The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) will hold its 56th annual Spring Symposium, the Northwest Coatings Fest on May 11-13, 2011 at the Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac, WA. The Symposium, titled “Red alert: Products and Solutions for Tough Economic Times,” will bring together technical, sales and business professionals for a technical program, conference lunch and conference dinner.
The Society has issued a call for papers for the technical program to be held on May 12th and a half-day session on May 13th. The topic focus should include the future of paint manufacturing in the Northwest and new product technology designed for the future. This symposium will directly focus on different substrates such as composites and vinyl, (siding and window profile), with products like self healing, self cleaning and nano coatings.
The abstract should be 250 words or less with the title of the paper. Contact information including author names, company name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address and speaker bio should be attached. The deadline for the Northwest Coating Fest submittal is January 7th, 2011. The PNWSCT will send out a notification of acceptance by February 15, 2011. Upon acceptance into the PNWSCT NW Coatings Fest technical program, speakers will be required to submit a completed paper to the committee by March 15, 2011. “The Best Paper Award” will be presented at the NW Coatings Fest.
Those interested are encouraged to submit a short abstract for a 40-45 minute presentation to: Glenn Carlson, 206-200-5452; email: GlennC@TCRindustries.com.