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19.6.2019
SolarPower Europe and ARE of Kazakhstan Signs Cooperation Agreement
SolarPower Europe and the Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan (AREK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange knowledge, best practices and create business opportunities for solar companies in the European and Kazakhstani solar markets. “Kazakhstan has seen a steady increase in solar power generation, with 150 MW annually installed in 2018 alone, leading to a threefold growth of total installed capacity and is still far from reaching its full potential. We are very pleased to kickoff this cooperation with AREK, to exchange industry experience and know-how, ultimately accelerating solar and the energy transition on both continents,” said Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe. Arman Kashkinbekov, CEO of Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan, commented: “Our cooperation will allow developers, investors and scientists from Europe and Kazakhstan to work together to promote green projects and achieve our country’s goals of reaching 3% of renewable energy by 2020, 10% by 2030, and 50% by 2050, as indicated in the Concept of Moving Kazakhstan into the Green Economy.”
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
19.6.2019
ACTITO acquires SmartFocus
ACTITO S.A., the European leader in marketing automation, announced today the acquisition of SmartFocus for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition strengthens the company's position in the MarTech sector (“Marketing Technology”) and supports its ambitious growth plans in Europe. SmartFocus is a SaaS (“Software as a Service”) digital marketing platform created in 1999. The company is headquartered in London and operates worldwide with a strong presence in Europe and North America. The company serves many sectors including retail and e-commerce, media, automotive, transportation and leisure. The acquisition of SmartFocus supports ACTITO’s plans for geographic expansion and growth following the sale of its subsidiary MediQuality to the US company WebMD Health Corp.
(Source: ACTITO S.A.)
19.6.2019
Lufthansa Group Airlines Win Four Airline Oscars
Lufthansa was chosen as “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best Western European Airline” for the third straight year. The award was presented this year at a Skytrax ceremony held within the context of the Le Bourget aviation and aerospace exhibition in Paris. SWISS and Austrian Airlines also notched up successes and were each given one award. Austrian received the award for its catering in the Premium Economy Class – "Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering" and Swiss in the category "The Worlds Best First Class Lounge" for the outstanding SWISS Lounge in Zurich. Skytrax, the market research institute specialising in aviation, had previously surveyed some 20 million passengers from over 160 countries worldwide. “To be given four awards by our customers is both an honour and an incentive. In particular, our colleagues in the cabin, cockpit and on the ground can be very proud of this. They are the ones who keep our premium promise day after day," says Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Commercial Officer Network Airlines of Lufthansa Group AG.
(Quelle: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
17.6.2019
drupa 2020: It is time to embrace the future!
In exactly 365 days from today, drupa 2020 will kick off at 10.00 am. The no. 1 for printing technologies will once again prove its position as the world's leading trade fair for the industry, as the current booking status already exceeds figures for the same period in 2016. With 1,800 exhibitors from more than 50 nations, drupa underscores that it is the most relevant and important platform for the global print industry in 2020. The top exhibitor nations are Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Great Britain and the Netherlands. At the 2020 edition, we are currently expecting 33% of new exhibitors along the entire value-chain and various cross-cutting technologies. The motto for the 11-day event reads: embrace the future; a prime event focusing on education, engagement and entertainment in a fascinating and inspiring atmosphere.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
17.6.2019
Covestro to sell European Systems Houses Business to H.I.G. Capital
Covestro has signed an agreement with H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”) for the sale of Covestro’s European Systems Houses business. H.I.G. focuses on investments in small and mid-sized companies. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The decision to sell the systems houses was taken as part of Covestro’s ongoing portfolio optimization process that includes the sale of Covestro’s North American spray polyurethane foam systems house in 2017. “Our focus is future growth and value creation. That’s why evaluating and optimizing our portfolio is part of our daily business”, said CFO Dr Thomas Toepfer. “Providing tailor-made solutions, systems houses serve relevant market needs. However, in an advanced polyurethanes market like Europe we focus on a more centralized approach to efficiently address the needs of our customers.”
