Paint technology or Coating technology is developing continuously. In the last few years, the rate of change in the industry, in terms of not just products, but legislation and technology, has increased dramatically. The most dramatic changes in paint technology over the recent past years have been driven by Social concern about environment and health giving effect to make regulations of Clean Air Act, related topics of Health and Safety. Many coating materials which were technically important sometime back are now obsolete. Depending upon the application and product requirement a selection of type of paint is chosen by the OEM out of Enamels, Epoxy, NC Lacquers, Acrylics, Polyesters, Poly Urethanes etc. for faster touch ups and longevity of repairs. All refinish paints should be used with the same care and concern for safety and health for you and your employees. From the development of new coatings and coating raw materials via paint application to the development, modelling and simulation of coating processes and machines suited for production processes and their implementation, the focus lies on the painting technology process chain. As necessary, process and failure analysis using further developed quality and testing methods by the use of state-of-the-art equipment, can be performed in a very short time and with great competence.
The core subjects of Paint Technology are as follows:
Composition Characterization and Production of Lipids
Expression and Extraction Techniques of Oil Bearing Materials
Process Economics, Utilities and by- products of Oil Industry
Refining of oils
Hydrogenation and Modification of oils
Paint Technology programs are offered in diploma, graduate and postgraduate levels. After completing the BTech degree, students can either pursue MTech.
Candidates can find work in research and development, quality assurance, production, marketing and as technical assistants/ executives who work on clients sites. Paint Technologist is responsible for the analysis of raw materials and finished products in the quality assurance department. They help in identifying newer markets, promoting products by educating customers, explaining the benefits and right usage.
Some of the top recruiters are:
Asian Paints India Limited
Jenson and Nicholson
Berger Paints India Limited
Nerolac Paints Limited