January 28th, 2019 Switzerland:

ECS President Election

The new directors of the Society are:

ECS President: Peter Schweizer (Switzerland) from industry
ECS Vice President: Wilhelm Schabel (Germany) from academia

According to the "Terms of references" (ToR) of the established "European Coating Society"
The first ECS elections took place:
The ECS Scientific Committee nominated and the former "ECS Steering Committee" voted for the new European Coating Society directorship.
We thank the Board for putting their trust in Dr. Schweizer and Prof. Schabel.
The new Vice President will also organize this year's Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany along with Dr.-Ing. Philip Scharfer.
In like manner we congratulate our newly elected directors of the European Coating Society.

European Coating Symposium 2019 Heidelberg

The 13th European Coating Symposium will take place in Heidelberg, Germany from September 8th to September 11th 2019 at the Marriot Hotel Heidelberg.

In this venue, the top coating scientist will present the recent advances in the fields of Coating, Printing and Drying of thin Films, Smart Coatings and Materials.


Organized by GVT (DECHEMA)

Advances in Coating & Drying of Thin Films, Smart Coatings & Materials:

Call for Abstracts, April 1st, 2019

Attendees who wish to present their work in an oral presentation or poster are required to submit a summary of their work through electronic mail. Please send your abstract to in PDF format (1 Page) before April 1st 2019.

Abstract format

The ECS Scientific Committee will review and select papers for talks and posters.
After acceptance of the abstract you will be asked to submit a manuscript (1-3 pages) before July1st 2019.


Deadline for early bird registration is May 1st 2019.

Download ECS 2019 Flyer (PDF, 247 KB)

Fees: early bird later
Industry € 850.- € 950.-
Academics € 650.- € 750.-
Students € 400.- € 500.-
incl. ECS boat ride, dinner & sponsored reception
ECS Exhibitors and Sponsors are welcome to contact us.

The City of Heidelberg

Heidelberg is one the most beautiful cities in Germany, it is full of history, art, research centers and culture. The following video will give you a first impression about the location of the ECS 2019.


The Marriot Hotel has rooms at reduced rates for participants of the European Coating Symposium under the reference "ECS 2019":

Single Room* € 155.-
Double Room* € 170.-
*breakfast included

Marriot Hotel
Vangerowstrasse 16
69115, Heidelberg Germany


Supporting Partners:

Partner ? TSE

Asian Coating Workshop (ACW)
The 10th Asian Coating Workshop ACW2018 will take place in Taiwan.