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; and, beginning in June, 2018, our new Webinar product. 

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

Upcoming events

    • November 05, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Dantanna's Downtown, Atlanta, GA

    Member's Only!

    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. 

    Gary Vasilash, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design&Production magazine, is this year's Guest Speaker.  Gary will discuss the future of the automotive industry and the profound ways in which we will be affected.  

    Visit Dantanna's Downtown for venue details.

    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 $55 per person.

    This year's meeting coincides with FABTECH 2018.

    • November 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)


    Electrocoat Association Webinars are designed to meet the needs of the industry on all levels by providing information on various topics of interest surrounding electrocoating and manufacturing processes. 

    Webinar Title:  The Future of Substrates & Electrocoat

    November 14, 2018 - 9:00 am CST / 10:00 pm EST

    Several years ago, the only substrates suppliers and customers had to worry about treating were cold rolled steel, zinc surfaces and, occasionally, aluminum. Fast forward to today - increased amounts of aluminum are being used to reduce vehicle weight, increasing fuel efficiency. Applications using magnesium are under evaluation, along with composites and much more. Go out a few more years and the landscape will change again.

    This webinar is designed to discuss the current, the near and touch on future trends pretreatment suppliers will face to ensure that a uniform conversion coating is deposited on a surface. A uniform coating is essential to meet requirements for corrosion performance and paint durability.

    Speaker:  Terry Giles, Global Business Development Manager, Henkel

    Terrence R. Giles graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He has been with Henkel Corporation for 37 years, moving through roles in Automotive R&D, Technical Service, Marketing and Business Development. His current position involves developing and introducing zirconium conversion coating technologies in the automotive industry. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family, gardening and golf.

    To enjoy all of the benefits of being an Electrocoat Association member, including future webinars, please scroll over the Membership tab above, click on "Corporate Membership" and join today!       










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