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Vol. 7
July Issue
Year 2006
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in Vol. 7 - July Issue - Year 2006
SURFACTS – International Trade Fair for Surface Treatment


Representing the entire process chain of surface technology

Surface treatment is a key technology in practically all industrial branches. Through its variety of processes and coatings, diverse mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical surface properties can be produced. The third SURFACTS, as the presentation and information platform for surface treatment, takes all relevant processing and coating technologies into consideration. The international specialist trade fair for surface treatment takes place from 10 – 12 October 2006 in the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, Germany.
SURFACTS represents the entire process chain of mechanical (e.g. peening, blasting and vibratory finishing), thermal and chemical surface treatment, including decorative and functional electroplating, as well as thin layer, plasma and nanotechnology. With this programme, the specialist trade fair offers manufacturers of machines and plants for the coating process, pre- and post- treatment as well as parts handling, equally producers and traders of process chemicals, electrolytes, materials and accessories, an established presentation platform in the centre of the market. Further exhibitor target groups are suppliers from the branches of measuring and inspection technology, quality control, environmental technology, recycling and waste management, science and research, as well as service providers, surface treatment and electroplating companies.
As a branch meeting place for surface technology, SURFACTS attracts international specialist visitors from diverse branches in industry such as the automotive industry, including OEMs and their supply chain , machine and plant construction, air and space technology, medicine and media technology, electro and electronic industries, metal work and plastic manufacturing industries, household devices and the games industry. Users from the fittings industry, the jewellery and cutlery industries also the metal working industry, enable SURFACTS to gain an overview and comparison of the manifold coating and refinement possibilities.
The package available for the exhibitor is rounded off with an informative conference programme, with an integrated specialist forum. Competent speakers within industry, research, science and from associations, inform through practice-oriented lectures concerning up-to-the-minute innovations and future trends in surface technology.

Advantages and higher quality through coordinated parallel events

Taking place simultaneously with the third SURFACTS, is the first PaintExpo, international specialist trade fair for industrial lacquering technology. Together, SURFACTS and PaintExpo form one of the most comprehensive presentation and communication platforms for surface technology in Germany in 2006. Further information can be found at www.surfacts.de.