American Coatings SHOW
April 10-12, 2018
American Coatings CONFERENCE
April 9-11, 2018
Hosted by the American Coatings Association, in collaboration with Vincentz Network
All ACS 2018 hotel reservations must be booked through EventSphere.
INDIANA Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Monday, April 9
On April 9, the American Coatings CONFERENCE began with the Plenary Session. Attendees heard a Keynote address by Barry Snyder, senior vice president and CTO at Axalta Coating Systems (above left). The presentation, titled “Innovation in the Tech Era: Fulfilling the Color Needs of End-Users in a World of Fast Fashion and Revolving Apps,” challenged attendees to think about how the coatings industry can address needs and expectations of customers by looking at what other industries have accomplished.
Following the keynote address, the American Coatings AWARD was presented to a team from DuPont Industrial Biosciences for their paper entitled, “Enzymatic Polymerization for Engineered PolySaccharides in Coatings.” Team members Christian Lenges (above, right) and Monica Harvey accepted the award.
A series of concurrent afternoon presentations followed the Plenary Session, and the day closed with a robust Poster Session, with lively discussion between authors and attendees.
To see the full conference schedule, go to the CONFERENECE 2018 page.
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Facts about the Show and Conference
Sq. Ft. of Exhibit space
The ACS provides a platform for showcasing the latest technologies and trends in the coatings industry. View the Product Presentations.
ACS 2018 Fun Run!
The ACS 2018 Fun Run on April 11 began with a below-average temperature and approximately 300 registrants committed to running for charity. Alfredo Vergara, of Alvu Quimica (#295, left), came in first place, at 18:12:253. Visit the Fun Run page for more details.
Visit the AC Bookshop to find a wide array of technical literature for current and future coatings experts. Selections range from coatings basics, to formulation expertise, up to special insights into raw materials, application fields, and measuring and testing.
Indiana Convention Center