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Call for Papers

TCM North America pleased to announce that the 2019 Decorative Surfaces Conference will be held in San Diego, CA, from December 3 to 5. In preparation for the event, we would like to issue the following call for papers.

Abstracts for presentations can be submitted via e-mail to by August 1, 2019.

As the conference language will be English, the text of the abstracts should be submitted in English only.

The presentations are to focus on all topics on engineered décor materials, such as

•  Technical and decorative laminates
•  Thermoplastic foils
•  Coatings
•  Veneers

for both indoor and outdoor use.

Presentations dealing with topics related to the industry in general, such as market analyses and trends, new products and applications, raw materials, basic research, manufacturing processes, environmental aspects, design and design trends of final product, wholesale and retail requirements, will also be considered with an eye toward rounding out our conference program. Speakers (one per paper) will not be required to pay the registration fee.

Conference Schedule

August 1, 2019: Submission of proposals
September 1, 2019: Notification of accepted papers
December 1, 2019: Slides due

Conference Language

The conference will be held in English.

Important Note

The success of a conference depends to a large degree on the quality of the presentations. There is no doubt that marketing interests are a major driving force for giving a presentation at a conference. Still we need to urge you only to submit a paper if it is really intended to meet the strict requirements of a presentation at a technical/scientific conference, in other words, it should report new technical, scientific or commercial data of general interest. Any papers that are submitted and do not meet these requirements will be rejected. Feedback from participants of former conferences has shown that presentations of products and companies are certainly not appreciated by the audience. We hope for your understanding and cooperation.

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Kenn Busch
Phone: +1 608 213 9662
  Kurt Fischer
Phone +43 (0)2244 33870-11

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