BOYA/PAINT 2006 Congress and Exhibition to take Place on 17-19 May Istanbul
First of all, I'd like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am Professor Dr. Murat Orbay, the Chairman of Scientific Committee of PAINT 2006 and I want to thank SpecialChem for allowing me to be the "Guest Editor" for today's Bulletin. As you know, Turkey is positioning itself for entry in the European Union and along with that is the exposure and influence that Turkey can offer the world of paint and coating markets
. In just eleven years, the interest in coatings events has grown to 136 companies that cover 3,600 square meters of exhibition space. It's hardly believable when you think that we started with in 1995 with only 500 square meters and a modest conference that is organized by the Chamber of Chemical Engineers. Turkey rounds out the Top 20 in terms of the largest economy in the world and has gone to great expense to invest in the infrastructure of the coatings industry.
This year the theme is "Smart Coatings and New Technologies
." The 51 oral presentations, including plenary lectures of prominent invited speakers, and will be more than double of that of PAINT 2004. In addition, 17 poster presentations shall also be presented, and participation in both events should be worthwhile and is highly recommended.
I hope to see you there and again, I thank SpecialChem for allowing me to take the "spotlight" in this issue. Now, here is the focus concerning the New Aliphatic Polyisocyanates Center
Customers often ask for long pot life to ensure enough flexibility when applying the paint, and at the same time, they want fast-drying film to gain in productivity and avoid dust issues. To meet their customers' expectations, formulators had to find a compromise between these two performances.
To continue, SpecialChem is offering an article that compliments this new Center: Blocked Isocyanates and Their Usage in Plastic Coatings Applications
, and don't forget the June 7 e-Training Course on Pigment Dispersion - Part 1.
See our Web site for more information on BOYA 2006: http://boya-paint.org
Best regards and hope to see you there!
Prof. Dr. Murat Orbay
Chairman of Scientific Committee of PAINT 2006