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
14.6.2019
ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2019 on the Road to Success
The ZELLCHEMING-Expo, platform for the European pulp, paper and supplier industry, has already exceeded last year's exhibitor registrations a month prior to the event. The joint stands are also already fully booked. In addition, the event offers a particularly extensive lecture program in Frankfurt am Main from 25 - 27 June 2019. More exhibitors from Germany and abroad have already registered for the exhibition in 2019 than last year. 42% are present as new providers on site. Among the companies presenting their know-how and expertise along the entire value chain of the pulp and paper industry this year are ABB Automation GmbH, Andritz AG, IBS Austria, Richter GmbH & Co. KG, T.CON GmbH & Co.KG, Valmet GmbH and Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
14.6.2019
Fraunhofer IPMS: Top Marks for Plastic Bottle Recycling System
Plastic waste is a growing problem for our environment and society. The EU alone produces around 322 million tonnes of plastic a year, about 60 % of which is used in packaging and consumer goods. Despite growing plastic waste collection, only 30 % of plastic is recycled in Europe – the rest goes to landfill or is incinerated. EU regulations preventing recycled plastic previously used for non-food packaging from being used as food or drink packaging in its second life are one of the factors hindering recycling. The rules require recyclable plastic waste to be meticulously sorted into food and non-food packaging before it can be recycled for new food and drink packaging products –a process which is currently very rarely used, meaning that most food and drink packaging uses virgin plastics. The EU-funded POLYMARK project set out to boost the recycling of certain categories of plastic with an innovative marking and sensor-based sorting system which easily identifies plastic previously used for food and drink packaging.
(Source: Fraunhofer IPMS)
14.6.2019
CLOOS at BEIJING ESSEN WELDING & CUTTING 2019
From 25 to 28 June 2019 the Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting, the leading exhibition for welding technology in Asia, will take place in Shanghai. This year, the theme of the exhibition booth of Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH in hall E1, booth 705 is "100 Years CLOOS: Pioneers of Welding Technology". The long-established company celebrates its 100 year anniversary. In May, a celebration week with different events took place at the CLOOS headquarters in Haiger, Hesse. During the exhibition in Shanghai, CLOOS China will celebrate this special anniversary with Chinese customers. For 30 years now, the welding specialists have been successfully active on the Chinese market.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
13.6.2019
EUSEW 2019: Solar Skin - Unveiling the Next Building Generation!
By 2050, the European economy ambitions to be climate neutral. To cope with the size of the challenge, European Member States will have to accelerate the deployment of renewable energies and foster significant investments in energy efficiency with a particular focus on the building stock, which accounts for 36% of CO2 emissions at EU level. Building Integrated PV technologies offer a unique opportunity in this regard. The so-called “solar-skin” unveils a future where every single component of a building – roof, façade, window – can contribute to generating renewable electricity. Even better, it provides highly innovative design features, combine a strong sense of aesthetics with the satisfactory feeling of addressing the climate urgency. Join us on the 18th of June for an exciting event, unveiling the next generation of Europe’s building stock! During this event, the main actors working on the transformation of our cities will discuss the actions needed and the way forward for a truly new generation of buildings.
(Spurce: SolarPower Europe)
13.6.2019
Global Fab Equipment Spending to Rebound in 2020 with 20% Growth
Global fab equipment spending will rebound in 2020, growing 20 percent to US$58.4 billion after dropping 19 percent to US$48.4 billion in 2019, according to the Q2 2019 World Fab Forecast update published by SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. The 2020 investment increase is a downward revision from the 27 percent growth forecast earlier this year, and the 19 percent drop in 2019 spending is deeper than the previously projected decline of 14 percent. Despite the healthy gains forecast for 2020, fab spending will still fall $2 billion short of 2018 investments. Memory sector spending alone is expected to account for a disproportionate share of the 2019 falloff, dropping 45 percent, but should stage a strong recovery of 45 percent to US$28 billion in 2020.
(Source: SEMI)
13.6.2019
Smart connectivity – with KOSTAL’s Intelligence and Trusted Partners
KOSTAL has set a new standard on the market for domestic storage systems with its PLENTICORE plus hybrid inverter combined with the H11.5 BYD battery box. As the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) impressively demonstrates in its power storage system inspection, no other combination of products can generate and consume solar power more cost-effectively within your own four walls. Such a domestic storage system also provides the perfect basis for a complete domestic eco system and can be linked to other applications in numerous smart ways. Through various interfaces, such as EEBus or SunSpec, the PLENTICORE plus can be integrated into a Smart Home with great ease. This allows consumers in the home, such as hot water generation (e.g. with a my-PV immersion heater) to be activated in a targeted manner at times when the solar system has energy available, enabling self-consumption to be optimised and electricity bills to be cut.
