Any independent paint and coatings manufacturer who are a leader in their territory or speciality field can apply to join. Normally, applicant companies will have been in business at least 30 years.

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Nova membership gives a window on the world to national companies who are buying and selling in global markets. At nova conferences CEOs can meet informally to share best practice and hear from international speakers from both within and outside of the paint industry.  Nova conferences also attract innovative suppliers keen to interact with our global audience of decision makers Meanwhile, employees have the opportunity to travel the world to learn from nova colleagues, sharing technological expertise, safe working innovation and ground-breaking ecological developments.

Every two years nova members vote for a President from within the membership. The President is the most senior person within nova. The President instructs the Board which, in turn, instructs the Secretary General who is responsible for nova’s day to day operation.

No, nova is an alliance of independent businesses operating in markets where no other nova member has a material presence, so they are not competitors. Nova members cannot be affiliates or subsidiaries of global coatings companies.

Any coatings company that fits the criteria (a leader in their territory or speciality field) can apply to join. Normally, applicant companies will have been in business at least 30 years.