Program Outlined For Annual Conference On Marine Coatings

The program for the 18th Annual Marine Coatings Conference has been announced by chairman Ernest W. Skiles, The Carboline Co. The three-day conference, scheduled March 22-24, 1978, at the Del Monte Hyatt House, Monterey, Calif., is sponsored annually by the Marine Coatings Committee of the National Paint and Coatings Association. Attendees represent end-users of marine paints, including shipbuilders and operators, coatings manufacturers, their raw material suppliers, and government officials.

Program co-chairmen Leon Birnbaum, I n t e r n a t i o n a l Paint Co., Inc., and David T. Bloodgood, Bethlehem Steel Corp., will serve as moderators for the seven technical sessions which will include 20 presentations. The registration fee of $75 includes a bound copy of all presentations, a banquet, and coffee breaks daily. Spouses are encouraged to attend, and a special program is planned for them. Spouses registration is $25.

Hotel reservation and conference registration forms will be available by writing: Marine Coatings Conference, National Paint and Coatings Association, 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

The program outline for the conference is as follows: Wednesday, March 22, 1978— Session I: "Surface Preparation and Quality Control"; Presentations: Surface Preparation and P r o f i l e ; A b r a s i v e s ; Chemical Cleaning; Quality Control. Session II: "Corrosion Control for the Offshore Industry." Thursday, March 23, 1978 — Session III: "Anti-Fouling Coatings" ; Presentations: State of the Art Report; Economics of Anti- Fouling Paints. Session IV: "Disposal of Wastes"; Presentations: Drydock Operations — Navy and Industry; Regulatory Activities— EPA. Session V: "LNG Carriers"; P r e s e n t a t i o n s by Owner and Builder on Corrosion Control.

Friday, March 24, 1978 — Sesion VI: "Projects to Help the Marine Industry"; Presentations: National Shipbuilding Research Program; Report of SNAME 0-23 Panel; ASTM Activities. Session VII: "Shipbuilding and Maintenance Coatings Specifications"; Presentations by Naval Architect; Owner/Operator; and Shipbuilder.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Dec 1977 Gulf of Mexico

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