IBEX Trade Show, Kentucky
On October 18 and 19, the IBEX Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky (US).IBEX is the trade show for the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Exhibitors offer anything one could imagine for boats, mostly pleasure craft.
All the paint companies selling coatings for pleasure craft had booths at the exhibition. In each case their ECONEA®-based paints were featured prominently, including Sea Hawk's Smart Solutions, Pettit's Ultima ECO, Interlux's Pacifica Plus and the newest entry, Blue Water Marine's Shelter Island Plus. There were many Green themes throughout the show and the ECONEA®-based paints were featured as being a green solution.
The ECONEA® paint manufacturers are very optimistic about the prospects for the spring selling season. In the following three weeks there will be three events where the paint manufacturers will sit together with the wholesalers and retailers and start booking orders. In early December they will have more reliable estimates for their spring ECONEA® paint sales.