Advancing the production and use of coatings on the African continent

Coatings for Africa Symposium and Expo is set out to advance the production and use of paints and coatings in Africa and beyond. An open exhibition and a three day conference programme, which has taken shape over the past few weeks, will kit attendees with the necessary tools and skills to succeed in the rapidly evolving paint and coatings industry. In contrast to previous years, Coatings for Africa offers not only a Technical Symposium but also caters for a wide spectrum of users of paints and coatings products from the construction, infrastructure and industrial sector in two additional days of content.

The Technical Symposium on 11 May 2015 will highlight the importance of innovation and education. Throughout the day, attendees will learn about the latest developments available to the African market place and how these advancements help servicing their clients. Industry leaders such as BASF, BYK, Wacker, Nubiola and University of Stellenbosch will share their findings throughout the day. The programme includes topics around high performance additives, latest generation nonionic synthetic associative thickeners, methods to improve substrate wetting of aqueous coatings and developing new coating systems. Technical professionals from the paint and coatings industry are invited to attend this unique Africa-centric opportunity to learn and network.

The Coatings for Construction and Architecture seminar on 12 May 2015 aims to discuss novelties in decorative coatings for the construction industry. The session will start off with an interactive panel discussion on urbanisation in an African context, leading experts will discuss parameters of urbanisation from various angles: architecture, technology, business and socio-economic. The keynote session will be followed by contributions around innovation in wall coatings, restoration and maintenance, cool roofing technology and quality control. Members of the construction industry such as architects, quantity surveyors, engineers and specifiers are invited to attend this seminar.

The Protective Coatings seminar on 13 May 2015 will highlight novelties in the industrial protection and maintenance space. The seminar is preceded by an opening session highlighting business innovation in Africa’s construction and infrastructure sectors. The Protective Coatings seminar includes investigation into new developments and testing methods in protective, especially anti-corrosive coatings in an infrastructure context, from mining, automotive to industrial developments. Infrastructure experts such as engineers (civil, structure, consulting), design consultants, specifiers and quantity surveyors are invited to attend this seminar.

Coatings for Africa, will be hosted from 11 – 13 May 2015 in Sandton, South Africa, by the Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA) and the South African Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) in conjunction with Hypenica and is the biggest showcase of coatings technologies, paint and related products on the continent. Coatings for Africa connects the entire value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users of the finished paint or coatings products. Attendees can expect 120+ exhibitors, 2000 attendees, 10+ African countries represented and 30+ expert speakers. A full conference programme will be available from January 2015.

For more information, please contact Sean Manson at sean.manson@hypenica.com