The 21st SLF congress was successfully held in Gothenburg, Sweden
on 16-18 September 2015 at the Clarion Post Hotel

We thank all 25 speakers for their presentations.
We thank the 205 delegates for attending.
We thank the gold, silver and bronze sponsors.

The 22nd SLF congress will be held in Denmark in 2018.
Check this site for more information in late 2017.


The congress theme was : Do it yourself, less!

The congress theme revolves around the growing demand for semi-painted or finished-painted goods by consumers. Objects which have traditionally been painted on location by painters or consumers are now being delivered with an industrially applied coating either ready for use or only requiring a final coat of paint on location. Furniture, wooden facades, decking, panelling are good examples. Similarly, paint systems traditionally painted with 2 or 3 coats are being replaced with single or dual coat systems often as a primer and topcoat in one. Others topics related to the theme include the growing reliance of paint producers on raw material suppliers to help with paint formulation and equipment manufacturers to help streamline production.

The common thread in doing it yourself, less, is technological advances in raw materials such as binders and additives often driven by environmental or legislative demands. With these advances, coatings should become more multi-functional and require less manpower to apply and maintain. The papers presented during the congress will aim to have this common thread of "doing it yourself, less!”

For further details and registration please click on the links to the left.

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Laszlo Guitman, President SLF and the congress organising committee