ABRAFATI (Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association) has issued a call for papers for its 12th International Coatings Congress, which will take place November 21-23 2011 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Technicians, professors, researchers and others interested in presenting papers at the 12th International Coatings Congress may now submit their abstracts to be evaluated by the scientific committee. This year’s congress will highlight recent research and innovations related to procedures, products, raw materials, applications, technologies and environmental care, among other themes. Anyone interested in presenting a lecture or participating in the Poster Session should submit an abstract of the presentation to the 12th Congress Committee by May 31, 2011 through the website www.abrafati2011.com.br. The summary should be 20 to 30 lines long, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. It should include a title, the author’s name (and co-authors), the speaker’s name and the basic content summarized.