Altogether 959 exhibitors invited the sector to POWTECH and TechnoPharm in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 23–25 April 2013 – and 16 805 trade visitors came from 83 countries (Fig. 1). Not only the high quality of talks was praised, but the international involvement in the events too. Also hosted in the exhibition centre at the same time was PARTEC. The International Congress on Particle Technology, which takes place every three years, attracted some 480 participants to the Franconian capital, just under half of them from abroad. “A steady number of exhibitors, very good response from the visitors and a large international share show how important our trade fairs are for the international powder and bulk solids processing industry,” sums up Willy Viethen, Director Exhibitions at NürnbergMesse.
The next POWTECH and TechnoPharm duo of trade fairs takes place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 30 September to 2 October 2014.
The 724 exhibitors from 27 countries on a net space of over 22 000 m2 presented the world’s most extensive range of mills, mixers & co. for visitors from the chemical, food, ceramics, and machinery and plant construction industries (Fig. 2). 35 % of the exhibitors were international companies. The leading exhibiting nations after Germany were Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria and the USA. This year’s trade fair again reflected the whole spectrum of mechanical processes at the highest technological level.
At TechnoPharm, the international forum for planners and operators in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries, 235 exhibitors from 16 countries presented the current state of the art for production under the most stringent hygiene standards on a net space of more than 5600 m2. The exhibition focused on innovations that help to make the individual production stages even more efficient – an important step for the pharmaceutical industry, which faces new challenges through individualization in modern medicine, increased regulation and growing pressure of costs.
3 PARTEC: small particles – big issue
PARTEC, the International Congress on Particle Technology parallel to POWTECH and TechnoPharm, attracted some 480 particle specialists to the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. Just under 50 % of them came from abroad. Around 180 presentations and two poster sessions with altogether 190 poster presentations invited the experts to an intensive exchange of the latest scientific findings on subjects such as particle formation and characterization, measurement methods and diverse industrial applications for particles.
During the POWTECH exhibition a wide range of highcalibre international delegates from the fields of science and industries benefited greatly from the 3rd IND EX® Safety Congress (ISC) on industrial explosion protection. A total of 80 participants from North and South America, Australia and Europe met on 24th and 25th April at the Nuremberg Convention Center (Fig. 3). The programme featured numerous internationally renowned experts in explosion safety, as well as live explosion demonstrations. The ISC comprised both scientific papers with the latest input on breakthroughs in R&D work and new developments in technical solutions and products. Each presentation was followed by lively discussions, which proved a perfect platform not only for the exchange of ideas and experiences, but also for networking. The new IN DEX® research project (“Determination of flame arresting capability of flange connections in vessels in order to verify how flame-propagation-proof various bolt patterns flange configurations are“) was also presented at the Safety Congress.
This year’s IND EX® Safety Symposia will take place in September (Poland) and October (India, Brazil and Thailand). During these one-day events, the fundamental principles of explosion protection as well as more specialist aspects are discussed. For further information on future events and IND EX® please visit www.ind-ex.info