WASHINGTON, DC - The American Coatings Association (ACA), in partnership with Vincentz Network, is calling for papers to be presented at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2014. This major technology forum for the coatings industry, which will take place April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, is held in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, April 8-10, 2014. As ACA’s most valued event, it will again provide a high-level technical and scientific forum, rallying leading industry experts from coatings manufacturers, their suppliers, universities and government partners across the nation and beyond.

Innovative companies, as well as academic and governmental research institutes, are invited to submit abstracts detailing high-level technical contributions to this event, presenting their latest research results that show advancements important to coatings, as well as to printing inks, adhesives and sealants.

Conference organizers will select presentations for the conference based on the following criteria: scientific significance, novelty and potential value added to the industry. Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to clearly state in their abstract the research’s unique contribution as it aligns with these criteria. Student papers are welcome.

The most outstanding coatings presentation will be honored with the American Coatings AWARD, selected and sponsored by ACA and Vincentz Network. The recipient of this prestigious award will be endowed with $2,500 and a sculpture.

Papers should be submitted online at www.american-coatings-show.com/callforpapers by September 27, 2013.

For more information visit www.american-coatings-show.com or contact Lena Witte, Vincentz Network, Project Manager Events, at Lena.Witte@vincentz.net.