47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium

February 16 - 21, 2020

Abstract submission for the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium is now open. Complete submission information is on the abstract template.

Submission due date is Saturday, Sept. 15, 2019

We invite papers pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Waterborne
  • High Solids
  • Nano (structure or technology)
  • Emulsion
  • Additives
  • Corrosion
  • UV
  • Pigments
  • Powder Coatings
  • General Session - all other coatings related topics

Papers will be selected based on the submitted abstracts. All speakers must submit a paper for publication in our annual proceedings book. Papers principally commercial in nature will not be accepted. Papers must be original and represent recent advancements in coatings science or related disciplines.

Program Composition

  • Short Courses:  Sunday, Feb. 16-Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

  • Symposium:  Wednesday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

  • Expert Panel Session: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

  • Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall:  Tuesday, Feb. 18-Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

  • Interactive Student Poster Session: Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

The Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Who typically attends Waterborne? 
Waterborne attendees typically include: coatings formulators, research and development scientists/chemists, technical managers or technical sales managers in the coatings or related fields, management or marketing executives, owners of small paint companies, coatings end users, coatings applicators/technicians, academicians and students in chemistry/polymers/coatings.  The vast majority (75-85%) of Waterborne attendees are employed in private industry, the balance are academic/government.

Contact Info:
Melanie Bryan
Senior Program Manager
118 College Dr. Box 5169
Hattiesburg, MS 39406




The Waterborne Symposium

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA