Raw Materials Course

The lectures in the first semester are all on raw materials used by the coatings industry. Chemistry, manufacturing and testing of these materials are discussed, the emphasis being placed on how these products are delivered to the coatings industry and the choices available to the formulating chemists.

The following are the topics covered:

  1. Chemistry for Organic Coatings
  2. Oils and Varnishes/Alkyd Resins
  3. Epoxy, Phenolics and Silicone Resins
  4. Acrylics, Urethanes and Cellulosics
  5. Solvents
  6. Water-borne Resins and Emulsions
  7. Coatings Additives
  8. White and Extender Pigments
  9. Organic Pigments
  10. Black and Inorganic Pigments

The courses may be of interest to employers in paint manufacture, and/or those engaged in raw materials distribution to the coatings- and related industries, who wish to train their new employees in the basics of coatings technology. Also, those already working in the paint and coatings field wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge of coating matters by earning the Diploma will find these courses particularly rewarding.  

Registration

To Register select the member category that best describes you. If you are not already registered you will be required to create a new user account and submit payment prior to your course materials being made available to you. Should you require assistance with registration please contact CPCA.

What to Expect

  • Semester 1

    Raw Materials
    14 sessions
    12 lectures
    2 exams
    50 hours of learning
    6mths to complete
    Students Must Complete Semester 1
    Before Moving to Semester 2
    Each Course has a 6 month time limit
  • Semester 2

    Architectural Coatings
    14 sessions
    12 lectures
    2 exams
    50 hours of learning
    6mths to complete
    Students Must Complete Semester 1&2
    Before Moving to Semester 3
    Each Course has a 6 month time limit
  • Semester 3

    Industrial Coatings
    14 sessions
    12 lectures
    2 exams
    50 hours of learning
    6mths to complete
    Students Must Complete all 3 Semesters to Receive their Diploma
    Each Course has a 6 month time limit
  • Graduate

    Graduates can earn their diploma within an eighteen-month time-frame if they take all courses consecutively.

Member Pricing

$ 339.00

Pricing is per course. HST included.

Non-Member Pricing

$ 621.50

Pricing is per course. HST included.
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