It is my pleasure to invite you to the ESTAL 2023 Congress, your bi-annual rendezvous with the European Aluminium Surface Treatment Industry. This time we welcome you to join us in Budapest from 27 to 29 September 2023.

The major focus of this event will be on presenting sustainable solutions for aluminium surface treatment and on addressing the future challenges for our industry. The 2023 congress is expected to stimulate fruitful discussions and present new ideas for the aluminium anodizers and coaters. It is your chance to meet up with European colleagues, suppliers, academics, scientists, and other stakeholders.

Our topics include different subjects, such as best practices for powder coating and anodizing plants, innovative technologies for paint stripping or for measuring the aluminium thickness, latest developments in compact anodizing plants, biotechnology solutions for wastewater and chemicals in anodizing and coating plants, virtual-reality aided training for coaters etc.

We will also address the challenges coming from European legislation for our industry and talk about green buildings. In this respect, congress participants will have the opportunity to visit two recently renovated well-known buildings in Budapest and discuss the various aspects of green buildings on-site.

In addition, congress participants will have access to our industry exhibition where they can discuss with representatives of the exhibitors and get acquainted with their latest innovations.

I look forward to welcoming you at this event where the future of our industry is presented and discussed from different angles and the sharing of knowledge is key.

Best regards,

Ivo Vermeeren
ESTAL President