Revista Paint & Pintura - Edição 233

CLIPPING 6 | PAINT&PINTURA | Junho 2018 PAINT & PINTURA AWARDS CELEBRATE SUCCESS WITH FULL HOUSE The June issue of Paint & Pintura Magazine is one of the most important of the year, in that it brings you our co- verage of themost competitive recognition event where the awards being presented are known as the “Oscars” of the paint and coatings industry. The ceremony held for the winners accept their awards, divided into 39 categories for suppliers of rawmaterials to the industry, eight for paint companies, and six for Personality of the Year, totaling 53, took place onMay 18 at Espaço Vila dos Ipês, in São Paulo. The event was a major success yet again, with a massive turnout of 726 attendees repre- senting the coatings industry, including the leadership of its chief unions and associations, such as ABRAFATI (national), Artesp (São Paulo), Sintirj (Rio de Janeiro), Sinquisul (Santa Catarina), and Sindiquímica (Ceará). Seizing the great opportunity created by crowds from across the coatings supply chain being in attendance at the 22nd Paint & Pintura Awards, Agnelo Editora’s chief executive Agnelo de Barros Neto delivered an extremely important speech over dinner and announced the latest initiative launched by the publishing house: the Não Conforme, Sem Informe or, roughly, “No Compliance, No Ad” campaign, which aims to contribute to impro- ving the coatings market. “From here on out, Agnelo Editora will not accept any ads or publish any news on products that fail to meet the requirements set forth by the relevant regulating entities, such as ABRAFATI, with its industry-specific quality program known as PSQ, and INMETRO (short for National Institute of Metrology). It’s an irrevocable decision meant to combat unfair practices against consumers that occur in the industry, thereby contributing to establishing a fair and respon- sible marketplace.” Not only was the initiative applauded by everyone attending, it was also praised by ABRAFATI’s executive president Antonio Carlos de Oliveira, who also gave a speech in which he stressed the importance of the awards. “These companies and these professionals all provide great examples of how to grow our industry and make it move forward. They play a key role in having paints and coatings deliver increasingly higher quality and better results to their users, whether they are end consumers or other industries,” Oliveira pointed out. Check out our complete coverage of the “Oscar night” of the paint and coatings industry on the coming pages, which includes testimonies and photos of all award winners, who outdo themselves each year for their professionalism, quality, innovation, and customer service. The next event to be held by Agnelo Editora is the 36th Paint & Pintura Coatings Technology andManagement Forum, Sou- th Region, which is going to take place on June 14 at Blue Tree Premium Londrina, located in downtown Londrina, Paraná, where a number of companies will be taking part, such as Adexim-Comexim, Brenntag, Eastman, Elementis, the MAST Group, IMCD, Rudnik, and Wacker. Turn to the Portuguese version of this issue for the forum’s full program. Issue 233 also brings you readers a one-on-one interviewwith the new director of BASF’s Petrochemicals South America business, Dschun Song, who told us how the first few mon- ths in his new position have been, while sharing his views on Brazil. Additionally, he stressed the company’s commitment to the marketplace, the new products BASF has brought into South America, its production activities in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo and Camaçari, Bahia, and his expectations for the Brazilian market, in general, and the paint and coatings industry, specifically. Also featured are our articles on pigment dispersions, corro- sion inhibitors, and epoxy resins, which show how all these are markets where major companies in the industry have a presence, while providing an overview of each them and their main innovations. Lucélia Monfardini