Polymer Coating Formulations Online Course & Certificate

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
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Polymeric Coating Formulations is a course that provides a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of coatings science. Students will be introduced to concepts that will aid in understanding coatings needs, their manufacture, and performance. The course will provide a foundation on how to select the appropriate coatings components for the appropriate use, and the role of resins and polymers, pigments, solvents, and additives in a coatings formulation. Considerations for environmental and regulatory compliances will be presented.

After completing Polymeric Coatings students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • how to select the appropriate coating components for the application
  • how to characterize and assess coating manufacture and product performance
  • how to differentiate between the various coating formulation types
  • how to comply with quality, VOC, and regulatory standards


A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

Module 1 Introduction

Module 2 Coating properties

Module 3 Raw materials

  • Resins
  • Solvents
  • Pigments
  • Additives

Module 4
 Solvent-borne coatings

Module 5 High solids coatings

Module 6 Water borne coatings

Module 7 Powder coatings

Module 8 Radiation cure coatings

Module 9 Architectural coatings

Module 10 Regulatory considerations

Module 11 Next generation coatings

  • Stimuli-responsive polymeric films and coatings
  • Smart coatings
  • Nano-coatings components



 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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