The Advanced Materials Show Connectivity Series: Coatings

The coatings industry plays a key part in the US economy with a strong role in the manufacturing industry, adding value to existing products, enhancing their lifespan, resiliency and performance. Sustainability is the keyword of 2021 in the manufacturing industry, how we produce, sustain and dispose of products during their lifecycle is pertinent to the future. Coatings have a surface role of looking aesthetically pleasing such as paint, which comes in a variety of colours and at a micro-level by enhancing the quality of traditional and raw materials and quite often reducing their impact on the environment.

The US coatings and paint industry is thriving due to rapid industrialization with 350,000 employees (est) and $26 billion in revenue per year and growing. We are seeing coating manufactured for industries such as automotive, architectural, construction, electronics, aerospace, marine and more with other industries beginning to understand its benefits. Under the coatings umbrella includes paint, resin, pigments, acrylic, polyurethane, UV etc and each one has a specific range of properties. This can include waterproofing, impact resistance, flexibility, UV resistance, corrosion resistance and more.

It has never been a better time to get involved in the coatings industry than in 2021 especially with dual chemicals coatings technology and new materials such as graphene being incorporated.

North America is the base for the largest coatings companies in the world including PPG Industries, Sherwin-Williams, RPM International, Diamond Vogel, American Coatings Association and BASF. These global players are setting a precedent for the coatings industry. In recent news we have seen PPG envirocron powder coatings for the architectural market, Sherwin-Williams Industrial Wood Coatings in Asia propel the development of eco coatings and BASF launching one of the most eco-friendly automotive refinish coatings with low value volatile organic compounds.

The Advanced Materials Show USA is a dedicated show for end users, product developers, OEM’s and the entire material manufacturing supply chain. Those who visit will have a shared focus on seeking the latest materials, innovations and technology and will find new products, suppliers and partners all under one roof. Featured exhibitors include Forge Nano a global leader in surface engineering and precision nano-coating technology, Speciality Coating systems with 50 years of application and engineering expertise, SCS – the world leader in Parylene conformal coatings and technologies.

Alongside the exhibition, we have a world-class conference session. On Track 1, Day 1 2:10 pm we have ‘Advanced Coatings for Harsh environments’ lead by Rakesh Kumar, VP Technology at SCS Coatings and Zsolt Pulai, EVP, Technology and R&D at HZO Inc.

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The Advanced Materials Show USA

October 13th – 14th 2021