From April 26-28, 2005, the ECS 2005 European Coatings Show plus Adhesives, Sealants, Construction Chemicals, will be held at the Messezentrum Nürnberg in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with the wax emulsion specialist Dick Peters, a full subsidiary of Clariant, three divisions of Clariant will be exhibiting in Hall 4, Stand 4-321: Pigments & Additives, Functional Chemicals, and Life Science Chemicals. Numerous innovations for the production of coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals, and adhesives will be on display. As every year, starting April 25 congresses and other events will be held in conjunction with the trade fair. Clariant specialists will be presenting the latest developments.

Congress presentations: Karl Bechtold, Division Pigments & Additives, New stabilization concepts for coatings on plastics, 8 Nürnberger Kongress, April 25, 2005, 5:00-5:30 pm; Dr Dieter Letzelter, Division Pigments & Additives, Managing monopoly suppliers, Purchaser’s Day, April 26, 2005, 12:00-12:30 pm; Sebastijan Bach, Division Pigments & Additives, Metallocene performance polymers for hot-melt adhesives, Stick together, April 27, 2005, 2:00-2:30 pm; Steffen Schneider, Division Pigments & Additives, Wide format ink jet approach, Ink Maker’s Forum, April 27, 2005, 2:45-3:15 pm.

Clariant are an international speciality chemicals provider with decades of experience. In combination with their portfolio of first-class products, the company offer outstanding customer service worldwide. This includes comprehensive consulting in application technology and, upon request, the development of special grades.

An integral part of Clariant’s philosophy is the implementation of international standards. Management systems such DIN ISO 9001 and DIN ISO 14001, paired with the comprehensive know-how and experience of the experts at Clariant, ensure the first-class and worldwide consistent quality of the product portfolio. Clariant are preparing to comply with the upcoming EU legal framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals), which requires a comprehensive regulatory assessment of a product including all its components.