The technical sessions included a Monday morning Keynote address by Rodger Pelo of PPG Industries, speaking on Leading the Way in China, and a plenary presentation Tuesday morning by Drs. Rose A. Ryntz of Visteon and Phil Yaneff of E.I. DuPont Canada, speaking on Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Automotive Coatings on Plastics in Relation to Scratch. A Monday luncheon talk by Matthew Roman of Visteon addressed Preferred Materials Usage: Environmental Legislation and Product Design.
Continuing this year was a Sunday evening wine and cheese reception at the Troy Northfield Hilton (adjacent to the Michigan State Management Education Center), which allowed attendees to network prior to the formal start of the symposium.
The papers that were presented at the Coatings for Plastics Symposium are available on a CD. Please click here for more information. For further details on the 2006 conference to be held at the same location June 5-7, visit the PCI Web site, www.pcimag.com.