Automotive
Coatings
Show...
goes digital

1 - 30 June, 2021

Let’s go on a virtual ride along innovations and applications in the automotive coatings sector. The show opens with “Color Trends around the World” with inspiring and powerful speakers. Followed by two days packed with interactive and educational presentations by leading internal and external experts. During the live events from 8 till 10th June you will gain valuable insights on the latest color trends, technical applications and have a chance to connect with the experts. And from 1 till 30th June, our virtual information booths are open with informative brochures, inspiring videos, detailed coating pigmentation suggestions and more.

VIRTUAL SHOW BOOTHS

1 – 30th JUNE

INFORMATIVE BOOTHS: Take a tour along our virtual show, browse and collect information about products, brands and applications. The booths take you through the Xirallic®, Colorstream® and Iriodin® worlds as well as any specialty and trends topics. Update your color and coating knowledge and be inspired by the recorded presentation videos.


COLOR TRENDS AROUND THE WORLD

8th JUNE

INSPIRING COLOR TRENDS: Colors are ever-changing, so 6 leading, external speakers from around the globe will inspire you with the latest trends and insights on colors and surfaces; color trends from Europe, North America and China, trends for electrical vehicles and surprising ideas and colors for sustainable materials. Pick and choose your favorite speakers and topics, either from the morning or the afternoon session (same program).


COATING PRESENTATIONS

9 – 10th JUNE

INTERACTIVE AND EDUCATIONAL TOPICS: Refresh your know-how as our coatings experts bring effect pigments and applications to life. New innovations and solutions, like Colorstream® and White stylings, the mesmerizing shifts of Xirallic® and Living Sparkle® in motion, enhanced Powder Coating formulations, colorful automotive RIM technology and inspiring ideas for Future Mobility, will be presented by internal and external experts.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?



INSPIRATION

Inspiring presentations from around the world

INFORMATION

Refresh your know-how and submit your questions while we bring effect pigments and applications to life

INTERACTION

Browse and collect information about products, brands and applications & submit your questions to our speakers

Agenda - Central European Time (CET)

Tuesday 8th June

Colors are ever-changing, so 6 leading, external speakers from around the globe will inspire you with the latest trends and insights on colors and surfaces; color trends from Europe, North America and China, trends for electrical vehicles and surprising ideas and colors for sustainable materials. Pick and choose your favorite speakers and topics, either from the morning (08.00-11.00) or the afternoon session (15.00-18.00) - same program.


  08:00 & 15:00

Opening of the Event by Moderator

Dominik Eisend

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Senior Manager Creative Design

  08:05 & 15:05

Colors & Humanity / The world of colors – from fashion to automotive

How current developments and color trends influence our choices in fashion, cars and other products.

Prof. Brigitte Steffen

Reutlingen University - Head of Faculty Textile, Material & Surface Design

  08:45 & 15:45

Without color there is nothing!

Color trends for the next years, what the drivers are and how they translate into colors and materials.

Karl Johan Bertilsson

Creative Director NCS Colour (Sweden) - Colour Trends, Branding, Colour & Material, Interior & Product Design

  09:25 & 16:25

Color Trends from America

A colorful overview of the color trends from North America

Peggy Van Allen

Designer (USA) and Color Anthropologist & President of Color Marketing Group®

  09:50 & 16:50

Color Trends from China

An inspirational overview of the color trends from China.

Xiaojing Huang

Yang Design (Shanghai) - Design Strategist & Trend Expert

    10:15 & 17:15

EV Trend Inspirations

Electrical Vehicles – trends, colors and designs

Vivienne Liu

Merck Display Materials (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Senior Color Marketing Manager

  10:40 & 17:40

CMF ideas for a sustainable future

Inspirational ideas for & from sustainable materials for a new car design future.

Anouk Groen

RNA Design.net (France) - CMF Design Forecaster


Wednesday 9th June

Refresh your know-how as our coatings experts bring effect pigments and applications to life. Two days full of new innovations and solutions, like Colorstream® and White stylings, the mesmerizing shifts of Xirallic® Living Sparkle in motion, enhanced Powder Coating formulations, colorful automotive RIM technology and inspiring ideas for Future Mobility, will be presented by internal and external experts. Events run 8.00-11.00 and 15.00-18.00.


  08:00 & 15:00

Colorstream® Effects & Factory Video (NEW!)

