Call for Presentations

POWDER COATING 2019 Technical Conference Call for Presentations Open

The Powder Coating Institute will conduct the 2019 Technical Conference from April 1- 4, 2019 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL. Along with the sessions that are critical to powder coating operations, we are looking for new and innovative programming that offers intriguing information that improves powder coating operations, discusses hot industry trends, and provides ideas to enhance business practices.

We have opened an on-line submission system to accept abstracts from those interested in being considered to speak at the PCI Powder Coating 2019 Technical Conference. Keep in mind that new and innovative presentations will receive the highest consideration from the PCI Events Subcommittee for inclusion on the program.

Consider Submitting an Abstract on One of the Following Topics:
Recent Advancements for Powder Coatings
  • In Formulations
  • On Heat-sensitive Substrates
  • In Pretreatment
  • In Raw Materials
  • In End-User Markets such as aerospace, agriculture, architectural, automotive, construction, furniture, general metals, marine, and military applications
Making a Powder Coating Operation Even Greener (Environmental)
Powder Coatings vs. Waterborne Coatings
Exploring Color & Gloss
Case Studies for Unique Applications
Powder Application Techniques
Automation / Industry 4.0
  • Small Shops
  • Large Shops
  • Automation Business Case (e.g., When Does It Make Sense to Install a Robot?)
Workforce Development
  • Recruiting & Retaining Employees
  • Employee Engagement (e.g., motivation, recognition)
Powder Coating Specifications
  • Managing Customer Expectations
  • For Designers and Architects (architectural)
Safety in Powder Operations
  • Understanding Labeling/Handling Requirements
  • Fire Codes/permitting
Submit Abstract

Call for Presentation Abstracts closes August 15, 2018.


PCI has made arrangements for a discounted group rate at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. Use the link below to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your hotel within the PCI hotel block as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike.

Tabletop Exhibition

Here are some of the exhibiting companies at Powder Coating 2019!

Table 1: Midwest Finishing Systems
Table 3: Caplugs/Shercon
Table 6: Chemetall US, Inc.
Table 7: DuBois Chemicals
Table 18: Parker Ionics
Table 19: ACT Test Panels, LLC
Table 24: Nordson Corporation
Table 26: BCI Surface Technologies
Table 27: IntelliFinishing
Table 28: Pretreatment Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (PEM)
Table 29: DeFelsko Corporation
Table 41: RollSeal
Table 42: Global Finishing Solutions
Table 43: Gema USA Inc.
Table 44: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Table 45: Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC
Table 47: EPSI Masking Solutions
Table 48: Wagner Industrial Solutions
Table 49: Fischer Technology Inc.
Table 54: Rohner
Table 67: Elcometer, Inc.
Table 72: Fostoria Process Equipment, Div. of TPI Corp.