(Source: KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH)
12.6.2019
glasstec 2020: Exhibitor Registration Now Open
The world’s biggest get-together of all protagonists in the glass industry will once again be held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 23 October 2020. At the 26th glasstec - International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products – again over 40,000 visitors are expected to come from some 120 countries and in excess of 1,200 exhibitors from over 50 nations. The development of this the world’s No. 1 trade fair for glass reflects the positive global trend in the glass sector. The latest figures from the European and the German market serve as an example for the positive development in industry. According to preliminary data furnished by the European Glass Alliance, total sales of this industry stood at EUR 13.3 billion in Europe (+3.9% against 2017) in 2018. Imports into the European Union reached EUR 6.4 billion (2017: 5.8%) and exports totalled EUR 6.9 billion (2017: 2%).
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
12.6.2019
Fraunhofer IPMS:Top Marks for Plastic Bottle Recycling System
An EU-funded project developed new plastic bottle marking, identification and sorting technology, facilitating the separation and reuse of packaging that has been used for food and drink. Plastic waste is a growing problem for our environment and society. The EU alone produces around 322 million tonnes of plastic a year, about 60 % of which is used in packaging and consumer goods. Despite growing plastic waste collection, only 30 % of plastic is recycled in Europe – the rest goes to landfill or is incinerated. EU regulations preventing recycled plastic previously used for non-food packaging from being used as food or drink packaging in its second life are one of the factors hindering recycling. The rules require recyclable plastic waste to be meticulously sorted into food and non-food packaging before it can be recycled for new food and drink packaging products –a process which is currently very rarely used, meaning that most food and drink packaging uses virgin plastics.
(Source: Fraunhofer IPMS)
12.6.2019
Fraunhofer IGB: Chemicals from Carbon Dioxide
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and the University of Stuttgart aim to use the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as a raw material for the production of chemicals. To do this, they are developing a combined plasma and membrane process that splits CO2 into oxygen and the chemical base material carbon monoxide. The process is made possible by the separation of oxygen using a new perovskite capillary membrane. This membrane is CO2-stable and permeable for oxygen at 1000°C.
(Source: IGB)
7.6.2019
BDI: The EU is the Solution – Not the Problem
In an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse, the BDI President pleads for a strengthening and unification of Europe. Dieter Kempf expects more courage from politics in Germany. The task of the Grand Coalition is far from finished. The impatience in the economy is growing. “The tasks of the GroKo is far from finished,” warns Dieter Kempf in an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse. The economy is slacking, the international competition is getting sharper. And yet, the parties in power seem to be more geared to their programmatic and political action, as they can gain half a percentage point in the next Sunday's poll. That is barely enough to prepare Germany for the future. “Policy makers in Germany are too busy with redistribution and not enough with investment in securing the future of the country,” the BDI president complains. For the promotion of forward-looking technologies such as artificial intelligence, the federal government wants to spend only three billion euros by 2025.
(Source: BDI)
7.6.2019
New Bitkom-ifo Digital Index Shows Excellent Business Climate for the ICT Industry
In the German digital economy, business is doing splendidly. Despite general economic risks, companies in the IT and telecommunications (ICT) industry currently assess their business situation as very good. However, their expectations for the coming months are less optimistic. These are the core findings of the new Bitkom-ifo Digital Index, which the digital association Bitkom and the ifo Institute jointly presented today in Berlin. Calculated from the business situation and business expectations of the ICT industry, the index rose by 2.2 points to 27.0 points from April to May. The business situation, already quite favorable, improved by 2.8 points to 46.7 points, and expectations for the coming months have risen by 1.7 points to 8.8 points. However, this marks one of the lowest levels for the latter since the financial and economic crisis in 2009. Expectations for the development of employment (32.0 points) and of prices (11.4 points) are both close to the long-term maximum.
