The following is a recap of the 2022 Eurocolour International Technical Conference
Written by David Wawer, Executive Director, CPMA
After an absence of two years, the Eurocolour International Technical Conference resumed its in-person format last month in Freiberg, Germany, June 27-29. The Conference was led by Eurocolour Board Chair Stefan Suetterlin and Executive Director Dr. Heike Liewald, and attended by 40 participants representing Europe, the United Kingdom, and United States.
The economic message coming from Europe was quite sobering. High inflation, persisting supply chain disruption, continued devaluation of the Euro, and raw materials shortages have all contributed to a flat economic outlook over the next 12 months. At the same time, EU pigments manufacturers and pigments processors have a long-term optimistic outlook, based on continued growth in customer demand. Global industry consolidations – Sun Chemical, Heubach, Vibrantz – also play a role in economic projections for the EU pigments industry.
Presentations and discussions during the Conference revolved around:
CPMA Executive Director Dave Wawer presented at the conference, focusing on North American regulations and legislation impacting the color pigments value chain. His presentation topics included:
Finally, the good news from Europe, in what is otherwise considered a bleak outlook for chemical substances, is the European Chemicals Agency’s withdrawal of Substance Evaluation requirements for Pigment Violet 29 and Pigment Red 179.
For more intelligence from the conference or questions about anything included above, contact Dave Wawer at firstname.lastname@example.org.Return to News