PCI March 2003

The European Coatings Show and accompanying Congress have become one of the industry's most prestigious events. The show, to take place April 8-10, will feature over 600 exhibitors presenting raw materials, intermediate and finished products, production and application equipment, testing instruments, and logistic and software solutions.

Centered around the theme "Creative Advances in Coatings Technology," the 7th Nurnberg Congress is intended to provide a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas between raw material suppliers, formulating chemists and academics seeking advanced materials and novel technologies. Basic and applied technology knowledge is the basis of successful development of high and specialty performance coating products.

7th Nurnberg Congress - "Creative Advances in Coatings Technology"

On April 7-8, 75 speakers from 16 countries will present the latest developments in the finishing and raw materials industry.

Twelve parallel running sessions, split into two days, will cover the following topics: Pigments & Dispersions, Optimization of Coatings Formulation, Additives, Adhesion, Analysis & Testing, Waterborne Binders, UV & Light Induced Curing Technologies, High Performance Coatings, Automotive & Powder Coatings, Waterborne Systems, Specialty Coatings Systems, PUR Technology, and New Solutions to Lower Costs.

The congress is jointly organized by Vincentz Verlag, the Paint Research Association and the FPL (German Institute of Paints & Coatings). The congress language is English.

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session, to take place on Monday, April 7, will feature Moderator Keith Le Page, president of the Paint Research Association (PRA), United Kingdom. Speakers include Dr. Egbert Brinkman, Akzo Nobel Resins bv, The Netherlands, discussing "'Smart' Rheology Resins for Coatings"; Mark Holt, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc., Switzerland, presenting "From Chemistry to Radiation Curing Solutions - Innovative Approaches to Enhance Market Penetration of Radiation Curing Technologies"; and Ken Johns, PRA, United Kingdom, speaking on "The Severe Climate for Hygienic Coatings."

Exploring Nurnberg

Nurnberg is one of the safest German cities, and is rated the city with the best-preserved medieval townscape. It still reflects middle-class living and working to an impressive extent, and fascinates visitors with almost a thousand years of the ups and downs of German history. Well-preserved city walls with dozens of towers and the narrow streets of the winding old town conjure up visions of medieval life with every step on the historic cobblestones. The mighty castle, the city's landmark, was one of the most important imperial palaces of the Middle Ages. Most of the Imperial Diets and court days were held here in the Middle Ages. Almost equally attractive are the extensive underground vaults below the old town, often extending over four floors, and the mysterious underground passages, which offered protection against air attacks in the last war.

The special charm of Nurnberg and its region lies in the blend of tradition and innovation in the midst of an exceptionally attractive cultural landscape. The atmosphere in the city is open and characterized by the Southern German lifestyle, which combines business and pleasure in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Nurnberg offers all the attributes of a city with a rich cultural life. This becomes clear, for example, in the lovingly rebuilt old town. Incidentally, many historical buildings can be used for stylish receptions and invitations.

Places of Interest and Culture

Anyone who still feels the desire to explore after a successful day at the exhibition should not fail to visit the Nurnberg city center, preferably by underground from the Exhibition Centre to Lorenzkirche station. A short evening stroll through the shops and stores in the pedestrian precinct, along the Pegnitz or down to the market square (Hauptmarkt) in the direction of the castle is ideal. Once at the Hauptmarkt, don't forget to visit the Frauenkirche church before looking for a restaurant for dinner.

Diners in Nurnberg will find that the city offers cuisines for every pallet. If you are a lover of gourmet food, one place not to be missed is the Goldenes Posthorn, or "Essigbrutlein." Italian cuisine worth committing a sin for is mastered by the chefs at Da Claudio, C'era una volta, and Caruso. Piquant dishes from the Far East can be found at Sushi Glas, Ngango or Tafelberg.

If you wish to partake in cocktails or cognac after dinner, a taxi should be requested, as the bars are spread around Nurnberg's inner-city ring. The undisputed leader is the Gelbes Haus cocktail bar designed by Philip Starck, but Freudenpark offers the largest selection of whiskey. Steinplatte, Wax Loungs and Hammets are also well worth a visit.

