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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


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, PaintExpo 2020 could not take place. The number of exhibitors and sqm refers to registered exhibitors at the time of cancellation.


Net area in square meters


Advisory board

  • Oliver Zanner
    Emil Frei
  • Andreas Rasche
    Gema Switzerland
  • Holger Seybold
    Springer Vieweg, Redaktion JOT
  • Martin Weidisch
    Josef Wagner
  • Sven Pechwitz
    Karl Wörwag Lack- und Farbenfabrik
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