TROY, MI - Abstracts are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Coatings for Plastics Symposium, to be held June 2-4, 2009, at the Westin Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The deadline for submission is December 8, 2008.
The technical committee is looking for papers of an educational nature that present real-life case studies and experiments in the industry. Possible topics include: bio-friendly/green technology; finishing techniques; decorative technology trends; nanotechnology; novel waterborne or solvent-borne coatings; improvements in adhesion technology; advancements in application techniques; UV- and EB-cured coatings; film laminates; mold-in-color; innovations in plastics substrate technology; regulatory issues; powder coatings; advancements in test methods; materials characterization and performance evaluation; advances in areas such as the appliance, electronics, architectural, marine, recreational and sporting-goods markets; and automotive interior and exterior, polymers, additives and pigments.
Abstracts of 150 to 200 words in length can be submitted online at
Notification of acceptance will be Jan. 5, 2009, and completed presentations are due March 2, 2009. For questions, contact Jessica Kreider, Event Manager, Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, at 248/244.1731 or e-mail