Barrier Coating Symposium Call for Papers


KALAMAZOO, MI—Western Michigan University will host its 4th Barrier Coating Symposium Oct. 10-11, 2006, in Kalamazoo, MI. The 2006 design committee is seeking papers and presentations related to barrier coatings on paper substrates. Possible subject areas include:

  • Coatings for gas, water, water vapor, and grease barriers.
  • Recycling and other environmental pressures.
  • Nanotechnology applications in barrier coatings.
  • Converting and printing new barrier products.
  • Application methods—pros and cons.
  • Testing protocols.
  • Multi-layered barriers—same material or combinations.
  • Market needs—packaging trends and innovations.
Interested authors on these or related topics should submit an outline or abstract to Dr. Margaret Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 16.

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