Create dynamic stylings, where depth and color are in constant motion, like a continuous flow.
Better understand the Colorstream® effects to design colors with surprising color movements.

Michael Jungnitz

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Global Senior Marketing Manager


Detlef Redling

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Global Technical Marketing Manager

  09:00 & 16:00

RIM Inspirations

4 companies are working together to present the latest trends in RIM applications.
Discover practical and creative inspirations to implement RIM technology in automotive design.

Dr. Markus Mechtel

Covestro – Industrial Marketing Automotive EMEA for the Business Unit CAS


Dr. Ing. Olaf Zoellner

Covestro - Head of Application Development EMEA for the Business Unit PCS


Manuel Seiz

Votteler Lackfabrik - Business Unit Manager RIM Coatings


Marco Reichle

CEO Reichle Technology Center GmbH


Laurent Deloux

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Laboratory Head, Plastic Applications Deco Pigments

  10:00 & 17:00

Powder Inspirations

Effect pigments can add sparkle, color and a metallic look to your powder coating stylings.
Learn how to maximize the effects and the most efficient usage of effect pigments.

Dr. Jens Kersten

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Global Technical Marketing Manager


Marc Weingart

Merck & Cie., Altdorf, Switzerland, an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Senior Key Account Manager


Thursday 10th June


  08:00 & 15:00

White Effects

Position and understand the different silver white effect pigments.
Open your creativity to design new WHITE stylings by combining with other effect pigments and playing with layer structures.

Michael Jungnitz

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Global Senior Marketing Manager


Dr. Thomas Rentschler

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Global Technical Marketing Manager

  09:00 & 16:00

Xirallic® and Living Sparkle®

What is the sparkle effect? How can you measure, define and use it in coating designs?
An educational story about the Xirallic® sparkle effect and its ongoing strong popularity.

Dr. Kirsten Fritsche

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Director Coating Applications and Physics – Innovation & Application


Dirk Zahner

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Director, Global Head Automotive Marketing

  10:00 & 17:00

LMC Automotive Market Outlook

A Light Vehicle production overview – the past & the future in light of the Corona situation.
Future trends for car model launches, BEV models and OEM brand developments.

Justin Cox

LMC Automotive (UK) - Director, Global Production

  10:00 & 17:00

Future Mobility – a creative outlook

What are the creative trends in automotive design and future mobility concepts?
Be surprised and inspired, expect lots of interesting and some crazy design ideas…

Anders Warming

Warming Design (Denmark) - Designer automotive design consultancy

  10:00 & 17:00

Market Perspectives & Closing

Dr.Pilar Fresnillo

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - Head of Automotive Coatings Franchise

Meet Your

Presenters


Dominik Eisend

Senior Manager Creative Design
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Brigitte Steffen

Professor at Reutlingen University
Head of Faculty Textile Design / Fashion Design

Karl Johan Bertilsson

Creatice Director NCS Colour Colour Trends, Branding, Colour & Material, Interior & Product Design, Lectures

Peggy Van Allen

Designer and Color Anthropologist
President, Color Marketing Group®

Xiaojing Huang

Design Strategist & Trend Expert
Yang Design

Vivienne Liu

Senior Color Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Anouk Groen

CMF Design
Forecaster

Michael Jungnitz

Global Senior Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Detlef Redling

Global Technical Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Markus Mechtel

Industrial Marketing Automotive EMEA for the Business Unit CAS
Covestro

Dr. Ing. Olaf Zoellner

Head of Application Development EMEA for the Business Unit PCS
Covestro

Manuel Seiz

Business Unit Manager RIM Coatings Votteler

Marco Reichle

CEO Reichle Technologiezentrum GmbH

Laurent Deloux

Laboratory Head Surface Solutions – Plastic Applications Deco Pigments
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Jens Kersten

Global Technical Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Marc Weingart

Senior Key Account Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Thomas Rentschler

Global Technical Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Kirsten Fritsche

Director, Coating Applications and Physics
- Innovation & Application
Merck KGaA

Dirk Zahner

Director, Global Head
Automotive Marketing
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Justin Cox

Director, Global Production
LMC Automotives

Anders Warming

Designer automotive design consultancy
Warming Design

Maarten Wermers

Global Strategic Marketing Manager
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Pilar Fresnillo

Head of Automotive Coatings Franchise
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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