ABRAFATI – the Brazilian Coatings Manufacturers Association represents the productive coatings chain, bringing together manufacturers and their suppliers. Founded in 1985, it has evolved over the years in response to the demands of an ever more complex business environment and world. With the passing years its role has grown and refined, from safeguarding the interests of the associated companies to taking the lead in the struggle for the sustainable development of the sector.
ABRAFATI currently conducts a series of activities and programs focused on this issue and which are concentrated in four key areas of results (Competitiveness, Quality, Representativeness and Sustainability) all of which are mutually interconnected and reciprocal to one another.
The organization’s objectives include:
- To promote fair competition, respect for consumers, and the correct compliance with the laws among the producers of coatings in the country.
- To foster the progress and development of the coatings and varnish industry in Brazil while always having in regard the public interest and progress of the country.
- To seek the ethical advancement and quality of the companies, as well as to promote a growing awareness and actions towards sustainability.
- To promote studies and research related to coatings, and disseminate knowledge both within and outside the production chain.
- To contribute to the qualification of professionals linked to the production chain and application of coatings through courses, seminars, congresses, publications and other initiatives.
- To promote and encourage the use of coatings as elements of surface protection and embellishment.
- To maintain permanent contact with public authorities, government agencies, unions and associations in order to enable the development of joint efforts/projects/work towards the progress of the sector.
The initiatives and objectives that ABRAFATI promotes provide the basis for the building of the future of the coatings chain, which is continuously evolving and renewing. At the same time, they represent a significant contribution to Brazil’s economic and social development.