Making Sustainability Ideas Happen: Coatings For the Future

April 8-10, 2019  |  Cleveland, OH  |  Westin Cleveland Downtown

ACA is seeking technical papers and student posters for the 2019 CoatingsTech Conference. The multi-track conference, short courses, industry awards, and presentation opportunities offer industry experts a forum to introduce new research, pursue continuing education and skills development in coatings technology. The conference will also address regulatory and legislative developments impacting manufacturing, product innovation, and sustainability.

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Call for Papers


Papers on the following topics are being sought and will be considered.

  • Advances in Analytical Technology
  • Application / Manufacturing / Processing Equipment
  • Architectural Coatings
  • Corrosion and Adhesion
  • Infrastructure Improvement Coatings
  • Functional Coatings
  • High Throughput
  • Nanotechnology
  • Novel Waterborne Materials
  • Protective Coatings
  • Pigments/Additives
  • Renewable/Bio-based Coatings
  • Transportation Coatings
  • Weathering/Durability
  • Wood Coatings
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Regulatory and Sustainability-related Measurement (i.e., VOC, HAPs and IAQ Control Strategies, Lifecycle Assessments, Hazard Communication and Labeling, Life Safety Engineering, Waste Minimization, etc.)
  • Paint Recycling, Reuse, and Recovery


To submit a paper, please provide a maximum 300-word abstract along with:

  • Title of Paper, Author (s), and Company
  • Speaker’s Name and Biographical Information
  • Address, Email, and Telephone

Please NOTE the following:

  • In order to comply with the expectations of the conference attendees, use of commercial trade names or product names is not permitted. All abstracts and subsequent paper submissions must be non-commercial in style and pre-approved prior to the conference.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the CoatingsTech Conference Program Committee, and acceptance decisions will be based on originality, quality, and relevance to the coatings industry.
  • After abstracts are reviewed and accepted, all presenters will be required to submit a paper and presentation by the indicated deadline for publication in the CoatingsTech Program Proceedings.
  • Each speaker is required to register for the CoatingsTech Conference and will receive complimentary registration for the day of their presentation. (Speakers also benefit from a full CoatingsTech Conference discount should they desire to attend sessions on other days.)
  • Speakers will not be compensated and are expected to pay their own travel, lodging, and per diem expenses.

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