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

Date: July 22-25, 2024
Course Fee: $1,225
Location: Virtual Course
Instructor: Vijay Mannari, Ph.D.


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 are they 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.

Who should attend?

This course is useful for those personnel involved in resin /coating/ ink/ adhesive product development, formulators, technical service personnel, coatings / resin specifiers, technical sales and customer support staff, research and development chemists and all others who seek knowledge in this specific area.

What you will learn:

  • Develop overall understanding of resins and polymers and their currently used technologies.
  • Learn how resins are designed (formulated) and prepared, and how one resin type is different from another. (e.g. water-borne vs. high-solid resins).
  • Learn what those numbers means in resin Technical Data Sheets (TDS).
  • Gain valuable understanding of cross-linking techniques and how they are leveraged for property development in coatings.
  • Learn how resins are designed for low VOC and green and sustainable coatings and their future trends.

Course Details:

The virtual class will include live-online Zoom sessions, as well as pre and post session activities in our online learning management system, Canvas. Participants must attend all Zoom sessions and complete all required online course assignments in order to receive an electronic certificate of completion.
Participants will need to attend the course from either your home or office on a computer or laptop equipped with a Webcam and Microphone. We highly recommend using headphones or a headset, if possible.
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.Objectives


For more information, please contact Professional Programs and Training at 734.487.2259 or email [email protected].

To enroll in a course, please visit our Polymers and Coatings registration site.