The Paint Research Association (PRA) Training Calendar 2008

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 21 March 2008



(2008), "The Paint Research Association (PRA) Training Calendar 2008", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 2.



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The Paint Research Association (PRA) Training Calendar 2008

Article Type: Conferences, training and publications From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 2.

The Paint Research Association has published its Training Calendar for 2008, with the following events planned:

  • Professional Paint Formulation 1-2 April 2008.

  • Radiation Curing Technology 7-9 April 2008.

  • Market Research in the Coatings Industry 22 April 2008.

  • Coatings for Wood and Wood Based Substrates 24 April 2008.

  • Paint Technology NEW FORMAT 12-15 May 2008.

  • Powder Coating Technology 10-11 June 2008.

  • Colour Measurement & Colour Control 8-9 September 2008.

  • Advanced Colour Measurement & Colour Control 10-11 September 2008.

  • Market Research in the Coatings Industry 23 September 2008.

  • Print & Ink Technology 6-8 October 2008.

  • Paint Technology NEW FORMAT 20-23 October 2008.

  • Principles of Waterborne Coatings 28-29 October 2008.

  • Professional Paint Formulation 4-5 November 2008.

  • Radiation Curing Technology 17-19 November 2008.

  • Understanding & Testing the Wet & Dry Properties of Coatings 25-26 November 2008.

  • Paint Technology NEW FORMAT 1-4 December 2008.

Paint Technology Training Course New Format 2008

This intensive four day course seeks to provide a firm foundation in the technology of organic surface coatings. The course contains an overview of the raw materials used in surface coatings and their contribution to the final properties of the coatings. Several changes have been made to the traditional course. A new section on Additives introduces the main features of additives and considers their classification and function. A distinction is made between additives which:

  • are necessary to realise inherent properties (e.g. pigment disperser, drier or curing agent);

  • confer an additional desirable property (e.g. rheology modifier, biocide);

  • overcome an undesirable effect (e.g. antifoam, anti flooding).

Key questions are addressed:-

  • What to add?

  • How much to add?

  • When and how to add it?

The sections on pigments and high solids have been revised. The study of the coatings systems emphasises the changes taking place in modern technology.

To register for a course, book on line at:

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