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31st Biennial Western Coatings Symposium Issues Call for Papers

April 1, 2013

The 31st Biennial Western Coatings Symposium (WCS), which will be held Oct. 20-23, 2013 at the Paris Hotel is Las Vegas, NV has issued a call for papers and academic posters.

The WCS Committee is seeking technical presentations focused on the newest innovations, regional and global trends of the industry. Suggested topics include: New Formulations, Coatings Technologies and Product Trends; Leadership, Management and Marketing Innovations and New Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Regulatory Developments. The WCS presentation session is a technical focused event. Abstract and presentation content should not be promotional or commercial in character.  The Academic Poster Competition Session at the WCS is designed to encourage university students to submit posters promoting new ideas and technologies based on preliminary or completed coatings or related materials research.

Each accepted entry will be provided with a display board to highlight the research project. Students will be required to staff their poster during exhibit hours with a maximum of two students per poster.  Only one poster can be submitted by a given student(s). A university can elect to set up an accepted academic poster without a student, but the university will not be eligible for the three academic poster competition awards. For more information go to