DETROIT -- The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology issued a call for papers for its 29th annual FOCUS Conference, scheduled for May 4, 2004, in Troy, MI.

Titles and contact information for potential technical presentations should be submitted by Nov. 15 to conference chairman David Nordstrom, e-mail The society is seeking papers that reflect practical applications of concepts, materials or equipment for the coatings industry.

The conference, which carries a theme of “Racing to a High-Performance Finish,” will include two program tracks and a tutorial program on a topic to be announced. A “Coatings Showcase” exhibit of coatings-industry suppliers is also planned. More information is available on the Detroit society’s website, located at