NEW ORLEANS — Organizers of the 2022 Waterborne Symposium are seeking submissions from academia, government and industry presenting novel research results in all aspects of coatings. The symposium will take place Feb. 20-25, 2022. The deadline for submitting an abstract is Oct. 25, 2021. Speakers will be presenting on February 23, 24 and 25, 2022.

The 49th Annual International Waterborne, High-solids and Powder Coatings Symposium is a five-day event bringing together coatings formulators, chemists, managers, business owners, industry suppliers, students and educators to network and learn about the latest research and technology in the field of paint and coatings. The symposium offers educational and technical presentations to create an understanding of the theory, science, manufacturing and marketing of coatings to highlight the improvement of coatings performance and functionality beyond traditional expectations.

The Waterborne Symposium Technical Committee will be responsible for coordinating all speakers and the agenda. The technical committee will send abstract acceptance letters by Nov. 1, 2021. The symposium requires a written paper, a presentation, a speaker biography, and picture. Presentations for accepted abstracts must be e-mailed to on or before Feb. 9, 2022.

The Waterborne Symposium Committee will be reviewing the abstracts based on their technical content and contribution. All presentations must be original (first time presented) and non-commercial. Presenters are selected based on the submitted abstracts. All speakers must submit an original paper for publication in the symposium’s annual proceedings book. Presentations must be original and should represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines. Company logos on presentation slides are acceptable; however, commercial presentations or those containing multiple trade name references will be rejected. Presentations should be no less than 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes.

Papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application, and markets in the field of surface coatings will be considered. Suggested topics include: novel waterborne materials, high solids, new technologies, nano (structure or technology), architectural coatings, protective coatings, emulsion, renewable/bio-based coatings, corrosion and adhesion, functional coatings, high throughput, UV, pigments/additives, weathering/durability, wood coatings, powder coatings advancements, and general session (all other coatings-related topics).

To learn more and to submit an abstract, visit the symposium website.