Competitiveness is the key to sustainability. Innovativeness and high quality of products are bases on which coatings and inks manufacturers can strengthen their competitiveness. Fundamental knowledge on formulation development is essential to ensuring innovation and high product quality. The special workshops will cover fundamental principles involved in formulation development, from synthesis of novel resin binders, selection of raw materials, to design, characterization and optimization of coating and ink formulations. The focus will be on both underpinning scientific principles and the latest tools. The workshops will be delivered in a highly interactive fashion and there will be opportunities for delegates to discuss their technical problems with the tutors. Both workshop tutors, Prof. L. Lin and Dr. J. Hu, have many years of practical experience in development of novel coatings and inks for a large number of coatings and inks manufacturers worldwide.
"Design & Optimisation of Coatings/Inks Formulations"
November 18, 2009
Tutor: Prof. Long LIN, BSc, MSc, PhD, FIOPPP, FTSC
Director, Digital Print Centre of Industrial Collaboration & the Department of Colour & Polymer Chemistry, the University of Leeds, UK
"Fundamental Principles of Coatings & Adhesives Formulation"
November 19, 2009
Tutor: Dr. Jianqing HU
Faculty of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Department of Colour and Chemistry, Leeds University