The international Marine Coatings Conference sponsored by Protective Coatings Europe (PCE) begins a full two-day schedule Wednesday during the SMM trade show in Hamburg, Germany.
The conference will take place Sept. 8-9 within the SMM Exhibition Halls, and time will be allocated for delegates to visit the exhibition.
The theme of the conference is “Marine Coatings Developments for the Next Decade.” Presenters will include consultants, shipyards, classification societies, coatings suppliers, and equipment and instrument suppliers and contractors; more than a dozen papers have been confirmed.
Topics will include the impact of ship design on coating performance, ending corrosion problems in ballast tanks by a visco-elastic coating, use of robots in tank coatings, the detection and removal of soluble salt contamination, and the effect of hull coatings on fuel efficiencies.
The conference will provide an opportunity for coating professionals from around the world to meet and exchange views on the latest developments in all aspects of marine coatings.
The events will have broad appeal for those involved in the protection of marine vessels against corrosion and fouling, including ship owners and operators, marine superintendents, consultants, classification societies, surveyors, ship building and repair yard staff, coatings manufacturers and surface preparation equipment manufacturers.
The full program, conference brochure and registration form are available at www.marinecoatingsconference.com.