SCANZ is a non-profit association formed with the aim of promoting the science and technology of paint, printing ink and adhesive industries and those industries providing raw materials and supporting services for these technologies. This is achieved through discussions, technical meetings, site visits, conventions, symposiums, exhibitions, network opportunities and its printed magazine "Brush Strokes".

By doing so SCANZ works to raise the standard and the scientific, technical and professional knowledge of those individuals engaged in these industries.