SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Technicians, professors, researchers and other professionals interested in presenting papers at the 12th International Coatings Congress may now submit their abstracts.

The congress will highlight the most recent research and innovations related to procedures, products, raw materials, applications, technologies and environmental care, among other themes. Speakers from all over the world are expected to bring information on what is currently happening and on future trends in the coatings production chain.

The 12th International Coatings Congress will be held November 21-23, 2011, at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil. It is held in conjunction with the 12th International Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers, as part of ABRAFATI 2011.

Anyone interested in presenting a lecture or participating in the poster session should submit an abstract by May 31, 2011, at the Web sitewww.abrafati2011.com.br.