Polish Association of Chemical Engineers SITPChem 
Branch in Cieszyn  

Rynek 12, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland   

Paint Division at the General Management of SITPChem

odwiedzin: 41001

About SITPChem


Polish Association of Chemical Engineers

Surface Coatings Division, Member of FATIPEC Federation


Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów i Techników Przemysłu Chemicznego
Oddział Cieszyn
Rynek 12,  43-400 Cieszyn,  Poland

www.sitpchemcieszyn.pl     e-mail: sitpchemcieszyn@gmail.com


Chemistry is a fascinating science and the chemical industry may be the source of exquisite business successes and the civilization development. The mission of the Association assumes propagating and disseminating the engineering insight and the economic patriotism, including attention to the common interests of engineers and technicians of the chemical industry.

SITPChem was founded in 1925 in Warsaw. It is a member of Polish Main Technical Organization NOT, cooperates closely with the Polish Chemical Society PTChem as well as with international federations of scientific and technical associations. Its organization structure is based on 22 branches covering the territory of Poland. The head office of SITPChem is located in Warsaw. 
The Association is governed by the Management Board (22 members). 
Number of individual members ca 3000 (including 2700 engineers) 

 Main areas of activity: 

1.Organization of national and international scientific conferences with program dedicated to: 

  • Chemistry, science and technology
  • Restructuring of chemical industry, strategy and challenges
  • integration of the chemical industry and science within the European Community
  • European legislation, harmonization with Polish acts
  • Environmental and ecological aspects of chemistry
  • Education, requirements of the chemical industry
  • Detailed topics dedicated to industrial sectors: refineries and their products, chemical processes, basic chemical products; organic and inorganic, as raw materials for various processes, chemical engineering, corrosion protection, and others.

2. The activities supporting economic development and entrepreneurship in the field of chemistry.

3. Supporting professional activation of SITPChem members.

4. Book publications, 20 volumes documenting the history of the chemical industry and chemical sciences in Poland.

5. Specialized training, courses and exams.

6. Assigning titles of Professionals and Experts.

7. Scientific cooperation with international organizations: FATIPEC, EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering), DECHEMA.

8. Supporting the development of education in secondary schools and universities. Running the "Słoneczna Chemia" program and issuing the magazine "Chemik Light" to support education of young people.

9. Representing, supporting and protecting the interests of the SITPChem members.

10. Cooperation with the government, ministries, scientific committees, universities and chemical institutes, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry.

11. Integration of SITPChem members, organization of cultural activities, social life and self-help.

12. Recognition for members, awarding of prizes, medals.


 Scientific Journals 

SITPChem Association issues the following scientific & technical journals: 

1. CHEMIK (Chemist) 
www.miesiecznikchemik.pl – on monthly basis, dedicated to all aspects of chemical production and science

2. PRZEMYSL CHEMICZNY (Chemical Industry) 
www.przemchem.pl on monthly basis, dedicated to industrial processes, new products, production, organization and environmental topics, 

3. OCHRONA PRZED KOROZJA (Corrosion Protection) - on monthly basis, dedicated to all technical and scientific issues concerning corrosion and new
techniques for its reduction, 

4. FARBY i LAKIERY (Paints and Varnishes) 

www.gliwice.impib.pl/nasze-wydawnictwa/farby-i-lakiery/37-czasopismo – on bi-monthly basis, dedicated to wide range of progress in coatings and resins; new developments, process, application, equipment, raw materials and new products offered worldwide. 


Committees and Sections of SITPChem


The following Committees and Sections of the chemical association are active in Poland:

  • Engineering and Equipment Construction SITPChem Section
  • The Surface Coatings Division (SCD) of SITPChem
  • Biotechnology Section of SITPChem
  • Chemical Legislation Committee of SITPChem
  • Corrosion Protection SITPChem Section
  • Polish Colouring Committee
  • Environment Protection SITPChem Section
  • Chemistry and agriculture SITPChem Section,
  • Coal Chemistry SITPChem Section,
  • History of Polish Chemistry SITPChem Committee and the others.


The Surface Coatings Division of SITPChem (SCD)


 The Surface Coatings Division of SITPChem represents expertise in all areas of coatings science, technology, production processes, research & development, testing, equipment and raw materials, dedicated for all areas of coatings activities.
The SCD organizes conferences and seminars in the field of coatings activity, training courses and other forms of scientific and technical activities concerning progress in the advanced coating technology, environment protection, raw materials and equipment.

