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Mini- symposium 2nd August 2017

Drawing the line on road safety – all about road marking paints materials, standards, equipment, economics and developments.

The OCCA Northern Mini-Symposium is to be held at the Plastics Federation Auditorium, Corporate Park South, Midrand on 2nd August 2017

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Reserve your space – register for the symposium here


The Articles of our Association state one of the objectives to be: “To further the development of the science and technology of the coating industries and to facilitate the interchange of information and ideas thereon”.

Every year we find a topic of interest in our field and shape a technical meeting around it.

This year we chose Road Markings, as this is an important use of paint, and new technology is replacing traditional methods at a growing rate.

‘Road markings are generally used on all surfaced South African roads and streets except the lowest order residential streets. Drivers have become so accustomed to road markings that they tend to react to these without really thinking. This may be because road markings are the only road signs that are virtually in constant view of the driver. If the driver of a vehicle doesn’t look directly at the road markings they still remain in his peripheral vision whenever he ventures on the road.

Under favourable conditions road markings can therefore convey information to the driver on a continuous basis by day and by night….’*

*For Safety’s Sake, Let’s Do Road Marking Quality Control’ SE Grosskopf, Pr Eng Introduction to a paper presented at the 4th Annual Road Safety Conference 2007, Midrand, Johannesburg.



Delegates have been invited from:

  • Airport Organizations.
  • Civil Engineering and Architectural Professions
  • Coating Raw Material Suppliers
  • Municipalities
  • Road Agencies
  • Road marking Contactors
  • Road marking Manufacturers
  • SARTSMA – South African Road Traffic Sign Manufacturers Association

We will update this Introduction as the program develops.

OCCA is a non-profit, Section 26 Organization. We can therefore organize these functions cheaply – almost at cost!


DATE AND VENUE OF THE MINI SYMPOSIUM

Date: 2nd August 2017 Venue: Plastics Federation Auditorium

18 Gazelle Ave, Corporate Park South, Midrand
Phone Beverley van Niekerk for more information on: 071 6806630
Or make your booking via the website: Click to reserve your space


We have chosen a comfortable, safe venue with adequate parking, situated just off the N1 Freeway – Olifantsfontein junction at Midrand. The times also accommodate the participants arriving and leaving on time:

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and trust that all will benefit from the wisdom imparted by these experts in their respective fields.

With best wishes,
Graeme Stead BSc, FTSC, FCorrISA
Hon. Education Secretary
OCCA Northern Section

EDUCATING THE COATINGS INDUSTRY AS TO THE NEEDS OF THE USERS EDUCATING THE USERS AS TO THE CAPABILITIES OF MODERN COATINGS

Note: The organizers retain the right to change this program without notice, at their discretion.