The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association and its Infrared Equipment Division have become supporting sponsors of Coating 2005.

Supporting sponsors provide promotion support of Coating 2005 through their web sites, publications and direct mailings.

With the addition of SME and IHEA/IRED, Coating 2005 has a total of 12 industry trade associations as sponsors, more than any of the previous Coating 2005 ex-

hibits and conferences.

“This event is now sponsored by all of the major associations whose members are involved in the finishing industry,” said show and conference manager Anne Goyer. “It also strengthens the level of cooperation among industry associations to provide a place where anyone applying industrial coatings can come to see all finishing technologies in action.”

More than 70 hours of programming will be offered, covering everything from liquid to powder coating, plating to electrocoating, compliance to UV/EB curing, vacuum coating and porcelain enameling.

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