14 - 17 April 2026 in Karlsruhe PaintExpo



26/03/2024 PaintExpo

PaintExpo 2024 Shows the Way Forward for Future Coating Processes

Around 430 exhibitors from 25 countries are attending PaintExpo 2024 including the who's who of the coating technology industry with its market and technology leaders. From 9 to 12 April in Karlsruhe, they will be showcasing numerous world premieres, pioneering trends and new technologies for the sustainable and energy-efficient coating processes of the future. In comparison to the last edition of the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology, visitors this year can look forward to a more comprehensive range of products in three well-filled exhibition halls.

The international and high-quality range of products and services on show at PaintExpo make it the most significant industry platform worldwide for industrial coating technology. Around 430 exhibitors from 25 countries will be presenting their innovative products, services and processes on 31,500 square metres in three exhibition halls in Karlsruhe.

"Currently, the industry is facing challenging conditions, so we are particularly pleased that we have managed to match the high number of exhibitors from the last edition of the trade fair. Visitors to PaintExpo 2024 can look forward to a more comprehensive range of exhibits on a larger exhibition area", says Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe. "At PaintExpo, suppliers and coating specialists from all over the world can exchange information on the latest trends in industrial coating. This unique opportunity proves that PaintExpo is the most important international industry platform for industrial coating technology."

Very High Internationality and Numerous New Exhibitors

This year’s PaintExpo has achieved its goal of reflecting the international market for industrial coating products and services in its entirety for the whole value chain. The proportion of international exhibitors is 45 per cent. Most companies from outside Germany are from Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Poland and France. However, the international exhibitors are not only from Europe. For example, companies from the USA, India and China will also be presenting their portfolios. In addition, many new exhibitors have also been convinced by the trade fair concept: One in seven exhibitors will be taking part in PaintExpo for the first time.

Experiencing Innovative Technological Developments First-Hand

At the exhibition stands, coating specialists from contract and in-house coating companies as well as all kinds of players in the coating technology industry can benefit from a live experience of numerous new products and pioneering technological developments targeted towards more sustainable and energy-efficient coating processes. The focus will also be on pragmatic solutions for increasing quality and digitalising production processes. The portfolio of products and services at PaintExpo ranges from pre-treatment, coatings, plant and application technology to final inspection and packaging. PaintExpo is therefore the number one information and procurement platform for the industrial coating industry.

Well Prepared with the Digital Exhibitor and Product Directory

Thanks to the digital exhibitor and product directory on the PaintExpo website, visitors can benefit from an overview of exhibitors and innovative new products ahead of the trade fair. On arrival at the exhibition centre in Karlsruhe, visitors can find their way around PaintExpo by using the interactive map of the halls, creating bookmarks lists and exploring the new special interest topics on sustainability, careers and live experiences.

Tickets Only Available for Purchase Online

Visitors can purchase tickets for the trade fair and redeem invitations from exhibitors via the online ticket shop on the PaintExpo website. The online ticket grants quick and easy access to PaintExpo.

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