14 - 17 April 2026 in Karlsruhe PaintExpo



24/10/2023 PaintExpo

Global Showcase for the Latest Trends in Industrial Coating

The upcoming edition of PaintExpo has a lot to offer internationally: Alongside companies from Germany, the majority of exhibitors are currently from Italy, Turkey and Switzerland. However, the event attracts exhibitors from far beyond Europe. Companies from countries such as the USA and China will also be there.

As things stand today, the proportion of international exhibitors is over 40 per cent. “The high level of international registrations is proof that PaintExpo will once again be a global showcase for the latest trends in industrial coating. The who's who of the industry with their market and technology leaders will be there again,” explains Project Director Mariella Riedel. Numerous first-time exhibitors will be celebrating their premiere at PaintExpo in April of next year, including B6 Innovations from Germany, Botko from Belgium, Mirodur from Italy and Rhopoint Instruments from Germany.

For the first time since 2012, Harter is back as an exhibitor at PaintExpo. Jonas List from Harter's technical sales department explains why the company is returning to the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology: “We have recently received a lot of enquiries from plant manufacturers who want to offer their customers energy-saving and at the same time efficient dryer systems. This has prompted us to show our presence in the field of paint drying again. Exhibiting at PaintExpo is a wonderful opportunity to enter into personal discussions with interested parties – about the numerous possibilities and advantages of our state-subsidised drying technology.” Harter has been manufacturing heat pump-based drying systems for more than 30 years – and when it comes to energy saving, the company has been at the forefront with its condensation dryers from the very beginning.

J. Wagner has exhibited at every PaintExpo since the first edition in 2006 – the company has also secured its stand for the upcoming world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology. “PaintExpo is an irreplaceable industry meeting place for us, where we present our products, solutions and services. Personal contact with existing and potential customers and business partners is enormously important for us, as we can continuously improve through mutual exchange. PaintExpo is one of the highlights of our trade fair year, as all the relevant players in the surface industry gather here. The internationality of the visitors is an important aspect for us as a global company,” reports Markus Sonnenstatter, CSO Industrial Solutions at J. Wagner. The manufacturer will be showing innovations in the area of wet coatings and powder, with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. At the J. Wagner stand, visitors can experience a wide range – from manual equipment to fully automated systems.

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