CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - The Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology has announced plans for the group's Eastern Training Conference and Show, scheduled for May 8-10 at the Valley Forge Convention Center, Valley Forge, PA. The training conference consists of two courses: "Introduction to Coatings Technology," designed for both technical and business personnel, and "Pigment Dispersion in a Fluid Media," which addresses technology advances for experienced coatings personnel.

An exhibition featuring more than 100 supplier companies is scheduled for May 9, and personnel from supplier companies will be available to discuss new products and services related to raw materials, production equipment, testing equipment, and laboratory apparatus, event organizers said.

To exhibit or register for a conference, contact Sam Firestone, S.E. Firestone Associates Inc., 101 Surrey Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027; phone 215/635.1366. General information can be obtained from the Philadelphia Society's Web site,, or e-mail at