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Waterborne Coatings: Technology, Formulation and Applications

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This course is specifically designed to provide a detailed understanding of the technology of waterborne resins and waterborne coatings. Putting in perspective with other coating technologies, the course focuses on the chemistry, technology and applications of waterborne resins and how they are used for coatings. The challenges of using water in coatings and how these challenges have been overcome will be discussed in detail. Waterborne coatings based on acrylics, urethanes, epoxies, alkyds will be presented, along with their unique challenges and strengths. Testing and evaluation of properties specific to waterborne coatings will also be discussed.
Who should attend?

The technical information provided throughout this course will be useful for chemists and technicians working in industries engaged in coating manufacturing, raw material suppliers, R&D, technical services, sales and marketing. It is specifically recommended for formulators, raw material suppliers, end users and quality control personnel.
What you will learn:
  • Gain an overall understanding of water-based resins and coating chemistries and formulations
  • Obtain a good understanding of water-based resins – acrylic emulsion, polyurethane dispersions and alkyds/epoxy emulsions
  • Unique characteristics that make waterborne coatings different from other coating types
  • In-depth understanding of the unique aspects specific to water-based coatings – rheology, film formation, defects and the role of additives
  • Understanding what it takes to transition from solvent-based to water-based coating.
  • How water-based coating formulations, testing and applications differ from other coating types

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu

Eastern Michigan University - Boone Hall

Vijay Mannari, Ph.D. 



Please read:  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early on the first day of class to check in and pick up your course materials. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Course Fee: 


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/25/2021 - 5/27/2021 Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University - Boone Hall  Map Vijay Mannari, Ph.D.