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Italian Commercial/Education JV to Introduce Masters Level Coatings Program

Published on 2003-07-17. Author : SpecialChem

On June 4th 2003 a Joint Venture for the Promotion of the Paints and Varnishes Industry, named PROCOAT was set up in Alessandria - Italy . The main objectives of the Joint Venture are:

The setting up and management of a training curriculum for future technical experts in the sector. At the end of the first year of training, the students receive a Masters degree. The second year, specialises in training specialists in technological and innovative research.

The creation of a laboratory for testing and research in the field of coating, developing the facilities already existing at the Polytechnic of Turin.

Management of applied research, including by third parties, to take place with close cooperation with academic institutions and other research institutions.

The setting up of PROCOAT has been possible thanks to the joint efforts of the following founding members:

BENASEDO
MERCK
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
PPG INDUSTRIES ITALIA
SESTRIERE VERNICI
SIOF

The JV partners have understood the need to fill the vacuum in Italy of a training curriculum at university level specializing in the paint and varnishes industry, as well as to fill the need for a specialized academic institution capable of providing scientific support through experimentation and the certification necessary for the development of the companies of the sector.

If you would like further information please contact the secretariat of PROCOAT at: viale Teresa Michel, 5 - 15100 Alessandria tel. + 39 0131 229313 - fax + 39 0131 229399 - e-mail procoat@polito.to

Source: PROCOAT


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