PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The University of Kentucky has established a painting technology consortium. The aim of the consortium is to join research and industrial resources to develop a new generation of painting technology, which would have higher energy efficiency and environmental friendliness than those currently used on commercial products. The painting technology efforts cover five main areas:
- Paint spraying and transfer efficiency
- Paint overspray capturing
- Paint curing drying
- Painted surface monitoring and control
- Paint-related waste recycling and disposal
The need for a more effective painting technology is clear since many manufacturing industries use paint to finish their products, and new tighter environmental regulations are being enacted.
Following the successful 2000-2010 Painting Technology Workshops, the University of Kentucky Painting Technology Consortium proudly announces the 2011 Painting Technology Workshop (PTW2011). It is organized as a forum for technical presentations and critical discussions regarding common paint technology problems in manufacturing industries, as well as finding innovative solutions to those problems.
Participants include individuals from industry, academia, and government laboratories and agencies who are interested in solving paint-related problems.
This workshop has dual aims: (1) exchange of information on the current development of spray painting technology that has been used in automotive and other industries and (2) development of a network system that allows mutually beneficial collaboration among users of painting technology, paint booth manufacturers, and paint product companies.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Participants interested in the exchange of information on painting technology problems and developments, please submit a two-page extended abstract including authors' names and affiliations to Abraham Salazar at the address shown above. Participants may also submit their abstracts on-line at: Abstract Form
A proceedings containing all submitted abstracts will be available at the meeting. Presentations will be available for download to all registered participants shortly after the conference.
Persons interested in attending the workshop should fax a registration form to the attention of Sandra Dunn at the number shown on the form, or register on-line at: Registration Form
For the last three years, PTW has offered the possibility of having a small exhibit outside the meeting room in which companies place brochures, samples and other material to attract the interest of possible customers. In the past, this has been well received since our presentations are mainly technical and the sales and advertising is kept to a minimum.
A restricted number of 6-foot tables will be available for this purpose. If your company is interested in using one or more of these table-tops, we encourage you to contact Sandra Dunn as soon as possible via email or by phone (+1-859-257-4886).
Doubletree Guest Suites Lexington is honoring a special rate of $111.00 a night for single or double occupancy rooms. To receive this special rate reservations must be made by September 1, 2011. Please contact Sandra Dunn via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1-859-257-4886). You may also submit your reservation request online at https://ptc.engr.uky.edu/ptw2011/hotel.