The American Coatings Association (ACA), in partnership with Vincentz Network, has issued a call for papers to be presented at the American Coatings Conference 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. The technology forum for the coatings industry, which will take place May 7-9, 2012, is offered in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, May 8-10, 2012.

Innovative companies, as well as academic/governmental research institutes, are encouraged to submit abstracts detailing high-level technical contributions to this event, presenting their latest research results that highlight advancements in raw materials and formulations, printing inks, adhesives and sealants, laboratory methods, laboratory equipment, and process equipment. Conference organizers will select from the pool of submitted presentations based on the scientific significance and potential value added to the industry.

The most outstanding coatings presentation will be honored with the American Coatings Award, which is selected and sponsored by ACA and Vincentz Network. The recipient will receive $ 2,500 and a statue.

The deadline for papers is Sept. 30. For additional details or to submit a paper,