TiO2 World Summit and Pigment & Colour Science Forum


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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017 to Thursday, 5 October, 2017

The University of Alicante (UA) will host the International Pigment & Colour Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit. The events are organized this year by the department of Vision and Colour in the UA, valuable members within project BARBARA.

Combining more than 25 years of experience in working with the titanium dioxide supply chain and the industrial pigments and colourants sectors, both conferences provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of what's happening in the industries, future opportunities and much more.

The UA will present the BARBARA project as an example of potential application of natural dyes extracted from agro-waste residues into automotive parts and building materials.


Last year held in Cleveland, US, fore-front companies in the sector, such as Tronox, Cristal, Iluka Resources, Chemours, Billions Europe, PPG, Ford Motor Company, Sherwin-Williams, Apple, L’Oréal, BASF, Estee Lauder, A. Schulman and many more, joined RTDs and developers in the joint conferences.

The programme is as follows:


    Pigment industry overview


    Paints & Coatings: Identifying market drivers


    Market outlook

    State of play in China

    Feedstock minerals

    Regulation and safety

    TiO2 Pigments - breakthrough R&D

    Cutting-edge process developments


    Colour perceptions - from market to consumer

    Colour popularity and future trends in automotive

    Advances in colour science

    Exploring innovation across textiles, cosmetics & digital printing applications

    Pigment properties - process revolutions for enhanced performance

    Novel opportunities across the value chain

Joint Topics

    End market innovations - developments in automotive, plastics and cosmetics markets

University of Alicante