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KANSAI HELIOS @ PaintExpo 2024

KANSAI HELIOS and CWS Powder Coatings are joining their forces as exhibitors from April 9th – 12th  at this year´s PaintExpo, the world´s leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies.

As one of the leading system suppliers for industrial coatings in Europe, KANSAI HELIOS offers a comprehensive range of liquid coatings, powder coatings, e-coat, gelcoats, adhesives, and sealants — all perfectly aligned across various coating properties. Collaborating with CWS, our state-of-the-art powder coating production site in Germany, we not only reinforce our existing portfolio but additionally boost our expertise in the powder segment. At the PaintExpo, our specialists will provide visitors with insights into our extensive range of coating solutions and offer a detailed overview of our products, services, and capabilities as a system supplier.


Our highlighted topics at the fair will include energy-efficient powder coatings, “Green Powder,” and environmentally friendly coating technologies like UHS, water-based systems, and the advanced e-coat technology from Kansai Paint. As part of the chemical sector, it is our responsibility to pave the way for more sustainable practices in the industry and positively shape the future of industrial coatings together with our partners and customers. Therefore, our R&D activities continuously focus on sustainable product development.

Join them for a green dialogue in hall 1 at booth 1430. We look forward to welcoming you!

Your free Ticket for PaintExpo 2024

Redeem your free ticket code PEX24LM at the online ticket shop and send us an e-mail for a personal meeting appointment.

For further information about the PaintExpo visit here.


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IKI – Coating Symposium ACE, Truck & Trailer

IKI – the renowned caoting symposium for “Innovation – Know-how – Information” is back and better than ever. This full-day event will provide a platform for industry experts to come together and discuss advancements in coatings technology. We will showcase the most recent innovations and share insights as a coating system supplier on the evolving landscape of ACE, Trucks, and Trailers coatings. You will have the opportunity to attend expert lectures and presentations, participate in networking sessions, and explore an exhibition area of our partner companies featuring developments for surface preparation and other interesting coating-related areas.


  • Versatile Coating Innovations: Discover a wide range of innovative system solutions, including liquid coatings, powder coatings, e-coat, gelcoat, and adhesives.
  • Advancements in Surface Technologies: We will showcase the latest breakthroughs that elevate performance and aesthetics across industries.
  • Sustainable Coatings for a Greener Future: Join us in our commitment to sustainability as we present energy-efficient coatings designed with a clear focus on environmental responsibility


Powder Coating Production Site Tour – 22 November 2023: Discover the cutting-edge facility of CWS Powder Coatings GmbH in Düren. Experience an exclusive guided tour, gaining insights into our state-of-the-art powder coating production processes. This tour is an optional  part of the entire event. Feel free to choose the tour and/or the dinner on the eventing before when registering for the IKI Symposium below.


  • 21 November 2023
  • 9.00 – 17.00
  • Steigenberger Hotel Köln, Cologne, Germany
  • Language of the Symposium: English / German

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Acquisition of CWS Lackfabrik GmbH completed

KANSAI HELIOS has completed its acquisition of CWS Lackfabrik GmbH (“CWS”). The deal was first announced at the end of November 2022. The transaction is a milestone for KANSAI HELIOS and strengthens KANSAI HELIOS system supplier strategy. It is in line with the ESG and growth strategy of the company and a perfect complement and extension of company competences, in powder coatings and synthetic resins as well as the existing liquid coating business.

With the closing KANSAI HELIOS becomes the new owner of CWS Lackfabrik GmbH (“CWS”) and its group companies in Germany, USA, Denmark and Poland. CWS is a well-known powder coatings and liquid as well as solid synthetic resins producer, with more than 150 years of tradition and its headquarters in Düren (Germany) with around 250 employees. The company is in its best shape, in terms of revenue, profit, development potential and market shares.

This consolidation represents a long-term development opportunity for KANSAI HELIOS to increase the market position in the coatings industry especially in the field of powder coatings, as well as synthetic resins.

You can read the full story here.

