WASHINGTON - The National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA), in cooperation with Vincentz Network (VN), is launching a new Science and Technology Initiative including a new American Coatings Show. In cooperation with North American coatings manufacturers and their suppliers, NPCA and VN will pool resources to create new services for the industry.

The American Coatings Conference, a science and technology forum, will be held in conjunction with the Show, and the American Coatings Daily will be published throughout the event.

Planned as a bi-annual event, The American Coatings Show will begin in Fall 2008, at a dedicated, fixed venue. According to the NPCA, a “very significant” number of top companies have already endorsed the event. For more information, visit www.american-coatings-show.com.