NEW ORLEANS – Abstracts for the 44th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium are being accepted until September 15, 2016. Sponsored by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, the symposium will take place in New Orleans February 19-24, 2017.

Organizers of the symposium are inviting industry professionals to submit papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings. Suggested topics include waterborne, high solids, nano (structure or technology), emulsion, additives, corrosion, UV, pigments, powder coatings and general sessions (all other coatings-related topics).

Papers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts. All speakers must submit a paper for publication in the symposium’s annual proceedings book. Papers principally commercial in nature will not be accepted. Papers must be original and represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines.

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