Paint Ovens & Abatement

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This course considers the fundamental oven technology associated with automotive coating applications. It provides an introductory overview of the types and function of industrial-scale ovens, the nature of thermal cure coatings, VOC abatement strategies, and how common coating applications challenges requiring oven cure methods may be addressed.

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Learners who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion for 5.0 professional development hours.

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Dr. Harvest CollierInstructor Harvest Collier is professor emeritus at Missouri University of Science and Technology and president of the Alliance for Advanced Coatings Research (AACR), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of the application of coatings technology. For over 20 years, he has instructed in a series of polymer and coatings science short courses including “Basic Composition of Coatings,” “Paint and Coatings Formulation,” “Physical Testing of Paint and Coatings,” “Polymer Chemistry” and “Basic Coatings for Sales, Marketing and General Personnel.”

In 2001, Dr. Collier established the Missouri S&T Institute for Environmental Excellence and served as its director until 2008. During this period, he provided leadership for the organization of a campus wide environmental management system (EMS) and led one of the nation’s 11 EPA Public Entity EMS Resource (PEER) centers. As a local resource center, the PEER Center provided support, guidance and resources for public entities, including local, county and state governments looking to develop and implement management and sustainability practices in their organizations.

Dr. Collier has conducted research in the areas of polymer synthesis and polymer and coatings applications. His work includes the development and evaluation of polymers for coatings applications, with emphasis in the area of new metal binding polymer systems.
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