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PaintExpo 2022 - High Levels of Satisfaction at the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology

© Leipziger Messe GmbH-Tom Schulze The latest edition of the PaintExpo exhibition, which took place at the end of April in Karlsruhe (Germany), was a successful event.

Exhibitors and visitors alike were highly satisfied with PaintExpo in Karlsruhe as it came to an end on 29 April 2022. There was excitement in the air on all four days as the trade fair finally took place again after a break of four years due to the pandemic. Promising new customer contacts, concrete project plans and signed business deals all contributed to the positive atmosphere at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology. Around 430 exhibitors from 27 countries presented ground-breaking innovations and intelligent future technologies. A particular focus was placed on automation, digitalisation and improving efficiency, as well as on sustainability. As a global industry showcase, the event welcomed 9,180 trade visitors from 57 countries. “We are very satisfied with the huge response PaintExpo has received from both national and international exhibitors and visitors. Our exhibitors have made this event into a global showcase of industrial coating technology with their attractive stands and their innovations and services”, says a pleased Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. Now that Leipziger Messe has taken over PaintExpo, this was a very successful kick-off edition. Geisenberger continues: “The benchmark is set for coming events. PaintExpo is very well positioned in Karlsruhe and we intend to further develop it in the long-term.”

Essential Get-Together Covering All Industrial Coating Projects

Products and services on show at PaintExpo covered the full scope of industrial coating. The spectrum ranged from surface treatment concepts, coatings and spraying lines, powders and the relevant powder coating lines to final quality assurance. From wet coating and powder coating to coil coating, this unique global showcase for industrial coating technology brought together coating solutions for all industries, applications and materials. “This concept ensures the trade fair remains the pivotal platform for all projects involving industrial coating. „Whatever project you are working on, here, you can meet all the necessary manufacturers and service providers in one place and in a short space of time”, says Ivonne Simons. The Project Director of PaintExpo emphasises: “Trade fair participants made use of precisely this opportunity. On the stands, new business

partnerships were formed, partners discussed new projects and even contracts were signed.”

High proportion of international visitors

Visitor quality and visitor satisfaction were also remarkable. According to a survey, the number of top decision-makers as well as professionals and managers was very high. The poll revealed that around 88 per cent of visitors have a significant influence on investment decisions in their companies. Over 90 per cent are planning to come back to the next edition of PaintExpo in two years’ time. The proportion of international visitors was also very high. One in three guests travelled to Leipzig from abroad. Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria and Poland were the countries with the most trade visitors alongside Germany. “It was noticeable that the trade fair is growing in international significance. For us as an international company, the visitors from many countries in Europe and from the USA who were there directly represent our target group”, happily reports Nicole Mihlan, Head of Marketing at Venjakob.

Dates for PaintExpo 2024

The dates for the next edition of PaintExpo in 2024 are already set. The world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technology will take place from 9th to 12th April 2024 at the usual venue in Karlsruhe.

For further information: www.paintexpo.de and www.leipziger-messe.de

“First of all, I think the most important aspect is that the event actually took place. After two years of the pandemic and after all the restrictive measures that were taken in both 2021 and 2022, the fact that the Paint Expo was held is in itself something I find extremely positive. The ability to exhibit at a trade fair, travel abroad, and meet potential customers, partners, or competitors in person and not in front of a computer screen had been a given for years and then we suddenly lost it. Having that opportunity again gives us confidence, positivity, and the will to move forward, despite the difficult times we are facing both at a geopolitical level, with the war in Ukraine, and at an economic level, with the blatant speculation on raw materials that is causing heavy inflation.“During the four days of the trade fair, we were able to meet several potential customers and dealers. Therefore, our feedback remains positive. Despite some difficulties, this year’s Paint Expo was again an important event to create new business opportunities and reconnect with our industry’s players. We are now working to turn those contacts into new business. “Compared with the 2018 edition, as we had widely predicted, we noticed a significant lack of international visitors, especially from outside Europe, due to the pandemic and war. In any case, we rate our participation in the trade fair as positive.” Carlo Guidetti, Chemtec Srl’s CEO

“Events like this enable companies to catch a glimpse of customer needs and the atmosphere in the industry. We bring home the appreciation of many visitors for being a company that is not only a plant engineering firm, but also a partner that directly follows all project phases, including production at our facilities. Once again, we got more ideas to grow and improve our offer.” Paolo Ghiazza, Eurotherm SpA’s CEO

“Euromask®’s experience was undoubtedly positive: our stand saw a considerable number of visits, most of which resulted in contacts of particular interest that we will try to develop at best. The general turnout was also considerable: the importance of this long-established event, combined with the desire for a return to normality, played a decisive role in the success of this exhibition.” Simeone Maitan, Finishing Group - Euromask®’s CEO

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Evonik Has Received the Platinum Rating from EcoVadis

The international rating agency EcoVadis has awarded Evonik for its transparency and sustainability efforts.

The manufacturer of specialty chemicals Evonik has announced that it has once again received the platinum rating of EcoVadis for its sustainability performance. The company is now among the first 1% of businesses assessed by EcoVadis, both in the chemical industry as well as in all other sectors. “The renewed award of a platinum rating by EcoVadis confirms our sustainability strategy. We are driving forward sustainability along the value chain in close dialogue with our stakeholders. In addition to our own production and business processes, we pay special attention to the supply chain, especially product benefits and applications on the customer side,” stated Thomas Wessel, the executive board member responsible for sustainability at Evonik. Evonik is a founding member of Together for Sustainability (TfS), the chemical industry’s initiative aimed at increasing the transparency and sustainability of global supply chains through uniform supplier audits and assessments and additional training. The partners of the initiative are assessed annually through the EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment, which analyses companies’ sustainability performance related to environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

For further information: https://corporate.evonik.com/en

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