SAPMA acquired the use of the learning material from the British Coatings Federation (BCF) (formerly known as the Paint Makers Association of
Great Britain) in 1987. Since then there have been a number of changes made to the notes in order to keep abreast with changes in the technology
or adapt them to the South African environment. There have also been changes with respect to the method of presentation and facilitation.
The most recent changes were the incorporation of three additional lessons namely “Project Management”, “Information Management” and “Managing Interpersonal Relationships” in order to meet the requirements of the practical skills curriculum. The programme has also been changed to align it with the requirements of the qualification assessment specification. The overall development of Formulation Principles for accreditation was facilitated by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA).
This programme is designed for anyone who needs to develop an understanding of the technology of Surface Coatings and to ultimately obtain a recognised qualification in accordance with the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
The Surface Coatings Technologist develops surface coatings formulations, optimises existing surface coatings formulations and provides technical support services to surface coatings manufacturers and end users.
It is assumed that students registering for Formulation Principles would have previously attained reasonably comprehensive knowledge of coatings components and test methods. This must have been achieved by successfully completing the earlier modules together with present or recent employment in the coatings or related industries.
Completion of the following Modules and achievement of the prescribed credits will normally be expected.
|Module 01 - Basic Technology||9||4|
|Module 02 - Paint Application||9||5|
|Module 03 - Solvents and Binders||10||5|
|Module 04 - Pigments & Dispersion||12||5|
|Module 05 - Modifiers||7||5|
|Module 06 - Evaluation (Testing of Paint)||6||5|
|Module 07 - Convertible Binders||12||5|
Formulating Principles is the final in the series designed to develop an understanding of the technology of Surface Coatings in terms of their components and test methods. In order to continue with this Module you would have successfully completed the preceding modules. The learning process design for Formulating Principles is made up of six sections namely:
|A & B||Formulating Principles / Formulation Requirements||5||6|
|E||Project & Information Management||6||4|
|F||Managing Interpersonal Relationships in the Paint Industry||6||4|