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About The Event


Surface & Coating Expo 2018



The 3rd Edition of India's focused and largest exhibition on Surface Engineering, Preparation,
Finishing, Coatings, Corrosion Protection & Technologies.



Why Surface & Coating Expo 2018?



The importance of Surface Preparation, Treatment and Coating is gaining every year due to value addition it provides in terms of finish, life and lower maintenance. With increased pollution levels, metals tend to deteriorate much faster which necessitates a better protection of surface treatment.

It is general perception that Surface preparation and coating is limited to metals but equally importance for other materials like plastics, composites, concrete, Wood and any such material which are used is excessive ambience, need aesthetic looks, excellent finish due to application. But the best advantage of proper surface and coating is reduced maintenance.

Any maintenance person will understand the importance of Surface Preparation, Treatment and Coating, since (s)he knows the time consumed and cost involved which some time is much higher than new part itself. It is estimated that thousands of crores (Rs.) are spent every year on general maintenance in industries due to poor quality of coatings and processes adopted. Although a high degree of knowledge and expertise on corrosion related issues is available in country, this is confined to certain pockets and areas and the Industry is either unaware or unmindful of the magnitude of losses caused due to corrosion on the plant, machinery and equipment employed.




Why Chennai?



Southern India comprising of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry and Kerala has been growing consistently over the last decade and even exceeded national average of industrial growth. With large coast line and good hydrocarbon reserves and minerals, the process industry is always on growth with large number of new manufacturing and process plants are being established

Chennai is gateway to South India which has large manufacturing base in various sectors. Tamil Nadu has established itself as manufacturing hub for Automobile, Auto-components, Petroleum, Chemical, Sugar, Cement, Power, Electronics, Heavy Engineering, Fabrications and engineering products at various industrial clusters spread across Tamil Nadu. All these industrial sector needs the surface preparation, treatment and coating in some or the other form on material used in manufacturing, building, process and related applications.

Tamil Nadu is also a hub for steel fabrication industry due to presence of large manufacturing and contracting companies like BHEL and its ancillary units. Steel being a highly corrosive material needs to be coated properly for longer life and less maintenance.

To bring together all the stakeholders from Surface Preparation, Costing and Painting Industry, Industry along with plant and equipment manufacturers, Trade Fairs Division of CII, Southern Region has conceptualized an exclusive Exhibition and Conference on Surface & Coatings.

The exhibition will try to provide the solution for preparation of surface, treatment and coating for modern & complex materials used in equipment's and machines which may need a very complex and delicate process for coatings.



Fact Sheet


  • 3-day Exhibition focusing on latest in Technology in Surface Preparation, Coating and Paintings
  • 2-Day Conference with dedicated sessions for each sector including 1-day Training Sessions on Preventive Maintenance for industry professionals
  • Distinguishes display area for each products and their components
  • Focused area for "Environment Friendly" materials
  • Dedicated area for product launches by various companies
  • Technical Paper Presentations by industry veterans and researchers
  • 200+ exhibitors from across the globe, 15000+ trade visitors
  • Competition for Best Stall judges by experts from industry in each category