Now even more Coatings Expertise

Introducing the latest member of the KANSAI HELIOS Group

Since 1 August 2022, KANSAI HELIOS Wefa has been the youngest member of the KANSAI HELIOS Group. Formerly Westdeutsche Farben GmbH (“wefa“), the company has built up an excellent reputation and a strong market position as industrial coating producer in Germany over the past decades. The company continues its business operations at the previous location in Essen/Germany. It will continue to dedicate itself to the development and production of railway coatings and ACE coatings.

Combined coating know-how

wefa products are part of the group’s comprehensive brand range and clearly complement the existing brand range in the areas of railway coatings and ACE coatings. In the railway segment, KANSAI HELIOS will thus bundle its entire expertise worldwide with two brands: wefa and Rembrandtin.

KANSAI HELIOS is thus strengthening its market position with a second location in Germany and taking another important step towards increasing its competence as a system supplier for industrial coatings in Europe.

Meet Rembrandtin and Wefa at Innotrans 2022 in Berlin

Two strong brands and the complete know-how for railway coatings combined and personally for you on site. From 20 to 23 September 2022, Rembrandtin and KANSAI HELIOS Wefa will be on site together for the first time at the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology. At the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, you will have the opportunity for the first time to discover the entire product range of Rembrandtin and wefa railway coatings. Our experts on site will inform you in detail about the latest developments.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Hall 8.1 / Stand 345. Get your free ticket code by E-Mail now!

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Environmental Award for Rembrandtin Photovoltaic Backsheet Coating

Rembrandtin has developed a special coating for the repair of cracked photovoltaic backsheets that extends the service life of damaged photovoltaic modules.  The innovative coating system was awarded the ÖGUT Environmental Award 2021. Rembrandtin thus sets another milestone in the ESG strategy of the KANSAI HELIOS Group

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Monika Auer (Secretary General ÖGUT), Henriette Spyra (BMK), Gabriele Eder (OFI), Christoph Auner (Rembrandtin Coatings GmbH) Andrea Reithmayer (ÖGUT-Präsidentin), Photo: © Katharina Schiffl / ÖGUT

On 31 March, 2022, the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (ÖGUT) honored the best sustainability projects with the ÖGUT Umweltpreis (Environmental Award). The top prize in the category “With research and innovation to the circular economy” went to Rembrandtin. Our innovation – a special coating system for photovoltaic backsheet films – makes a significant contribution to increasing confidence in PV technology. In addition, according to the ÖGUT jury, the project “…can help Austrian companies such as Rembrandtin Coatings GmbH and Kioto, as well as research institutions such as the consortium partners PCCL, OFI, MUL or SAL involved in the PV Re^2 project, to take a leading role in PV module technology, strengthen their international competitiveness and further expand the renewable energy sector.” The performance and applicability in the field of coating structure was evaluated and tested in the course of the PV Re^2 project.

Sustainable repair of PV backsheet films: the project at a glance

Polymeric photovoltaic (PV) backsheets are designed to protect photo-electrically active components of photovoltaic modules from environmental influences. Rembrandtin has developed a special coating system consisting of primer and topcoat that restores damaged electrical insulation properties of backsheets. Further growth of near-surface microcracks is prevented and deep backsheet cracks are repaired. This can significantly increase the useful life of solar modules. In the course of the project, the applicability of the coating system was tested by the consortium partners to ensure the optimal function and quality of the coatings. PV modules in operation with cracked polyamide backsheets were disassembled and collected, and two different types of cracks, both microcracks and deep cracks, were investigated.

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Innovative coatings for renewable energy systems by Rembrandtin

Click here for more information about our coatings for renewable energy systems. 

Rembrandtin exhibits at Progetto Fuoco 2022

High-heat resistant in more than 20 colors. This is what our Thermodur brand stands for. As a specialist in innovative coatings for stoves, fireplace inserts and stovepipes, Rembrandtin will be represented with the Thermodur series at the upcoming international trade fair for heat and energy production equipment.

Our experts will be happy to advise you on site, from May 4 –7, 2022 in Hall 8, Booth B8, about our high heat resistant coatings that open up completely new design possibilities for your products.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Contact us for a day ticket!

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