ISTANBUL, Turkey - The sixth biennial International Paint, Varnish, Ink & Auxiliary Products Industry Congress & Exhibition, PAINT 2006, will take place May 17-19 at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC).

Interest in PAINT Congresses and Exhibitions has grown steadily. The last exhibition in 2004 hosted 75 stands and received more than 2,000 visitors. A significant increase in numbers is expected in PAINT 2006 by bringing raw material, additive, and laboratory- and production-equipment manufacturers together with paint and ink producers and researchers from universities and institutes. Plenary lecturers and prominent invited speakers will take part in the Congress billed as "Smart Coatings and New Technologies." Visit (link below).