Bulk solids experts, process technicians, engineers and plant operators from all over the world will gather in September for POWTECH in Nuremberg. On three days and in six exhibition halls, visitors will experience the latest equipment and systems for the whole gamut of mechanical processes from A to Z. Forums, guided tours and lectures complement the presentations by the around 900 exhibitors expected to attend. A new feature in 2017 will be the special display area Pharma Solids for concentrated pharmaceutical expertise in Hall 3A. POWTECH 2017 will take place from 26 to 28 September at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg.
Every 18 months, POWTECH brings together the global innovations in mechanical processing technology and for the analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids. Plant designers and operators from almost all segments, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs, non-metallic minerals, recycling and ceramics, come together to update their knowledge and explore the state-of-the-art in processing technology. At present, more than six months before the trade fair starts, a good 85 per cent of the display area total from 2016 has already been booked again. "The high number of registrations underscores the importance of the event as the No. 1 platform for mechanical processing technology," emphasises Beate Fischer, Exhibition Director POWTECH at NürnbergMesse. "The sector plays a decisive role in shaping current industry trends and in September will once again showcase its latest developments. The registrations also promise a strong international presence and a large number of often impressive exhibits."
High-tech meets practical expertise
POWTECH is definitely the place to be to gain more in-depth knowledge about technologies for powder, granules and bulk solids or get quickly up to speed on the latest developments. Two forums will offer ongoing presentations and workshops on issues affecting the industry. Bulk solids practitioners will gather at the expert forum in Hall 2, where they can experience best practice examples by leading manufacturers and users in the form of compact presentations. Users involved in the pharmaceutical sector will find themselves at home in the "Pharma.Manufacturing.Excellence" forum in Hall 3A and will come away with useful tips on how to meet the challenges facing them.
In 2017, as in previous years, anyone visiting the outdoor demonstration area at POWTECH will once again hear the warning: "Ladies and gentlemen, please protect your ears!'', when experts conduct live explosions to demonstrate the effectiveness of the latest ex-proof equipment. Universities and research institutes will present themselves in the "Future Generation" zone, while another special display area will combine start-ups and new companies in the processing technology field. And if networking is your thing, you can head to the Process.net-Cafe.
New in 2017: greater pharmaceutical presence
More than half of all exhibitors at POWTECH offer solutions for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In 2017 the special display area "Focus on Pharma Solids" will make its debut. This area in Hall 3A will bring together the technologies and products necessary for the production of pharmaceutical solids. The exhibits focus on the various steps for pulverising, screening and processing sensitive materials and take account of associated processes like measurement and control technology and particle analysis. The special display area is directly adjacent to the "Pharma.Manufacturing.Excellence" forum which offers presentations on this subject. To complement the special show, the APV (international association for pharmaceutical technology) is also planning a new conference devoted to the subject of pharmaceutical solids.
Continuing the success story
More than 16,000 trade visitors flocked to Nuremberg for POWTECH 2016, while the 891 companies and institutions from 31 countries that exhibited were highly satisfied with the event. In a representative survey, over 93 per cent of exhibitors confirmed that they were able to reach their desired target groups, and 92 per cent could establish new business contacts. In 2017 POWTECH will be taking place in Nuremberg for the 20th time. This anniversary round will also focus on all facets of mechanical processing technology. Topical thematic threads include the customisation of production, digitisation and increasing the efficiency of existing systems.