1/12/10 – SSPC 2011: Technical Conference Around Theme of Green Technology
1 December 2010
As the coatings industry moves further into the 21st century, more contractors and facility owners are demanding sustainable solutions and an understanding of how to comply with green regulations. SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is offering the first trade show and technical conference to directly address environmentally-responsible protective coatings solutions: SSPC 2011 featuring GreenCOAT. This event will occur from January 31 to February 3, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
SSPC’s goal for GreenCOAT is to provide guidance for members and those in the protective coatings industry regarding eco-conscious coating technology and how to comply with green regulations. This will encompass a special exhibit hall, technical program and networking events highlighting environmentally-responsible protective coatings solutions currently available in the industry.
In addition, exhibitors promoting environmentally-sensible products and services will connect with a growing new marketplace of buyers whose mandate it is to purchase from eco-aware businesses and build with eco-aware products.
"The move toward more environmentally-responsible industrial coatings solutions is running ahead at full steam," said President of SSPC Russ Brown. "The challenge facing our industry is that our products and methods don’t always lend themselves well to ‘greening’. From a performance and cost standpoint, a ‘green’ solution that fails or performs inadequately may end up being more harmful to the environment than a traditional solution with proven reliability."
SSPC 2011 will feature green technologies for the protective, marine and industrial coatings industries. Topics of interest will include:
— Coating application methods
— Coating failures
— Coatings for emerging green industries like wind power and nuclear
— Coating inspection equipment and types and characteristics
— Concrete surfacing
— Corrosion control
— Environmental health and safety and green regulations
— Estimating for commercial, marine and DOT
— Green application techniques
— Green, wind tower, and marine and military coatings
— Surface preparation
— The durability of all generic types of industrial liquid coatings
— Advances in containment designs and function
— Best application practices for high solids materials
— Powder coatings
— Cleaner abrasives
More information on the conference along with exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available at http://www.sspc2011.com.
SSPC is the only non-profit association focused on the protection and preservation of concrete, steel and other industrial and marine structures and surfaces through the use of high-performance industrial coatings. SSPC is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry. SSPC’s core products and services include: coatings industry standards, technical publications, training and certification courses, painting contractor certification programs, meetings and conferences and other online resources. For additional information on SSPC, visit http://www.sspc.org.