7th World’s Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology from 17 to 20 April 2018 in Karlsruhe (Germany) with Record-Breaking Participation




PaintExpo – Innovations and Solutions from More than 520 Exhibitors


Oberboihingen – PaintExpo 2018 is stepping up to the starting line with record-breaking participation once again. More than 520 exhibitors will be on hand when the 7th edition of the world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology opens its doors on the 17th of April. Companies from 29 countries, including all of the sector’s market and technology leaders, will present innovations and further developments for the optimisation of liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating processes on 165,000 square feet of net exhibition floor space.


PaintExpo will transform the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre into a hub for industrial coating technology from the 17th through the 20th of April, 2018. With more than 520 exhibitors and roughly 165,000 square feet (15.500 square meters) of net exhibition floor space – a 15% increase as compared with 2016 – the 7th edition of world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will be the largest to date and will be held for the first time in three halls at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre (Germany). The exhibiting companies come from 29 countries – roughly 36% from outside of Germany. And thus internationalism is also on the rise once again for PaintExpo.


Solutions for All Sectors, All Materials and All Applications

Globally unique offerings for coating and painting all materials, in all industry sectors and for all applications will await visitors from companies with in-house coating operations and job-shop coaters. PaintExpo’s exhibition programme covers coating equipment for liquid, powder, UV, immersion and coil processes, paints and enamels for all processes, application systems, spray guns and atomisers, automation and conveyor technology, cleaning and pre-treatment, drying and curing, environmental technology, pneumatics, compressed air supply and exhaust purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal, accessories, masking, measuring and test technology, quality assurance, identification, paint stripping, job-shop coating, services and technical literature.


Experience Innovations Live

“Whether for liquid painting, powder coating or coil coating, the exhibitors will present new and further developed products, processes and services in all segments, and will highlight current trends. These solutions are laid out to further enhance quality, energy and materials efficiency, flexibility and sustainability”, reports Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event promoters FairFair GmbH. A further issue on which attention will be focused at this year’s PaintExpo is the digitalisation of painting processes and the integration of Industry 4.0 into painting operations. “New products are traditionally presented to the expert visitors at the trade fair – often in the form of live presentations”, adds Jürgen Haußmann.


Amongst others, these include a self-programming painting cell for the efficient coating of products with a manufacturing lot quantity of 1, as well as highly flexible, easy-to-program painting robots and automation solutions which have been specially developed for industrial applications. New solutions for blasting, grinding and ionising metal, plastic and wooden surfaces will be premiered at PaintExpo, as well as products and processes for more economic and environmentally friendly cleaning and pre-treatment, along with system concepts which reduce energy consumption for powder coating and liquid painting processes, and at the same time increase flexibility with regard to coating, lot quantities and expandability. Where application is concerned, new and enhanced paint guns and atomisers, as well as alternative atomising gases, are increasing material efficiency and improving quality. Product developments with optimised functional and decorative properties are opening up new opportunities and making it possible to reduce the required number of painting steps in the case of liquid paints, UV paints and powdered enamels. Current innovations for dry scrubbing solutions, test and inspection systems, accessories such as covering materials, painting hangers, filters and pumps, as well as paint stripping and packaging solutions are no less interesting.


PaintExpo will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 17th through the 20th of April, 2018. The world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Further information, the exhibitor and product index and the ticket shop can be accessed at www.paintexpo.com