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PaintExpo 2024

The ninth edition of PaintExpo was a complete success. The innovative world-leading trade fair once again provided a customer-focused approach and perfectly covered the entire value chain of liquid and powder coating.

As expected, new technologies and solutions for sustainable painting processes were in the spotlight. In particular, the diverse performances of today's blasting technology were presented. Intensive high-level discussions showed the great potential when high-performance blasting equipment is combined with modern stainless steel abrasives and integrated into existing or new pretreatment processes. In this way, chemical pretreatment methods can be significantly reduced, or even completely avoided.

Stainless steel abrasives stand out for their exceptional durability and consistent blasting effect. They effectively clean surfaces while creating a favorable and defined surface profile. The paint can then be applied with an optimal thickness and achieve good adhesion even on demanding substrates. This ensures coating quality, optimizes paint consumption, and makes surface preparation sustainable.

PaintExpo not only offers an excellent exchange platform for such questions but also provides an insight into the surface technology of the future. We look forward to seeing you again in 2026.


Pulversymposium Dresden

From experts for experts.

The Dresden Powder Symposium once again kicked off the year for the coating industry and offered around 300 participants an ideal platform for networking.

The practical presentations and discussion panels as well as the industry exhibition provided ideal conditions for finding out about developments and opportunities in the sector. In addition to the topics of automation and digitalization, energy and resource efficiency within the value chains are becoming increasingly important.

Our blasting abrasives once again impressed visitors, as they already meet the future requirements of the market: they are extremely durable, produce little waste and have an excellent overall carbon footprint.



At the beginning of the year, the international die casting industry presented the latest technology trends and product innovations at EUROGUSS.

In discussions with the technical attendees, it became clear that the industry is very innovative and future-oriented in spite of the difficult and complex framework conditions. In this context, the discussions also focused on the sharp rise in operating costs for casting post-treatment and the increasing sustainability requirements.

VULKAN INOX, with its high-performance and very durable blasting abrasives, was met with great interest here, as their products enable users to achieve the shortest blasting times and minimize consumption and waste. The blasting abrasives are mainly produced from recycled steel/ stainless steel and with electricity generated from renewable sources, making blasting processes completely sustainable.

With the support of our sales partners, we were able to provide comprehensive answers to all questions regarding process optimization. The EUROGUSS platform has once again shown how important personal exchange is for complex specialized topics.

We would like to thank our guests and partners for the valuable discussions and look forward to the next EUROGUSS.


Foundation of VULKAN INOX Mexico

VULKAN INOX expands its long-standing presence and increases growth opportunities in the Mexican market with the opening of a sales office in Santiago de Querétaro, centrally located between Mexico City and San Luis Potosí.

The main objective of this strategically located site is to further strengthen the company's relationship with its customers in Mexico and provide even more exceptional service by having a physical location to call home. There are also plans to expand the site with a test center in the future.

Sales Manager Christian Hoffmann proudly comments: "We have been serving the Mexican market with local partners for over 20 years and are convinced of the positive development of the market. Our stainless steel abrasives are extremely economical and very sustainable and are gaining more and more acceptance worldwide. With the newly created structure and our highly qualified local employees, we are increasing our proximity to our current and prospective customers."




Nine employees are celebrating long service anniversaries this year with years ranging between 10 – 30 years!  At a time when long-term company loyalty can no longer be taken for granted, these employees at Vulkan Inox were honored this year for their many years of service:

2x 10 years, 3x 20 years, 2x 25 years and 2x 30 years

Such long periods of service shows a high level of commitment to the company, as well as positive motivation and job satisfaction. "The success of our company begins with the commitment of each individual. It fills us with great pride to have employees among us who have been loyal to our company for so many years. This is something special these days," emphasizes Managing Director Marc Hidde.

Especially in these fast-moving times, loyal and committed employees with their many years of professional experience and accumulated expertise are of immense value to VULKAN INOX.

We congratulate the employees celebrating their anniversaries and wish them all the best for the years to come!

We congratulate the employees celebrating their anniversaries and wish them all the best for the years to come!


Children safe in road traffic

We know it from primary school. In grade 3 or 4, we had to prove our roadworthiness on a bicycle in the so-called bicycle test. This was often done in a practical sense. Now there is also theoretical support in this area. The K&L publishing house, in cooperation with the Kreisverkehrswacht Ennepe-Ruhr e.V. and various companies from the region, has published a bicycle training book.

We can proudly say that we support the cycling education of the youngest. Because road safety is important and an investment in the future.


The Brigth World Of Metals

After five exciting days, GIFA 2023 has come to an end and we would like to say thank you to all visitors, partners and friends.

The intensive exchange with the international professional audience and the most important players in the industry offered us the best opportunities in a challenging and trend-setting market environment.

For our international partners, we also held a compact information event followed by a plant tour. Here, we were able to provide direct information on all product innovations and advances in energy and resource efficiency and answer all questions.

And already a must, the VULKAN boat trip on the Rhine. With good food, good music and best weather the perfect end for our guests after a busy day.

And so we look forward to seeing you again in the year 2027!


20-year partnership

During this years exhibition Ankiros in Türkiye, VULKAN INOX GmbH and the FETAS Group celebrated 20 years of partnership.

On this occasion, we presented a sculpture highlighting the joint work to FETAS and received a commemorative panel made of high-quality ceramics.

We would like to say thank you to everyone who celebrated with us and look forward for many more years together.


Latest developments in the field of blast abrasives

On 15 and 16 September, we hosted the 8th network meeting in Hattingen. The Competence Network Abrasives was founded to combine the knowledge of industry and research. At the network meetings, topics related to mechanical surface preparation are presented and discussed.

A visit to the Henrichshütte Industrial Museum and a nice evening event framed the valuable exchange of information.

Many thanks to Mrs Charlotte Graner and Christiane Boinski from the Institute for Corrosion Protection in Dresden for the successful organisation.


Investment in adiabatic cooling system

At the heart of our production are two high-performance induction melting furnaces which melt down mainly recycled scrap. To dissipate the process heat, there is a water circuit which was previously routed via a cooling system with open water sprinklers.

By investing in a closed cooling system, on the one hand evaporation losses are avoided and fresh water consumption is reduced by at least 80%, on the other hand it requires less maintenance and energy and the use of biochemical inhibitors is no longer necessary.

The environment is also a big winner. The saving in greenhouse gas emissions is estimated at 93 tons per year.


On the way to climate neutrality

Since 01 January 2022, VULKAN INOX has been covering its electrical energy demand from 100% renewable generation. This means that the company is already reducing its CO₂ emissions by more than 80% and is making considerable progress in decarbonizing its production and meeting the European CO₂ reduction targets.


Cooperation - Live and on site

At the WAGNER / DÖRKEN workshop "Corrosion protection by zinc flake coating", the latest developments, current findings and trends, as well as solutions for current coating topics were presented and discussed.

Mechanical surface preparation by blasting provides the right "foundation" in the process chain and our technical expert provided detailed information on this topic.



VULKAN INOX has been successfully active in Italy for more than 30 years and, with the realignment, is integrating the proven structure into its existing sales organization.