9 - 12 April 2024 in Karlsruhe PaintExpo
29/02/2024 PaintExpo

Very Good Signs for PaintExpo 2024: World Premieres as well as Advancements in Sustainability and Efficiency in the Spotlight

Preparations for the ninth edition of PaintExpo are in the final stages, and the signs for the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology from 9 to 12 April 2024 in Karlsruhe are very good: Around 430 exhibitors from Germany and abroad are expected. The globally unique concentration of companies from the coating technology sector ensures a strong attraction for users from contract coating companies, in-house coating services and all players in the coating technology sector. The trade fair is the industry's most important international platform and visitors will have the opportunity to experience numerous world premieres and find out about technological developments in sustainable and energy-efficient coating processes for the future.

Around 430 exhibitors - including the who's who of the coating technology industry with its market and technology leaders - will fill three exhibition halls for four days at PaintExpo 2024 in Karlsruhe. The exhibitors at the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will cover the full range of products and services across the entire supply chain. Over 40 per cent of exhibitors are international. Most companies from outside Germany are from Italy, Turkey and Switzerland. However, the trade fair attracts exhibitors from far beyond Europe and companies from countries such as the US, India and China are also represented.

"The signs for PaintExpo 2024 are very good - despite the current challenging conditions. We can already sense tremendous excitement building for PaintExpo among exhibitors and visitors alike. The world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will once again offer the industry the perfect venue for holding in-depth technical discussions, planning concrete projects and making investment decisions. Visitors can also expect to experience a wealth of innovative product highlights at the exhibition stands," says Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe.

Smart Solutions in Coating

One of the companies showcasing smart solutions at PaintExpo in Karlsruhe is WAGNER, exhibiting manual and automatic spray guns with highly effective coating performance and low material usage. WAGNER's new high-speed rotating atomisers for solvents and water-based coatings play a major role in implementing fully automated wet-coating systems and robotic solutions. The company has also made its pumps for wet coating significantly easier to flush. The Cobra high-press double diaphragm pump has been optimised to significantly reduce the amount of flushing agent and therefore also the amount of time needed for changing colours.

When it comes to powder coating, WAGNER will be emphasising efficiency and automation. In manual coating, the focus will be on how the use of assistance functions can help even inexperienced staff carry out coating tasks in accordance with requirements. Visitors to the company's stand can also learn how to master the transition to fully automated coating processes using axis and robotic technologies.

Numerous World Premieres in Electrostatic Powder-Coating Technology

At the Gema Switzerland stand, several products are being presented for the first time. The Swiss company's innovations include a new series of automatic spray guns with models for organic and enamel powders as well as robotic applications. Gema will also be showcasing new application pumps that combine an advanced powder-loading technology with the second generation of SIT dense-phase powder delivery technology in a single unit.

Furthermore, Gema is presenting a fully automated powder management system featuring an intuitive user interface for switching colours efficiently. The system also comes available with two powder hoppers, allowing users to apply two different colours one after another in rapid succession.

Innovative Technologies for Sustainability and Efficiency

The range of products and services on display clearly shows the extent to which exhibitor awareness of the significance of sustainability and efficiency in the coating technology and production industries is increasing. In line with this trend, POMA Systems is introducing its i-GLUE automated adhesive application system. By dosing and applying adhesives precisely, this system not only makes more efficient use of materials but also optimises the quality of the joints.

The exhibitor is also focusing on predictive maintenance as a way of minimising downtimes and maximising efficiency. Leveraging sensor systems and data analysis makes it possible to continuously monitor machines so that problems can be identified and fixed early on before the equipment fails.

Experience Four Different Themes Up Close at One Exhibition Stand

Axalta Coating Systems is likewise focusing its trade fair appearance on a series of products geared towards sustainability. At the company's stand, four topics will be highlighted. As part of its "Sustainability, Together" campaign, Axalta is presenting its latest sustainable coating solutions with a particular emphasis on biobased powder coatings as an environmentally friendly alternative. With a view to electromobility, Axalta will also be showcasing coatings for battery applications, including dielectric and thermally insulating coatings.

Corrosion protection is also a major theme. Multiple product lines including thermoplastics, thermosetting primers, industrial liquid solutions and their AquaEC electrocoat products mean that customers can select the right product for their needs. Visitors to the stand can also look forward to a ColourDesign area displaying the full spectrum of colours available from Axalta.

Comprehensive Exhibitor Directory, Tickets Only Available for Purchase Online

A number of exciting exhibitor innovations can also be found in the digital exhibitor and product directory on the PaintExpo website. In addition, visitors can plan their time at the trade fair in advance and on-site by using an interactive map of the halls, creating bookmarks lists and browsing the special interest topics on sustainability, careers and live experiences.

At the ticket shop on the event website, visitors can purchase tickets for the trade fair and redeem invitations from exhibitors. The online ticket gives visitors fast and easy access to the PaintExpo in Karlsruhe.

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Christian Heinz
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