The Electrocoat Association’s mission (see About Us tab) is all about education – creating learning and networking experiences that make a real difference in your work, your business and even to the technology itself through new, innovative techniques and products.

Currently we produce the ECOAT Conference, presented in even-numbered years;  an annual Electrocoating Seminar that travels to various regional locations with a strong manufacturing base;  a book, Electrocoat:  A Guidebook for Finishers

We also provide educational programming and speakers for co-sponsored events and are in the development stage of several online resource tools.

Upcoming events

    • September 26, 2017
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • September 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Cleveland Airport Marriott


    Something for Everyone!

    The Electrocoating Seminar is designed to meet the needs of the industry on all levels by providing information for those new to electrocoating or who want to learn more.  Learn about the industry, the process, the equipment and what's new in technology.

    We start with the basics of the technology before moving on to more advanced topics. Industry experts walk through the electrocoating process, identifying areas for energy, waste and cost savings.  Process control and troubleshooting techniques are discussed, and you'll see actual samples of the most common imperfections and learn how to avoid them.

    Day 1 consists of 8:30-5 classroom instruction followed by a networking reception from 5-6pm.  Day 2 consists of 8:30 - 2:00 (time is approximate) classroom instruction followed by a trip to the PPG Coatings Services-MetoKote Sheffield Village facility.

    Don't miss this unique educational and networking opportunity!

    SEMINAR PROGRAMMING, click here.   


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: click here.

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    • November 06, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Wildfire Chicago, Chicago, IL

    The Annual Business Meeting is your opportunity to meet and network with Association members, learn about the projects and objectives we're working on, and talk about other business issues of interest.  Newly-elected Board members are inducted at this meeting, with dinner immediately following. Visit 
    Wildfire Chicago for venue details, a map and directions.

    Registration is complimentary for Individual Members and for the main Corporate Member representative (or a designated substitute). Additional company members or guests may attend for $60 per person.

    This year's meeting coincides with FABTECH 2017.

Past events

November 16, 2016 FABTECH 2016
November 15, 2016 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
October 04, 2016 2016 Electrocoating Seminar

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