More information: www.sitpchemcieszyn.pl


Some selected information about SITPChem

General Assembly of SITPChem

 General Assembly of the Polish Association of Chemical Engineers SITPChem held in Cieszyn on 24-26 September 2014 was attended by 100 delegates representing 22 SITPChem branches across Poland. The General Assembly was managed by Jozef Koziel, Member of Main Board, President of the Division of SITPChem in Cieszyn.

A report with the Association’s action results during the last four years (2010-2014) has been presented, including:

  • cooperation with institutions that influence the development and reorganization of the chemical industry;
  • engineering personnel training, program and organization;
  • energy recovery system and recycling of municipal waste;
  • Preparation and publishing of the 20th volume of “the Charter of the history of Polish chemical industry in the years 1980-2010";
  • Organization of numerous scientific conferences, trainings;
  • promotion of chemistry to school youth;
  • active involvement in the field of chemistry and technology of paints and varnishes;
  • creating a national museum of the chemical industry;

During the Assembly a conference was held on the personnel education for economy.
Presented lectures:
1. Innovative Economy - civilizational project for the Poland and Europe
2. Shaping the core engineering competencies in the context of the needs of employers in the labor market
3. Industry needs in relation to engineering personnel
4. The philosophy of balanced technology development

The strategy and priorities in the organization of training programs were discussed.
New authorities SITPChem in 2014-2018 term were chosen.
FATIPEC President Jozef Koziel was elected a member of the SITPChem Board in Warsaw.
Interesting evening social programs accompanied the Assembly.


International Coatings Conference in Poland

On 21 - 23 October 2014 11th International Conference was held in Sosnowiec (Poland)

ADVANCES IN COATINGS TECHNOLOGY ACT 14 Organized by Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes Paint & Plastics Department, Gliwice, Poland

The Conference was attended by scientists and technicians from 20 countries.
40 papers and 13 posters were presented.
Conference program included various thematic sessions:

Celebration: " Chemistry Day 2013".
50 years of SITPChem in Cieszyn on 24.05.2013

SITPChem Branch in Cieszyn is now celebrating 50 years of its activities related mainly to chemistry and technology of paints and varnishes. The SITPChem Surface Coatings Division is being very active. 

Cieszyn is an old (1200 years) historical city located in southern Poland. There is a large paint factory PPG Polifarb Cieszyn there producing mainly industrial coatings.
The city has a long tradition in the education of young people, including schools of chemistry as a major subject.

One of the important elements of SITPChem activities is the cooperation with schools. Celebration of the 50th Anniversary was held at the high school with the participation of its association’s members and students. It was attended by representatives of Cieszyn District, including the District Administrator, Chairman of the District Council and the Mayor of the City of Cieszyn and President of SITPChem  Board from Warsaw.

The program included, among others:

  • Lecture: "Traditions of Cieszyn Chemists - 50 years of SITPChem in Cieszyn" given by Jozef Koziel- President of the SITPChem Branch, President of the FATIPEC Federation.
  • Lecture: "Chemical describing of the world" - presented by Prof. Dr. Jacek Kijenski - Chairman of the Board of SITPChem from Warsaw,
  • Presentation: "The Art of Chemistry" – presented by Stanislaw Gruszka, President of the Chief Audit Commission of SITPChem,
  • Knowledge Competition for high school students of Cieszyn District "Equipment and laboratory techniques - experience in the leading role",
    Photo Competition for high school students from the District - "Chemistry in the Lens"

Awards and prizes were given for long-term active members of SITPChem and special Certificates were handed out to “SITPChem Friends”. 
Noteworthy is a large share of high school students in both competitions. The winners received prizes, including cameras, tablets, books, and more.
Also 20 new members joined SITPChem.


85th anniversary of the Polish Association of Chemical Engineers Warsaw 27 November 2012

85 years ago took place the organizational meeting of the Engineers Chemists Association, which became basis for the Polish Association of Chemical Engineers newly formed in 1927. SITPChem is a continuator of this organization.

This great jubilee was attended by representatives of the Polish government, universities, research institutes, directors of the largest chemical companies.
Throughout history SITPChem played
an important role in formulation of development programs in the chemical industry in Poland. SITPChem members were making efforts to increase the technical level and the importance of the chemical companies, academic institutions and administration at various levels.

Chemistry is in us and around us, everything that makes up the achievements of civilization and culture requires equipment, materials and substances chemically processed by the laws of chemistry and physics. Chemistry is everywhere.

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