About the Association
The idea behind the Airbrush-Fachverband e.V.
The airbrush industry is only a small niche market which is defined by a tightly connected network, a manageable infrastructure as well as a maximum of specialisation. Once more, cooperation and the bundling of competencies are promising and pioneering factors in such a sector.
During the last 100 years, the airbrush technique has experienced extreme changes again and again: From a retouching tool for photographers to an illustration instrument for promotion graphics and technical illustrations, from a “secret” artists’ medium of realism to a design medium of the automotive tuning scene, for modelmaking and for the passionate hobby-artist. Not all these fields conduced to the reputation of airbrushing or to the sales of airbrush materials. Yet, the airbrush market has been increasing distinctively in the hobby-painting, vehicle design and cosmetic and body art sectors for approximately the last ten years.
Against this backdrop, the Airbrush-Fachverband e.V. was founded in 2009 on the occasion of a constructive industry get-together in Germany between market-leading representatives of industry, trade and training facilities. Upon common request, the association decided in 2015 to widen its activities beyond the German-speaking countries and open up for international membership.
The Airbrush-Fachverband e.V. is targeting businesses which manufacture airbrush products or airbrush related materials or sell them or run seminars concerning the airbrush technique. Airbrush artists and users can also affiliate to the association.
The Airbrush-Fachverband’s aim is to support the airbrush technique by improving the internal and external communication of the industry, and moreover, by strengthening the sector through marketing and innovation promotion. Thus, the members’ interests and competencies are pooled together and synergies are created.
The active information brokerage regarding the topic of airbrushing in public and the media is seen as a particular focal point by the association. Therefore, the association is a principal contact for enquiries by industry and trade, artists and users as well as journalists and interested parties.