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60 years of VILF – excited by its future

Dear members of VILF,
Dear friends of VILF,

Mr Rudolf Kramer, a foundation member of VILF reminded us during our this year’s meeting, that VILF has been formed to fight for keeping the University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld alive, as this was at that time the only place in Europe, where paint chemistry was taught.

Today, 60 years later we face new challenges. In Germany we have 4 educational institutes for paint chemistry, yet the industry complains about a lack of specialists. Therefore our association focuses more on youth work securing Germany as a location. It was thus a logical step that a student has been elected to the board during the annual membership meeting to give the young people a voice.

60 Years VILF – of course this was a special occasion for us at this years’ event. The highlights of this conference were for sure the lectures of Dr. Klaus Murjahn and Dr. Carl-Heiner Schmid. Both entrepreneurs gave interesting insights about their own companies to the audience. Lectures about new trends and developments in the paint and coatings proved that our industry takes on new challenges and develops solutions.

During our special anniversary evening gala the Farbe and Lack price has been awarded. The assessment of our traditional questionnaire has shown that the evening event was very well perceived. We were very pleased with a new record of more than 360 participants which shows, that our association is very vivid. “After the game is before the game”… we have just started highly motivated with the planning of our annual meeting 2016.

The board of VILF thanks all participants, sponsors and supporters of the annual event 2015. Our Jahrestagung 2016 will take place in Neu-Isenburg, November 10 – 11.

Kind regards
Board of VILF