(Source: ifo Institut)
7.6.2019
VDMA: Investors Remain Insecure
In April, new orders in the mechanical engineering sector fell for the fifth consecutive month. Weak domestic business and a lack of foreign orders resulted in a decline of 11 percent compared to the previous year. Orders received in the mechanical engineering sector in April were disappointing, falling by 11 percent in real terms compared with the previous year. This was the fifth consecutive month of decline. This decline was due to both weak domestic business (minus 15 per cent) and a lack of foreign orders (minus 9 per cent). "In view of the economic early indicators, which have been declining until recently, and the constant disturbances from the political environment, the result is not really surprising", explained VDMA Chief Economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers.
(Source: VDMA)
6.6.2019
SCHULER AG: Economic Production of Composite Parts
Composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics are still used sparingly in lightweight automotive engineering, and have not yet made the leap into series production. The manufacturing costs for parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) are simply still too high. Within the research project "iComposite 4.0", Schuler and its partners have succeeded in reducing the costs for a prototype part by more than 50 percent and throughput times by more than 40 percent. The reference component is a floor plate mounted under the engine and passenger compartment of an English sports car. Its structure must be designed for frontal impact, high torsional stiffness and seat load. While the costs for conventional production amount to almost 400 euros per part, they dropped to around 150 euros for iComposite 4.0. Throughput times went down from 73 to 46 minutes.
(Source: SCHULER AG)
6.6.2019
KOSTAL is Setting Standards – with Efficient Hybrid and Storage Solutions
For over 100 years, KOSTAL has been setting new standards in automotive, industrial and photovoltaic products. As a well-known supplier to the automotive industry, KOSTAL has developed products including the smart rain-light sensor, now used in virtually all vehicles. But KOSTAL has also played a pioneering role in the development of numerous photovoltaic products, such as the first 3-phase string inverter and was one of the first providers to offer storage systems for the home based on lithium ions. KOSTAL has set another standard on the market for domestic storage systems with its PLENTICORE plus 5.5 hybrid inverter combined with the H11.5 BYD battery box. With a System Performance Index (or SPI for short) of 91.4%, the combination is currently the most efficient PV storage system on the market, as was clearly proven by the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in its “2018 power storage system inspection”.
(Source: KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH)
6.6.2019
Boosting Additive Know-how for drupa 2020
From 16 to 26 June 2020, Düsseldorf will once again be the epicentre of the global printing, media and packaging industry. More than 250,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and just as many journalists from over 180 countries will flock to drupa, the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry, to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the world of printing and packaging. Since drupa 2016, 3D printing has been one of the six highlights in the trade show program. In addition to its own exhibition area, drupa 2020 will once again dedicate a touchpoint 3D fab+print to this future technology. For the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association will be responsible for the content design and implementation of the ten-day lecture programme. A total of 80 specialist lectures are planned, which will be spread over two two-hour blocks every day.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
5.6.2019
Beviale Mexico 2020: Latin America’s First Comprehensive Beverage Exhibition
The Beviale Family, the NürnbergMesse Group’s global network for the beverage industry, is adding another event to its portfolio. Beviale Mexico will open its doors in Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex for the first time from 29 to 31 July 2020. Beviale events feature a specialised programme spanning the entire process chain for beverage production, from raw materials and technologies to components and logistics as well as marketing ideas. The programme also covers all segments – alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages and liquid milk products: water, soft drinks, juice, beer, wine and spirits, such as the Mexican specialties tequila and mezcal. Mexico City will have lots to offer the world of beverages in 2020: A congress will begin the day before the exhibition, although the real kick-off will happen in April when ACERMEX (Asociación de Cerveceros Artesanales de México) stages a beer festival. The Mexican craft beer association is a partner of Beviale Mexico.
