Modern surface treatment processes do not necessarily change the geometry of a product, but can profoundly improve its appearance and durability.

At this dedicated pavilion, professionals from all parts of the manufacturing industry can get answers to their specific questions straight from surface treatment experts. The display highlights the unique properties and benefits of a diverse range of surface coatings in a variety of different applications.

A second focus this year is the topic of digitalization in the sense of Industry 4.0 in electroplating with its positive results for saving energy and resources and maintaining a safe working environment for employees.

The pavilion will feature exhibitors from various parts of the surface technology process chain, not to mention various products that have been enhanced using a range of processes and coatings. The participating custom coating industry exhibitors span a wide range of products and services, from workpiece pre-treatment and alloy coatings and the associated plant and equipment, to surface qualification. The pavilion also has a strong focus on helping SMEs involved in surface treatment to meet the latest legal requirements, such as the EU’s REACH regulation, and on supporting them with their own surface technology-related R&D.

Providers of upstream and downstream processing technologies will also be on hand to highlight the importance of systematically integrating surface treatment processes and materials into the overall process chain.

Benefits for exhibitors: Participating exhibitors enjoy all the benefits of a turnkey package of services comprising everything, from stand construction and supplementary services to snacks and beverages for their visitors.