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Topic: PaintExpo trade fair for industrial coating (19-22 April 2016)

Painting and coating processes
with improved quality and flexibility at lower costs per piece

When it comes to painting and coating processes, the aim around the
globe is to cut unit costs while simultaneously improving quality, productivity
and sustainability. PaintExpo will be presenting solutions that focus on
achieving these aims. Ten months before it is due to start, the trade fair
already has over 300 companies on its list of exhibitors (status as of 15th
June 2015). The leading international trade fair for industrial coating
technology will be held at the fairground in Karlsruhe in Southern Germany from
19th to 22nd April 2016. The wide range of exhibits on
show varies from pretreatment right through to quality control and packaging.

Regardless of the branch of industry
concerned and the coating materials used, contract coaters and in-house
painting companies throughout the world are faced with the challenge of making
processes more efficient and sustainable. This can only be achieved by using as
little material and energy as possible to generate the required surface quality
as well as by maximizing productivity. To meet these requirements, from 19th
to 22nd April 2016 PaintExpo will be presenting products and
services along the entire process chain for wet painting, powder coating and
coil coating. These will be presented in such a diversity that has never seen
anywhere else in the world. For this reason, by mid-June over 300 companies
from 19 countries had already confirmed bookings for their booths at the
leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology in Karlsruhe
(Germany). “But it’s not just the facts and figures that please us. We also
have well-known companies who have registered for the forthcoming PaintExpo for
the first time. That is why we can already say today that practically all
market and technology leaders will be present in Karlsruhe,” reported Jürgen
Haussmann, Managing Director of FairFair GmbH and organizer of PaintExpo.”


Solutions from pretreatment to final inspection
In all probability, in-house
painting companies and contract coaters will find the solutions they need at
the forthcoming PaintExpo. Due to their energy-saving potentials and improved
environmental compatibility, nano-based systems are increasingly being favored
by all sectors of industry for the pretreatment of metal substrates. When it
comes to cleaning and pretreating plastic components, alternative technologies
- such as CO2 snow-jet cleaning, plasma-cleaning and steam-cleaning -
are becoming more and more popular. These technologies can be integrated into
painting lines to save on costs, energy consumption and space.

Manufacturers are offering equipment
and optimization concepts as solutions to cope with ever-smaller batch sizes
and the ever-growing color spectrum. Aimed at flexibility and efficiency, these
guarantee an optimum quality of coatings. New developments in drying
technologies and feeding systems are helping to reduce energy consumption and
thus lower costs per piece. Both are designed to minimize conditioned air and
heat losses. Cost savings are also being made through the use of “off-the-peg”
painting robots and automation solutions, which enable paint to be applied more
accurately and reject rates to be decreased. Another way of reducing material
consumption and increasing flexibility is to implement intelligent paint
logistics with paint supply systems.

Promising developments are currently
being made in the field of wet painting – with regard to both metal and plastic
substrates – and also in coating systems, with the goal of reducing the number
of process steps required. Efforts to replace solvent paints with water-based alternatives
also continue unceasingly. The current trend in powder paints is towards
systems which enable thinner, high-quality and highly-resistant layers to be
produced. Coating systems which crosslink at lower curing temperatures also continue
to be a priority.

The range of exhibits at PaintExpo includes
equipment for wet-painting and powder-coating, application systems and spray
guns, wet and dry paints, automation and feeding technologies, cleaning and
pretreatment, drying and hardening, environmental technology, compressed air
systems, air supply and exhaust air purification, water treatment, recycling
and disposal, accessories, measuring and testing technologies, quality
assurance, paint stripping, contract coating, services and specialist
literature. Downstream operations such as printing and packaging are also

This is also the range of exhibits
that will be on show at the 3rd PaintExpo Eurasia, trade fair for
industrial coating technology in Istanbul, Turkey, from 15th
17th October 2015. The Eurasian offshoot is mutually
organized by FairFair GmbH and Artkim Fuarcilik.

For further information and a
preliminary list of exhibitors, see

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