The Research Society for Pigments and Coatings unites a great number of small- and medium-sized as well as major enterprises, companies and other institutions which are committed to innovative surface technology under its umbrella.

Our members include binders industry enterprises, pigment producers, coating manufacturers and industrial enterprises, who use coatings.

Several research institutions and associations, for example associations of paint and printing ink industries (Verband der deutschen Lack- und Druckfarbenindustrie e.V., VdL) and mineral pigment industries (Mineralfarbindustrie e.V., VdMi) which were involved in the founding, are among our members.

Feel free to join us now and become part of an innovative network of enterprises, associations and research institutes.

In order to increase the attractiveness of the network and platform concept for its members, the research society is keen to continuously increase its membership base. Particular interest exists in finding new members from industries that produce coating materials or use them, and act as initiators and supporters for innovation.

Members of the association may be natural or legal persons of civil and public law as well as agencies, companies, societies and associations with an interest in the objectives and tasks of the association and who are willing to support the association.


The increasing complexity of the innovation process results in the necessity to coordinate research.

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