Information provided by NurnbergMesse, www.nuernberg messe.de.

7th Nurnberg Congress at a Glance

Monday, April 7 From 8:30 -- Registration
10-12:30 -- Opening - Plenary Session
12.30-2:00 -- Lunch Break

    Parallel Session I: Pigments & Dispersions
    Parallel Session II: Optimization of Coatings Formulation
    Parallel Session III: Additives
    Parallel Session IV: Adhesion, Analysis & Testing
5:30-7 -- After Work Party

Tuesday, April 8

From 8:30 -- Registration
    Parallel Session V: Waterborne Binders
    Parallel Session VI: UV & Light Induced Curing Technologies
    Parallel Session VII: High Performance Coatings
    Parallel Session VIII: Automotive & Powder Coatings
12:30-2 -- Lunch Break
    Parallel Session IX: Waterborne Systems
    Parallel Session X: Specialty Coating Systems
    Parallel Session XI: PUR Technology
    Parallel Session XII: New Solutions to Lower Costs
9-6 -- European Coatings Show open

For more information, contact Vincentz Verlag, Coatings Events, phone +49 (0)511/99-10-274; fax +49 (0)511/99-10-279; or e-mail events@coatings.de.

ECS exhibitor list

Amberger Kaolinwerke
20 Microns Ltd.
AB Chimica S.R.L.
ABB Cellier
Adeka Palmarole SAS
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Akzo Nobel Resins bv
Alberdingk Boley GmbH
Alfred Rickert
Allgaier Werke GmbH
Alpha Calcit
Amafilter Deutschland GmbH
Ankerpoort N.V.
APT Chemieprodukte GmbH
APV Baker
Arakawa Europe GmbH
Arch Chemicals
Arizona Chemical BV
Asahi Denka Europe GmbH
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Ashland Specialty Additives,
Drew Industrial Div.
Asia Fine Chemical
Aspanger Bergbau und
Mineralwerke GmbH
Atlas Material Testing
Atul Europe Ltd.
Auro Pflanzenchemie AG
Automation Dr. Nix GmbH
Avantes BV
Avecia Additives
Avecia Protection & Hygiene
AWL Scandinavia AB
Axflow GmbH
Bachofen, Willy A. AG
Bader, L.P. & Co. GmbH
Bakelite AG
BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Bassermann minerals GmbH
Battaggion S.P.A.
Baxenden Chemicals Ltd.
Bayer AG - Bayer Polymers
Bayer AG-Bayer Chemicals
Bema Kunststoffen B.V.
Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH
Bentec S.p.A.
Bergerac NC
Berndorf Band GesmbH
BICCS Industrial Coatings
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH
Bio Pin Processing GmbH
Biochema Schwaben
BK Giulini Chemie GmbH & Co.
Blackburn Chemicals Ltd.
Blackmer GmbH
Bode Chemie GmbH & Co.
Bohlin Instruments GmbH Rosand
Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co.
Borchers GmbH
BErger GmbH
Brabender Messtechnik KG
Braive Instruments
Brenntag GmbH
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories
Vertriebs GmbH
Bruchsaler Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co.
BrAck, Dr.
Bruss - W?gen auf R?dern
BAhler AG
Burgess Pigment Co.
Byk-Cera bv
Byk-Chemie GmbH
Calcit d.d.
Carlfors Bruk AB
Carroll Scientific Inc.
CasChem, Inc.
Cathay Biotechnology
CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Ind.
Celanese Emulsions GmbH
Centramet S.A.
CFF GmbH & Co. KG
Chameleon Colour Systems Ltd.
Chang Yuan Chemicals
Changzhou Tianhe International
Trade Co. Ltd.
Chemidex GmbH
Chemipol S.A.
Chemische Fabrik Budenheim
ChemUnit GmbH
China National Chemical
China National Paint & Coatings
Ciba Spezialit?tenchemie AG
Clariant International Ltd.
Coatings World and Ink World Magazines
Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Coldec Verkoop B.V.
Collano AG
Colltec GmbH & Co. KG
Color Guild International
Colorana - RG Mineral AS
Coloris GCC S.A.S.
Colour Quartz Europe NV
Colux GmbH
Coperion Buss AG
Coperion Werner & Pfleiderer GmbH & Co.
Corn. Van Loocke NV
Corob S.p.A.
CPS Color Oy
Crane Process Flow Technologies GmbH
Cray Valley Kunstharze GmbH
Cray Valley Ltd.
Crompton S.A.
CSB-System AG
CSC J?klechemie GmbH & Co. KG
Cytec Deutschland GmbH
Daicel Chemical Industries Ltd
Daikin Chemical Europe
Dalian Zhongbang Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.
Datacolor GmbH
De Vree, J.& C N.V.
DeFelsko Corp.
Degussa - Methacrylates
Degussa - Specialty Acrylics
Degussa AG
Deltech Corp.
Dennert Poraver GmbH
DETE Spritz-u.Lackiersysteme
Deurex Wachs-Chemie GmbH
Deuteron GmbH
Deutsch, Karl PrAf-
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
Deutsche Forschungsgesellsch.
Dexter Chemical LLC
Dimed Lackrohstoffe GmbH
DIN Deutsches Institut
Disperlux S.?.r.l.
Dixie Chemical Comp. Inc.
dmg world media Ltd.
Dominion Colour Corp.
Dorfner, Gebr. GmbH & Co.
Dow Corning GmbH
Dow Deutschland GmbH & Co. OHG
Dow Europe GmbH
Draiswerke GmbH
Dreisol Coatings GmbH & Co. KG
Dromont S.p.A.
DSM Coating Resins
DuPont de Nemours Intl. SA
Dynea ASA
Dynea Moers GmbH
Eastman Chemical BV
Eastman Chemical Middelburg BV
ebsoft GmbH
ec Pigments Ltd.
Eduard Merkle GmbH & Co. KG
EFKA Additives b.v.
Elcometer Instruments GmbH
Elementis Specialties
Elotex AG
Engelhard Corporation
Entex Rust & Mitschke GmbH
Enviro-Chemie GmbH
EOC Tailor Made Polymers N.V.
Eonian Enterprise Co. Ltd.
ErbslEh, C.H.
Erichsen GmbH & Co. KG
Europ?ische Gesellschaft fAr
Lackiertechnik e.V.
Exakt Apparatebau GmbH & Co.
Fachhochschule Esslingen
Fachschule fAr Lacktechnik
Fast&Fluid Management
Federation of Societies for
Coatings Technology
Feige GmbH, AbfAlltechnik
Fenghua Yuron Chemical Industry
Material Co. Ltd.
Ferro GmbH
Fibro System AB
Fillworth Ltd.
Finma Chemie GmbH
Fischer, Helmut GmbH + Co.KG
Fluid Solutions GmbH
Fluid-Bag Ltd.
Forschungsinstitut fAr
Franchi & Kim S.P.A.
Francolor / Toyo Pigments
Fricke AbfAlltechnik
Frigmaires International
FSI filter specialists
international GmbH
FAll Systembau GmbH
Fusion UV Systems INC.
Galstaff Multiresine S.p.A.
Gemini Techniek B.V.
Geo Specialty Chemicals
Geomin Erzgebirgische
Gepas mbH
Geppert RAhrtechnik GmbH
Glas-Craft, Inc.
GEhler, Franz GmbH & Co. KG
Goldschmidt TIB GmbH
Grace Davison
Graf & Co. GmbH