(Source: NürnbergMesse International)
5.6.2019
Fraunhofer ILT: Multi-functional Laser Tools for Lightweight Construction and e-Mobility
Cutting, welding and additive manufacturing with one laser in one machine – this innovation, which gives the sheet metal processing industry significant productivity and quality advantages, is the focus of MultiPROmobil, an NRW Leitmarkt Project. Four partners are developing multi-functional laser tools to master the changing production and technical challenges of new, electric vehicle designs. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is coordinating the project, which started on November 15, 2018 and will appeal in particular to small- and medium-sized companies.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
4.6.2019
First Quarter 2019 Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Billings Drop 19%
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings for the first quarter of 2019 dropped 8 percent from the previous quarter and 19 percent from the same quarter in 2018 to US$13.8 billion. The data are gathered jointly with the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) from over 80 global equipment companies that provide data on a monthly basis. The Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) from SEMI provides comprehensive market data for the global semiconductor equipment market. A subscription includes three reports: the monthly SEMI Billings Report, which offers a perspective of the trends in the equipment market; the monthly Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS), a detailed report of semiconductor equipment billings for seven regions and 24 market segments; and the SEMI Semiconductor Equipment Forecast, which provides an outlook for the semiconductor equipment market.
(Source: SEMI)
4.6.2019
New Buehler Metallographic Laboratory on the Campus of the University of Warwick
Buehler ITW Test & Measurement, a leading manufacturer of instruments, consumables and accessories for metallography and materials analysis, has opened a new European Solutions Centre in a collaborative venture with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) with over 600 staff and a strong relation with over 1000 global companies, offering support to over 1800 SMEs through dedicated programmes. Part of WMG's Materials Engineering Centre at the University of Warwick campus, Buehler’s new Solutions Centre aims to support academic und industrial research on various technologies ranging from additive manufacturing, energy storage, machining and processing of metallic and composite materials to joining technologies. The new laboratory is equipped with latest metallographic sample preparation equipment, including several abrasive and precision sectioning machines, high-end grinder-polishers and a spectral analysis system for chemical characterisation of materials.
(Source: Buehler ITW Test & Measurement)
4.6.2019
BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA Moves Into its Second Round
From 11 to 14 July 2019, organic products will take centre stage at the IMPACT Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, when BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA is held for the second time, bringing together the international organics sector in Thailand. NATURAL EXPO SOUTH EAST ASIA, held in parallel, will highlight the natural products currently in the process of gaining organic certification. Both exhibitions are organized and held by NürnbergMesse in collaboration with the Department of Internal Trade, part of Thailand’s Trade Ministry. For this second edition of South-East Asia’s central meeting point for organics, about 400 exhibitors are expected from the ASEAN region, China, Germany, India, Turkey and other countries, together with about 23,000 visitors from all around the world. Visitors can look forward to a varied supporting programme with a wealth of business and networking opportunities.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
3.6.2019
Silicon Wafer Shipments Drop to Lowest Level Since Fourth Quarter of 2017
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments dropped 5.6 percent during the first quarter 2019 when compared to the fourth quarter 2018 and are now at their lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2017 after silicon wafer shipments for the most recent quarter declined 1 percent quarter-over-quarter, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Total silicon wafer area shipments fell to 3,051 during the first quarter from 3,234 million square inches in the previous quarter. "Global silicon wafer shipment volumes started the year at a slightly lower level when compared to the historic highs experienced last year,” said Neil Weaver, chairman SEMI SMG and Director, Product Development and Applications Engineering of Shin Etsu Handotai America.
(Source: SEMI)
3.6.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH with a Challenging First Quarter
CEO Clemens Iller commented: “As expected, the start to the 2019 financial year was restrained. After a significant decline in business activities towards the end of last year, the dip in growth in our sales markets continued in the first three months. There are no clear signs of a rapid recovery in the current low demand, particularly from the European automotive industry. In view of the latent trade conflicts and political uncertainties in Europe, it is currently difficult to estimate when new impulses will lead to a sustained improvement in the economic situation in our core market Europe. From today's perspective, we expect demand to gradually normalize in the first half of 2019, with a continued recovery in the second half of the year.”
