About OCCA SA

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.

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Why OCCA SA is important to your organisation

Professional Qualifications
By administering a series of benchmark professional qualifications now adopted by sister organisations worldwide. These qualifications are hallmarks of technical competence: people at the peak of their profession.
Professional Development Accreditation

By providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation, free of charge, to the member and his employer. Many members are no longer satisfied with qualifications alone and want to be at the forefront of progress and change. The sort of progress that gives companies the edge.

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.

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.

SURFEX Exhibitions

By organising the popular SURFEX Exhibitions, the most visible part of OCCA’s partnership with the international coatings industry. Held in the UK, South Africa, Scandinavia and Singapore, they satisfy the industry need for an effective showcase for companies, their products and services.

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.

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.