Top painting, coating solutions to go on show
Karlsruhe, February 9, 2012
Solutions for more efficient liquid painting, powder and coating coil coating will go on show at an upcoming industrial coating technology exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The fourth edition of PaintExpo is running from April 17 to 20 at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre.
Around 400 exhibitors from 22 countries offer the entire process sequence from pre-treatment right on up to quality control for practically all materials on more than 105,000 sq ft of net exhibition floor space.
The fourth PaintExpo is experiencing significant growth amounting to more than 22 per cent as opposed to the event in 2010. Approximately 25 per cent of the exhibitors come from outside of Germany and a total of 22 countries are represented.
PaintExpo will provide visitors from companies with in-house painting operations and job-shop coaters with multi-sector offerings for a comprehensive range of materials.
The portfolio encompasses equipment and application technology, paints, drying and cross-linking systems, conveyor systems, automation solutions and painting robots, measuring and test equipment, quality control, environmental engineering, accessories, consumable materials and services, as well as printing, identification and packaging.
Various exhibitors will present new processes and products based on nano-ceramics for more efficient and ecological pretreatment of metallic surfaces.
System concepts which reduce energy consumption for powder coating, as well as for liquid and electrophoretic dip painting, and at the same time increase flexibility with regard to processes, manufacturing lot quantities and expandability, will also meet with great interest on the part of the visitors.
In the field of application technology, new and enhanced paint guns and atomisers with increased transfer efficiency are allowing for cost reductions and quality improvements. A world’s first in the field of paint feed based on a compact, high pressure, double diaphragm pump with gear ratios of 7:1 and 16:1 will also be presented.
The exhibitors at this year’s PaintExpo will also showcase lots of new products in the areas of liquid and UV paint systems, as well as powdered enamel systems.
UV paints which offer a broad range of applications for painting both plastic and metal surfaces will also be presented. In addition to developments involving increased corrosion protection, systems which offer reduced baking temperatures, as well as the associated savings and higher throughput rates, are also a focal point where powdered enamels are concerned.
Systems will be presented to this end for which it has been possible to reduce the baking temperature from 180 to between 140 and 160C with baking times of 10 to 15 minutes.
Beyond this, one of the large paint manufacturers will unveil a new worldwide product brand for liquid paint and powdered enamel coating solutions in the fields of wind power, aviation, yachts and other maritime applications, as well as general industrial applications.
Other new developments deserve mention as well, for example, painting robots, conveyor systems, test and inspection systems, accessories such as covering materials, painting hangers, filters and pumps, as well as paint stripping systems and agents. – TradeArabia News Service