European Coatings CONGRESS:
Trends and Tailor-Made Expertise
The leading congress for the paints and coatings industry is once again demonstrating its leading position as a meeting place for the industry. In 24 sessions with a total of 144 presentations, well-known speakers will provide answers to fundamental questions and expertise precisely tailored to challenges from all areas of the coatings world.
The CONGRESS starts on 20 April 2015 with the session "Science today - coatings tomorrow", which will present the latest developments in fundamental research. Professors from all over the world will show what concepts are already emerging today in the laboratories for the coatings industry of the future.
One of the trends, sustainable products, will be featured in the session on "Biobased Coatings", where international experts will present, among other things, new developments concerning water-based natural resin emulsions or biobased polyols which set new standards for polyurethane coatings.
Two sessions are devoted to the topic of construction chemicals. Here, delegates can learn, for example, how environmentally friendly formulae offer advantages when it comes to resistance and what research results make safe, environmentally sound PU resins possible.
Specific specialist information on adhesives and sealants is provided in two further sessions, with CO2-based polyols and cellulose as a functional additive on the agenda. A further talk will explain what regulations are applicable for plant and machinery coatings in the food industry.
In other sessions, experts will focus on topics such as dye pigments, surfactants, functional and water-based coatings, printing inks, powder coatings and radiation-curing coatings, applications of TiO2, testing and measuring methods, antimicrobial coatings and the use of nanoparticles.
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