ABRAFATI provides a substantial contribution to technological development and to the recognition of the importance of the paint and coatings market and related industries.

Bringing together dozens of reputable experts from around the globe, the Congress displays the current status of research efforts undertaken in the industry and universities, the results achieved, and those expected for the near future.

With more than a hundred technical papers exhibited in oral presentations or on posters, at the Congress and the Seminars, the program is going to be marked by a series of high-end studies with an innovative profile that seek to provide an answer to current growth and sustainable development requirements in the coatings supply chain, while fostering quality and capability improvements in the industry.

The Congress makes for an ideal occasion to acquire a far-ranging insight into the most innovative and sustainable of developments in terms of raw materials, formulation, technology applications, performance enhancement and functionalities. It is going to contribute to the industry by spreading in-depth knowledge and providing a panoramic view of future trends and product and services for consumers, the market and society.


O Congresso é um dos mais importantes do mundo em sua especialidade, contando com pesquisadores conceituados do Brasil e do exterior.

Sua programação rica e variada, envolvendo diversas palestras e um grande número de papers na Sessão Pôster, possibilita a visualização das principais tendências e o conhecimento das inovações voltadas para a sustentabilidade e para as novas exigências relacionadas às tintas.

A realização simultânea com a Exposição Internacional de Fornecedores para Tintas contribui ainda mais para a disseminação de conhecimentos e o intercâmbio de experiências, proporcionando ótimas condições para a interação entre os profissionais da cadeia e para a discussão de novas possibilidades.


The Congress is one of the world’s most important events in its area of expertise, congregating renowned researchers from Brazil and abroad.

It has a rich and diverse program involving a variety of lectures and a large number of papers at the Poster Session, enabling attendees to view key trends and learn about innovations focused on sustainability and on new requirements applicable to paints and coatings

The fact that the Congress is held simultaneously with the International Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers contributes even more to a dissemination of knowledge and exchange of experiences, creating optimal conditions for interactions among professionals involved in the coatings supply chain and for discussing new possibilities.

1. Attend the industry’s leading Congress in Latin America;

2. Get up to speed on the path toward the paints of the future;

3. Learn about the cutting-edge of research and development in the coatings supply chain;

4. Understand key factors boosting industry-wide development;

5. Learn how and why sustainability has become a key issue on the industry’s agenda;

Get a panoramic view of what goes on today in the industry worldwide; 

7. Listen and talk to leading industry experts;

8. View technological breakthroughs and innovative solutions;

9. Find new paths to improving processes and products;

10. Build and strengthen relationships.

10 Reasons to Attend

Call for Papers
Present your latest research results

Innovative professionals as well as academic/governmental research institutes are kindly invited to submit abstracts to the Abrafati International Coatings Congress detailing high-level technical contributions and presenting their latest research results that highlight advancements in paints and coatings.

General information for speakers:

Please note that congress delegates expect technical/scientific presentations, rather than sales or commercial presentations. Accordingly, the use of trade names must be avoided wherever possible. Papers should introduce latest innovations and developments with a strong focus on technical and scientific information. All submissions will be treated in strict confidence and will only be made public on publication of the congress program by 12 May 2021. Official languages of the congress will be English and Portuguese. The oral presentation time will be approximately 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for discussion.

Where to submit?

Please submit your title and abstract online before 10 March 2021 here:

Submit your paper
(Firebird is used as submission tool. A one-time registration is required. You can edit your data at any time.)

Important Deadlines

Submission of title and abstracts:
10 March 2021

Notification of acceptance to speakers:
16 April 2021

Submission of full technical paper/presentation for the conference proceedings:
15 August 2021



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