Chinacoat 2018, an international expo, featuring world-class 1150+ exhibitors from 30+ countries, will offer visitors a broad range of products, solutions and expertise. The expo will be held on December 4-6, 2018, at Area A of the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China, covering 7 exhibition halls. The exhibitors will present their new technologies and new products in five exhibit zones, namely “Powder Coatings Technology,” “UV/EB Technology & Products,” “International Machinery, Instrument & Services,” “China Machinery, Instrument & Services,” and “China & International Raw Materials.”
Alongside the exhibition, 13 technical papers will be presented, three Technical Workshops will be held and 30+ Technical Seminars will be organized to provide valuable opportunities for visitors to network with industry leaders and to share knowledge on latest trends in innovative technologies. The 16th Chinacoat Conference will feature the theme “Green Coatings – Advanced Technology & New Materials” to be held on December 3-4, 2018. Two are keynote papers will be presented during the conference, viz, “Ultra-low Temperature Curable Powder Coatings for Wood: VOC-free Technology Below the Boiling Point of Water” and “Underwater Self-Healing Polymer.”
According to the organisers, the booming construction industry has accelerated the functional development of water-in-water multicolor coatings in recent years. Coatings machinery and equipment manufacturers continue to feature high performance, energy efficiency, and automation to boost sales. The ratio of using renewable or bio-based ingredients in raw materials and additives are getting higher. Environmentally friendly products are gradually snatching market shares.
In addition, there will be three workshops on December 4-5, 2018. Workshop 1: Design & Formulation for Low VOC, High-Performance Waterborne Metal Protective Coatings (Faculty: Dr. Cai Yu, TS & D scientist, Dow Coating Materials, Dow Chemical Co.); Workshop 2: Designing Optimal Formulations for Waterborne Polymers & Coatings (Faculty: Prof. Jamil Baghdachi, a professor at Eastern Michigan University, professor of Polymers and Coatings and guest professor at the Shanghai University of Engineering Science); Workshop 3: Sustainability : Shifting Coatings & Ink Technology Paradigm (Faculty: Prof. Long Lin, professor of Color and Polymer Science, Director of DP Centre of Industrial Collaboration & Head, Dept. of Color Science, University of Leeds, UK.