CHINACOAT2015 To Be Held November 18-20 in Shanghai

By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor | October 19, 2015

Now in its 20th year this annual event offers visitors a full range of exhibits for the paint and coatings industry.

CHINACOAT (The China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Adhesives), the premier event for the paint and coatings market in China, alternates annually between Guangzhou and Shanghai. CHINACOAT has been serving the global industry since it was first held in 1996. According to the show’s organizers, Sinostar International, the three-day event offers a definitive one-stop platform for visitors to source a full range of products, to gain exposure to new trends and to become more knowledgeable about the industry at large.

The gross exhibit area of CHINACOAT2015 will be approximately 70,000 square meters and will have one additional hall in comparison to the last 2013 Shanghai event. CHINACOAT currently has 980 exhibiting companies from 31 countries/regions confirmed to showcase at the exhibition. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of CHINACOAT. Sinostar expects more global and domestic industry players to exhibit and visit.

CHINACOAT2015 will be held November 18-20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). This annual event offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies, as well as an opportunity network face-to-face with key industry personnel.

CHINACOAT2015 Shanghai will have eight exhibit zones:  Zone 3 (Hall E2): Powder Coatings Technology; Zone 4 (Hall E2): UV/EB Technology and Products; Zone 5 (Hall E2): China Machinery, Instruments and Services; Zone 6 (Hall E3) International Machinery, Instruments and Services; Zone 7 (Halls E3, E4, E5 and Outdoor Hall A1): International Raw Materials and Zone 8 (Halls E5, E6, E7 and Outdoor Halls A1, A2): China Raw Materials; Zone 7A (Outdoor Hall A1) International Zone – Mixed Exhibits; and Zone 8A (Outdoor Hall A1) China Zone – Mixed Exhibits.

CHINACOAT will also include the following educational programs: CHINACOAT Conference: “Wood Coatings – Broadening Sustainable Formulation Options,” Technical Workshops on coatings and inks formulation and evaluation of color ; New-Tech Corner and more than 30 sessions of Technical Seminars.

CHINACOAT Conference

This year’s CHINACOAT Conference will be held November 16-17 at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is “Wood Coatings – Broadening Sustainable Formulation Options.”

According to the conference organizers, wood is a versatile, aesthetically attractive, a renewable material and conforms better with the principle of “sustainable development” than the synthetic alternatives. However, wood is intrinsically variable and thus requires careful selection of appropriate coating systems to deliver long term performances, in both interior and exterior situations.

The global wood coatings market will show a steady growth depending on market dynamics, environmental legislation, customer demand for superior products and consumer consciousness on health & safety issues. The opening keynote paper on the Global Market will identify and quantify coatings sector where technology has the best opportunities for future penetration. The keynote paper on Flame Retardant Technology will present a new halogen free patented system.

The Conference, featuring ten presenations, will be of value to raw material suppliers, coatings manufacturers, as well as specifiers and end-users of wood coatings.
Presentation of papers and post-presentation discussions will be conducted in both English and Chinese (Putonghua).

The conference will commence with a keynote paper presented by Louis McCulloch of James Consulting, UK.

Many presentations from stakeholders in the industry deal with the theme of coatings from technological or regulatory perspective. The focus of this paper will be to address the subject from a market standpoint, aiming to identify and quantify the coatings sectors where technology has the best opportunities for future penetration. Topics will include: Macro Economic Environment, Current State of the industry, Global Wood Coatings Market, Coatings suppliers, Emerging Trends, Strategic Issues. Delegates will see the bigger picture (a) to identify growth opportunities and (b) to enrich analysis of the market and its players.

Papers to be delivered after the keynote presentation on Monday include:  “A Combination Coating of Rutile TiO2 Nano Structures and Sol-Gel Films to Enhance Weathering Performance of Wood” presented by Dr. Mandla Tshabalala, Forest Product Laboratory Wisconsin, USA and “Advanced Fluoro/Silicone Hybrid Coating as Functional Surface” present by Patrick Zhao of Beijing Sino-Rich Materials Science, P.R. China.

The second day of the conference will begin at 9:00 am with a keynote paper , “Flame Retardant Technology: A Critical Look” presented by Dr. Swaraj Paul of PPPolymer, Sweden. The basic mechanism controlling the fire resistance behavior of polymers will be first reviewed with emphasis on the intumescent systems. Halogen based FR and their environmental impacts will be critically assessed. Testing methods to evaluate fire resistant properties and their implications will be described for various applications. Due to the long-term persistence and toxicity of halogen based FR, increasing pressure has been posed from regulatory authorities to develop halogen free FR systems and these new systems, including a new halogen free patented FR system, will be presented.

The rest of the presentations include: “New Functional Additives with Branched Structures” presented by Dr. Michael Bessel, BYK-Chemie, Germany; “UV Curable Waterborne Resins for Furniture and Cabinetry Coatings” presented by Wenli Jin, Allnex Resins (HQ: Belgium); “Isocyanate Free PU Coatings – Fundamental Chemistry and Performance Attributes” presented by Yawei Xu, Dow Chemical, USA; “Market Research Report on WB Wood Coatings” presented by Ariel Jiang, WBCP, P.R China; “Click Chemistry in Waterborne Polymers for Wood Coatings” presented by Jianqing He, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China and The Pennsylvania State University, USA; and “Sustainable Wood Finishing” presented by Nick Barbounis, AkzoNobel, China.

Technical Workshops

To provide opportunities for training and learning for industry professionals, two Technical Workshops will be held concurrently with the main exhibition November 18-19. The Workshops will be delivered in an interactive style and there will be opportunities for delegates to discuss their technical problems with the tutor.

• Workshop I: “Design and Optimisation of Coatings and Inks Formulations” will be held November 18 at 1:30 pm and will be led by Prof. Long Lin, head of the Department of Color and Science at the University of Leeds, UK. Lin’s research expertise covers coatings and inks, coating and printing, thermochromism, photochromism, organic dyes and pigments, security printing, functional coatings and inks, biosensors, polymeric materials, statistical experimental design and data analysis, computer-aided process modeling and computer-aided formulation optimization.

The workshop will provide an introduction to functional coatings and inks and underpinning principles involved in the development of such coatings and inks formulations.

• Workshop II: “The Evaluation of Colour” will be held November 19 at 1:30 pm and will be led by Peter Collins of the Coatings Training Institute & British Coatings Federation. Based on his 37-year of experience in paint and coatings (until recently as PRA Technical Director), Peter Collins is ideally placed to lead projects and provide training and consultancy across all areas of coatings formulation, performance testing and manufacturing process improvement for clients ranging from SMEs to global businesses.

New Tech Corner

New Tech Corner includes a series of open forums featuring speeches, case studies and discussions on the latest technologies and trends relating to the following themes:

• Coatings - Engineered by Science & Technology
• Flame Retardant Coatings by Science & Technology
• Capabilities & Applications of Nanotechnology
• Advancement of Smart Additives
• How to Promote the Development of Waterborne Coatings Technology in China?
• Anti-corrosion & High Thermal Technology

New-Tech Corner is an ideal interactive platform for visitors to discuss common problems and get new ideas on how to move their businesses forward from the technology peers. 

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