Green Egypt Co. for Mining
GretagMacbeth GmbH
Grolman-Partner in Chem Unit
Hagemann, Gebr. GmbH & Co.
Halox Pigments
hanse chemie AG
Hauschild & Co KG
Haver & Boecker
Hedinger, Aug. GmbH & Co.
Helm AG
Hercules GmbH, Aqualon
Hercules International Ltd., Aqualon Div.
Heubach GmbH
Hobum Oleochemicals GmbH
Hoffmann Mineral GmbH & Co. KG
Holliday Pigments S.A.
Honeywell Specialty Wax & Additives
Honeywill & Stein Limited
HEnle, Dr. AG
Hosokawa Alpine AG
Hosokawa Micron B.V.
Hosokawa Micron GmbH
HOV Herbert Ott
Hoyer GmbH
Huber Enginerred Materials
Hunan Three-Ring Pigments Co., Ltd.
Huntsman Polyurethanes
HAttenes-Albertus-Lackrohstoff GmbH
I.S.T. Molchtechnik GmbH
ibw RAhrwerkstechnik GmbH
Icap-Sira Chemicals and Polymers SPA
ICI Nobel Enterprises
Iciesse-Dalton Spa
ICT Coatings N.V.
IDEXPO - Double Liaison
IGM Resins B.V.
Immea Dosatrici srl
InChem Corp.
IncoDev Software-Entwicklung GmbH
Indian Small Scale Paint Association
Industrial Copolymers Limited
Industrie Marketing
Industriewartung SAd
Ineos Silicas Ltd
IngenieurbAro Quade GmbH
Ingtec AG
Innowep Mess- und PrAftechnik GmbH
Inotec GmbH
Inpra Latina
Institut fAr Holztechnologie
Institut fAr Lacke und Farben e.V.
InTEC GmbH Lackiersysteme
Interchem Hellas SA
Internatio B.V.
Internatio N.V.
International Specialty Products
Interorgana Chemiehandel
Interorgana GmbH & Co. KG
Interpolymer GmbH
Intertrade Group LLC, The
IPV Industrie-Pumpen Vertriebs GmbH
Italtinto s.r.l.
Itochu Deutschland GmbH
J Color Chemicals Corp. Ltd.
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.
Jeco Pigment China Co. Ltd.
Johnson Polymer b.v.
Journal LKM
Jyoti Ceramic Ind. PVT. Ltd.
Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
Kaltun Mining Co.
Kaneka Belgium NV
Keim-Additec Surface GmbH
Kelly Chemical Corp.
Kemira Pigments Oy
Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc.
Kerr-McGee Pigments Services GmbH
Keyser & Mackay
Keystone Europe Ltd.
Kiesel, G.A. GmbH
King Industries Inc.
Kisters AG
Kochen, Alfred GmbH & Co.KG
KEhne GmbH & Co.Signier-und
Kolb Distribution Ltd.
Kowa Europe GmbH
Kraemer, Robert Lackharzwerke
GmbH & Co.
Krahn Chemie GmbH
KRATON Polymers GmbH
Krautzberger GmbH
Kromachem Ltd.
Kronos International Inc.
KrAss GmbH
Kusumoto Chemicals Ltd.
LacTec Gesellschaft fAr moderne
Lackiertechnik mbH
Lamberti S.p.A.
Lange, Dr. Bruno GmbH & Co. KG
Langguth GmbH
Laporte Performance Chemicals
Largo AB
Lau GmbH
Lehmann & Voss & Co.
Leneta Company, The
LEUNA-Harze GmbH
Liaoning Sanhuan Acrylic Resins and
Traffic Materials Co. Ltd.
Liebisch, Gebr. GmbH & Co.
LingYu Powder Machinery,
LLA Instruments GmbH
Logdos GmbH
Lohmann, Dr. Paul GmbH KG
Lubrizol Deutschland GmbH
Lucite International
Lutz-Pumpen GmbH & Co. KG
Luzenac Group
Magruder Color Co. Ltd.
Malvern Instruments GmbH
Marubeni Chemix Corporation
Mathis, Werner AG
Meghmani Organics Ltd.
Merck KGaA
Michelman International + Co.
Micro Powders Inc.
Microchem AG
