About CEPE

Paints, printing inks and artists’ colours in Europe

CEPE brings approximately 85% of this industry together in its membership. Together this represents a value of around 17 billion €. In total 120.000 people are directly employed in this industry. The people that apply the products of this industry are a multiple of this number.



Beyond Europe

Some aspects of our industry (e.g. transport and the labelling of products) require a global approach. For that reason CEPE is a member of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC).