PAINT AND COATINGS INSTITUTE
Cal Poly University, Pomona
Annual Report 2005
Eleven students received their certification as paint and coatings formulators at a ceremony held on campus on the evening of May 31, 2005. These students successfully completed the three quarter course sequence (combining lecture and laboratory components) in the fundamentals of coatings formulation science during the 2004/05 academic year. For the first time the ceremony included three keynote speakers. Jonathan Woods (Core-Chem owner), Larry Teachout (Treasurer of the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology, LASCT) and Dr. Michael Keith (Chair Chem. Dept. Cal Poly Pomona) presented inspiring addresses to welcome the students to the Paint and Coatings industry.
The following individuals (Cal Poly Pomona students unless noted) received certification: Jessica Cheung (CSCS), Casey Greet (graduate student/Getty Museum intern), Don Hopps (inspector South Coast Air Quality Management District), Ren-Zhi Jin (SDC Technologies, Inc.), George Matousek (Astaris), Allen Misa, Bao Nguyen (CSCS) , Matthew Prescott (CSCS) , Andy Wang, Hector Garcia, and Jesse Rivera. In addition, as for the past several years the third quarter of the LASCT Paint Technology class was combined with the Cal Poly Pomona third quarter class, which provided the LASCT students the opportunity to take part in a legitimate laboratory experience. The LASCT students completing the three-quarter course received their certificates in "Paint Technology". They included: Emillio Bermudez, Michael Organista, and Gilbert Zubiate (Behr); Cozia Comaniciu and Manuel Melendrez (Valspar); Brian Parga and Carlos Torres (Deft); Angie Quesenberry (Frazee).
A number of FSCT-produced “Virtual Learning Center” internet seminars were presented at Cal Poly, Pomona. LASCT members attended these seminars at no cost. The cost of these seminars was paid by LASCT. The Board of Directors of the LASCT continued its policy of offering significant discounts on dinners to students attending monthly meetings. As a result the Paint and Coatings Institute at Cal Poly Pomona was able to sponsor the attendance of an average of five students per month.
Jung Kim completed her study of methods to prevent flyspeck damage to fresh paint without causing harmful side effects to humans. Her work was sponsored by Vista Paint. Melanie Speaks is completing her investigation of adhesion promoters that is being sponsored by Deft, Inc. Casey Greet and Jesus Jimenez, both Cal Poly Pomona graduate students, are continuing their investigation in association with Michael Schilling at the Conservation Institute at the Getty Museum. Their work is directed toward developing methods to be used in the future by museum conservators to facilitate the preservation of artwork done using modern water mixable oil paints. George Matousek is in the middle of his study of viscosity measurement techniques to be applied to fire retardant formulations. These formulations are essentially slurries to be sprayed over wildfires. Measurement of their viscosity is critical to their manufacture and performance. George received instruction at the Brookfield Seminar described below and is utilizing sophisticated equipment that was donated to Cal Poly Pomona by Brookfield. A number of other projects are in various stages of completion, including dirt pick-up and automotive re-finish studies.
In February Cal Poly Pomona hosted a formal certification course presented by Dianne Beltran of Brookfield Instruments. This was a daylong seminar that included a laboratory session in which attendees were able to evaluate their own samples. Attendees received certificates of completion. The donation from Brookfield Instruments of a cone and plate viscometer has proved to be a valuable addition to student research projects.
House Painting Public Service
In May the Chemistry majors student club (SAACS) at Cal Poly, Pomona took on a major public service project to paint the house of a needy individual in Pomona. The two zero VOC paints used were made as a class project using resins donated by Johnson Polymer and Alberdingk. The homeowner made the choice of colors, which gave the opportunity for students in the class to learn more about color matching. The painting was performed by a group of about thirty students and advisers on one Saturday.
Getty Museum Partnering
Michael Schilling, a Cal Poly, Pomona alum and director of analytical services at the Getty Conservation Institute, is instrumental in directing the graduate work of two Cal Poly, Pomona students as they investigate water mixable artists' oils. Preliminary results of this work were presented by Mike as an invited presentation in Strasburg, France at a June meeting of the European Materials Research Society.
