| Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise


Download our free Marine Industry Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

European Industrial Painters Launch Association

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More items for Coating Application

Comment | More

Industrial painting contractors in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have formalized their growing cooperation by founding a new organization.

The European Association of Industrial Painting Contractors/ Union Européenne des Entreprises de Peinture Industrielle (EAIPC/UEEPI) was founded Sept. 1 in Brussels, capping an informal cooperative effort that began in October 2010.


Photos: EAIPC

The association includes industrial painting contractors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

Painting contractors in Spain and the UK, which signed last year’s Declaration of Intent to form the group, were not listed as members of the new association.

Protection and Preservation

The new association “represents, and takes actions to safeguard and to promote, the interests of entrepreneurs and enterprises engaged in industrial painting and related fields at the international level.”

The group defines industrial painting as “the application of surface covering, preserving, protecting, decorating, functionality-enhancing or -changing, organic and inorganic layer and/or layers on untreated and treated metal surfaces and concrete structures, including all required pretreatments.”

The association “aims to strengthen the position of the industrial painting sector, by exchanging and developing knowledge and through good cooperation with other parties in the supply chain,” according to its policy. “This way the industrial painting sector further enhances the protection and preservation of capital and investment goods.”

Focus on Training, Standards

The group will focus on cross-border exchanges of knowledge and information, specifically in the areas of:

• Training and qualification of personnel;

• Requirements of principals/clients;

• European regulations and standardization; and

• Waste reduction and treatment.

The initial General Meeting in Brussels set up working groups to carry out activities in these fields. These groups will meet regularly and will report on their work annually at the General Meeting.

 E.J. Meeuwsen
E.J. (Edwin) Meeuwsen is the point of contact for the new European Association of Industrial Painting Contractors.

The association elected E.J. (Edwin) Meeuwsen as its point of contact for 2011 and 2012. He will provide secretarial support and manage the organization’s finances during this period.


Tagged categories: Associations; Certifications and standards; Concrete; Industrial Contractors; Protective coatings; Regulations; Worker training

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Thermion Inc
Buy Back Program

We are offering $5,000
credit for your old Model
This drive system is
being discontinued by
the manufacturer.
More information at

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!

International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment

    WINOA Group
    W Abrasives - Surf Prep Pack

    Experts in surface preparation are not working only on greens. To discover the SURF PREP PACK dedicated to experts, come to visit us during the GIFA (Hall15 - D14).

    Technology Publishing

    The Technology Publishing Network

    The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
    Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

    EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
    REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
    MORE:      About   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us

    © Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
    2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail