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.”

Key Deadlines

ALL Abstract Submissions Due: December 8, 2022

Speaker Notification of AcceptanceJan. 16, 2023
Student Poster Notification of AcceptanceFeb. 10, 2023
Submission of Completed Paper for Best Paper ConsiderationApril 10, 2023
Submission of All Other Completed PapersApril 21, 2023

Paper Poster Topics

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

Guidelines & Important Information for Submitters

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.

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

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