The German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL) is the voluntary self-organisation of manufacturers of paints, varnishes and printing inks in Germany.
The VdL represents the economic and socio-political interests of the German paint industry - as well as German subsidiaries of foreign manufacturers - towards other economic sectors, politics, authorities, science and the media.
The VdL represents 85% of the German paints, coatings and printing inks. More than 200 member companies are organised in the association. The structure of the member companies is very heterogeneous: In addition to a few large, multinational companies, most of which are linked to corporate groups, there are a large number of medium-sized manufacturers, many of which are family-owned.