With a three-hour tour of the plants and laboratories of the Global Paint Company, Pintuco, attendees at Cubrecol Americas 2011 learned about the formulation, manufacturing and quality control processes of coatings manufactured in the municipality of Rionegro, located east of Medellín.
From the hand of Robert Gil, who belongs to the Production area, ten people from different companies in the sector toured the water-based manufacturing plant, became familiar with the mixing and dispersion equipment, the coloring lines and the packaging line that has a weight control system and calculation according to the number of diluted solids.
As an opportunity to grow, learn and improve, the managers of the expert company in the production of chemical inputs and paints, Invesa-Sapolín, saw the technical visits carried out within the framework of Cubrecol Américas 2011.
During the tour of the production plant, José Ignacio Arango, marketing and sales manager of Invesa-Sapolín, said that "thanks to this initiative we have the opportunity to share with other companies close to our sector, to have a continuous improvement that allows us to work with a spirit of cooperation that benefits the development of the industry".
Colombia. With a great attendance, the eighth version of Cubrecol Americas began, which in this edition of 2011 has as its main novelty the inclusion of topics for formulators, applicators, inspectors and auditors.
Julián López, from Andercol, kicked off the Formulation Hall with his conference Nuevos Coalescentes, in which he showed two Case Studies that made reference to green formulations. While in Salón de Aplicación, Juan Manuel Álvarez, from Nace, Colombia, gave the conference Properties of application in the field.
Within the program of guided technical visits of Cubrecol Americas 2011, a tour of the facilities of the Corrosion and Protection Laboratory of the University of Antioquia was carried out, in which attendees were able to learn in detail about the different investigations on atmospheric corrosion that are carried out there.
Colombia. Everything is ready for this Thursday to open the doors of the only fair that integrates the entire production chain of the paints and coatings sector in Latin America, Cubrecol Americas 2011.
The organization of the event reported two novelties in the academic program that mean the entry of the University of Antioquia and Andercol – Grupo Mundial within the speaker grid. Thus, the conference of new binders is replaced by a complete report on organic coalescing and the advantages of its use for the industry.
For its part, the talk on hydrocarbon storage tanks moves to give space to a conference on the evaluation of organic coatings, which is part of an academic study carried out in the most important corrosion laboratory in Medellín.
The reasons for the change are totally alien to the organization of the event that works every day to offer new training and updating options for technicians and engineers linked to the sector.
"We apologize for any inconvenience that may arise, although we are sure that each of the scheduled talks fits the needs of the sector," said the organizing team of the fair.
The other companies and special guests have also begun to arrive in the city and set up their stands to show the public the main novelties in equipment, raw materials, new technologies in coatings and application systems.
The appointment is on Thursday and Friday at the Plaza Mayor Convention Center. Know the academic program of CUBRECOL AMERICAS 2011 updated giving click aquí.