Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings

The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

6th - 9th September 2021



Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings (ACPOC) will reflect the latest in organic coatings technologies, formulation, mechanisms, understanding, surface treatment, inhibition, testing and other related matters. ACPOC has been combined with the Corrosion Science Symposium and will now take place at The University of Manchester.  This conference was planned to run over 3 days in July 2020 at Christ’s College as a single session from Monday 20th July to Wednesday 22nd July, starting Monday mid-morning and ending Wednesday afternoon.

The afternoon of the 4th day, Thursday 9th September will focus on disseminating the SusCoRD Prosperity Partnership in corrosion protection.


ACPOC was first invented in 1989 by the late David Scantlebury in frustration of the lack of events covering his favourite subject, organic coatings. The event was informal, held in the most conductive atmosphere he could think of and aimed to gather “a community of scholars” to present, discuss, argue and learn. Subsequent conferences brought together enthusiastic and argumentative audiences, single session meetings, creative timekeeping, the cloistered and magical Cambridge atmosphere as well as excellent presentations.

ACPOC has been held every five years with the most recent event held in 2015.

Call for papers

Papers in the following areas are to be welcomed: sustainable coatings and formulations, pigments, inhibitors and smart coatings, smart and functional coatings, mechanisms of protection, film formulation and degradation, adhesion and its enhancement, under-film corrosion, surface preparation and test methods.

Other research areas not covered by the above but within the general theme of ACPOC will also be acceptable.

Information on abstract submission and further details of the event can be found at https://corrosionmanchester.org