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Smithers Rapra Reveals Program for The Pigment & Color Science Forum 2013

Published on 2013-06-27. Author : SpecialChem

LEATHERHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM -- Smithers Rapra program for The Pigment and Color Science Forum has now been revealed, and is set to bring over 30 industry expert speakers presenting the latest industry news to unite the pigment industry behind color science and design.

Smithers Rapra have built over 25 years' experience of delivering high profile conferences across the industrial pigments and colorants sector, this new forum has combined the well-established Future of Pigments and Color Cosmetics Summit.

Andrew Smaha, Conference Director at Smithers Rapra stated "The conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza Rome - St Peters Hotel & Spa, a stunning location for The Pigment & Color Science Forum, and we anticipate a robust turnout given the tremendous support for the 2013 program from industry leaders".

Over thirty industry experts are scheduled to present: Bill Eibon, Director, PPG Industries. Antonio Doménech-Carbó, University of Valencia. Dr. Mas Subramanian, Oregon State University Materials Institute. Marianne Peltier, Sensient Colors LLC. Dr. Andrew Trapani, The Dow Chemical Company. John E. Book, JDSU and Paul Czornij, Color Excellence Group, BASF.

The Forum will start with foundational research in Color Science, learning how design perspectives and tastes impact the pigments supply chain. Giving attendees overviews of inorganic pigments, emerging intellectual property and patent-related issues, plus the very latest industry trends being covered in the session on 'Players, Plays and Issues in the Global Pigments Industry'.

The Pigment and Color conference will examine the steady growth of Asian pigment through Dr. Mosongo Moukwa, Asian Paints presentation. A deeper connection between academic studies shall be explored; R&D, performance engineering and industry, and better understand the tools used in the pigment industry that can help quantify data more efficiently and uniformly. After a deep dive into nanotechnology particle space, new pigment developments and links into composites, the Pigment & Color Forum's final day will deliver presentations for the industry's major buyers, addressing pigment market opportunities and new advances in plastics, cosmetics, paints & coatings, multifunctional pigments, industrial design, paper and printing inks, consumer electronics and automotive applications.

About Pigment and Color Science Forum

The 2013 Pigment and Color Science Forum is the one true business incubator that unites the pigment industry behind color science and design. The Pigment and Color Science Forum is organized by Smithers Rapra, the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries.

Source: Pigment and Color Science Forum [Smithers Rapra]

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