PPG Commercial Performance Coatings sets 2006 training schedule

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PPG Commercial Performance Coatings has announced its 2006 training schedule for distributors of its product line, designed for mid-size commercial and industrial manufacturers.

All courses are designed for distributors, store managers, inside sales staff and outside sales personnel who want to increase their knowledge of the commercial and industrial coatings product line, color and equipment. Classes are held at PPG Business Development Centers across North America and are taught by experienced instructors.

Classes available in 2006 include the following:

  • The Commercial Performance Coatings Product Technologies course is designed to explain not only PPG’s Commercial Performance Coatings products and technologies but also how their use can be profitable and productive in customer environments. Hands-on spray activities, product demonstrations, classroom lecture and group discussion are included in this program. Topics covered include substrate preparation, pretreatment, coating fundamentals, curing mechanisms, application considerations, specifications and a marketing overview.
  • The Color Accurate Systems course is designed to familiarize students with a basic knowledge of color theory and PPG’s Color Accurate software, while providing hands-on experience in creating new formulas and matching existing customer colors. The class explains how color theory works and also provides practical knowledge on applying color theory, software and equipment needed to service commercial and industrial customers.
  • PPG’s Advanced Commercial Equipment course is designed to provide an understanding of the types of equipment used during the paint application process in commercial and industrial accounts. The course covers all aspects of equipment, including compressed systems; pressurized fluid delivery equipment; and airless, air-assisted and electrostatic equipment. The course focuses on hands-on setup and spray activities, and also provides product demonstrations, classroom lectures and small group discussions.
  • Commercial Performance Coatings Powder Course, a new one-day class, covers the basics of powder technology, application methods and an overview of PPG powder products. The course also includes information on how to order powder product.
  • For a schedule of classes, go to www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com. For more information on Commercial Performance Coatings training courses, call 800-970-2283.