Welcome Words

Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the local organizing committee and of the Boards of FATIPEC and of CoSI I
am very proud to present the final program of ETCC2018; a congress organised by, with
and for paint chemists and scientists.
ETCC2018 will be unique because for the first time FATIPEC and CoSI have combined
their forces resulting in a program that consists of presentations and posters of all kinds
of steps in the development of paint and paint technology: from science, development of
raw materials, test and measurement devices to production equipment and processes.
Participants are welcomed from all over the world. Lectures will be given by well-known
leaders from the industrial laboratories as well as from the academic world. Also Young
Scientists will be present to make their first steps in the beautiful world of paint chemistry.
The congress is organized in Amsterdam, which is a very attractive city with many
cultural highlights and lots of leisure activities, famous museums and endless number of
bridges and canals.
ETCC2018 is the ideal opportunity for you to update your know-how, to discuss the
newest trends and opportunities and to refresh and expand your network in an attractive
I am looking forward to meet you in Amsterdam June 26-29, 2018

Pieter Geurink
ETCC2018 Congress President
NVVT President