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PaintExpo 2022: Driving Force for the Coating Technology Industry

At the 8th edition of PaintExpo from 26 to 29 April 2022 in Karlsruhe, the coating technology industry and coating service providers as well as in-house coating companies will at last be able to meet in person again to exchange information on current trends and to coordinate specific projects. Over 400 exhibitors have already registered for PaintExpo – and the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will once again be inspiring the industry. World premieres as well as numerous new developments by exhibitors will be in the spotlight.

"The industry is eager to personally take part in professional exchanges at PaintExpo. We are planning with full force and in close coordination with the trade fair advisory board to hold the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology as a face-to-face event in Karlsruhe at the end of April. We already have a high level of registrations for PaintExpo, even in this special situation. The Who's Who of the industry will be at the trade fair to present numerous new developments that reflect the high-performance levels and innovative power of the industrial coating technology", explains Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe. There is a constant exchange with Messe Karlsruhe as the event venue and the responsible authorities. Chief Executive Officer Markus Geisenberger adds: "Our successfully proven Safe Expo hygiene concept will enable us to offer a safe and responsible trade fair experience for all involved."

PaintExpo As a Focal Point of the Coating Technology Industry

For four days from 26 to 29 April in Karlsruhe, PaintExpo will be a focal point of the coating technology industry. Over 400 exhibitors from Germany and abroad have already registered for the coming edition of this world’s leading trade fair. Across three exhibition halls, global players, market and technology leaders in the industry as well as small and medium-sized companies will be presenting their latest innovations, applications, future technologies and trends. These will cover the entire range of international products and services in the supply chain for industrial coating technology.

This year, the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology is again registering a high level of internationality. More than 40 per cent of exhibitors will be travelling from abroad to Karlsruhe. The majority of international exhibitors are from Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Austria. Furthermore, in addition to the regular exhibiting companies, more than 20 new exhibitors have also secured their stand spaces so far. These include Prelit from Switzerland, VERA Proje Tasarim Makine from Turkey, RD Coatings from Belgium, Mazlite from Canada and HA-TEC Automation from Germany.

Focus on World Premieres and Numerous New Developments

The coating technology industry will be putting forward a whole series of innovations and new developments at this year's PaintExpo and visitors can particularly look forward to some world premieres. One example of this at the trade fair is Walther Trowal's first presentation of its Rotamat R 85 for coating mass-produced small parts with a new spray volume regulator. According to the exhibitor, the new regulator further increases process reliability and coating consistency while being easier to operate. The XLINE material pressure regulators FPR 2 and FPR 6 from Krautzberger will also be celebrating a world premiere at PaintExpo. According to the company, this new generation of material pressure regulators comes with a modern and compact design and is highly durable.

The visitors of PaintExpo can expect plenty more highlights. For example, at the Gema Switzerland stand, visitors can see the new Optiflex Pro series of manual spray gun units using PowerBoost technology which can deliver 110 kV high voltage and ensures high safety standards, according to the exhibitor. WAGNER Industrial Solutions will be showing its IPS coating centre at PaintExpo, among other things. The IPS provides a complete solution that consistently achieves excellent coating results over a long period of time, the company reports. Italian company Arsonsisi will be informing visitors about a new generation of decorative thermosetting powder coatings, among other things. Its ANTHERM coloured paints are UV and weather-resistant as well as offering protection against infrared light, the company explains.

Ticket Shop Opens Early February, Exhibitor and Product Directory Is Online

From early February, visitors can purchase entry tickets for the trade fair at the online ticket shop on the PaintExpo website. The exhibitor and product directory where visitors can research companies and products before, during and after this year's PaintExpo is already online on the website.

About PaintExpo

The next edition of PaintExpo will be taking place in Karlsruhe from 26 to 29 April 2022. The world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology is part of the Leipziger Messe portfolio and offers a showcase for innovation, applications, future technologies and trends in all areas of the coating business. The PaintExpo will cover the entire range of international products and services in the supply chain for industrial coating technology. This concentrated meeting for companies from the industry is unparalleled worldwide, making it highly attractive for coating service providers and in-house coating companies around the world.


Christian Heinz
Press Spokesperson
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