Technical Workshop : towards a sustainable future for coatings and the paint industry – Final program available


As a yearly tradition, IVP Coatings organizes a technical workshop with Sirris and Centexbel as part of the BioCoat project. This year the workshop will focus on the sustainability aspects of paints and the challenges involved for the coatings industry.

Renowned experts from Sirris, Centexbel and many other expert speakers will guide you through topics including:

  • Recycling of polyurethanes and strategies for coating applications
  • Inventory of hazardous chemicals
  • In-can preservation and biocides

The program also includes testimonials from companies on how they are tackling sustainability issues today.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with companies of the coatings industry and relevant stakeholders !

When: 9 March from 13.00 to 18.00

Where: SIRRIS Leuven – Gaston Geenslaan 8, 3001 Leuven/Heverlee

Participation to this event is free, but registration required and limited to 40 people (no-show fee = 250 EUR).

Register now! 


13.00 – 13.10 Registration + welcome
13.10 – 13.35 


Myriam Vanneste (Centexbel) – Circularity of coated materials: challenges and solutions
13.35 – 14.00 


Olivier Henry (IVP) – Conservation of paints: regulatory aspects
14.00 – 14.40 Selected Industrial Cases and/or lab visit 


14.40 – 15.00 Coffee Break 


15.00 – 15.25 


Pieter Billen (University Antwerp) – Holistic view on recycling of coatings and paints
15.25 – 15.50 


Mireille Poelman (Materia Nova) – Bio-Sushy as a sustainable surface protection by glass-like hybrid and biomaterials PFAs-free coating
15.50 – 16.15 


Hiram Moerman (Apeiron) – Use of substances of very high concern in Belgium and how do we move way from these
16.15 – 16.40 


Pieter Samyn (SIRRIS) – Technological alternatives for in-can preservation of waterborne paints
16.40 – end Closing drink


Register now!