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Innovations in rail vehicle coating

Rail vehicle coatings are subject to special requirements. As the paints have to offer a long service life, they differ significantly from those of other coatings. Coating technicians therefore deploy a broad range of solutions and many different painting systems and coating technologies. The correct solution depends primarily on the application of the painting technology but also on the component size and geometry. A component fitted in the interior requires an entirely different coating from a large exterior component.

Stricter environmental regulations pose an additional challenge. Chrome-free bases and water- or bio-based paints are thus becoming increasingly important. Automation is another area of innovation – either in the direct application of paints or in peripheral areas. Anti-graffiti coatings, graffiti removal and paint maintenance are additional areas of growing importance.

Consequently, ECOLROMAT 2018 will focus on innovations, new plants, painting systems, cleaning systems and coating solutions which support users in meeting these challenges. It is the leading specialist conference dedicated to the painting of rail vehicles and a meeting place for decision-makers in maintenance plants as well as international railway construction companies and operators. ECOLROMAT 2018 provides a forum for paint manufacturers, system suppliers and other innovators from the rail vehicle painting sector.

Networking is at the heart of ECOLROMAT 2018.

Informative contributions from the fields of innovative painting systems, application and automation, quality assurance and rail vehicle maintenances are at the heart of Ecolromat – and the topics presented.

Key topics at a glance:

  • Painting rail vehicles – interior and exterior

  • Quality assurance for coatings

  • Innovative coating systems

  • Paint application: automated – manual – spot-on-repair

  • Anti-graffiti coatings and cleaning systems


25-26 September 2018
Vienna/ Austria

Register now – and get an insight into the latest technology of applied rail vehicle painting!

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The conference is aimed at

  • Plant managers, operation managers, paint shop managers, those responsible in facilities run by railway operators and the rail vehicle industry

  • Plant designers and coating specialists in supplying industries

  • Consultants, scientists and everyone involved in coatings for rail vehicles

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