SURFACE 2016 The next edition in 2018 Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch

With Surface you can make a difference!

Discover the latest features and techniques of surface technology

Surface technology is the foundation of basically all products. It makes materials ready for appliance. In many ways it also provides added value to products such as: durability, appearance, ease of maintenance, adding extra functionality and beautification.

Once every two years the ION, Association for Industrial Surface treating Netherlands organizes Surface, the one-stop-shop exhibition for surface technology. The industry is evolving rapidly in areas such as sustainability, ‘smart coatings', 3D-printing, nanotechnology and application techniques with laser and robot. It is time for the next edition of this specialist trade fair where the industry can show itself at its best.

Surface 2016 is the largest corporate and promotional trade fair for surface technology of materials in the Netherlands and Belgium for companies in the industry and clients (Original End Manufacturers). Surface 2016 gives you a complete insight into the possibilities of surface technology and the application of techniques, equipment, machinery, tools, suturingtechniques and raw materials. You can also receive advice, experience quality differences in the Surface Lab and hear everything about new developments. With more than 175 expected exhibitors we offer the widest range of surface technology ever presented in the Netherlands and Belgium.

At Surface 2016 you will find surface treatments for e.g. steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, ceramics, wood, glass and concrete. In addition to specialized practitioners you will also find suppliers of machinery, tools and raw materials. From cleaning and pre-treatment to the application of (non) organic and metallic coatings. From curing techniques to mechanical operations. For setting up or optimizing production processes to outsourcing and the best purchase of surface treatments. The entire sector at one exhibition!

Week of Surface Technology (WOT2016)

This edition Surface 2016 forms the basis of the Week of Surface Technology (WOT2016) where innovations and added value form the heart of the trade fair. Specific events are linked to the fair in collaboration with various industry associations.

The WOT2016 is not only the Surface event floor, but also a congress with more than 75 contact moments about developments in the industry. During the WOT2016, the future will also be looked at. What do architects, machine builders and mobility designers expect of our industry?

In short, Surface 2016 is anything but superficial.

See you at Surface 2016!

It is now possible to register for a visit to Surface 2016!

Once you've registered you will be able to visit the trade fair free of charge. Click this link to start your registration. To register in English click on the English flag in the right upper corner.

From October 4th to 6th 2016 Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands).

Opening hours

Daily                 10.00 - 17.00
Entrance to the halls of the knowledge program from 09.30.


Only when preregistering access to Surface 2016 is free (possible after 1st of August). If you are having difficulties preregistering please contact us via We will assist you with your registration.

Plenty of activities

  • Lectures and workshops
  • Exposition New Materials & Faces
  • Innovations of the ION Borghardt Award
  • Surface Lab, for measuring quality, take your samples with you
  • Surface Solutions, an overview of possible applications per theme
  • The ColourExperience, explore what colour can do, how to determine the best colour for your question
  • Cleaning expo
  • 3D-printing area
  • Productengineering
  • Over 175 exhibitors
  • Demonstrations
Program subject to change.

Surface 2016 is held during the trade fair Energie 2016 for energy-saving technology and sustainable energy.


Surface is held at hall 1 of the Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands), one of the largest exhibition accommodations in the Netherlands. For accessibility and route go to

Free shuttle bus

There will be a free shuttle bus between NS Central Station Den Bosch and the Brabanthallen.
This bus will run between 09.30 – 17.15h


English Brochure - Surface 2016
English Registration Form - Surface 2016
English newsletter July - Surface 2016
English newsletter May - Surface 2016


For more information please contact Rob Lindenbergh, phone: +31 73 52 33 366 or

Event locatie   Brabanthallen
Diezekade 2
5222 AK 's-Hertogenbosch Plan een route
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