The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking submission of abstracts for its 2017 Coatings Tech Conference, which will be held March 20-22, 2017 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, OH. The theme of the 2017 conference is “Meeting the Sustainability Challenges of Today and Tomorrow.”

The deadline for submissions is October 15. This biennial conference features a multi-track forum, industry awards, and presentation opportunities for both industry professionals and students. It also offers industry experts a forum for sharing new research, and will convene with six new, half-day short courses focusing on varied audiences. In addition to technology-focused sessions, the conference will also address regulatory and legislative developments impacting manufacturing, product innovation, and sustainability.

The CoatingsTech Conference enables coatings manufacturers, their suppliers, universities, and government representatives to share ideas, collaborate, and advance the coatings industry. Conference sessions will be categorized to provide attendees with an opportunity to focus on individual interests and specialization.