton, of USM, will cover “Abbreviations and Acronyms in the World of Polymers and Coatings,” and “Surface/Interfacial Analysis of Coatings.” Concluding the course will be a presentation on “Solvents” by coatings consultant Keith Moody.
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