The only peer-reviewed trade journal serving the coatings industry, CoatingsTech is published 11 times annually, in both print and digital format. This ACA journal provides comprehensive coverage of the international coatings industry with science and technology solutions, market insights, formulator’s best practices, new product spotlights, and regulatory and legislative updates.
As the flagship publication of the American Coatings Association, CoatingsTech serves the membership of ACA as well as coatings professionals around the world. The coatings industry relies on information and insight from ACA and CoatingsTech to make their companies stronger and more profitable. The information published in CoatingsTech is available on multiple platforms—print, online, and digital.
Print: CoatingsTech has worldwide distribution to ACA members and nonmember subscribers, with 100% qualified circulation. Readers include paint and coatings manufacturers, raw material suppliers, distributors, and others allied to the field. The publication reaches all members of the industry supply chain, from CEOs, presidents and owners of coatings companies across the country and around the globe, as well as formulators and chemists, sales and marketing professionals, purchasing managers, and those involved in regulatory compliance.
Digital: CoatingsTech has evolved beyond a print magazine with a basic digital companion. We use cutting-edge technology to enhance the reading experience for the digital audience. Publication trends show a continued increase in readership on mobile devices. CoatingsTech brings the future into today with a digital edition that repurposes content with the modern reader in mind. Both traditional PDF format and a new responsive display are offered. A subscription to CoatingsTech includes both print and digital format.
For the past three years, CoatingsTech has received national recognition with Association Media and Publishing Excel Awards and Folio Magazine’s coveted Ozzie Awards:
- Bronze EXCEL Award in the “Best Single Topic Issue” category 2018, from Association Media & Publishing, recognizing the February 2017 Special Issue on Automotive Coatings
- Bronze EXCEL Award in the “Best Magazine Redesign”category 2017, from Association Media & Publishing
- Honorable Mention in the Folio: Ozzie Awards in the “Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) App” for CoatingsTech’s mobile app, 2016
- Honorable Mention in the Folio: Ozzie Awards in the “Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) Redesign (6 or more issues), 2016
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Members of the CoatingsTech Editorial Team:
Patricia D. Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief
Carolyn Ward, Director of Advertising
Devika Strother, Associate Editor
Cathy Banks, Production Manager