Asia Coatings Congress 2019 releases Conference programme

The previous Asia Coatings Conference was held in 2017

The previous Asia Coatings Conference was held in 2017

The Asia Coatings Congress 2019 (ACC)is taking place on May 14-15 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in association with the Vietnam Paint & Printing Ink Association (VPIA).

The event consists of a technical conference and accompanying Exhibition, with access to industry experts and the latest technology available to the coatings industry.

The Conference programme is now available to view:

Key note speakers include industry expert Osamu Kirihara, Orr & Boss; Sjaak Griffioen, Director Innovation, Strategy & Sustainability, Royal DSM; Vuong Bac Dau, Vice Chairman, VPIA; and Salvia Omar, Wacker.

Other companies that will present papers at the event include Pantone, Troy Corporation and Imerys Kaolin, amongst others.

Topics covered

The agenda covers a range of issues on the topic of sustainability and performance enhancement, including:

  • How to create bio-based paints;
  • Environmentally friendly alkyd binder technology;
  • Achieving low odour and low VOC coatings;
  • The issue of lead paint in Asia;
  • How to improve the performance of coatings and keep up with the latest trends in coatings technology.

Colour also plays a large part in the topics covered, with speakers from Pantone and IEC Plant Engineering discussing how to best optimise it for your business.

The conference is being held in the InterContinental Asiana Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam on May 14-15, and all conference delegates will receive refreshments and lunch throughout the course of the two-day event, as well as free entry to the accompanying exhibition.

Vietnam’s thriving industry

The importance of the Vietnamese coatings industry is clearly demonstrated by the upward trend of investment in the country. Vietnam’s thriving coatings industry has attracted both multinational paint companies, as well as regional players and it continues to be one of the fastest growing coatings industries in South East Asia. AkzoNobel Vietnam, Nippon Paint Vietnam and Jotun Paints have all been present in the country since the early 90’s and regional companies 4 Oranges and TOA Paints also have a significant presence in the country.

New investment continues to take place throughout Vietnam: In April 2018, Jotun Paints signed a contract confirming it will invest US$70bn in building its second plant in Vietnam and in 2015, AkzoNobel invested significantly in its performance coatings business, doubling the capacity at its powder coatings facility in Dong Nai.

In 2018, Beckers, a global coatings company, opened its second site in Vietnam, while DKSH opened a new, state-of-the-art distribution centre for its Performance Materials unit. Huntsman also invested heavily in the country, opening a formulations manufacturing facilitycomprising manufacturing and R&D capabilities, a technical service centre, warehouse and distribution space and a commercial office.

Vietnam’s paint and coatings industry was estimated to be worth around US$620M at the close of 2017, a figure expected to increase due to the country’s booming architectural sector. Accounting for approximately 60% of Vietnam’s paint and coatings market, the architectural paint segment remains the country’s main focus, with the retail market for decorative paint and coatings expected to increase to approximately US$460M by 2021.

With so much going on in the country, the Asia Coatings Congress 2019is one way to keep in touch with the industry’s latest developments.

Further information and how to register

For more information on either the Conference or Exhibition, please visit the ACCwebsite,, where a full list of exhibitors and the Conference agenda can be found. The agenda includes abstracts on the presentations, as well as speaker biographies. To register your interest in attending, please click on the ‘Register to attend’ button on the website or follow this link:

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