European Coatings Show Conference
Conference focuses on eco-friendliness and functionality.
22 - 23 March 2021 // Nuremberg, Germany
The European Coatings Show Conference once again brought together leading experts from research and development as well as renowned scientists from all over the world. With about 800 delegates from 54 countries taking part, its international attendance was even greater than on the previous occasion.
Participants learned about the latest research results and trends in coating development in 144 presentations grouped into 24 sessions. The most popular presentation series included “Water-borne coatings”, “Dispersing technology”, “Microbial protection” and “Science today – coatings tomorrow”. Eco-friendliness and functionality are thus topics the industry continues to consider particularly important this year – which was also confirmed by the interactive survey of participants during the Conference. The use of titanium dioxide, something that has been the subject of intense discussion, was a new item on the agenda.
The European Coatings Award for the best technical paper went to Dr Christopher M. Miller et al., Senior Global Research Director, Coating Resins at Arkema. In his presentation he thematised the development of a deeper understanding of the effect of latex design parameters on final coatings.
The keynote speech was held by Prof. Markus Antonietti, Director at Max-Planck Institute for Colloids. He discussed a new procedure for obtaining monomers, polymers and solvents from biomass waste.