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PaintExpo 2008 closer and closer

With more than 270 exhibitors from 15 different countries, the second PaintExpo - Europe`s Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Coatings Technology - which will take place at the Karlsruhe (Germany) Exhibition Centre from 11 through 14 March 2008, will register 10.4 percent growth.

All visitors will be presented with product and service offerings covering process sequences for liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating which are unparalleled by any other trade fair in Europe on nearly 80,000 square feet of net exhibition floor space (representing 30 percent growth). The market leaders and other renowned companies from all sectors will be represented at the event, and numerous exhibitors will showcase their products at live demonstrations.

An increase in exhibitor numbers of more than 10 percent and high levels of internationalism (nearly 18 percent of all exhibiting companies come from countries other than Germany) as opposed to the premiere event in 2006 substantiate the fact that PaintExpo is considered Europe`s leading trade fair for industrial coatings technology. These figures also reflect the event`s great significance as an information and procurement platform for users from all industry sectors - independent of whether they coat metals, plastics, glass, wood or wooden materials.

Numerous exhibitors take advantage of PaintExpo to present their innovations to specialist visitors from companies with in-house painting operations and coating job-shops. For example, DuPont will introduce its newly founded CoatingSolutions division: Whether powdered enamels, liquid paints or electrophoretic dip paints are involved, the goal is to supply customers with a complete range of products.

Thanks to a breakdown of product categories into segments including industry, architecture, automotive, marine, transportation and ACE (agriculture, construction und earth moving equipment), matching coating solutions are made available for each of the respective fields of application.

In order to facilitate compliance with the VOC directive which has been in force since 1 October 2007 without the need for expensive retrofitting or new investment, PaintExpo exhibitors will present newly developed paints with high solid particle content. A new generation of automatic spray guns for general industry from DeVilbiss is one of the innovations in the field of applications technology.