Post Show Report Interlakokraska 2018

03 / 04 / 2018

22nd edition of the International Exhibition for Paints and Coatings

Dates: 27 February 2 March 2018

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Chemists Union, Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, NIITEKHIM OAO, Centrlack Association, Quality Paint Association 

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Labels: UFI, RUEF

Exhibition area: 3,753 sq m

Exhibitors: 235 companies

Countries: 26

Total attendance: 10,010

Types of products on display: conveying systems, adhesives and sealants, bio-based coatings, all types of paints and coatings, raw materials for paints and coatings production, equipment for paints and coatings production and surface treatment equipment, feeding and cleaning equipment, purifying and waste-processing equipment, plus many others.

Participating companies: BPC Boyasan Powder Coating, BYK Chemie GmbH, Comec Group S.r.l., Eisenmann Anlagenblau GmbH&Co KG, Evonik, Galatek A.O., IBA KIMYA SANAYI VE TICARET A.S., J.De Vree& Co.N.V, Manali Pigments, Nordkalk Corporation, Sudarshan Europe BV, Wacker Chemie AG, Special Coatings GmbH, SOP International D.O.O, Netzsch, Meffert Production, Allnex, Anticor Composite, Afaya, Belneftehim ROS, Eurochem, Kemur Chemicals, Covestro, Sibur, Tecsa, HOMA, etc. 


Russian: Pitlane Colors, Aditim, O3, Rox, Yaroslavskiy Pigment, Aircraft Paint Technologies, B and D Brothers, Vulcan Pumpen Rus, Alterhim, Light, ABC Farben, AMN Engineering Group, etc.

Foreign: Yantai Yuanli Machinery Manufacturing Co. (China), Focus Pigment (China), Passat Stal (Belarus), Robert Kraemer GmbH & Co. Kg, Special Coatings GmbH & Co. KG (Germany), FTC Korea Co. Ltd (South Korea), Adal (Poland), Sudarshan Europe BV (India, the Netherlands), Sancora Paints Industries SDN BHD (Malaysia), etc.

Compared to the previous year, the number exhibitors and the exhibition space increased by 5%. The number of registered visitors grew by 14%.

Show Highlights

The Novelties and Products Salon participants were Alterkhim, Rox, Pitlane Colors, BENDD, UVS, 3, Viva Rus, Larchfield LSN, Sames Kremlin, Farben, Vitahim, Tecsa Himmash, Tecsa. They showed combined construction fire-resistant and anti-corrosion coatings; functional additives for paint production; surface treatment equipment; protective and decorative coatings for cars and industrial use; pigments for paints and coatings; painting and drying chambers; shotblasting chambers; dispensers, etc.

The first Employment Centre at Interlakokraska 2018 offered applicants an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the companies which could be potential employers.

The International Salon for Special Coatings featured a series of exhibitor presentations such as Dromont, Palizh, Nordkalk Enrich, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.

Key Supporting Events

  • The 10th Anniversary International Coatings Forum organized by the Russian Coatings Journal and Expocentre AO with support from the Centrlack Association. The participants discussed the Roadmap for the Development of the Paint and Coatings Industry up to 2025, vocational training, and many other industry-specific issues. Technical presentations were made by representatives of Market Guide, NEO Chemical, Elementis, Larchfield LSN, BASF SE, Orgchimprom, and others.
  • the conference on Safety and Quality of Paints and Coatings organized by the Quality Paint Association, Expocentre AO, and Russias leading producers of paints and coatings. The participants highlighted the issues important to customers and producers, e.g., product durability, decorative paints and coatings, evaluation of paints and coatings, and their standardization. 
  • the round table on Technical Regulations and Standardization of the Paint and Coatings Industry: Application and Development Areas. Work in the field of the technical regulation system means protection of the market against unscrupulous producers and inferior imports. Representatives of MPKids and the Centrlack Association made presentations on technical regulations and safety of chemical products.
  • the round table on the Russian Market of Paints and Coatings: Opinions, Evaluation, Facts organized by the Chem-Courier Information Agency, Expocentre AO. The participants discussed the development of the Russian paint and coatings industry, effective market analysis as a key to increase sales, methods to evaluate the potential of the paint and coatings market and their application.
  • the round table on Integrated Non-Destructive Testing of Coatings Quality organized by Constanta ZAO with participation of RSNTTD the Russian Society of Non-destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostic, Expocentre AO.
  • the annual meeting of the Centrlack Association of Manufacturers, Suppliers and Consumers of Coatings and Paint Raw Materials

and other important and interesting events.

Competition / festival

  • the 3rd Competition of Projects of Young Scientists organized by the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, LKM-Press, Expocentre AO

The 1st prize was given to Maria Ustinovskaya, Kotlas Chemical Plant; Pavel Grishin, Kazan National Research Technology University; Ko Ko Lwin and Darya Pelyasova, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia;

The 2nd prize was given Anastasia Vorontsova, Yaroslavl State Technical University; Tatyana Pugacheva, Yaroslavl State Technical University; Ilnaz Ibatullin, Kazan National Research Technology University; Maksim Badmaev, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

  • the Best Product Competition


"The Interlakokraska long history reflects all development stages of the Russian paint and coatings industry. The success of this dedicated forum can be explained by importance of the paint and coatings industry for all sectors of economy."

Sergey Tsyb, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

"Our association participates in this trade show every year. In our opinion, Interlakokraska improves year after year. The organizers have conducted a very good advertising campaign and Id like to thank Expocentre. For us it is an opportunity to discuss the most relevant issues concerning the current state of the paint and coatings industry, which have compiled for a year and.

In 2012-2016 profit of industry enterprises grew by 2.5, the volume of high tech products by 3.5, and capital investments, by 4 times. The share of the paint and coatings industry in the chemical sector reached 3.3%.

Competition between Russian companies and foreign companies operating in Russia is the reality which well face in the coming years. The industry community sees the development of the Russian paint and coatings industry in improving the efficiency and competitiveness of the companies and in ensuring equal access to consumers and resources for production and development."  

Gennady Averyanov, Director of Centrlack Association

"Interlakokraska is a networking place which brings together a lot of partners who try to initiate something new for the industry development and for the market. We attended the stands of raw material suppliers featuring products which were new even for me. Today at the trade show we are surprised by large-scale stands of paint and coating manufacturers which have not exhibited for a long time. It is a message to others, especially new market players, that it's a must-attend event to show yourself."

Valery Abramov, General Director, Russian Coating Corp.

To learn more about feedback of participants and visitors please go here.

The 23rd edition of the Interlakokraska international exhibition will run on 2-7 March 27, 2019 at Expocentre Fairgrounds.


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