In 2014, more than 8,700 industry attendees from 69 countries visited the American Coatings Show to explore the most recent developments in raw materials, laboratory and production equipment, testing and measuring equipment, and services for the coatings industry. This year, the 2016 American Coatings Show and Conference will bring together industry experts in the coatings industry April 11-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.


Exhibition and Networking

The American Coatings Show exhibition floor will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 12-13, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 14. Over 450 exhibitors will be present to demonstrate their newest products and developments in raw materials, laboratory, production, packaging, and testing and measuring equipment, environmental protection and workplace safety, and industry services such as software, research and development, and e-commerce. (For a full list of exhibitors and booth numbers, visit There will also be two networking events. On Monday evening, the American Coatings Conference reception will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., along with a poster session; the Lunch-Around-the-World reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 on the show floor at the conclusion of the conference.



The American Coatings Conference will coincide with the Coatings Show from April 11-13. The conference will host 10 pre-conference tutorials on a variety of topics, the first half focusing on types of coatings and the second half devoted to chemicals and raw materials. The conference sessions will run parallel in sets of four on different topics, ranging from advanced topics on specific coatings to additives and novel materials. Sharon Feng, Ph.D., senior associate dean of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, will give the keynote presentation at the plenary session on Monday afternoon. The plenary session will also include the welcome address and awards presentation of the American Coatings Award, the Mattiello award, and the Roon award. 

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