The American Coatings Conference brings industry professionals together to expand their knowledge of the latest technology trends for the coatings industry. Sharpen your skills by attending the pre-conference tutorials, gain valuable insight during in-depth conference sessions, and network with peers at this vital industry event.
|Location:||Indiana Convention Center, IN|
|Dates/Times||Tuesday, April 5:||8:00 am - 6:30 pm|
|Wednesday, April 6:||8:30 am - 6:30 pm|
|Thursday, April 7:||8:00 am - 12:00 pm|
Conference Program Information
The American Coatings CONFERENCE brings industry professionals together to expand their knowledge of the latest technology trends for the coatings industry. Sharpen your skills by attending the pre-conference tutorials, gain valuable insight during in-depth conference sessions, and network with peers at this vital industry event.
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|Tuesday, April 5, 2022|
|12:00pm – 1:15pm||Plenary Session: Welcome Address, Conference Introduction, Keynote Presentation by Eastman, Award Ceremony|
|1:30pm – 4:30pm||Session 1: Science Today, Coatings Tomorrow|
|1:30pm – 4:30pm||Session 2: Sustainability|
|1:30pm – 4:30pm||Session 3: Measuring and Testing|
|1:30pm – 4:30pm||Session 4: Automotive Coatings|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Networking: Coffee Break|
|5:00pm – 6:30pm||Poster Session|
|Wednesday, April 6, 2022|
|8:30am – 12:30pm||
Session 5: Functional Coatings 1
Session 6: Architectural Coatings 2
Session 7: Epoxy Coatings
Session 8: Water-borne Coatings
|9:30am – 11:00am||Networking: Conference Break|
|2:30pm – 6:30pm||
Session 9: Functional Coatings 2
Session 10: Architectural Coatings 2
Session 11: Polyurethane Coatings
Session 12: Tools and Systems
|Thursday, April 7, 2022|
|8:00am – 11:30am||Session 13: Biobased Materials|
|8:00am – 12:00pm||Session 14: Weathering and Corrosion Testing|
|8:00am – 12:00pm||Session 15: Protective Coatings|
|8:00am – 11:30am||Session 16: Radiation Curing|
|9:30am – 10:30am||Networking: Conference Break|
Pre Conference Tutorials
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Role of Innovation in the Coatings Industry When Every Color Must be Green
Like the assets we protect, the brands we enhance, and the beauty we deliver, the coatings industry has remained remarkably strong and resilient through two years of aggressive field testing in a pandemic economic environment. Indeed, resiliency has long been at the heart of the coatings industry, and often one of the most important functions that our solutions and offerings deliver to the world around us. Today, the resiliency of coatings technology has yet another contribution to make, in leading the way toward a more sustainable future. From providing the protection to extend the service life of assets, to adapting formulations toward more sustainable chemistries, to re-engineering application technologies to save resources, our industry is once again demonstrating our resilience to adjust to a world where every color must be green.
Please join Eastman CTO, Dr. Chris Killian, as he discusses how the resilience of our technology innovation and creativity are leading the coatings industry to answer the call to carry our customers to a more sustainable future, from coatings that save energy & reduce material use, coatings that reduce waste through improving the durability and lifetime of assets, coatings that improve the safety and wellness of the consumers they touch, and coatings that will drive the circular economy. For thousands of years, coatings makers have answered the call when customers went in search of color – and that’s no different today, when the color of choice is green.
Dr. Killian joined Eastman in 1996 as a research chemist. During his career at Eastman, he held various positions in technology and business areas. These positions included technology manager, director Polymers Technology, director of the TritanTM Growth Platform, director Coatings and Adhesives Technology, VP for Advanced Materials Technology and VP for Additives and Functional Products, Chemical Intermediates and Corporate Technology, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organic chemistry from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
American Coatings Award
The prestigious American Coatings Award will be given for the most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference. Selected and sponsored by the ACA and Vincentz Network, the award is an attractive sculpture and a $2,500 cash prize.The winner of the 2022 American Coatings Award will be presented during the plenary Session he first day of the conference.
The American Coatings Award 2020 was awarded to Zeena Cherian, senior staff scientist for Ashland Specialty Ingredients (right).
At each AC Conference, a Networking Reception and Poster Session are held at the end of the first day. During the reception, posters are displayed and contributors are available to discuss their research with interested attendees. Student work is accepted and encouraged.
Join the ACS 2022 Fun Run!
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7:15 – 8:30 am
The Fun Run is one of the highlights of the ACS/ACC, with a track record of over 300 attendees participating at each event. Sign up online when you register for the ACS/ACC, or sign-up on-site and join in the fun!