Setting trends in processing technology and sustainable production

M‌echanical processing technology is the basis for almost all the everyday products that we use. In 2020, POWTECH, the leading fair for the processing, handling and analysis of powders and bulk solids, will focus among other things on more sustainable ways of manufacturing and doing business in all segments. In this context, modern process engineering embedded into digital environments is the key to more efficient, more sustainable and fully recyclable products. POWTECH 2020 will take place in Nuremberg from 29 September to 1 October, when more than 800 exhibitors will showcase their technologies to production experts from all around the world.

Innovations in mechanical processing technology are used in key segments like chemicals and pharmaceuticals, food production, recycling, non-metallic minerals (pit and quarry), and ceramics and glass production. For all these segments, POWTECH is the pacemaker for improvements in production facilities. “Sustainability, more efficient and flexible manufacturing and the expansion of the closed-loop economy: these are the huge challenges currently faced by the production environment. Such issues affect large, globally operating concerns with a comprehensive brand portfolio as well as SMEs. And they all come to POWTECH to make their processes fit for the future,” says Beate Fischer, Director POWTECH at NürnbergMesse, describing the pulling power of the event.

Networking for experts

At the POWTECH exhibitors will present their latest developments for mechanical processes like size reduction, agglomerating, separating, screening, mixing, storage and conveying. The last POWTECH in 2019 welcomed 823 exhibitors to Nuremberg, around 40 % of them from outside Germany. From machinery and equipment manufacturers to vendors of measurement, control and analysis technology and research establishments, all major players from the scene were out in force. They showcased their innovations to more than 14 000 visitors, 94 % of whom were responsible for or involved in their company’s investment decisions. 

Networking Campus: the home of trending issues

POWTECH has created the Networking Campus platform to cover the trending issues in the process industries. Visitors and exhibitors will discuss the issues that are important for the production of the future, including digitalisation, simulation software, life cycle management, energy efficiency and new workplace environments and recruiting. Universities and research establishments also present their institutions at the Networking Campus, while a jobs board allows companies to target young recruits.

Knowledge sharing: explosion protection, innovations and practical tips

The highlight for explosion protection experts is the IND EX Safety Congress on Industrial Explosion Protection, which takes place parallel to POWTECH and provides information on international guidelines for explosion protection. The agenda includes such topics as “Explosion Isolation” or “New Developments in Software for Risk Assessment”. As the ideal complement to the theoretical content of the congress, IND EX e.V. is also organising live explosion demonstrations outdoors. The POWTECH supporting programme is developed in cooperation with the APV (International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology) and the VDI-GVC (VDI Association of Process and Chemical Engineering). The programme also receives support from other associations and the leading trade journals from the sector. Companies, institutions and experts interested in presenting at the trade fair will find all the information they need at www.powtech.de/become-exhibitor.



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