Regardless of whether it is metal or plastic parts that need to be painted – enhanced quality, efficiency and sustainability are high on the list of challenges faced by OEMs and tier suppliers. At PaintExpo roughly 400 companies from 22 countries will offer innovative solutions in the field of industrial painting technology. The international trade fair for industrial coating technology is at Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre (Germany) from April 17 to 20, 2012. www.paintexpo. com

    Water Transfer Printing
    advanWIN GmbH – Hall 2, Stand 2153 advanWIN GmbH is a system provider of surface refinement in the field of water transfer printing, eddy current technology and powder coating. At PaintExpo the firm will showcase its range options for the use of water transfer printing technology. This technique allows high quality surface refinement. As well as work in the automotive industry, three-dimensional parts can also be processed with standard or customized designs.

    Plant Engineering / Paint Supply
    Promera Anlagen-Systeme Gmbh – Hall 2, Stand 2438 Promera will introduce its innovative and energy efficient double membrane pumps which convey liquid and high viscose media. The pumps are available in two high pressure types with transformation ratio and convey volumes of 7:1 – 2.6 l/min (40 bar) and 16:1 – 1.25 l/min (94 bar). The double membrane pumps are an alternative to the big comparable piston pumps, which can be found in the color blending rooms of the automotive supplier industry.

    Conveyor Technology
    Caldan Conveyor A/S – Hall 1, Stand 1338
    Caldan’s range of overhead conveyors includes simple manual systems, powered single line (mono rail) and complex Power & Free systems. A total of six different systems have been developed for unit load weights from a few grams to 6,000 kg. They are designed for the extremes of the surface finishing industry and for operating at high efficiencies with minimum maintenance. Eight different chain based floor conveyor systems are also available for unit load weights up to 2,000 kg.

    Plant Engineering
    Eisenmann – Hall 1, Stand 1415
    Plant engineering specialist Eisenmann will unveil a solution-oriented booth to address key current challenges. As well as its diverse service offering – including conventional customer service to build, operate and transfer models – the company will showcase a range of intelligent paint-application solutions as well as eco-friendly solutions that save energy and conserve natural resources.

    Quality Control
    Elcometer Ltd – Hall 1, Stand 1512
    Elcometer’s stand will feature the Elcometer 456 Coating Thickness Gauges alongside the new range of ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing equipment available from the Elcometer NDT division. The Elcometer 456 makes measuring dry film thickness measurement faster, more reliable and very accurate. Available in four different models: E, B, S and T, each model provides the user with increasing functionality according to the type.

    Plant Engineering
    GÖTTERT do Brasil Ltda – Hall 2, Stand 2257
    Göttert is an international supplier of surface finishing technology and material flow automation with sites in Argentina and Brazil. Successful projects in the Latin American market over many years has seen the company spread globally. Its engineers, technicians and specialists across various disciplines handle the planning, design, construction and startup operation of the most advanced systems.

    Berlac AG – Hall 2, Stand 2512
    Berlac will present its new Reflexion, a mirror-smooth lacquering system with matt chrome appearance Applied with a minimum of effort and without need of additional technologies, it is intended as an attractive and cost-effective alternative to galvanised or PVD metallised surfaces and meets the demands of both, interior and exterior automotive applications.

    CHEMTEC srl – Hall 1, Stand 1137
    CHEMTEC SRL will present the ECOPHOR system equivalent of an iron phosphate process and TORAN 3 system for superior corrosion and increased adhesion on non-ferrous metals. The process works in a single step and at room temperature, creates no liquid or solid wastes, requires only very low energy and no water, and emits extremely low amounts of CO2. As soon as the parts treated are dried off, they are ready to be painted by either powder coating or wet paint.