Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 2022 — The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking submission of abstracts for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference to be held June 26-28 in Cleveland, Ohio. This biennial conference features a multi-track forum, industry awards, and presentation opportunities for both industry professionals and students. It will follow the theme, “Coatings Technologies: Adaptation in a Complex World.” Abstracts will be accepted through Dec. 8, 2022.

The 2023 CoatingsTech Conference offers industry experts — including coatings manufacturers, their suppliers, universities, and government representatives —  a forum to share new research and pursue continuing education and skills development. In addition to technology-focused sessions, the conference will also address regulatory and legislative developments impacting manufacturing, product innovation, and sustainability. Conference sessions will be categorized to provide attendees with an opportunity to focus on individual interests and specialization. Pre-conference short courses will provide targeted learning opportunities.

NOTE: Those submitting abstracts for consideration should know that, if accepted, they will be expected to provide their full paper or poster and make a presentation in person at the conference.

Paper and Poster Topics

In keeping with the theme, papers and posters on the following topics are being sought:

  • Advances in analytical methods and 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 and other additives
  • Powder coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Radiation-cured coatings
  • Renewable/bio-based coatings
  • Transportation coatings
  • Waterborne coatings
  • Weathering and durability
  • Wood coatings
  • Health, safety, and environmental regulations/sustainability:
    • Hazard communication and labeling
    • Hazardous air pollutants and indoor air quality
    • Life-cycle assessment
    • Life safety engineering
    • Volatile organic compounds
    • Waste minimization

Abstract submission guidelines and additional pertinent information, including other deadlines, are available at https://www.paint.org/aca-events/coatings-tech-conference/2023-cfp/. For more information about the conference, visit https://www.paint.org/ctc-2023.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.