TROY, MI - Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) magazine has announced that Rose Ann Ryntz, manager of Advanced Materials Engineering at Visteon Corp. and a noted expert on plastics-coatings technology, will address the 5th International Coatings for Plastics Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for May 20-22 in Troy, MI.

Ryntz will discuss the topic of "Achieving Paint Approval for Automotive Plastics" on Monday, May 20. Ryntz, who earned a Ph.D. degree in polymer/organic chemistry from the University of Detroit, has been a frequent coatings-technology lecturer in North America and worldwide, and is the author of more than 70 papers or articles and three books. She also holds 16 patents.

The Coatings for Plastics Symposium will be held at the MSU Management Education Center, Troy, MI. For more information, contact Monica Paul, PCI magazine, phone 248/244.6434; e-mail