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Association Chronicle 1955-2000

1955 graduates of the paint engineering school...

1955 graduates of the paint engineering school...

... Krefeld found the VILF on 6th November 1955.
The association was established to represent the interest of the graduates and engineers of the paint engineering school. The association was located in Dusseldorf. Walter Ortmann, Rolf Rademacher and Hans Mosbach represented the board of the newly formed VILF. In the first year, the VILF counted 27 active members.

1956 VILF was registered at the register of ...

1956 VILF was registered at the register of ...

... associations at the district court in Dusseldorf.

1959 formation of the district group ...

1959 formation of the district group ...

... Krefeld/Dusseldorf

1962 formation of the district group Cologne

1962 formation of the district group Cologne

1966 at the 10th anniversary of VILF ...

1966 at the 10th anniversary of VILF ...

... the chairman Karl Engelskirchen announced 174 personal members and 11 company members. First successful symposiums at district groups Krefeld/Dusseldorf and Cologne took place.

1968 foundation of the district group Stuttgart.

1968 foundation of the district group Stuttgart.

Hence, both cities, Krefeld and Stuttgart, with colleges for engineering in paint and coatings technology were covered by district groups.

1980 foundation of the district group Paderborn ...

1980 foundation of the district group Paderborn ...

... based on the initiative of the chairman Werner Frank. Prof. Dr. Arthur Goldschmidt has started the subject coatings chemistry at the University of Paderborn.

1981 VILF celebrates its 25th anniversary ...

1981 VILF celebrates its 25th anniversary ...

... and counts 234 members.

1982 the association faced difficult times ...

1982 the association faced difficult times ...

... and it became difficult to find voluntary board members. Thanks to the very strong engagement of some members, the continuity of the association was ensured. At the same time the paint related education of apprentices at the engineering schools in Krefeld and Paderborn were secured by the strong support of VILF.

1984 the number of members exceeds 190.

1984 the number of members exceeds 190.

The chairman Leo Müller-Focken hands over his position to Werner Frank. “Farbe und Lack” became the magazine for the members of VILF and each member received a subscribtion.

1990 first contacts to the colleagues from the ...

1990 first contacts to the colleagues from the ...

... paint industry in former GDR were established. The VILF counted more than 350 members.

1994 the general assembly elected ...

1994 the general assembly elected ...

... Jürgen Gnest as the new chairman. The number of members has grown to 400 and more than 100 participants joined the annual meeting.

1995 the association celebrates its 40th ...

1995 the association celebrates its 40th ...

... anniversary at the University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld. The general assembly reelected the board.

1998 Rolf Mari was elected as the chairman ...

1998 Rolf Mari was elected as the chairman ...

... of VILF. The association counts more than 600 members. The first annual meeting took place in Rödermark and the VILF published its first conference booklet.

2000 The boards of GDCh/APi and VILF ...

2000 The boards of GDCh/APi and VILF ...

... agreed to have join symposiums in Krefeld, Hamburg and Stuttgart. More than 220 participants joined the annual conference. Hans-Dieter Christian was elected as the new chairman of VILF.

Association Chronicle from 2001 to today

2001 VILF and AFTPVA, the peer association ...

2001 VILF and AFTPVA, the peer association ...

... from France, organized a powder coatings symposium in Mulhouse (Alsace). VILF and “Nürnberger Interessengemeinschaft Lack” (NIL) started their collaboration to organize common lectures. The annual meeting took place in the town hall of Neu-Isenburg and more than 200 visitors joined the congress.

2002 VILF participated at the ...

2002 VILF participated at the ...

... organization of the FATIPEC congress in Dresden. The board of VILF has been reelected and the mandate has been extended to 3 years.

2005 VILF celebrated its 50 years ...

2005 VILF celebrated its 50 years ...

... anniversary at the University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld. More than 300 participants, thereunder founder member Karl Engelskirchen, participated at the two days symposium and the ceremony. Jean Pütz (television presenter) connected science and social in an interesting lecture and joined the VILF anniversary celebration at the Stadtwaldhaus in Krefeld. The board and Hans-Dieter Christian as the chairman were reelected for a new three years mandate.

2006 of VILF event GmbH was ...

2006 of VILF event GmbH was ...

... founded to organize events, congresses and seminars. The annual meeting took place in the town hall of Neu-Isenburg and the “Farbe und Lack” award was granted the first time.

2007 more than 300 participants ...

2007 more than 300 participants ...

... join the annual meeting. The VILF counts more than 800 members.

2008 Hans-Dieter Christian was ...

2008 Hans-Dieter Christian was ...

... reelected as chairman of the VILF. The association started talks to join the umbrella organization FATIPEC. The VILF performed again a survey about the salaries paid in the paint & coatings industry among its members.

2009 VILF consulted its members ...

2009 VILF consulted its members ...

... to join the European umbrella association FATIPEC.

2011 the new board has been ...

2011 the new board has been ...

... elected at the general assembly in Neu-Isenburg. Ludger Küper was elected as 1. Chairman, Jorge Pietro and Dr. Heinz-Günther Schulte as 2. Chairmen.

2012 the topic „Oberfläche im Fokus“ ...

2012 the topic „Oberfläche im Fokus“ ...

... attracted more than 330 participants at the VILF annual meeting.

2013 VILF presented ...

2013 VILF presented ...

... its new designed website at the general assembly and the regional group Rhein-Main in Neu-Isenburg has be re-activated.

2014 VILF and the division of ...

2014 VILF and the division of ...

... paint chemistry of the GDCh organized under the patronage of FATIPEC the 2. European Technical Coatings Congress in Cologne.