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 Dec. 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 or green technology; finishing techniques; decorative technology trends; nanotechnology; novel waterborne or solventborne 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

For questions, contact Jessica Kreider, Event Manager, Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, at 248/244.1731 or e-mail