ACA Opens Call for Papers


The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference, slated to take place June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland.

The theme for the event, “Coatings Technologies: Adaptation in a Complex World,” plans to acknowledge today’s constraints and trends, as they relate to increased bio-sourcing, supply chain unpredictability or manufacturing onshoring.

The biennial conference will feature a multi-track forum, industry awards and presentation opportunities for both industry professionals and students alike.

In keeping with the theme, ACA shares that papers and posters on the following topics are sought and will be considered:

  • Advances in Analytical Methods & Technology;
  • Application/Manufacturing/Processing Equipment;
  • Architectural Coatings;
  • Biocidal Control (e.g., preservation, surface protection, antifouling);
  • Corrosion and Adhesion;
  • Functional Coatings;
  • High-throughput Testing;
  • Infrastructure Coatings;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Pigments and Other Additives;
  • Powder Coatings Advancements;
  • Protective Coatings;
  • Radiation-cured Coatings;
  • Renewable/Bio-based Coatings;
  • Transporation Coatings;
  • Waterborne Coatings;
  • Weathering and Durability;
  • Wood Coatings; and
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Regulations/Sustainability (and other related topics).

Additionally, to be considered, authors must submit papers that meet the following guidelines:

  • Include a title and company or institution name;
  • Include the speaker’s name and biographical information;
  • Include the speaker’s address, email address and phone number;
  • Does not exceed a maximum of 1,500 characters; and
  • Intent to be considered for the Best Paper Award.

Other details can be found here.

ACA notes that if a paper is accepted, submitters will be expected to provide a full paper or poster, register for the conference, provide slides and a headshot, in addition to contributing an in-person presentation/poster during the event.

Key dates include:

  • Dec. 1 – abstracts are due;
  • Jan. 10, 2023 – speakers are notified of acceptance;
  • Feb. 10, 2023 – students are notified of poster acceptance;
  • April 10, 2023 – submission of a completed paper for Best Paper Award consideration; and
  • April 21, 2023 – submission of all other completed papers.

All abstracts should be submitted here. For more information, visit the conference website here.


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