To support scientific research is our obligation. We work in several areas, including pigments, fillers and dyestuffs as well as coating raw materials, paints, architectural building paints, inks and similar coating materials. We further promote the application of these materials, education and further training in the above fields, particularly by providing funds to research facilities, e.g. universities and polytechnics or beneficiary corporations to promote co-operative industrial research and scientific publications.

The association promotes application-oriented research in particular whereas the results may be released to the public. The association applies for public research grants regarding the above fields (Articles of Association).

As a research promotion agency, the FPL ideally and materially supports research promotion in the field of coating systems. The FPL acts as an interface between business and institutional facilities and ensures the procurement of public funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) in his role as a member of the  Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen “Otto von Guericke e.V.” (AiF).

Moreover, the FPL maintains contacts with additional funding authorities. For members, it provides a platform concerning precompetitive collective research, which helps small and medium-sized companies (SME) to gain technical knowledge, relevant to strengthen the international lead of Germany on the field of coatings.


Strategic cooperation of precompetitive industrial joint research

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