ABRAFATI 2011 will be held from November 21 - 23 at Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil.

ABRAFATI 2011 will be held from November 21 - 23 at Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil. The most important event in the coatings sector in Latin America will gather the 12th International Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers and the 12th International Coatings Congress.

Solutions to the future demands of the coatings industry will be highlighted both in the Congress and the Exhibition, which will present and discuss paths and trends in terms of raw materials, products, processes, technologies, applications, environmental impact and many other areas.

Over 200 companies have already confirmed their participation in the Exhibition. The favorable growth perspectives for the Brazilian and Latin American coatings industry in the coming years are stimulating suppliers, who see ABRAFATI 2011 as an excellent opportunity to expand their businesses. As a result of the investments in oil exploitation, infrastructure improvement, preparation for the Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games, it is estimated that the Brazilian market will double its current size in a few years. This will probably be the most international of the event’s editions, with significant presence of European, North American and Asian companies.

12th International Coatings Congress

At the International Coatings Congress, experts will present ongoing research and recent developments, which open new possibilities for the formulation, production or use of coatings. Environmental aspects will be a highlight because of the growing relevance of the theme for society and for the future of the coatings industry.

As with every edition of the Congress, many studies on technologies, raw materials and innovative processes will be presented under the form of lectures or posters addressing how to improve the performance of coatings, add functionalities to them, reduce costs and produce less impact on the environment.

The Congress includes 72 oral presentations, the Poster Session and two special seminars, one on radiation-cure technology, and one on environmental and safety issues. The entire program is available at www.abrafati.com.br.

One of the highlights of ABRAFATI 2011 are the Plenary Sessions, which offer comprehensive and privileged perspectives on key issues in the coatings chain. These sessions will be presented by professionals with a broad range of expertise and a tangible record of accomplishments.

Plenary Sessions

November 21 – 1st Plenary (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
The Performance of the Coatings Industry in 2011 and the Brazilian Scenario for the Decade
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira
Chairman of the Executive Board of ABRAFATI, Director of the division of DuPont Automotive Systems in Latin America, General Operation Manager of DuPont Performance Coatings Brazil

November 21 – 2nd Plenary (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Coatings and Raw Materials: Perspectives on the Global Market
John Klier
Global Research and Development Director of Dow Coating Materials

November 22 – 3rd Plenary (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
Automotive Coatings and the Environment
Lewis E. Manring
Vice-President of Technology of DuPont Performance Coatings

November 23 – 4th Plenary (8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)
The Coatings Global Market: Dimension, Tendencies and Key Themes
Louis McCulloch
Specialized consultant in the coatings industry, with over 30 years as an executive in companies in the sector, former editor of The Coatings Agenda.


November 21 - 23, 2011
Exhibition: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Coatings Congress: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Transamérica Expo Center, São Paulo, Brazil
Information and registration: www.abrafati2011.com.br