Principles of Waterborne Coatings

Face-to-Face Coatings Training Course

Venue: Classroom & Virtual Attendance Options

Start Date: March 5, 2024

Non-Member Cost: £1,140


This two day course provides an overview of the special features that distinguish waterborne technology from other generic types, identifying different markets for coatings and comparing competing technologies. Case histories will be used to illustrate how market penetration is influenced by the current property mix, and what might be expected from future technical developments and legislation.

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.

Course Content

Coating Binder Technologies

  • Generic types and terminology
  • Solution vs dispersion
  • Solvent vs water
  • Crosslinking vs thermoplastic

Waterborne Technologies

  • Insoluble aqueous polymer dispersions
  • Soluble and partially soluble polymers
  • Polyurethane dispersions
  • Emerging technologies
  • Emulsion and suspension polymerisation
  • Alkyd emulsions
  • Mixed and hybrid systems

Wet Paint Properties

  • Aspects of film formation
  • Surface tension and surfactants
  • Rheology and rheology control

Market Overview

  • Principle coating markets
  • Penetration by competing technologies

Case Histories

  • Coatings for buildings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Furniture coatings

Formulation Aspects

  • Introduction to mixture theory
  • CPVC in a waterborne environment
  • Pigments and extenders for waterborne coatings
  • (pH and the isoelectric point)
  • Bio deterioration of waterborne coatings
  • Important volume relationships
  • Flocculation, classification and percolation in dispersed systems
  • Colour and tinting

Dispersion and Processing

  • Dispersion principles
  • Processing considerations

Course Trainers

Peter Collins

Coatings Consultant

A Coatings Consultant with a deep understanding of coatings technology and polymer science. A highly creative problem solver, with a powerful track record of leading teams in developing profitable new products, and up to date experience of the modern manufacturing techniques, required to produce them, with high quality and world class efficiency. Based on 39 year of experience in paints and coatings Peter is ideally placed to provide technical and business consultancy across all areas of the coatings industry for clients ranging from SMEs to global businesses.

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