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The PNWSCT 2024 Northwest CoatingsFest

September 11 – 13, 2024 in Seattle, WA

Dear Members and Friends…

The Puget Sound Chapter of the PNWSCT is pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 Northwest Coatings Fest, to be held in Seattle, WA on September 11 – 13, 2024. The symposium and accommodations will held at HYATT REGENCY LAKE WASHINGTON located on the shores of Lake Washington, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport combines modern amenities with the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest to offer guests an elevated experience.


The fun begins at 10 am on Wednesday, September 11th with a golf tournament. Don’t miss this highly anticipated sporting event! Fees include green fees, power cart, practice balls, and lunch. 

Opening Night Social

The opening night social will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 11th, on board of Lady Mary. This event includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment. Come join the fun while networking with old and new friends. The boat will cruise around Lake Washington for three hours while we enjoy the company of some wonderful industry friends! 

Technical Program

The heart of CoatingsFest is the technical program which runs from the morning of Thursday, September 12th through Friday, September 13th. The technical program features between 30 – 40 talks over 2 tracks covering a wide range of formulation and manufacturing topics.   

Short Courses

In the first part of our course, we will initially review the types of polymers commonly used in waterborne architectural paints and coatings – acrylics, vinyl acetates, styrene acrylics, ethylene vinyl acetates, and versatates.  This will be followed by an understanding of the emulsion polymerization process and subsequently dive into film formation and the many factors that influence the glass transition and minimum film formation temperatures.

In the second part of the course, we will focus on 1K and 2K waterborne technologies used in high-performance architectural and industrial coatings.  This will build on the principles established in the first part of the course and explain structure-property relationships needed for specific coatings applications.  Technologies covered will include the fundamentals of polyurethane dispersions (PUDs), acrylic latexes, hybrid-acrylic/PUDs and alkyd/PUDs, and 2-component waterborne polyurethanes.

Party and Banquet

The traditional Banquet completes our calendar of social events on Thursday, September 12th.


Please support the PNWSCT by staying at the HYATT REGENCY LAKE WASHINGTON. With a variety of accommodation choices including different room types and suites. Rooms start at $239 a night.

To book your room, please use the following link.


A variety of Sponsorship packages are available. Your sponsorship dollars contribute to a successful and vibrant event, and also play a vital role in supporting the activities of the PNWSCT.  More information to follow. 


Online symposium registration is here. The early bird registration deadline is July 15th, 2024.


For additional information, contact Ema Hoxha @ Please extend this invitation to your colleagues in the industry. We encourage your participation to keep our industry strong and vibrant. See you in Seattle! 


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