The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA) is recognised worldwide as a leading professional body and authority on all matters relating to the colour and coatings industries, including paints, inks and related coatings. OCCA draws its members from individuals employed in the colour and coatings industries.

We are a leader in every sense: for the strength of our collective knowledge and expertise, for our commitment to encouraging best practice and, of course, for the way in which we support our members and promote the industry in general. Here at OCCA we know that information and knowledge are vital to success. Accordingly we draw together a wealth of industry experience and talent to deliver tangible benefits to our individual members in the workplace.

OCCA Networking

Why OCCA SA is important to your organisation

Surface Coatings International

Surface Coatings International is a lively and topical review of the coatings industry, and a definitive, peer reviewed journal of record dedicated to advancing the science and technology of coatings, inks and related coatings.

The Coatings for Africa Show

The Coatings for Africa Show is organised by the very experienced dmg events and promises to be a greater success each time it takes place.  The show now boasts the title of the largest uncontested dedicated coatings event in Africa for raw material and service suppliers, equipment manufacturers and paint manufacturers for the coatings industry.

Social & Sporting Events

Finally, by arranging an extensive programme of social and sporting events, the ideal platform for mixing business with pleasure and networking in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

Conferences and Workshops

By arranging an international, value for money, programme of conferences, meetings and workshops, not just for members, but for the industry as a whole. OCCA leads from the front when it comes to helping develop the technical base of the colour and coatings industries.

We envision a world where anyone involved with the surface coatings industry can learn about new coatings technologies and network with members and suppliers in the industry.