ETCC 2014 Congress Summary


 3 - 5 September 2014
Gürzenich · Cologne · Germany

ETCC 2014 Congress Book with full program

Thank you for participating in the 2nd European Technical Coatings Congress -ETCC 2014 which took place from 3 - 5 September 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

The theme of this ETCC 2014 congress was: "New Functions and Sustainability - Drivers for Future Coatings".

  • ETCC 2014 was held in Guerzenich, Cologne and had 486 participants, 6 invited lectures and 85 lectures in total. In an as well separate and permanently accessible poster session approximately 40 posters were presented.
  • ETCC was successfully prepared by a core-team consisting of GDCh Lackchemie, VILF and GDCh as congress organizer as well as the FATIPEC President.
  • ETCC 2014 was accompanied by a small exposition, which attracted many of the congress visitors.
  • An interesting social programme attracted several congress participants: Visit of a typical brew-house as get-together on the first evening and a romantic boat cruise on river Rhine as social evening on the second day.
  • The atmosphere of the congress was generally very comfortable and the feedback of the participants was all in all very positive.
  • Three awards were handed out to the award-winners during the closing ceremony of ETCC 2014:

The award for the best lecture of ETCC 2014 was granted to Dr Catarina ESTEVES from Eindhoven University for her lecture “Self-replenishing functional coatings: repairing surfaces”

The young scientist award was granted to two young scientists, evaluated by the evaluators as being completely equal: To Mr Jorge CARNEIRO from the University of Aveiro in Portugal with the lecture: “Surface modification of mesoporous silica for improvement of compatibility with anti-corrosion coatings” and to Mrs Mina ABDOLAH ZADEH from the University of Delft in The Netherlands for her lecture “Towards more reliable sol-gel coatings by combined extrinsic and intrinsic healing”.

The ATIPIC award in memorial of Alain Clause, for the best lecture on environmental and ecological aspects, was also announced during the closing ceremony of ETCC 2014. The price was granted to Dr Armin MICHEL from the company Corbion Purac in the Netherlands, for his lecture on "Lactide-modified polyester resins with enhanced resin- and coating performance".

ETCC 2014 Selected photos

The Congress was held in GÜRZENICH KÖLN, historical (opened in 1447) and modern culture center.


 Congress opening:






Closing and Awards



Social events: Restaurant and MS River Dream



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