Another widely covered topic at the ACC is protective coatings. A few of the papers include Silicone Foul-release Coatings for Vessels and Marine Structures,by Rob Thomaier, NuSil Technology; Use of Fluoro Silane Monomers to Improve the Performance of Epoxy Polymers, by Safak Oturakli, Kanat Paints and Coatings, Turkey; Smart Coatings for Self-healing Corrosion Protection, by W. Marshall Ming, Georgia Southern University; and Novel Multiphase Acrylics for High Performance Coatings, by Ivan Tyre, Alberdingk Boley, Inc.