High Performance and Functional Pigments 2005 conference set for Toronto, Canada, 2-4 May 2005

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Publication date: 1 October 2004

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(2004), "High Performance and Functional Pigments 2005 conference set for Toronto, Canada, 2-4 May 2005", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933eac.001

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High Performance and Functional Pigments 2005 conference set for Toronto, Canada, 2-4 May 2005

High Performance and Functional Pigments 2005 conference set for Toronto, Canada, 2-4 May 2005

Keywords: Pigments, Conferences, Colorants

Intertech has announced that its international colorants conference, “High Performance & Functional Pigments 2005”, will be held on 2-4 May 2005 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada. The Chairmen for this year’s conference will be Mr Paul Czornij, Manager of Pigments and Dispersions at BASF Coatings, and Mr Edwin B. Faulkner, Director of Business Development at Sun Chemical Corporation.

Intertech’s tenth conference on advanced colorants will provide producers and users with a comprehensive overview of the latest technologies and emerging markets for high performance pigments (HPPs) – those with superior properties of environmental compatibility, weather resistance, optical effects or high use value. Attendees will receive a complete briefing on market trends by region and sector; new pigment technologies; international regulatory issues and trends in end-use markets with significant near-term growth potential. Conference sessions are being designed to maximize contact and the flow of information between producers and end users, and promotional efforts will be focused on the goal of maximizing international participation in the conference.

While organic high performance and functional pigments now comprise only 7 percent of world organic pigment production by volume (around 25,000 tons), with a global value of over 1.2 billion, they account for over 26 percent of pigments sales; a testimony to their extraordinary value that enables users to develop new applications, allowing them to establish product positions that are outside of their commodity business sectors. Half of HPPs, including special effect pigments, are used in coatings, with approximately 35 percent in plastics and fibers and 15 percent in other uses, with growth led by the plastics, inks and non-impact printing segments.

Speaker recruitment for the 2005 conference is now underway. To submit a topic for consideration, or to request a complete conference brochure, please contact: Scott Stephenson, Intertech, 19 Northbrook Drive, Portland, Maine 04105 USA. Tel: (207) 781-9608; Fax: (207) 781-2150; E-mail: scotts@intertechusa.com, or Web site: www.intertechusa.com