AkzoNobel launches training programme for coatings industry

A range of accredited courses are now being offered by AkzoNobel, in partnership with The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), covering several aspects of coatings applications including spray painting and abrasive blast cleaning.

With the launch of SSPC TrainthePainter, AkzoNobel is the only coatings supplier offering the training globally, bringing its product and industry expertise to professionals around the world. The course focuses on correct safe application theory and practice, aiming to reduce overspray and wastage as well as extend asset lifetimes and minimise rework.

Mauricio Bannwart, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Protective Coatings business, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of the SSPC TrainthePainter programme. It means that we are able to share our expertise with the industry and provide delegates with training of the highest quality, delivered by the people who best understand the products and practices involved in coatings application.

 “The qualification on offer is frequently being written into specifications for major oil and gas companies, national transport and governmental organisations as more people recognise the benefit of having trained professionals working on their assets. The course also reflects our commitment to sustainability and quality within the coatings industry.”

David Eyre, Project Manager, SSPC TrainthePainter, said: “We are delighted to be working with AkzoNobel to deliver this high quality programme. By helping painters to improve their application skills, we are helping to reduce overspray, reduce waste and reduce the need for rework. This translates into tangible benefits for the asset owner and adds to the overall expertise and quality in our industry.”

For more information on AkzoNobel’s SSPC TrainthePainter course schedule, visit www.international-pc.com/training or email pc-communications@akzonobel.com.