Technicians, teachers, researchers and other professionals interested in presenting papers at the 13th International Coatings Congress can already submit abstracts for evaluation by the Scientific Committee of the event. With the participation of high-level specialists from all over the world, showcasing their cutting-edge research and innovations related to various aspects of coatings, the congress will allow a panoramic view of what is already happening as well as future trends. Issues related to sustainability will be strong in evidence, since this is currently one of the main drivers of the research in the coatings chain. Those interested in attending the lectures and poster session should send a summary of the presentation for the evaluation to the website www.abrafati2013.com.br. The abstract should be between 20 and 30 lines, in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. It should contain paper title, author name (and coauthors), presenter name and a basic content summary.