Air Products, Sherwin-Williams (powder coating), South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Engineered Polymer Solutions (EPS)
Coatings Class Outline
Fall Quarter 2005: PAINT FUNDAMENTALS
1 Cal Poly code system; make PVA house paint. Settling test initiated.
2 BatchMasterPFW®: raw material entry; film formation principles. MVTR test.
3 BatchMasterPFW®: formulation on computer, then make the experimental formulation in lab.
4 ColorTec™ Formulator™ Software. Flow: Brookfield, Stormer, Zahn viscosity, brushout, sag test.
5 Mechanical properties: hardness, mar, reverse impact. Taber abraser.
6 Additives: Stability, Film Defects: fish eyes; defoamers, compare surface tension effects.
7 Exterior durability: HALS-UVA, 45 degree South exposure. Zero VOC.
8 Adhesion: bonding to steel, aluminum and glass.
9 Field trip: EPS Resin Manufacturing Plant. (Solvent-borne Alkyds and Acrylic Emulsions)
10 Manufacturing class: plant safety, scale up to a plant 50-gallon batch.
Winter Quarter 2006: HIGHER PERFORMANCE COATINGS
1 Drying oils/alkyds: make wood stains and enamels.
2 Other resins: compare acrylics, polyesters, epoxies and amino resins.
3 Field trip: Air Products. Epoxies and Hardeners.
4 Solvents: acrylic lacquers, tail solvents.
5 BatchMasterPFW®, ColorTec™ Formulator™ batch processing software. Intermediates.
6 Field Trip: SCAQMD Lab.
7 Pigments, PVC, & Dispersion: compare Cowles grind to sand mill grind.
8 Color Match by Eye: match commercial colors. Use of GTI Light Booth.
9 Color Match by Computer: make color data base for computer.
10 Manufacturing class: plant mixing methods; lab scale up to plant 50-gallon batch.
Spring Quarter 2006: SPECIALTY COATINGS
1 Anticorrosive Coatings: B117a, salt spray test, compare anticorrosive pigments. Check accelerated in-can stability in 120F oven.
2 Aerosol Spray formulation and application. Architectural Coatings Application using brush, roll & spray.
3 Artist Colors: formulate oils and compare to waterborne acrylics.
4 Powder Coatings: field trip to Sherwin-Williams Powder Coating facility in Ontario.
5 Radiation Cure Coatings: determine effect of colors on cure time.
6 Automotive coatings: develop basecoat/clearcoat metallics and pearlescent finishes for cars.
7 Furniture finishes: Nitrocellulose and waterborne wood finishes.
8 BatchMasterPFW® and ColorTec™ Formulator™ MSDS terminology and MSDS generation utilizing the pilot plant function.
9 Manufacturing class: rush batch for customer service-from lab evaluation using Experimental Design to 50-gal batch in 3 hours utilizing the pilot plant function.
10 Coatings Science Formulator Certificate ceremony at Cal Poly, Pomona
Coatings Formulation Class Contacts
The coatings formulation class will begin on Sept. 27, 2005. It meets Tuesdays from 4:00-8:00PM. For further information about the class please contact either:
Dr. Charles Millner Mr. V.C. Bud Jenkins
(909) 869-3678 (951) 682-4023
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CAL POLY POMONA
PAINT AND COATINGS INSTITUTE
DIRECTIONS TO THE PAINT CLASS:
1. Take the 57 freeway to Temple Avenue. Turn West.
2. At South Campus Drive, turn Right.
3. At Kellogg Drive, turn Left.
4. At the Visitors Information Booth, stop and buy a parking permit for $5.00.
Ask for a map to Building 3, the Chemistry Building that says “Science Building” on the outside.
5. Continue on Kellogg drive to Red Gum Lane and turn Left..
6. At University Drive, turn Left.
7. Drive past the Chemistry Building that says “Science Building” on the outside, and turn right to park in Lot J.
8. Walk back down University Drive to the Chemistry Building (Science Building) #3.
9. The Paint Chemistry Office is #233, Dr. Millner and Mr. Jenkins. Inquire within where the class and lab will be held.