TROY, MI – PCI Magazine is producing three events in 2011 especially designed for coatings professionals. The Windy City Coatings Course will take place in April, The Powder Coatings Forum will be offered in June, and Coatings Trends & Technologies will take place in September. All three events promise to provide the most recent trends and best practices in the industry.

The Windy City Coatings Course will take place April 27-28, 2011, in Rolling Meadows, IL. It is a two-day educational course that offers introductory and advanced sessions led by industry experts. It also provides an opportunity to network and discuss best practices with both veteran and novice coating professionals.

Whether you are new or have had 10+ years experience, this course was uniquely designed to allow you to customize your schedule based on your educational needs and to build business relationships.

Windy City Coatings Committee (WCCC), a combination of representative members from the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology (CSCT) and Chicago Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) are closely collaborating with PCI magazine on this event.

Visitwww.windycitycoatingscourse.comfor additional information about this event.

The Powder Coating Forum will take place June 7-8, 2011, in Columbus, OH. This two-day workshop and symposium provides the basics of powder coating formulation, emerging technologies and trends, and networking with leading industry providers.

On day one, attendees receive a hands-on learning experience at a live demonstration of the powder coating manufacturing process at a local research lab. Day two consists of a symposium led by industry experts illuminating the latest powder coating materials and processing technology.

PCI magazine will co-produce the event with Powder Coating Research Group (PCRG). PCRG provides cutting-edge research and development combined with precise testing and insightful troubleshooting for your powder coating technology needs.

For additional information about the Powder Coating Forum,

Coatings Trends & Technologies will take place Sept. 13-14, 2011, in Oak Brook, IL. This event will feature research trends, technical advances, field applications and critical issues related to coatings for plastic, wood and metal substrates.

This technical conference consists of educational sessions led by industry experts as well as networking opportunities with exhibitors and well-informed colleagues sharing insights from a broad range of industries within the coatings industry.

Chicago Society for Coatings Technology (CSCT), which offers social and educational programs to industry professionals in the coatings, paint and varnish products industry, will co-produce Coatings Trends & Technologies with PCI magazine.

Visitwww.coatingsconference.comfor additional information about Coatings Trends & Technologies.

A call for papers has been issued for researchers interested in presenting at Coatings Trends & Technologies and the Powder Coating Forum. The deadline for the Powder Coating Forum is Feb. 18, 2011. The deadline for Coatings Trends & Technologies is March 18, 2011. Visit the events’ Web sites for additional information.