A constituent society of the American Coatings Association (ACA)

Short Courses

Introduction To Coating Formulation – Thursday

Morning Session
8:00-9:00Introductions
Coating Formulation Overview
Ray Fernando
Cal Poly, SLO
9:00-10:00Basics of Polymer Chemistry
Clear Coatings
Ray Fernando
Cal Poly, SLO
10:00-10:30Break
10:30-11:45Latex (Acrylic, PUD) – Synthesis and Properties
Pigments and Fillers
Formulation and Film Formation
Devin Busse
Specialty Polymers
Afternoon Session
1:30-3:00Additives – Chemistry and Properties
Optimum Formulations with Additives
TBD
BYK, USA
3:00-3:30Break
3:30-5:00Coating Rheology Basics
Optimizing Formulations for Performance and Long-Term Colloidal Stability
Ray Fernando
Cal Poly, SLO

In Depth Rheology and Surfactant – Friday

Morning Session
8:00-8:30Introductions
Course Overview
Sam Morell
8:30-10:00Surfactants
Definition, Surfactant Types and Structures
The Influence of Atomic Bonds and Molecular Attractive Forces on Interfaces
Surface Activity including Surface Tension/Pressure/Transport and Micelle Formation
Foam Stabilization and De-Stabilization
The Role of Surfactants in the Dispersion Process
Surface Tension Measuring Methods
Sam Morell
10:00-10:30Break
10:30-12:30
Rheology
Introduction/Definition of Rheology
Essential Elements of Rheology
Stress and Deformation Forces
Viscosity and Flow Profiles
Rheological Agent Types
The Importance of Hydrogen Bonding
Rheological Agent Chemistry
Measuring Methods
Sam Morell