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
3.6.2019
TDK: High Efficiency Thin-film Power Inductors for Mobile Devices
TDK Corporation announces the development of a miniaturized thin-film power inductor in an IEC 2012 case size that can handle higher currents compared to conventional products. The low-profile TFM201208ALD power inductor measures in at 2.0 x 1.25 x 0.8 mm and is available with a rated inductance of 1.0 µH. Thanks to its reduced DC resistance of 79 m?, which is 12% lower than that of conventional products, the power inductor achieves low losses. Combined with improved DC superposition characteristics, the new power inductor features a rated current of 2.5 A, which is 4% higher than conventional products. As a result, the new power inductor helps to improve the power conversion efficiency of power circuits at high loads, especially in the power circuits of compact mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. This, in turn, helps to maximize battery life, while maintaining the high functionality of the devices. Mass production of the new TFM201208ALD thin-film power inductor started in May 2019. TDK will continue to expand its lineup of thin-film power inductors with miniaturized IEC 1608 types, and including automotive grade types.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
28.5.2019
BayWa Intends to Divest Group Subsidiary TESSOL
BayWa AG plans to divest its wholly owned Group company TESSOL Kraftstoffe, Mineralöle und Tankanlagen GmbH. Based in Stuttgart, Germany, the company was transferred to BayWa AG in 2002 following the merger with WLZ Raiffeisen AG. Its main area of focus is the conventional filling station business. A member of the AVIA alliance, it operates a network of around 150 filling stations, mainly in southern and eastern Germany. The Group has started approaching potential investors regarding the sale of the subsidiary. “The transaction is part of capital restructuring efforts within the company portfolio that are aimed at further expanding strategic business areas,” said Klaus Josef Lutz, BayWa’s Chief Executive Officer. The filling stations business unit, which is managed as part of the Energy business division of the parent company BayWa, will remain unaffected by this step and will continue to develop in line with the increasingly green focus of BayWa’s business strategy that seeks to strengthen the link between business success and sustainability.
(Source: BayWa AG)
28.5.2019
FENSTERBAU - FRONTALE 2020: From Window to Facade
Wood-glass composites take on static load functions, enabling construction jobs to progress rapidly. The result is facade designs that previously often required steel construction. LLarge-format windows that also help to provide bracing for the building and are quick to assemble are opening up new opportunities for builders. These glass elements, normally full-height, are glued to a surrounding connecting strip made of birch plywood, which is then simply screwed to a pre-assembled post-and-beam structure. Known as wood-glass composites, they take on static load functions, and enable construction jobs to progress rapidly. As a result, builders can produce facade designs that would, in most cases, have previously required steel construction. A certified glazier supplies perfectly fitting elements, which can later be individually replaced if the need arises. The company to talk to in Germany is Uniglas, whose “Facade” system has received the General Building Authority Approval for non-load-bearing facades from the German Institute for Construction Engineering (DiBt - Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik). The supplier in Austria is Petschenig Glastec.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.5.2019
SEMI Monitors Escalating U.S.-China Trade Tensions
SEMI, the association representing the end-to-end electronics industry supply chain, today provided the following statement from Mike Russo, VP of Global Industry Advocacy, regarding the escalation in tensions between the U.S. and China regarding trade: “We continue to monitor what appears to be a deteriorating situation between the U.S. and China related to their ongoing trade negotiations. The escalation in tariffs as well as the recent supply chain executive order and Department of Commerce action against Huawei are cause for increasing concern as those actions disrupt the supply chain and run counter to all-important market access.” “The globally integrated, complex supply chain that underpins our industry requires the world’s largest economies to lead the way by establishing rules that ensure access to markets and protect IP. Reaching an agreement that is aligned with SEMI’s global trade principles would be mutually beneficial to the two nations as well as our global industry, and we are hopeful that such an agreement can still be reached.”
(Source: SEMI)
27.5.2019
IE expo China 2019: Demand for environmental technology in Asia scales new heights
China is focusing more than ever on environmental and climate protection. IE expo China 2019, which took place from April 15 to 17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), showed this all too clearly. During the three days of the event, 73,097 trade visitors from 58 countries and regions caught up on the trends and technological innovations in the Asian environmental technology sector. “IE expo China is the largest, most innovative and highest-quality environmental protection exhibition in Asia. It brings together all the relevant stakeholders in an industry that is so crucial for our society.” With these words, Zhao Lijun, President of China Environment Chamber of Commerce opened IE expo China on April 15. And the performance figures at the end of the fair reflect this praise. “The 73,097 trade visitors mean an increase by ten percent,” said Jiang Gang, Managing Director of the organizer Messe Muenchen Zhongmao.
