The ECS gathers the decision makers of the paints and coatings industry in Nuremberg. Koehler presents new developments in microencapsulation.
“European Coatings Show 2017 was bigger than ever before and highly international – with, for the first time, more than 30,000 specialist visitors from well over 100 countries as well as 1,135 exhibitors from 40 countries. The specialist trade fair is therefore further consolidating its position as a leading event in the global coatings industry. The exhibiting companies showcased innovative and new products and services related to the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and sealants in an even larger space at Messezentrum Nürnberg.”
That’s how event organizer, Vinzentz, described the European Coatings Show, which opened its doors for three days in early April. Held in conjunction with the trade fair, Vinzentz’s “Dialogue Platform for Coating Researchers and Developers” conference also proved to be very popular, with 840 people taking part. Not wanting to let this opportunity slip away, we showcased Koehler Innovative Solutions with our own stand measuring 16 m². In addition to the new image film, we presented our company in advance with ads and intensive advertising in the conference documents. The high degree of interest among trade fair visitors still far exceeded our expectations and we were the highlight among all the suppliers of raw materials and installation engineering. We were actually the only 100% contract manufacturer of microcapsules at the trade fair. With so many visitors at our stand, we barely had time to make the rounds ourselves and were glad to have the support of Dr. Claus Jurisch (Koehler Technology), who joined us for a day. Most of those interested were from Germany and the rest of Europe. Of the approximately 60 new customer contacts, one third were associated with the paint and varnish industry, including ink and printing. The rest of the inquiries focused on building materials, plastics, and adhesives, as well as textile, paper, and automotive applications. The format of an event limited to three days in connection with a conference also attracted a great many customers from related fields.
The European Coatings Show was a very successful trade fair for us. We want everyone to know that Koehler Innovative Solutions is a contract manufacturer and are now much closer to that goal. And a lot of trade fair notes give us hope for interesting and lucrative new projects.
The next European Coatings Show will be held at Messezentrum Nürnberg between March 19 and 21, 2019 – it’s already in our calendar.
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