CFP is Extended till April 1st!

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Cleveland, Ohio - The Cleveland Coatings Society is happy to announce that abstracts for Podium and Poster presentations are now being accepted for the 65th Annual Sink or Swim Technical Symposium to be held June 7th and 8th, 2022


This years theme is Advances in Coatings Technology for a Challenging New World: Formulations, Raw Materials, and Regulatory Considerations

Our coatings world has changed over the past few years. Supply chain disruptions, leading to shortages of critical raw materials, as well as the continued pressure to address old and new regulatory and environmental concerns, have made formulating paints and coatings extremely challenging. Our industry has always responded to these challenges and continues to do so. Please consider submitting your presentation supplying solutions to these problems. Some suggested topics are as follows:


  • Novel Technologies and Formulation Ideas

  • Polymer, Resin and Pigment utilization

  • Product Stewardship/Regulatory Affairs

  • Green Sustainable Technologies

  • Additives

  • Architectural, Industrial, and Automotive Coatings Concerns

  • Ultra-Low VOC Technologies

  • Analysis and Characterization of Paint Films

  • Improved Corrosion Resistance

  • New Technologies for Waterborne and Higher Solids Coatings

Deadline for submissions is March 18th, 2022

The time allotted is 25 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A. A Cash Award will be offered to the most outstanding speaker. Submit completed CFP Registration to Abstract submission does not guarantee a place in the symposium program. Speakers will be notified of the paper's acceptance.The final Program should be set by 5/1/2022.