TROY, MI - PCI magazine announced program plans for "Powder Coatings 101," a technical seminar on powder-coatings formulation and performance scheduled for March 4-5, 2002, in Chicago.

Topics will include powder-coating terminology; resins and crosslinkers; additives; extender pigments; color pigments; special effects; formulating and performance; manufacturing processes; quality control; application techniques; and new developments. Scheduled speakers are Kevin Biller of Jamestown Powder Coatings, Eric Dumain of Reichhold, Peter Gribble of Sachtleben Pigments, and Ron McMahon of Interpon Powder Coatings.

More information, including registration details, is available from Doug Siwek at 248/244.6456, e-mail; or Monica Paul at 248/244.6434;