European Coatings Show Offers New Start Up Area


Young companies and start-ups featured at this year's ECS.

Coating industry specialists received information from more than 1,150 exhibitors at the European Coatings Show. Young companies and start-ups in particular took center-stage at the event, according to the show's organizers. The new Start-up Area, which featured international newcomers and a pavilion for “young innovative companies,” were just some of the  resources for trade visitors looking for the latest developments and technologies.

With its Start-up Area, the European Coatings Show 2019 offered a new presentation area specifically for young companies. This is in addition to the established “Young Innovative Companies” pavilion, which once again pooled the expertise of German firms.

The Start-up Area in Hall 1 brings together companies of international origin. What they have in common is that they are not older than five years, employ less than 35 people and are showcasing their products and services at the leading trade fair for the very first time. These requirements mean that new ideas and products are guaranteed. The extensive range of innovations includes anti-microbial coatings for production environments, chemical and heat resistant coatings for the food industry, and tank cleaning systems. In the programme of product presentations in Hall 1, the participating companies will provide information on the benefits of their solutions.

The following companies were a part of the Start-up Area:
  •     ALINA (Latvia)
  •     BASCA (Italy)
  •     Bio-Fence (Israel)
  •     Greenovoc Speciality Coatings (India)
  •     Group Eurasia (Turkey)
  •     Hexigone Inhibitors (UK)
  •     Othrys (Australia)
  •     RusTec (Russia)

For more information about the Start-up Area go to:

In Hall 4A, young companies from Germany showcase their expertise. This is the fourth time in a row that the “Young Innovative Companies” pavilion, where participation is subsidised by the BMWi, the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has been part of the European Coatings Show. The areas of expertise of the participating companies include fluorescent and phosphorescent pigments, silicon-based raw materials and software solutions.

The following companies took part this year:
  •     AKS Coatings
  •     AOM-Systems
  •     groupXS Solutions
  •     RAS AG
  •     SiliXan.