BASF, Toyota, A. Schulman, X-Rite Pantone, Estee Lauder, PPG, Cristal, Chemours and More to Headline Smithers Rapra’s Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit 2016

August 24, 2016

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AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Combining more than 25 years of experience in working with the industrial pigments and colorants and titanium dioxide industries, Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the agendas for the Pigment and Color Science Forum 2016 and the TiO2 World Summit 2016.

The 2016 editions of these events will take place October 4-6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. BASF, Toyota, A. Schulman, X-Rite Pantone, Estee Lauder, PPG, Cristal, Chemours, and Goldman Sachs are just a few of the influential and respected members of the industry who will be updating attendees on the latest opportunities and challenges facing the pigment and TiO2 market.

“This year’s co-located Pigment and Color Science Forum and the TiO2 World Summit, will bring together the highest caliber of presenters for both programs. In addition to the 11 combined presentations where key stakeholders in both industries will join together to discuss pressing issues, this year’s program consists of sessions dedicated to the pigment market and the TiO2 industry,” said Kimberlee Roher, conference producer for Smithers Rapra. “Additionally, there will be plenty of combined networking events, including a pre-conference, offsite reception, giving business executives, R&D leaders, government policy makers, stakeholders, and investors that make up the key audience for both events, the opportunities to build strategic relationships and greater access to thought-leaders across the pigment and TiO2 supply chain.”

Before breaking into separate sessions, attendees from both events will join together to look at the state of the industries – led by PPG Industries, A. Schulman and Sensient Cosmetic Technologies. Sessions dedicated exclusively to the pigment market include:

  • Automotive Pigments and Innovation
  • Green Chemistry and Sustainability
  • Pigment Innovation and New Technologies.

TiO2 sessions will focus on:

  • Feedstock Supplier Overviews
  • Suppliers’ Outlook and Demand
  • Innovations in the TiO2 market.

The conferences will close with a final joint session on Looking Forward in the TiO2 and Pigment industries, featuring presentations by Sun Chemical Corporation and the Estee Lauder Group.

Learn more about the Pigment and Color Science Forum 2016

Learn more about the TiO2 World Summit 2016

About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit

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