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(Virtual) Fundamentals of Resins and Polymers for Paints and Coatings

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Resins and polymers are the most important components of paints and coatings. Final properties and applications of coatings are mainly dictated by the type of resin, their chemistry, crosslinking, beside other factors. With availability of different coating technologies today– water-based, powder coatings, high-solids, UV-cure – the chemistry formulation and applications of resins used becomes more complex. This course is designed to provide fundamental understanding of major resin types, how they are prepared and how resins are designed for specific end-use applications. As such, the course will cover all major resin types used in solvent-based, water-borne, high-solids and UV-cure coatings and their cross-linking technologies will be discussed. Minimum student contact hours: 21 (2.1 CEUs)


Day One           
  • Introduction and  Overview of coatings and resin technologies
  • Fundamentals of Polymers, and types of polymerization reactions
  • Resins for Coatings: requirements and types of resins.
Day Two          
  • Water-borne resin technologies                    
  • Acrylic resins for coatings: Chemistry and Technology
    Acrylic resins for coatings, Emulsion polymerization and latex.
Day Three           
  • Alkyds and Polyester resin
  • Resin formulation and calculations -Step-growth polymers
  • Epoxy resins: Chemistry and Technology (cont.)
Day Four          
  • Chemistry and technology of Polyurethane systems for coatings
  • Testing and Evaluation of resins
  • Advanced and sustainable resins
    • Bio-renewable material-based resins
    • UV-curable , high-solids, resin systems
    • Non-isocyanate polyurethanes


Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

EMU Professional Programs & Training

Vijay Mannari, Ph.D. 



Please read:  The virtual class will include live-online Zoom sessions, as well as pre and post session activities in our online learning management system, Canvas. In order to receive an electronic certificate of completion, attendees are required to attend all the sessions of the course and keep their Video camera on at all times. It is highly recommended that attendees participate in the discussions, as well as quizzes that are designed to reinforce learning of the concepts discussed in the virtual course.   Participants will need to attend the course from either a home or office on a computer or laptop equipped with a Webcam and Microphone. We highly recommend using headphones or a headset, if possible. Using an I-Phone to attend the course or logging in using multiple devices is not allowed.   To participate, you’ll need a stable Internet connection and minimum technical requirements. Chrome, Firefox and Safari are preferred browsers for Canvas. Please visit the Zoom System Requirements site for the technical requirements that you will need.  All required training materials will be available for download in Canvas or through a link to an online resource.

Course Fee: 


Registration Closes On
Friday, July 10, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/28/2020 - 7/31/2020 Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM N/A - Online Vijay Mannari, Ph.D.