14 - 17 April 2026 in Karlsruhe PaintExpo



05/04/2022 PaintExpo

Outlook on tomorrow's coating technology

In addition to innovations from the exhibitors, visitors can also look forward to in-depth insights into the future of coating technology. The collective stand organised by the German Research Association for Surface Treatment (DFO) offers a fascinating hub of research and knowledge transfer right at the heart of the trade fair. The twelve exhibitors on the collective stand (Hall 3, Stand 3120) are aiming to build on the technological advances and economic success of the industrial coating industry and ensure long-term sustainability.

"For many years now, we have been expanding our unique, interdisciplinary network of experts. Our members play an active role on numerous expert committees, initiate new research projects, conferences, joint ventures and much more", explains Ernst-Hermann Timmermann, Managing Director of DFO. "This ensures that the standards defining the future of research, innovation and education in the industry are regularly updated", he adds. "PaintExpo is the ideal place for this".

In the same area of the halls, renowned universities and universities of applied science will be presenting their courses to young industry professionals. These include the Fachschule für Lacktechnik Stuttgart (Stuttgart School of Coating Technology), Hochschule Esslingen (Esslingen University of Applied Science) and the Gottlieb-Daimler-Schule (Gottlieb Daimler School) from Sindelfingen.

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