Today, with the participation of Sergii Chernov, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council,  «Paint. Varnish. Coating-Laboratory» Academic and Research Laboratory, which has no analogues in any institution of higher education and industrial enterprise of Ukraine, was opened at the base of O.M. Beketov National University of Municipal Economy. This was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the university with the company Trest Zhytlobud-1.

«Paint. Varnish. Coating-Laboratory» Laboratory was created with the aim of introducing a dual form of education and the formation of key competencies of graduates in accordance with the specialists occupational training program in the field of creating composite materials for construction, industry and design.

As Volodymyr Babaiev, rector of the University, emphasized, “this year it is already the second laboratory in the university, which is unique in its functional purpose and European research and test equipment. There are no analogues of this laboratory in any institution of higher education and industrial enterprise of Ukraine.”

“PVC Lab” is equipped with the advanced tools that allow for the analysis of raw materials, to obtain coatings of a given thickness, to measure various properties of composite materials and coatings from such segments of composite materials as architectural and decorative, industrial and auto repair paints.

The Chairman of the Regional Council, Sergii Chernov, congratulated the university on the fact that it is developing, implementing innovative technologies that enable it to assimilate the material, forms key competencies in the best and most effective way, producing professional technologists, who are highly valued and extremely necessary for the production process today. The laboratory also significantly expands the opportunities for research activities.

“The paint and coatings industry of Ukraine is a reliable and stable sector of the domestic chemical industry, making a significant contribution to the economy of the state, which experts estimate today at almost $ 1 billion a year. That is, we have reached the level of meeting the needs of the domestic market with our own products by more than 80%, said the Chairman of the Regional Council. “Thus, it can be argued that the Ukrainian manufacturers of the paint and coatings industry are in line with modern global and European trends, and this is directly the merits of not only manufacturers, but also scientists, including lecturers of the O.M. Beketov University”.

Activities of “PVC Lab” will allow not only solving the tasks of certifying paint products, analyzing and adjusting paint recipes for the purpose of resource and energy saving, developing new ones, including smart paints and varnishes, but will also be the basis of educational activities in order to prepare specialists who will be ready for practical creative work to solve a wide range of tasks in the field of technology of composite materials and coatings in construction, industry and design.

Sergii Chernov also noted that Kharkiv region has always been famous for irreplaceable people who reorient educational programs, combining them with business, to achieve maximum effect and benefit for all parties.

I wish O.M. Beketov University.always keep the leading position in the training of personnel for paintwork and other industries in Ukraine, said Sergii Chernov.

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