The fourth international trade fair for industrial coating technology "PaintExpo” takes place from 17 through 20 April 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Roughly 400 exhibitors from 22 countries will be on hand. They will present solutions for more efficient liquid painting, powder coating and coil coating. Offerings cover the entire process sequence from pre-treatment to quality control for practically all materials. The exhibiting companies will present newly developed and enhanced solutions. These are laid out to conserve resources and reduce energy consumption, and at the same time to increase process reliability, quality, flexibility and ecology. Lots of new products in the areas of liquid and UV paint systems, as well as powdered enamel systems will also be presented, including very high solid and ultra-high solid paints, as well as improved corrosion protection. UV paints which offer a broad range of applications for painting both plastic and metal surfaces will also be presented.