Microfill K. Zafranas S.A.
Mikropack GmbH
Millennium Chemicals
Minerals Girona, S.A.
Ming-Zu Chemical Industry Ltd.
Minolta Europe GmbH,
Industrial Instruments Div.
Mirodur S.p.A.
Mitsubishi International GmbH
mk chemicals GmbH
Monchy International, De B.V.
Mondo Minerals OY
Montana Biotech
Mount Packaging Systems Ltd.
M-Service & Ger?te
MAller, Raimund GmbH
MAnzing Chemie GmbH
Nabaltec GmbH
Nanjing Foreign Economic &
Trade Decelopment Co. Ltd.
NanoProducts Corp.
NCS - Scandinavian Colour Institute AB
Necarbo B.V.
Netzsch-Feinmahltechnik GmbH
Netzsch-Ger?tebau GmbH
Nevcin Chemical Europe BV
Niemann, Wilhelm GmbH & Co.
Nippon Kasei Chem. Co., Ltd.
Nitroil Performance Chemicals
Nittel Halle GmbH
Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH
North Cape Minerals AS
Noveon Spain S.L.
Noviant BV
NPP b.v. (Nijhof Paint Processing)
Nubiola Pigmentos, SL.
Nymco S.p.a.
O. A. Schwimmbeck GmbH
O.M.C. srl
Ocean Optics B.V.
OFRU-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
Oliver y Battle S.A.
Omega Minerals
Omya AG
Omya GmbH
Ornela AG
Osthoff-Petrasch, Heinrich GmbH & Co.
Overlack, Gebr.
Paar, Anton GmbH
Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine
Paint Research Association
Paksoy Kimyevi Maddeler San.
Pausch Messtechnik GmbH
PC Laborsystem GmbH
PC-Resin GmbH
Pendraulik GmbH
Perstorp Specialty Chemicals AB
Petroquimica Uniao S.A.
Pflaumer Brothers Inc.
Phyma Computermesstechnik
Spektrometersysteme GmbH
Phynix GmbH & Co. KG
Physica Messtechnik GmbH
Pinova AG
Pirovano S.R.L.
Pitture & Vernici European Coatings
PMN Industri A/S
PolymerLatex GmbH & Co. KG
Posichem Rohstoffvertriebs GmbH
Powder Process Systems
Prasad International Pvt. Ltd.
Pro Ceram Technische Keramik GmbH
Pro Rheo GmbH
Profarb Sp. z.o.o.
Protec Systempasten GmbH
Q-Panel Lab Products
Quarzwerke GmbH
Qu?mica Europea de Resinas, S.A.
Quimigranel Lda.
Quimigranel S.A.
R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc.
RadTech Europe
Rahn AG
Ralston Colour Systems B.V.
Raybo Chemical Company
Reichhold Chemie GesmbH
Renzmann, D.W.
Resinall Europe b.v.b.a.
Retsch GmbH
Retsch Technologie GmbH
Rettenmaier, J. & SEhne
RHE H?ndel Engineering GmbH
RheoTec Messtechnik GmbH
Rhodia PPMC
Rhodia Syntech GmbH
Rhopoint Instrumentation Ltd.
Riebesam GmbH & Co. KG
riobeer AG
RMH-Polymers GmbH & Co. KG
Rocholl GmbH
Rockwood Additives
Rode & Rode GmbH
Rohm and Haas Deutschland GmbH
REhrig granit GmbH
Rowa GmbH
RSW-Orga GmbH
Russell Finex
RAtgers Chemicals AG
S.A.P.I.C.I. S.P.A.
S.I.Q.-Kunstharze GmbH
Sachtleben Chemie GmbH
Salutron Messtechnik GmbH
Sasol Servo B.V.
Schaefer Kalk KG
Sch?fer Werke GmbH
Schill + Seilacher Struktol AG
Schilling, B.H. SpA
Schlenk Metallpulver GmbH & Co.
Schlieper & Heyng GmbH & Co. KG
Schneider, Kurt
Scholz, Harold & Co. GmbH
SchAlke & Mayr GmbH
Schulz Systemtechnik GmbH
SchAtz GmbH & Co. KG
Schwegmann Filtrations-
Technik GmbH
Schwegmann, Bernd GmbH & Co. KG
Scott Bader Co. Ltd.
