NEW ORLEANS - Abstract submission for the 42nd Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium is now open. Submissions are due Monday, September 15, 2014. The symposium will take place February 9-13, 2015, in New Orleans.

Symposium organizers are inviting papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):  waterborne, high solids, nano (structure of technology), emulsion, additives, corrosion, UV, pigments and powder coatings.

Papers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts. All speakers must submit a paper for publication in the conference annual proceedings book. Papers principally commercial in nature will not be accepted. Papers must be original and represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines. For additional information, visit