TROY, MI - Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT) will be held September 11-12, 2014, at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL. Produced by Paint & Coatings Industry (PCI) magazine and the Chicago Society for Coatings Technology, CTT is dedicated to providing proactive strategies for improving the use and understanding of coatings technologies and emerging trends in the industry. This is a unique opportunity for professionals to share technology, position their company and themselves as thought leaders, and increase market visibility.

Organizers are seeking abstracts from industry experts, educators, manufacturers and end users to share their scientific findings and practical applications to coatings formulations. Abstracts that focus on truly new technology and research data are preferred.

Results of a 2013 attendee survey revealed that the following topics are the most in demand: sustainable technology, advancements in additives, solving dispersion problems, regulatory updates, solventborne technology, self-healing coatings, scale-up and application issues, green technology, coatings for plastics, coatings for offset printing, TiO2 optimization, new weathering test methodologies, UV/EB curing technology, pigment dispersions, resin-enhanced performance, and bio-based technology.

Abstracts are being accepted through April 18, 2014. For additional information, visit