Pigment and Colour Science Forum 2017

3rd - 5th October 2017

Alicante, SPAIN


The Pigment and Color Science Forum enables the pigments and colourants sector to come together and discuss market trends, intellectual property matters, new advances in plastics, cosmetics, paints & coatings, multifunctional pigments, consumer electronics, automotive applications and much more.

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The Colour & Vision Group of the University of Alicante is an inter and multidisciplinary research team focused on colour science and technology, and visual perception and ergonomics, involved in the search of technological-scientific solutions where human vision performs an important role in the optimisation and development of industrial processes (even prototypes), and, visual comfort and security of leisure and work activities.

The Laboratory of Colour & Vision has a relevant infrastructure in scientific instruments and resources for specifying the visual, optical and colorimetric properties of any material (http://web.ua.es/en/gvc ). Its scientific-technological offer copes with the next issues for colour science and technology topic: spectral and colorimetric characterisation of special (luminescent, metallic, pearlescent, functional pigments) and normal materials; coloration of materials with conventional dyes and hybrid nano-pigments, and its optimisation by statistical design of experiments (DoE); digital colour reproduction, etc.

The workshop will explore upcoming projects and innovations within the pigment and colour space with reference to day to day applications. 

Workshop: Colour Science & Applications – Exploring Upcoming Projects

  • 1:00PM: Group arrives at University of Alicante Campus
  • 1:10PM: Welcoming Optics Building [UA Vice President of Research & Knowledge Transfer]
  • 1:20PM: EU BiRD project [Dr. Joaquin Campos, Senior Scientist, Institute of Optics, CSIC, Madrid – Spain]
  • 1:45PM: UA spin-off company based on auto-healing resin [Prof. Dr. Jose Miguel Martin-Martinez, University of Alicante]
  • 2:10PM: LUNCH
  • 3:00PM: BBI EU program description [Alfonso Jiménez, University of Alicante]
  • 3:10PM: EU BARBARA project [María Carmen Garrigós, University of Alicante]
  • 3:25PM: Pro-active management of visual appearance of products: from the automotive sector to other industries (Francisco M. Martinez-Verdú, University of Alicante)
  • 3:50PM: Tour of Colour Group Laboratories (Distributed in three small groups by rotation among sites inside the same building and conference hall)
  • 4.10PM: Closing Remarks [Francisco M. Martinez-Verdú, University of Alicante]
  • 4:15PM: Group departs University of Alicante 

Tickets are just €199* in addition to your 2-day conference ticket.

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*Please note, you must have booked either a Pigment and Colour Science Forum or TiO2 World Summit conference ticket in order to attend the workshop. Places are limited so we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out.


Smithers Rapra are currently recruiting for papers from leaders in the industrial pigments and colourants sector for the Pigment & Colour Science Forum.

If you have something to share on the below topics, we want to hear from you!


  • Pigment industry overview
  • Consolidation
  • Paints & Coatings: Identifying market drivers


  • Colour perceptions - from market to consumer
  • Colour popularity and future trends in automotive
  • Advances in colour science
  • Exploring innovation across textiles, cosmetics & digital printing applications
  • Pigment properties - process revolutions for enhanced performance
  • Novel opportunities across the value chain

Joint Topics

  • End market innovations - developments in automotive, plastics and cosmetics markets

If you have something to share on any of the above topics, or another topic related to TiO2, pigment and colour innovations, please complete the online abstract form by Friday 5 May 2017 or contact the conference producer, Jasmine Okure, at jokure@smithers.com

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Purchase one conference ticket, and you'll receive full access to both events!

  Early Bird
Expires 14/07/2017
Standard Rate
Expires 15/09/2017
Final Rate
Pigment & Colour Science Forum
€1,049 €1,149 €1,249.00
TiO2 World Summit
€1,049 €1,149 €1,249
Pre-Conference Workshop
& Colour Lab Tour


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  • Prices do not include Spanish VAT