What is CEPE?
Established in 1951, CEPE, the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists‘ Colours Industry is the sole trade association representing the interests of the coatings sector at European level.
How do we work?
CEPE has established Working Groups in which members discuss EU policies and identify the priorities and actions to be undertaken vis-à-vis the European institutions.
and Policy areas
Health and safety
Paint industry publishes video guidance for consumers on how to clean brushes or rollers in an environmentally friendly way
The paint industry advises on several ways of handling used paint brushes. In between paints jobs, it is recommended that brushes and rollers are wrapped airtight which will keep them usable for a few days. For use in the more distant future, paint brushes should be cleaned in a water bucket to prevent emissions down the drain. When no longer needed, dried paint brushes can be disposed of according to the local legislation.
For further information, please reach out to your National Association.