CONSORTIUM FOR THE PROMOTION OF COATINGS was founded in May 2003 and has currently 40 members, of which
18 are SMEs (45%). Members not only include industrial companies but also
institutional members and academic institutions. Among members there are also
four Italian associations involving SMEs in the paints, varnishes and
colorants industry, including producers and applicators: FEDERCOLORI
Confcommercio Imprese per l' Italia (www.federcolori.it), Ass. Nazionale Verniciatori Decoratori Stuccatori
FEDERCHIMICA AVISA (www.federchimica.it) & NORDOVEST IMPRESE (www.nordovestimprese.org).
consortium of coating companies and institutions for training and research in
coating science and technology, is addressed to the Chemical industry in Italy,
which is characterized by SMEs, Italian
medium and large companies and foreign owned companies. SMEs play a very
important role in many European countries but their presence is particularly
important in Italy where they account for 41% of the total value of production.
Such companies are active especially in fine & specialty chemicals where scale
economies are not very relevant and the key of success often consists in
offering to customers tailor made products.
focus of PROCOAT is to link the industrial and business world and the academic
environment, overcoming the traditional distance and poor understanding of each
other. PROCOAT is devoted to divulgate new tendencies of coating technologies.
Due to its link with the academic world, they promote dissemination activities
on new technologies organizing conferences, participating in European events
giving conferences and lectures related to protective coatings. Since 2004
PROCOAT has been running the only Academic Master available in Italy in
coatings science and technology in cooperation with their founding member
Politecnico di Torino.
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