PaintExpo 2024 to host numerous world and German premieres

01 February 2024

A large number of world, German and trade fair premieres will inspire visitors to PaintExpo from April 9-12, 2024 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Professionals from all areas of the coating technology industry, including contract coating companies and in-house coating services, can look forward to numerous forward-looking innovations.

As the world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology, PaintExpo unites coating solutions for all industrial sectors, applications and materials under one roof and covers everything from wet coating and powder coating to coil coating. Products and services on show at the trade fair range from surface treatment products, paints and paint systems to final quality assurance.

“Visitors travelling to PaintExpo in April can look forward to a wealth of cutting-edge innovations. The exhibitors will be demonstrating their innovative strength by unveiling many products for the first time anywhere in Germany or the world,” reports Project Director Mariella Riedel. “Over the four days of the trade fair, visitors can also experience pragmatic solutions for increasing quality, resource-efficient production and digitalisation of their manufacturing processes live.”

Exciting world premieres in the spotlight

Walther Trowal will be showcasing for the first time the new Rotamat R 100 designed for coating elastomer sealing components with bonded and decorative coatings. The latest addition to the Rotamat series can coat three times as many parts per batch as the next-largest system, the exhibitor reports. According to the company, one of the reasons why it developed the new machine is because several contract coaters were looking for ways to process greater numbers of large, flat seals in a single batch.

OptiSense is presenting its latest innovation for the first time. The PaintChecker Line and PaintChecker Angle laser sensors have been redesigned to eliminate the need for an additional housing bracket, thereby saving time during installation and simplifying assembly. According to OptiSense, its new generation of sensors can withstand even the harshest environments thanks to the robust industrial casing. The light source for the sensors is a diode laser, which brings with it the advantages of semiconductor technology such as a long service life, exceptional efficiency and full resistance to vibration.

Numerous new developments by paint manufacturers will be in the spotlight at PaintExpo 2024. In the machine tool, plant engineering, drive and conveyor technology sectors, for instance, demands on industrial coatings have risen sharply in terms of resistance and optics. At the same time, these types of coatings remain subject to economic considerations as customers look for the labour-saving benefits of one-coat paints and short drying times. To meet these needs, GEHOLIT+WIEMER has launched its new WIEREGEN-D133S-Struktur, a one-coat 2K PUR texture paint that is highly resistant to chemicals and scratches and has a uniform structure, ensuring that it looks extremely good while delivering reliable protection. The paint adheres to various types of surfaces and is applied in one step, saving energy and process costs, GEHOLIT+WIEMER explains.

PaintExpo has much to offer at an international level and the proportion of international exhibitors is currently at more than 40%. These include the Polish company Ecoline, who is attending the trade fair to provide information about a new robot-controlled powder coating system that uses a range of patented solutions and modern technologies including a modular robotic powder-coating booth. According to the exhibitor, the booth guarantees rapid powder removal thanks to its sandwich-like, layered wall structure. The absorption system consists of a connecting channel and a highly efficient cyclone.

The Swiss exhibitor coatmaster will be presenting the next generation of the coatmaster Flex, a mobile solution for non-contact coating-thickness measurements. The new feature of this instrument is its accelerated measuring speed. It can complete more than ten measurements in less than 20 seconds. According to the company, this could also optimise the measuring range and accuracy of the readings in both the upper and lower layer thickness range. But that is not all: Users of the coatmaster Flex can also benefit from the fact that the improvements were made entirely in the cloud, thus eliminating the need for manual intervention on the instrument itself.

sitors can now buy tickets to the trade fair from the online ticket shop on the PaintExpo website. The exhibitor and product directory, where visitors can search for company and product information before, during and after PaintExpo, is also online on the website.

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