Surtech Middle East 2017

Exhibition and Conference

4 - 6 December 2017
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Conference topics and focused sessions

The Surtech Middle East 2017 will present focused sessions and workshops/toturials to harness the academia and business awareness on the Surface Treatment, Plating & Painting Technology topics that are most related to the region needs and requirements.


Conference Topics

Coatings synthesis and surface treatments

  • Surface engineering and functionalization
  • Processes for coating deposition and modification
  • Characterization of engineered surfaces
  • Electro and electroless plating
  • Sol-gel coatings
  • Conversion coating, anodizing and electrolytic arc oxidation
  • Gas phase surface treatments
  • Thermal spraying, cold spraying and plasma-based surface modifications
  • Surface modification of non-metallic materials
  • Fundamental and functional properties of surface and interfaces
  • Adsorption, adhesion, functionalization
  • Theoretical and computational modeling of surfaces and interfaces
  • High surface area systems: colloids, nanoparticles, large interfaces
  • Dyes, pigments and their intermediates
  • Applied surface science
  • Electro- and electroless plating
  • Cold and Thermal spraying
  • Thermochemical surface engineering
  • Thin film by PVD, CVD, and ALD
  • Novel surface modification technologies
  • Conversion coatings
  • Additive manufacturing of surfaces
  • Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films
  • Graphene coatings/films

Characterization and application of engineered surfaces and coatings

  • Hydro-, ice- and oleo phobic/philic surfaces
  • Coatings for electrics, photovoltaics and sensors
  • Corrosion protection
  • Wear and tribological applications
  • Characterization of engineered surfaces
  • Superficial residual stresses
  • Functional coatings
  • Optical coatings
  • Functionalisation of biomaterials
  • Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings /Biointerfaces
  • Optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic coatings
  • Surface engineering in sustainable energy applications
  • Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings
  • Smart surfaces and coatings
  • Self-healing surfaces
  • Tribological coatings
  • Wear and corrosion protection
  • Building and construction coatings

Scopes of the exhibition:

  • Cleaning and pre-treatments of surfaces
  • heat and thermochemical surface treatment
  • Surface treatment
  • Paints and varnishes
  • Electroplating
  • Lacquering, enamelling, plastic and rubber coating
  • Finishing surface treatment
  • Equipment and plant for surface preparation and paint application
  • Coatings Chemical and Raw Materials (Additives, Pigments, Biocides, AdditivesPolymers, Resins, Waxes, fillers, solvents,etc)
  • Surfaces and coatings Equipment for control, testing, analysis and measuring
  • Environment and industrial and employee safety
  • Computer aided systems in surface treatment
  • Measuring and monitoring devices, research equipment
  • Environnement protection
  • Research, development and innovation
  • Different services and outsourcing
  • Hardware and software
  • Plant & Machinery (Dispersers, Mixers, Mills, Filters, Process Control, Pumps)
  • Consulting and services
  • Organizations and associations
  • Professional publications


Focused Sessions

Focused session: Enhanced Corrosion Control through Surface Treatment and Coating Technology

Co-Organizer: NACE International

Description: Corrosion has been one of the major industry issues in the area due to the extreme environmental conditions including the aggressive operational conditions. Playing the vital roles in control corrosion, surface treatment and coatings are two interconnected methods ensuring protection to your assets that result to reduced failures and costs due to corrosion. This session will present case studies for surface treatment and coatings. Presentations will cover:

  • Surface treatment and coating challenges and solutions in the industry
  • Conventional and advanced surface preparation techniques
  • Standards and specifications for surface treatment and coating
  • Immerging accreditation and assessment programs


Mr Joe Davis, Vice President: Sales Engineer at Tesla NanoCoatings, USAChair: Mr Joe Davis, Vice President, Sales Engineer, Tesla NanoCoatings, USA

Recognized throughout the industry as an authority on corrosion prevention and protection, Joe Davis maintains certifications as a NACE Level III certified inspector as well as SSPC C1 and C2, and a Protective Coatings Specialist. He serves as chairman of the AWWA D102 Coating of Steel Water Tank Committee and as chairman of the NACE International Institute’s NIICAP Oversight Board. He most recently served as vice president of the technical service group for TNEMEC Company Inc., in Kansas City, Mo., where he helped establish the company’s strategic vision, and coordinated the efforts of the technical service department, analytical lab, and panel sample lab, with the marketing and research and development groups.

About Tesla NanoCoatings

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc. is a technology company based in Massillon, Ohio. The company’s product line is Teslan®, a highly effective corrosion control coating for structural steel utilizing carbon nanotechnology, to create innovative solutions to corrosion issues.