Show organizers, Vincentz Network, said they are confident this years ECS will once again be a major success. “For the first time, more than 1,000 companies will be participating in the show,” Alexander Mattausch, director of exhibitions at NürnbergMesse said.
At the last ECS, which took place March 19-12, 962 exhibitors from 43 countries exhibited their products to approximately 26,000 visitors on net floor area of more than 34,600 square meters. Visitors can expect a comprehensive market overview structured according to the following exhibition segments: raw materials and services and test and measuring technology, laboratory and production technology along with the associated services.
In addition to know-how in paints and coatings manufacture, production facilities are also of significance for achieving product quality. As a result, paints and coatings manufacturers are increasingly banking on fully-automated solutions. This year the ECS in Halls 5 and 6 will be providing a comprehensive presentation of the production, test and measuring technology market.
“For us, the developers and manufacturers of highly innovative dispersion systems for the laboratory, technical applications laboratory and production sector, the European Coatings Show has been a key component of our marketing concept since its premiere in 1991. As a world leading fair it enables us to not only be in intensive contact with our international customers, but also provides us with direct feedback on our future-orientated new products,” said Martin Getzmann, managing partner at VMA-Getzmann GmbH.
According to show organizers, China is playing an increasingly important role in the international paints and coatings market. This year 150 exhibitors will be participating within the framework of the Chinese pavilion.
This year the ECS will take place April 21-23 and will overlap with the two-day Congress held April 20-21 at the NürnbergMesse in Nürnberg, Germany. The ten pre-conference tutorials are scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, April 19th. These tutorials will features experts from industry and research who will be imparting their specialist know-how in this field. Among the themes on the agenda will be anti-corrosion coatings, decorative paints and also tips on correct design of experiments.
European Coatings Congress
The European Coatings Congress will be held in conjunction with the ECS. The Congress, which takes place April 19-21, will feature 144 technical presentations. The schedule will be divided into 24 sessions. These papers, presented by experts in the coatings industry and academia, will offer information in the latest R&D related to the paint and coatings industry.
The highlights of the Congress program include the opening keynote speech for the Plenary Session delivered by Prof. Rolf Mülhaupt, Freiburg Materials Research Center FMF, University of Freiburg. His paper entitled “Green Polymer Chemistry” will provide answers to the question as to why “organic” is not always “green” and will show attendees what sustainable development in terms of economical resources as well as what the use of recyclable substances and carbon dioxide fixation in the area of coatings and polymer applications will look like.
Other lecturers will be covering themes on paints and coatings formulations, printing inks, adhesives and sealants along with construction chemicals.
New in 2015: the Plenary Session will be streamed live on the European Coatings Congress website at www.european-coatings.com/congress. As a result, interested parties unable to attend the event itself will also be able to participate.
The most outstanding Congress paper will be selected for the European Coatings Award. A juror of experts will evaluate all contributions and select a winner of this award, which is sponsored by the European Coatings Journal. The judging criteria for best paper include relevance, scientific content and degree of innovation. The winner of the award will receive a trophy and €2,ooo. The award presentation will take during the opening ceremony of the ECS on April 20th.
For more information go to www.european-coatings-show.com.