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World's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology

PaintExpo is the world`s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology and is held biannually in Karlsruhe, Germany. It spans a wide variety of topics – from spray guns to accessories and supplies all the way to automation technology.



PaintExpo video

Product range

The exhibition covers the following range of topics:

  • Systems and equipment for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating
  • Application systems and spray guns
  • Wet paints and powder coatings
  • Automation and conveyor technology
  • Compressed air technology
  • Cleaning and pre-treatment
  • Drying and curing
  • Environmental technology, air supply and exhaust air purification, water treatment, recycling and disposal
  • Accessories, e.g. covering materials and systems, hangers, filters, pumps
  • Measuring and test technology, quality assurance
  • Paint stripping
  • Job-shop coatings
  • Packaging
  • Services
  • Training and vocational education
  • Research
  • Technical literature

PaintExpo by numbers


  • Exhibitors from 29 countries
  • Visitors from 88 countries


Net area in square meters


Advisory board

  • Johannes Amann
    mp-verpackungen / QIB
  • Oliver Zanner
    Emil Frei
  • Andreas Rasche
    Gema Switzerland
  • Holger Seybold
    Springer Vieweg, Redaktion JOT
  • Doris Schulz
  • Martin Weidisch
    Josef Wagner
  • Sven Pechwitz
    Karl Wörwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik
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