The Eastern Coatings Federation is calling for technical abstracts for presentations at the Eastern Coatings Show in 2023. Abstracts from industry, academia, government, and non-profit coatings-related groups are all encouraged. Studies that include coatings applications, chemistries, theory, manufacture, safety, test methods, and equipment are all welcome. The vision of the ECS is to educate the attendees and to highlight state-of-the art protection, aesthetics, and functionality that are possible today and in the foreseeable future.

2023 Speaker’s Format

Speakers will be presenting May 16-18, 2023. The ECS Technical Committee will review the submitted abstracts and determine which abstracts are accepted. The Committee will also coordinate the agenda of presentations.

Presentation Criteria

  • Abstract, Biography, and Picture: Abstract for the presentation, biography, and picture of the speaker are all required, and should be submitted no later than December 2, 2022. Submissions without all three items will not be accepted. Acceptance letters will be sent by February 24, 2023. The presentation schedule will be published no later than March 17, 2023.
  • Presentation: The PowerPoint Presentation should be submitted on or before April 14, 2023. Electronic copies of the presentations will be distributed to the attendees, so please confirm permission with the presentation submission.
  • Content: The ECS Technical Committee will be reviewing the presentations based on their technical content and contribution to the advancement of coatings technology. These speaker platforms are intended to educate the audience. Company logos are permitted on the title slide only, and no trade names are permitted in the abstract or presentation. The goal of the Eastern Coating Show is to further the advancement of coatings technology, so please ensure that your submission meets that expectation. Presentations that are deemed too commercial will not be accepted.
  • Time: Presentations should be no less than 20 minutes and no more than 25 minutes to allow time for questions from the audience.

Pflaumer Brothers Innovation Awards

Pflaumer Brothers, of Ewing, New Jersey, is sponsoring the awards to honor and recognize the top two technical papers showing the most outstanding technical innovations. The Pflaumer Honors for Innovation Award for the Most Outstanding Paper is an honorarium for $2,000. The Pflaumer Honors for Innovation Award for Outstanding Paper is an honorarium for $1,000.

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