CoatingsTech Conference 2023: Abstract Submissions

June 26 – 28, 2023

ACA is seeking technical papers and posters for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference. This biennial conference features a multi-track forum, industry awards, and presentation opportunities for both industry professionals and students, and will follow the theme, “Coatings Technologies: Adaptation in a Complex World.”


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

Advances in Analytical Methods &Technology ♦ Application/Manufacturing/Processing Equipment ♦ Architectural Coatings ♦ Biocidal Control (e.g., preservation, surface protection, antifouling) ♦ Corrosion and Adhesion ♦ Functional Coatings ♦ High-throughput Testing ♦ Infrastructure Coatings ♦ Nanotechnology ♦ Pigments & Other Additives ♦ Powder Coatings ♦ Protective Coatings ♦ Radiation-cured Coatings ♦ Renewable/Bio-based Coatings ♦ Transportation Coatings ♦ Waterborne Coatings ♦ Weathering & Durability ♦ Wood Coatings ♦  Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations/ Sustainability: Hazard Communication & Labeling ◊ Hazardous Air Pollutants & Indoor Air Quality ◊ Life-cycle Assessment ◊ Life Safety Engineering ◊ Volatile Organic Compounds ◊ Waste Minimization



To submit a paper or poster, please provide a maximum 1,500-character abstract by filling out the form that follows. An asterisk (*) denotes a required field.

Also, please note the following:

  • Those submitting abstracts for consideration should know that, if accepted, they will be expected to provide their full paper or poster and make an  in person presentation.
  • Submitters must indicate intent to be considered for the CoatingsTech Best Paper Award (click the check box)
  • In order to comply with the expectations of conference attendees, use of commercial trade names or product names is not permitted. All abstracts and subsequent paper submissions must be non-commercial in content.
  • 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. NOTE: To be considered for the CoatingsTech Award, your paper be submitted by April 10, 2023
  • Each speaker is required to register for the CoatingsTech Conference and will receive complementary registration for the day of the 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.
  • Student registration fees are heavily discounted, and student travel stipends may be available.

NOTE: Submissions will be published at ACA’s discretion and ACA will retain the right to publish or republish such submissions.

The CoatingsTech Abstract Submission is now closed.