A constituent society of the American Coatings Association (ACA)


PNWSCT Membership

Benefiting Members Since 1947

Since its inception in 1947 when the Pacific Northwest Paint and Varnish Club was formed, members have benefited from the many opportunities made available through the PNWSCT. As part of its commitment to the professional development of the industry, the PNWSCT sponsors a wide variety of educational activities, covering topics critical to coatings formulation and manufacturing. PNWSCT members gain a technical advantage through ongoing access to information on new technologies and new solutions.

Local PNWSCT Membership
($50 annual subscription)

The PNWSCT is offering local only memberships for it’s three sections. Local only memberships offer the following benefits:

Membership for your local section is only $50. To join online, click here or on the blue “Join” Local PNWSCT Membership button in the upper right of the screen to sign-up and pay for your annual membership. This is a simple 2-step process; first you’ll complete a PNWSCT membership form, then choose either to pay online using PayPal (no registration required) or to mail in your payment.

Or, if you’d prefer to enroll using a printed form and the Postal Service, you can download, print out, complete and mail in this form with your payment (payment and mailing information is on the form).

Or, if you choose to join the national American Coatings Association (see below) you will also be able to enroll then in a local chapter at no additional expense.

American Coatings Association

  • Annual subscription to the Journal of Coatings Technology, the industry’s leading technical journal
  • Listing in our new online Membership Directory
  • Discounted registration fees to ACA’s internationally recognized educational programs and expositions, including the American Coatings Show
  • Access to a full range of members-only benefits on the ACA website, including free online JCT article retrieval, discounts at the ACA Publications Store, and participation in members-only email discussion groups
  • Savings on leading coatings-related publications
  • Networking opportunities: a powerful network of contacts through local Society and international ACA meetings
  • Increasing value to employers through professional development opportunities, leadership, and teambuilding experiences

Both ACA and Joint PNWSCT Memberships
($165 annual subscription)

Two for One: When you join ACA, you can also gain membership in one of its Constituent Societies (local/regional chapters), as determined by your geographical location. By doing so you save $35 off the ACA membership fee.A combined National and Local Membership is only $165.

Click here to learn more and to ask questions about an ACA Membership.


Upcoming Events

12:30 pm 2020-21 Annual Business Meeting ...
2020-21 Annual Business Meeting ...
Oct 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
In anticipation of the meeting, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for board positions including: • Secretary – Attend PNWSCT meetings, prepared and distribute minutes • Publicity – Attend PNWSCT meetings and maintain publicity, fund […]
10:00 am Educational Zoom Webinar – Surf... @ Webinar
Educational Zoom Webinar – Surf... @ Webinar
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Abstract: This one hour presentation on surfactants initially reviews the various types and chemical structures of commercially available surfactants. The presentation progresses to a better understanding of various surface activities including surface area, surface tension, […]
10:00 am Educational Zoom Webinar – Bio-b...
Educational Zoom Webinar – Bio-b...
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Abstract:  Low VOC is still a driver for coatings applications with the ultimate goal to be near zero VOC.  Water reducible alkyds have been used for years for lower VOC applications, but are limited in […]
6:00 pm 2022 Northwest Coatings Fest (CO... @ Sunriver Resort, Oregon
2022 Northwest Coatings Fest (CO... @ Sunriver Resort, Oregon
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
For details about this event, please visit our symposium information pages, here, including the 2020 Coatings Fest event registration.Read More

Join the PNWSCT!

Membership in the PNWSCT has many benefits, including fellowship with skilled and hard-working professionals in the coatings industry.

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