Topics of interest for the PNWSCT Coatings Fest conference include: new product applications, substrates, modernization of equipment, and safety/environmental/sustainability, as well as those listed below. Papers covering other related subjects should still be sent for committee review.
Low VOC coatings
•Process optimization and preventive maintenance in the coating process
•Advances in substrate technology
•Advances in process control and measurement
•New coating processes, tools and equipment
•Advances in barrier performance, process and measurement
Cost reduction materials or processes
• Coating Technology related to applications and fluid rheology
•Process Measurement including coating weight, defects, viscosity, process modeling
•Substrates and liners technology including new technology and performance, innovations, and applications
•Cost reduction/ process optimization for coating and handling including such techniques as Six Sigma, Downgauging, Lean, etc.
•Interest in papers related to films and other substrates
•Drying / Curing Technology including thermal drying and radiation curing. Case studies describing drier upgrades and findings related to moisture cure technologies are especially encouraged.
•Novel or developing coating technologies
•Nano coating technology
•Developing coating technologies and markets
•Overviews and updates of new regulations (GHS, etc…)
•Overviews and updates of related systems
•Overviews and updates of key product markets
Presentations for the conference are selected upon the following criteria: applicability to the advancement of the formulating / manufacturing process; uniqueness and innovativeness of new technology and its contribution to the industry; and value to the technical/production community. The audiences for these conferences are technical professional personnel in R&D and manufacturing. For more information visit www.pnwsct.org.