Call for Abstracts

October 13 - 15, 2020 | Zurich, Switzerland

Present your Latest Research

Do you have ground-breaking research on coating, printing and converting to present? Do you have an interest in novel materials, methods, or applications in the area of coatings for graphic/ electronic printing, smart and sustainable packaging, and barrier (oil and grease resistance, gas, water and water vapour) materials?

TAPPI offers a forum for researchers and coating technologists to present their findings on coating fundamentals and leading-edge developments related to paper surface treatment, printing operations and functional coatings at: 

TAPPI’s 16th Advanced Coating Symposium
October 13-15, 2020
Zurich, Switzerland

Abstracts are now being accepted for consideration. Accepted submissions will be invited to produce an extended abstract of 3-4 pages along with a PowerPoint presentation to be included in conference proceedings.  All abstract and presentations are peer reviewed.

Suggested Topics:
Advanced understanding of paper requirements (including surface characterization)

Advanced understanding of paper & board coating processes and structures

Sustainability: Advances at the forefront


Key Deadlines:

Abstracts submitted for consideration (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

May 1, 2020

PowerPoint presentation draft due to session chair

June 5, 2020

Initial Poster abstracts due    

July 3, 2020

Final Extended Abstracts due to TAPPI for conference proceedings (including Poster abstracts)

August 7, 2020

Final PowerPoint presentation due to session chair

August 7, 2020

Final PowerPoint presentation due to TAPPI

for conference proceedings   

August 21, 2020

Abstracts should be uploaded to TAPPI’s Speaker Management System by May 1, 2020. If you have not presented at ACS before, you will need to create a user name and password to log into the system. To do so, simply click on the green Register button at the top right-hand side of the page. Previous presenters should use the Log In button (also in the top right-hand corner) to submit abstracts.

Please contact Pat Stiede at [email protected] if you have questions regarding the speaker management system. Acceptances will be communicated two weeks after the deadline. 


For general symposium questions please contact Tyler Mast at [email protected] or 770-209-7345.