Eurocoat to Host its 35th Exhibition for Paint & Inks Distributors & Manufacturers in Spain
- Jun 5, 2012
BARCELONA, Spain -- Riding on last year's success in Paris, Eurocoat is opening its doors from the 2 to 4 October 2012 for 3 days
of trading at the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona.
Now in its 35th year, Eurocoat has become a historic event in the coating industry, bringing together
manufacturers and distributors of paint, printing inks, varnish, glue and adhesives.
While initially focused on markets in southern Europe and North Africa, Eurocoat now plays host to a
growing number of international stakeholders in the coating industry in China, Japan, Iran and more
broadly in Middle East countries.
The trade show is therefore open to emerging markets, who can come to meet their suppliers, while also
retaining key stakeholders from mature markets.
Eurocoat is organised with the cooperation and support of Spanish, Italian and French professional
associations, and combines a professional trade show with a technical & scientific congress in one place,
making it the ideal platform for business and trade, science and industry.
Eurocoat's strength lies in its format: a high-quality event on a human scale, where the local offering meets
the European market. At each Eurocoat event, 40% of its visitors are new, which is extremely positive in
this competitive sector.
A Surge of Revival at Eurocoat: Positive Prospects for 2012!
Hosting Eurocoat in a new location in 2011 has given rise to a multitude of positive changes. Satisfaction
among participants reached over 80% at the Paris event!
For 2012, Eurocoat is maintaining this dynamic at the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona - an exceptional
location. The venue's intimate layout will facilitate interaction between the congress and the trade show,
and between exhibitors and visitors.
Unlike the Fira Barcelona Granvia host of the 2009 event, the Palau de Congressos is easily accessible, in a
central location - just 20 minutes from the international airport - and a stone's throw from a variety of
hotels in Barcelona's city center.
This year will also be an opportunity to strengthen the turnout from connected and associated industries,
such as packaging, industrial equipment or handling, a process which was started in 2011 and offers vital
links for the coating industry.
In 2012 the whole sector will be represented, from one end of the value chain to the other: the big names
in chemistry, national and international institutions, research centers, consular networks and more.
A Constantly Evolving Event, in Step with its Market
Professional trade shows adapt each event to reflect the changing needs and requirements of the
To meet those demands, Eurocoat is providing them with an online appointment scheduling system. This
facility will be available on the website and will allow participation in the trade show to be optimised in
advance with targeted, constructive meetings.
This will be helpful for visitors who would not otherwise have time to meet both their current suppliers and
new prospects, and it will result in exhibitors having an even better matched selection of visitors.
Another new addition will be workshops lasting 15 minutes ("Euroclips Classics") and 45 minutes
("Euroclips Premium"), where visitors and exhibitors can explore technical solutions, listen to the
experiences of others, and find out about innovations in products and processes.
Finally, like in Paris in 2011, Barcelona will also host the award ceremony for the Innovation Competition.
The competition will comprise 3 categories: equipment, services and green innovations.
Eurocoat is also a technical and scientific congress that allows all market players to follow developments in
the sector, discover the latest innovations and also discuss topical issues with other professionals. The 20th
edition of the Congress will be organized by the AETEPA (Spanish Association of Technical People in
Paintings and Related). This year's main theme is "the Cost! How to manage it by means of innovation?"
General subject :
Cost reduction by paint formulation development (Laboratory, pilot plant): Experimental design,
previous properties analysis.
Cost reduction by paint formulation: New binders, pigments and fillers with new properties,
Cost reduction during paint production: New production processes, efficient layouts, pre-
formulated preparations, dispersions, pigment pastes.
Cost reductions for packing, storing and transport processes : New offers for packaging and
Cost reduction during coating application : Application technologies efficacy. Optimization of
drying and curing processes.
Eurocoat in summary:
Running for more than 35 years
4,000 to 5,000 visitors
60 nationalities represented
40% new visitors each year
Eurocoat is a window into the know-how and innovation of suppliers of coatings, raw materials and
equipment made especially for the paint, ink, varnish, glue and adhesive industries.
Eurocoat is hosted alternately in Paris, Barcelona and Genoa.
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