Cleanzone reports an increase in visitors

The cleanroom technology event held in Frankfurt attracted 1,300 visitors, up 8.3% compared to the 2017 outing

Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of Cleanzone 2018, has reported that the event attracted 1,300 visitors from 39 countries over the two days. More than 38% of visitors were from outside Germany.

The trade fair for cleanroom technology had even more on offer this year with over 30% more exhibition space than in 2017.

For the first time, potential customers who travelled to the trade fair in Frankfurt am Main included visitors from countries such as Korea, Japan and Indonesia.

The number of visitors from Great Britain and Turkey increased markedly. A total of 78 companies from ten countries presented their innovations and trends in over 30% more exhibition space in Hall 5.1 at Messe Frankfurt.

Iris Jeglitza-Moshage, Senior Vice President of Messe Frankfurt, commented: “With its large international component, Cleanzone 2018 is the most important trade fair for cleanroom technology in Europe. We are delighted by the positive feedback from our exhibitors regarding our efforts to advertise this event internationally.”

Visitors included representatives from Infineon, Continental Automotive, Bosch, Bayer, Carl Zeiss, Fresenius Kabi, BASF, Sanofi Aventis, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Mainz University Hospital and the Max Planck Institute.

The trade fair’s expanded range was a hit, with 84% of all visitors (2017: 83%) and 88% of German trade visitors (2017: 82%) expressing satisfaction with what was on offer.

Furthermore, 71% of all visitors (2017: 67%) and 81% of German participants (2017: 80%) agreed that the mood in the industry is positive.

Industry forum

Cleanzone is the industry’s forum for innovation, and the trade fair was once again focused on new products and services that offer digital and flexible solutions for the cleanrooms of tomorrow.

There was a particular focus on process simulations conducted in advance, training using virtual reality, methods for automatic and robot-controlled disinfection, various aspects of data and counterfeit protection, and flexible cleanroom modules that can be set up quickly.

The Cleanroom Award, which was presented for the seventh time this year, went to KEK, stainless steel specialists in Saxony, for their convenient and easy-to-fold table for temporary use.

Frank Duvernell, Managing Director of ReinraumAkademie (Leipzig) and partner of Cleanzone, commented: “Be it digitalisation, virtual reality or new business models, Cleanzone 2018 succeeded in illuminating the themes that are important to the industry's future. New ideas were also supplied by the high-quality supporting programme and the speakers’ visions for the future.”

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