Shamrock Technologies b.v.b.a.
Shanghai Yipin International
Pigments Co. Ltd.
Shangyu Genky Chemical Co. Ltd.
Shangyu Shunliang Chemical
Industry Co. Ltd.
Shaoxing Xinghua Ferric Oxide Co. Ltd.
Sheen Instruments Ltd.
Shunde Syntech Synthetic Resin Co. Ltd.
Sibelco N.V.
Siber Hegner GmbH
Sigmund Lindner GmbH
Silberline Limited
Silcona GmbH & Co. KG
Siltrade GmbH
Silysiamont S.p.A.
Sino-American Pigment Systems Inc.
Sinochem Jiangsu Import and
Export Corp.
Sinochem Ningbo
Sinostar International Ltd.
Sita Messtechnik GmbH
SLMC - Societe Languedocienne de Micron-Couleurs S.A.
SNCZ Societe Nouvelle des
SNPE Italia
Societ?mineraria baritina
Solutia Services International
solvadis deutschland gmbh
Solvay Advanced Polymers L.L.C.
Solvay Bario e Derivati S.p.A.
Solvay Caprolactones
Solvay Soda Deutschland GmbH
Sommer, Heinrich C. GmbH
Specialty Minerals Lifford
Spolek pro chemickou
Steel Belt Systems s.r.l.
Steimel, Gebr. GmbH & Co.
Sto AG
SAd-Chemie AG
SAddeutsche Emulsions-Chemie GmbH
Sun Chemical Pigments
Sunjin Chemical Co. Ltd.
Suparna Chemicals Ltd.
Supercolori S.p.A.
SurA Instruments GmbH
Surface Specialties UCB
Surfex Ltd.
Sympatec GmbH
Synthesia Espanola, S.A.
Synthomer GmbH
Synthopol Chemie
TA Instruments
Tambour Ltd.
Te Winkel & Oomes B.V.
tecos AG
Tego Chemie Service GmbH
TEJA Sp. z.o.o.
Tennants GmbH
Tennants Inks & Coatings Supplies Ltd.
Ter Hell & Co. GmbH
The Metal Powder Company Ltd.
Thierry Pr?zisionslackier-Technik GmbH
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.
Thor GmbH
Thorson Chemical GmbH
Tioxide Europe GmbH
Tolsa S.A.
Tosoh Europe
Toyal Europe
Tramaco GmbH
Trident Alloys Limited
Troy Chemie GmbH
UBE Europe GmbH
UCON AG Containersysteme KG
Umco Umwelt Consult GmbH
Umicore Marketing & Services
Unichem International Co. Ltd.
UNI-FErdertechnik GmbH
van Baerle & Cie AG
Van Lerberghe N.V.
Vandeputte Oleochemicals
Vantico AG
Vanwyk Systems B.V.
VARISCO IPT Industrie-Pumpen
Tomiak GmbH
Velox GmbH
Vereenigde Oliefabrieken bv.
Vibro-Mac GmbH
Vieweg Verlag
VILF Verband der Ingenieure des Lack und Farbenfaches e.V.
Vinamul Polymers
Vinavil S.p.A.
Vincentz Verlag
Vliegenthart B.V.
VMA-Getzmann GmbH
Vollrath, Paul GmbH & Co.KG
Vopelius Chemie AG
VEtsch Industrietechnik GmbH
Waardals A/S
Wacker Polymer Systems GmbH & Co.
Wacker-Chemie GmbH
Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH
Wenzhou Pearlescent Pigments
Westerlins Maskinfabrik AB
Whyte Chemicals Limited
Wipp-Armaturen GmbH
Woellner Silikat GmbH
Wolff Cellulosics GmbH
Wolftechnik Filtersysteme GmbH
Wolstenholme International Limited
Woodchem B.V.
World Minerals Europe
Worlée-Chemie GmbH
WoTec GmbH & Co. KG
X-Rite GmbH
Yantai Donghui Powder Processing
Equipment Co. Ltd.
Yantai Dongyuan Chemical Equipment Co. Ltd.
Zaklady Chemiczne Police S.A.
Zanelli S.r.l.
Zehntner GmbH
Zeiss, Carl Jena GmbH
Zeochem AG
Zhejiang Huate Group
Zhejiang Tiansong Group Co.
Ziegler & Co. GmbH