Short Course "Introduction to Coatings Formulation"

PNWSCT Coatings fest One-Day short course: Introduction to Coating Formulation

Organized by Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Western Coatings Technology Center

This course will provide an overview of basic fundamentals involved in formulating a wide variety of Coatings. Design and properties of solvent-based and waterborne resins and properties an selection criteria for pigments, fillers and additives will be discussed. Other topics will include VOC regulations and measurement and controlling formulation rheology. Examples of solvent-based, water-based, industrial, automotive and architectural coatings will be reviewed throughout the course.

Attendees will learn:

  • Rational scientific approaches for coating formulation;
  • Resin Technology and formulating variabl;es with an emphasis on performance;
  • Basic criteria to help formulators select the best ingredients for their applications;
  • Raw material and technology gaps and needs.


The course will be taught by experts from both industry and academia with many decades of combined experience in the coatings field.

Please see the attached brochures for both the course outline and further details