The Shepherd Color Company, Asian Paints, Dow and BASF to Feature in Line up at Smithers Rapra Pigment and Colour Science Forum

  The Shepherd Color Company, Asian Paints, Dow and BASF to Feature in Line up
  at Smithers Rapra Pigment and Colour Science Forum Conference 2013

Smithers Rapra programme for The Pigment and Colour Science Forum has now been
revealed, and is set to bring over 30 industry expert speakers presenting the
latest industry news to unite the pigment industry behind colour science and
design.

Business Wire

LEATHERHEAD, England -- June 26, 2013

Smithers Rapra have built over 25 years' experience of delivering high profile
conferences across the industrial pigments and colourants sector, this new
forum has combined the well-established Future of Pigments and Colour
Cosmetics Summit.

Andrew Smaha, conference director at Smithers Rapra stated "The conference is
being held at the Crowne Plaza Rome - St Peters Hotel & Spa, a stunning
location for The Pigment & Colour Science Forum, and we anticipate a robust
turnout given the tremendous support for the 2013 programme from industry
leaders”.

Over thirty industry experts are scheduled to present: Bill Eibon, Director,
PPG Industries. Antonio Doménech-Carbó, University of Valencia. Dr. Mas
Subramanian, Oregon State University Materials Institute. Marianne Peltier,
Sensient Colors LLC. Dr. Andrew Trapani, The Dow Chemical Company. John E.
Book, JDSU and Paul Czornij, Color Excellence Group, BASF.

The Forum will start with foundational research in Colour Science, learning
how design perspectives and tastes impact the pigments supply chain. Giving
attendees overviews of inorganic pigments, emerging intellectual property and
patent-related issues, plus the very latest industry trends being covered in
the session on 'Players, Plays and Issues in the Global Pigments Industry'.

The Pigment and Colour conference will examine the steady growth of Asian
pigment through Dr. Mosongo Moukwa, Asian Paints presentation. A deeper
connection between academic studies shall be explored; R&D, performance
engineering and industry, and better understand the tools used in the pigment
industry that can help quantify data more efficiently and uniformly. After a
deep dive into nanotechnology particle space, new pigment developments and
links into composites, the Pigment & Colour Forum’s final day will deliver
presentations for the industry’s major buyers, addressing pigment market
opportunities and new advances in plastics, cosmetics, paints & coatings,
multifunctional pigments, industrial design, paper and printing inks, consumer
electronics and automotive applications.

Visit www.pigmentmarkets.com to view the full agenda and for more information.

For more information on Smithers Rapra visit www.smithersrapra.com

Contact:

Smithers Rapra
Jo Martin
+44 (0)1372 802000
jomartin@smithers.com