CLEVELAND - The Cleveland and Pittsburgh Societies for Coatings Technology announced program details for the two groups' 45th Annual Symposium, "Sink or Swim 2002," scheduled for April 18-19 at the Airport Marriott hotel, Cleveland.

The FSCT also will conduct a one-day course, "Introduction to Coatings Technology for the Non-Technologist," on April 17 in conjunction with the symposium.

Technical presentations for the conference will address formulation, performance, and testing of various waterborne coatings technologies, and the event also will feature a "New Product Showcase" offering information on new products and equipment for waterborne coatings.

Registration options include the short course only, the symposium program only, or both the short course and symposium. Details on the symposium, including program highlights and registration costs, are available on the Cleveland Society for Coatings Technology website, located at