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FSCT Roon Award Competition entries invited; technical awards to be given at ICE 2004.

The FSCT Roon Awards Committee has announced a Call for Papers for the 2004 competition. Prospective authors have the opportunity to earn up to $4,000 in cash prizes for outstanding papers.

The annual awards are sponsored by the Coatings Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) and were established to honor the late Leo Roon, founder of Nuodex Products Co., with support funds coming from the Roon Foundation. The awards will be presented at the Federation's Annual Meeting on October 27-29, in Chicago, IL.

To submit a paper for the 2004 competition, the following rules must be observed: (1) The paper must describe original work not previously published or presented; (2) The information must be directly related to the protective coatings industry; (3) It must be of such a caliber that it reflects a step forward in real scientific contribution to the coatings industry; and (4) It must be accompanied by a clearance for publication. The paper must also be prepared by someone associated with the organic coatings industry, including raw material suppliers and educators.

Those interested in entering the competition must send a letter of intent, along with the title of the proposed paper and a brief abstract by February 27, 2004 to: Roon Awards Competition, c/o Rod Moon, FSCT, 492 Norristown Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422-2350, or email:

Entries that arrive after the February 27 deadline will be considered for the 2005 competition.

Note: Subsequent to abstract being accepted for the competition, authors will be required to submit 10 copies of the paper by May 28, 2004.
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