2011 European Coatings Show

By Tim Wright, Coatings World Editor | 03.14.11

A preview of the European Coatings Show and the European Coatings Congress scheduled for March 28-31.

The European Coatings Show plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals (ECS) is the paint and coatings industry’s leading event, held every other year. ECS returns to Nuremberg, Germany this March 29-31. The 806 exhibitors who visited Nuremberg for the European Coatings Show 2009 from 42 countries offered the 19,756 trade visitors from 100 countries a world-class range of raw materials, laboratory and production equipment, testing and measuring equipment, and services on a net display area of 27,490 square meters.

Four months before its start at the end of March, the ECS 2011 had already exceeded the size of the previous event in 2009. Anticipating more than 20,000 trade visitors from approximately 100 nations, according to show organizers Vincentz Network, ECS 2011 is poised once again to prove it is the global paint and coatings industry’s most important attraction.

European Coatings Congress

Running alongside the ESC, the European Coatings Congress (ECC) will run March 28-30. In 2009 ECC included 461 conference participants. This year it will again cover the entire range of raw materials and processes for the formulation of coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals.

Approximately 160 selected papers in 25 sessions will present scientific and technical insights on how to address today’s challenges of increasing customer and legislative demands for both enhanced coatings performance and greater environmental benefit.

The eleventh edition of the European Coatings Congress again promises to be a highlight. Congress participants can visit a variety of lectures at a total of 25 sessions. The program ranges from architectural coatings, wood coatings, protective coatings, automobile coatings, smart coatings, sustainability and bio-based coatings, powder coatings, marine coatings, waterborne coatings, pigments, production processes, radiation curing, functional materials, novel materials, polyurethanes and nanotechnology to adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals and printing inks.

The best presentation at the congress will receive the European Coatings Award again in 2011, which includes a prestigious sculpture and prize money of €2,000.

ECS 2011 Exhibitor Showcase

Here are a few of the companies that will be exhibiting at the upcoming European Coatings Show:

Air Products (Stand 10-315)

Air Products is the global supplier of choice for epoxy and specialty additives covering a broad range of applications and markets. We offer a full line of performance-oriented epoxy curing agents and modifiers for a wide variety of applications, including protective coatings, civil engineering, adhesives and composites. Air Products is the market leader in waterborne technology and is taking the next steps in emission-free productive technology. The Specialty Additives range includes multifunctional surfactants, defoamers and pigment dispersing additives for waterborne coatings, inks, adhesives and construction chemicals. At ECS 2011, we will present our new defoamer range and solutions for construction applications.

BASF (Stands 7A-411, 7A-421)

BASF offers the largest and most versatile range of products for use in coatings. BASF’s dispersions, pigments, resins and additives meet the highest performance standards and can have low VOC content and be APEO-free. As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF can help deliver sustainable, eco-efficient solutions that meet or exceed performance requirements. In addition to being able to provide virtually any ingredient you need for paints and coatings, BASF has the resources to make your products better and help you to be more successful. Our cross-functional teams can apply expertise in chemistry, applications and formulations to help accomplish your formulation objectives.

Buhler Group (Stands 6-211, 7A-118)

When it comes to modern wet grinding technology, Buhler has for decades been the leading innovative partner in the industry.Buhler has the perfect solution for all process requirements not only for printing inks and coatings, but also in the areas of chemistry, electronics and other special applications. State of the art three-roll mills and horizontal bead mills are available for high and medium viscosity applications, such as offset inks, coatings or pastes.Buhler’s proven high-performance bead mills rep-resent the right solution for low-viscosity or nano-scale products, such as inkjet inks, liquid printing inks and color concentrates for LCD screens.

Heubach (Stand 7A-305)

Heubach is a world-leading, independent and globally active pigment manufacturer. A 200-year history of expertise in pigment production combined with ongoing innovations has enabled the outstanding growth of the Heubach group. At the European Coatings Show, Heubach introduces its green shade bismuth vanadate pigment VANADUR 1030; HEUCOTINT UN 28 series high performance tinting system; HEUCODUR IR 945 – IR reflecting pigment; and HEUCOFIT, a new and innovative pigment preparation concept offering customized color and performance solutions.

