NEW ORLEANS — The Waterborne Symposium is seeking submissions from academia, government and industry presenting novel research results in all aspects of coatings. The 50th 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 coatings theory, science, manufacturing and marketing to highlight the improvement of coatings performance and functionality beyond traditional expectations.

Speakers will be presenting on Feb. 15, 16 and 17, 2023. 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, 2022.

Suggested presentation topics include, but are not limited to, the following: 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 and additives, weathering and durability, wood coatings, and powder coatings. 

The Waterborne Symposium Committee will review 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 annual proceedings book of the symposium. 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. The symposium requires a written paper, a presentation, a speaker biography and a picture. Presentations should be no less than 20 minutes and no longer than 30 minutes. Presentations for accepted abstracts are due on or before Feb. 1, 2023. 

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