14 - 17 April 2026 in Karlsruhe PaintExpo

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Applied science & development: From raw material to coated products

What do we learn from bats about digitalization?

How does a crab contribute to sustainability?
What does a drone have to do with automation?

The team from the Coating Systems and Painting Technology department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation IPA will address these three questions at this year's PaintEXPO, establishing the connection between a bat, a crab, and a drone to the critical topics of industrial painting technology.

Visitors can expect exciting results from current research projects, interesting keynote speeches at the booth, as well as individual expert discussions and tailored advice on industry-oriented services provided by the institute across the entire process chain of painting technology.

Additionally, the exhibition team invites you to participate in an interactive activity. It's worth joining in!

Come by. We look forward to seeing you.


Mr. Dr. Oliver Tiedje
Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA)