The American Coatings Show opened its doors on Tuesday to global coatings professionals. Building on the success of the first two shows, ACS organizers – the American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network – are confident that the third edition of the biennial event will also set the trend for future developments in coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.

The number of exhibitors is up 30% from the 2010 event. This year’s show boasts 427 exhibitors (271 domestic and 156 international), with 19 countries represented in 91,300 square feet of exhibition space. Exhibit space is up 34% from 2010.