New CoatingsTech Conference to be held in April: program is Concurrent with NPCA and FSCT Annual Meetings.Planning is underway for the first Coatings Tech Conference, to be held April 27-29, 2009, at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, in Indianapolis, IN. The program will be held concurrently with the Annual Meetings of the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA NPCA National Parks Conservation Association
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This new international technical conference will explore the theme of "Embracing the Future." Just as NPCA and FSCT have joined together to assist the industry in meeting the challenges of tomorrow, the Coatings Tech Conference will provide the tools needed to anticipate, plan for, and implement the changes needed to thrive in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost of current competitive and technical challenges.
Despite the recent economic downturn, end users continue to focus on the need for new technologies to address performance, environmental, and costs issues. This important conference will provide valuable insight into the innovations designed to meet these expectations.
Technology Short Courses
On Monday, April 27, the FSCT will kick off its program with a series of Technology Short Courses. Full-day programs will focus on "ABCs of Water-borne Coatings" and "Additives for Coatings." In addition, four half-day courses will be offered. On Monday morning, attendees can select from two courses that will instruct in·struct
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Coatings Tech Conference
Following important trends in the industry, the Coatings Tech Conference will spotlight the methods for developing greener technologies and more sustainable products. Concurrent tracks will offer in-depth coverage of a variety of topics for all professionals within the coatings industry.
Sessions planned for the program include waterborne coatings, green coatings, analytical analytical, analytic
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The Coatings Tech Conference will feature scientific and technical developments from around the world: leading experts from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Nigeria, Peoples Republic of China, Turkey, and the United Kingdom will participate in the 2009 program.
Along with the Coatings Tech Conference, Indianapolis will also host the Annual Meetings of NPCA and FSCT.
NPCA's event, scheduled for April 26-28, will feature its traditional Annual Meeting and Industry Leadership Conference, including all general sessions and a full business program. For additional details, contact NPCA at 1500 Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
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FSCT's Annual Meeting will include the Annual General Meeting of members, Management Council meeting, and committee meetings. For more information, contact FSCT at 527 Plymouth Rd., Ste. 415, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462; 610.940.0777, or visit the website at www.coatingstech.org.