The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a Call for Papers for the "Coating Wood and Wood Composites: Designing for Durability" Conference. Scheduled for July 23-25, 2007, in Seattle, WA, this program is part of the FSCT's continuing Advancements in Coatings Series (ACSeries).

The Organizing Task Force, co-chaired by R. Sam Williams, Forest Products Laboratory; Harold Hower, Journal of Architectural Coatings, and Vickie Scarborough, The Sherwin-Williams Co., is seeking presentations on the following and related topics: understanding wood substrates; performance products, application and testing; designing and durability; eliminating damage to wood through building envelope design; engineered wood composites; and the global marketplace. Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a 150 to 200 word abstract, along with contact information, by October 9, 2006. Abstracts should be sent to Jennifer Majchrzak, Education Events Coordinator, FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350; or email: Include the title of paper, author(s), company, address, telephone, fax, and email address. Official abstract forms are available by contacting FSCT headquarters at 610.940.0777. For more information, click on the website link below.