Münzing Chemie GmbH (Stand 10-215)

Münzing , a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, was founded in 1830 by Friedrich Michael Munzing. The company is privately owned by the Munzing family in the sixth generation. Münzing combines long-standing quality reputation with modern technology and innovation. Münzing globally serves the following core industries with its additives: paints, coatings, printing inks, adhesives and construction chemicals; metalworking and industrial fluids; leather production; paper production and waste water treatment. The product range of the business unit Paper & Coatings Additives includes a broad variety of additives, which are designed mainly for the use in water-based formulations. Besides special products like emulsifiers, film modifiers, release agents, hydrophobing agents etc. the main product groups are AGITAN defoamers, TAFIGEL rheology modifiers, EDAPLAN dispersants and levelling agents, METOLAT dispersing, wetting and levelling agents, AGITAN P powder defoamers for building materials, and METOLAT P powder wetting, dispersing and shrinkage-reduction agents for building materials. Constant product quality, service and reliability guarantee most economical solutions for its customers worldwide which is reflected in the company's philosophy - Creating Additive Value.

Sartomer Europe (Stand 8-417)

Meet Sartomer at the European Coatings Show and discover new innovative and high performance acrylates and methacrylates, as well as the new SARBIO range which is an offering of products based on renewable raw materials; UV curing demonstration will be held at the booth.

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments (Stand 10-117)

Visitors attending the European Coatings Show 2011 will be introduced to new innovative products from Sun Chemical Performance Pigments that can meet sustainability needs, maintain high color strength, provide more special effects and give added durability in a variety of harsh conditions in the automotive, industrial, waterborne and architectural coatings markets. Sun Chemical’s interactive booth will showcase a wide array of organic, pearlescent and metallic pigment lines and explain how its solutions can be tailor-made for each individual customer.

Trust Chem Co., Ltd.(Stand 7-343)

Trust Chem, a privately-owned company, is one of the biggest producers and exporters of speciality color chemicals in China. We are unique in having the largest organic pigment laboratory and currently four manufacturing sites covering Azo, Phthalo Blue and HPPs. Trust Chem has sales offices in Europe, the USA and Australia. We deal with most of the major international pigment buyers. Our focus is on organic pigments; however, we source for our customers a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments, dysestuffs and extenders for the various industries. The great variety of pigments we offer at the most competitive price/performance and are custom-made for our specifications and the specifications of our customers. Our goal is to be simply the best supplier for our customers.

More Information

For more information on the European Coatings Show and Congress 2011, log on to www.european-coatings-show.com.

The European Coatings Congress

Monday, March 28, 2011

8:30 am – 12 noonPre-Congress Tutorials
11:45 am – 12:15 pmNetworking: Welcome Lunch
12:15 pm – 12:45 pmPlenary session:
Welcome Address, Congress
Introduction, European Coatings
Award, Delegates Survey
12:45 pm – 1:30 pmKeynote Presentations
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmRefreshments & Coffee break

Afternoon sessions: Parallel session 1 - 5

2:00 pm – 5:30 pmSession 1: Science today – coatings tomorrow
Session 2: Pigments
Session 3: Production Processes
Session 4: Architectural Coatings
Session 5: Wood Coatings

5:30 pm – 7:00 pmPoster session & after work reception

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Morning sessions: Parallel session 6 - 10

9:00 am – 12:30 pmSession 6: Adhesives & Sealants I
Session 7: Protective Coatings I
Session 8: Automotive Coatings
Session 9: Smart Coatings
Session 10: Radiation Curing

Afternoon sessions: Parallel session 11 - 15

2:00 pm – 5:30 pmSession 11: Adhesives & Sealants II
Session 12: Sustainability & Renewable Resources
Session 13: Protective Coatings II
Session 14: Powder Coatings
Session 15: Functional Materials

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Morning sessions: Parallel session 16 - 20

9:00 am – 12:30 pmSession 16: Construction Chemicals I
Session 17: Novel Materials
Session 18: Measuring & Testing I
Session 19: Marine coatings
Session 20: Polyurethanes

Afternoon sessions:Parallel session 21 - 25

2:00 pm – 5:30 pmSession 21: Measuring & Testing II
Session 22: Nanotechnology
Session 23: Printing Inks
Session 24: Waterborne Coatings
Session 25: Construction Chemicals