The “association of paint and coatings engineers ” (abbreviation: VILF) was founded on 6th November 1955 by former students of the engineering school for paint technology in Krefeld. Graduates from the engineering school for paint technology in Krefeld formed the board and 27 members joined the assosciation in its first year . In 1956 the VILF was registered at the district court in Düsseldorf.
Thanks to the successful work of the association, various experts with different professional background joined the VILF. Over the time the number of its member grow above 700 and apart from paint engineers also paint chemists, technicians, people form marketing and sales joined the VILF and became members. Additionally more than 80 companies from the paint & coatings industry support the VILF through their membership financially.
Today, the VILF welcomes all experts and interested individuals from the paint and coatings industry as members. Beside a personal membership, also associations, schools and companies can register and take advantage of the VILF membership.