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CHEM 550. Coatings Formulation Principles. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: CHEM 444 or CHEM 544.

Formulation of modern coatings. Raw materials including resins, solvents, pigments, and additives. Formulation principles for solvent-borne and high solids coatings, water-borne coatings, powder coatings, radiation cure coatings and architectural coatings. Regulatory issues; VOC's. Coating properties, film formation, film defects, application methods, color and color acceptance. Special individual project. 3 lectures.