Smithers Rapra have created The Pigment and Colour Science Forum to unite the pigment industry behind colour science and design.
Building on over 25 years of experience delivering high profile conferences across the industrial pigments and colorants sector, the forum is due to attract a high degree of industry experts including; academics involved in pigments, research entities, colour designers, major pigment manufacturers, industrial standards officers, pigment tooling/measuring/consistency companies, and buyers in the areas of plastics, paint and coatings, cosmetics, paper and printing inks.
“The Pigment and Colour Science Forum constitutes a shift in event design”, states Andrew Smaha, Smithers Rapra Conference Director. “After years of successful co-located Future of Pigments and the Colour Cosmetics Summit events, industry leaders have expressed that there is no longer a need to present separate tracks for their sectors. We are therefore launching one campaign, with a deeper connection between academic study, R&D, performance engineering and industry. After exhaustive conversations with advisors and attendees, we were able to put our finger on the fact that all in attendance were at their essence devoted to pigment and colour science for various end-use industries.”
The advisory board of experts for The Pigment and Colour Science Forum 2013 has been assembled to infuse the programme with a wide range of perspectives all along the pigment value chain. The Programme Advisors will identify the most topical innovations and advancements in process equipment, analysis and testing, automotive coatings, additives, colour cosmetics, R&D, design aesthetics, interior colour design, paints, plastics, consumer electronics, shade matching, weatherization, regulatory, nanomaterials, formulation consistency and more, then help secure the senior-most expert available worldwide to delve deep into the real-world issues facing all players across the industry.
At this time Smithers Rapra are inviting abstract submissions for presentation at the upcoming conference, on the following topics:
Market developments: global trade issues, feedstocks and market share developments in Asia
Pigment and colour trends for paints, coatings, cosmetics, plastics, electronics and related industries
Advances in colour measurement technology: tooling, techniques, machinery and testing standardisation
The future application of nano-pigments and nano-composites in coatings
The use of functional pigments in the Electronics & Information Technology fields
Pigment additives and modifications for enhanced end-use performance
Open source R&D: connecting the worlds of academia and business to fast track innovation to market