(Source: Messe München)
27.5.2019
ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2019 on the Road to Success
The ZELLCHEMING-Expo, platform for the European pulp, paper and supplier industry, has already exceeded last year's exhibitor registrations a month prior to the event. The joint stands are also already fully booked. In addition, the event offers a particularly extensive lecture program in Frankfurt am Main from 25 - 27 June 2019. More exhibitors from Germany and abroad have already registered for the exhibition in 2019 than last year. 42% are present as new providers on site. Among the companies presenting their know-how and expertise along the entire value chain of the pulp and paper industry this year are ABB Automation GmbH, Andritz AG, IBS Austria, Richter GmbH & Co. KG, T.CON GmbH & Co.KG, Valmet GmbH and Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
27.5.2019
OUTDOOR: Getting Fit for the 2020 Retail Season
Prioritising the specialist retailer: this is the concept that the new OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen will be offering at Lake Constance from 17 to 19 September 2019. The training sessions for retailers will therefore be an integral part of the show. At the same time, they will form a key element of the hall design. The benefits: short routes, plenty of information, high utility value. OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen, the trade show for specialist retailers from 17 to 19 September is taking things seriously: at the end of the summer sales season and in good time before the start of the approaching winter session, presentations of merchandise, customer care, hardware orders and dealing with specialist subject matter occupy the forefront. In Friedrichshafen, the new industry trade fair is concerned above all with bricks-and-mortar retail and the question of how it can survive in today’s outdoor market against direct sales, own brands and an Internet flooded with leftover stock. The answer is both simple and demanding: expert advice. To ensure that business owners and sales staff are fit for this challenge, Messe Friedrichshafen is turning the spotlight onto the subject of training.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
24.5.2019
New: Arburg Technology Center in Portugal
Managing Director Sales, Gerhard Böhm inaugurated the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Marinha Grande, Portugal on 15 May 2019. With this facility, Arburg now provides its Portuguese customers with sufficient space for the latest machine technology. The ATC also functions as a point of contact for machine presentation and training courses. Around 100 guests, among them the District Administrator of the Marinha Grande region, Cidália Ferreira, were delighted by the opportunity to tour the new premises and to inform themselves about the subjects of Industry 4.0 and “smart” plastics processing during an open house event. “The new Arburg Technology Center in Portugal is a key milestone for our presence on the Iberian Peninsula,” emphasised Managing Director Sales Gerhard Böhm in his welcome speech in the name of the Arburg parent company.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
24.5.2019
Final Call for EUBCE 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal
Only a few days: the EUBCE 2019, 27th European Conference and Exhibition, is about to begin. The Conference Programme, coordinated by the European Commission, offers a high level scientific line up and the exhibition space has almost completely booked. EUBCE focuses on demonstrable science, policy and industry trends, benefiting in its 2019 edition from an all-time record of 1,105 abstracts received from 75 countries, 281 keynote, plenary and oral presentations juried in, and over 1,400 delegates and 43 exhibitors pre-registered. Hosting this event of global significance in Lisbon is symbolic as Portugal is a pioneer country in renewable energy and in March 2018 Portugal generated more renewable energy than it needed. This country has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and is aiming for 35% renewable energy by 2030, in line with the new regulatory framework agreed by the European Parliament on 13th November 2018, which sets a binding renewable energy target of at least 32% in the EU by 2030, including a review clause by 2023 for an upward revision.
(Source: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies)
24.5.2019
Arburg Thailand has Expanded
On 17 May 2019, Andrea Carta, Arburg Director of Overseas Sales, together with Ratree Boonsay, Managing Director Arburg Thailand and Dr. Alexander Raubold, Counsellor Economic and Commercial Affairs of the German embassy in Bangkok, officially opened the new premises in Samutprakarn, Thailand. To mark the occasion, the subsidiary led by Ratree Boonsay hosted an open house event. Around 60 customers attended the event. On 10 May 2019, a traditional blessing ceremony with nine Buddhist monks had already taken place, intended to bring luck to Arburg Thailand and its employees. "We are very proud to have the largest Arburg showroom in Southeast Asia because of the new premises. This enables us to offer our customers in Thailand optimum support and even better service," said Ratree Boonsay, who has successfully managed the subsidiary since its foundation in 2001.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
23.5.2019
New: Arburg Technology Center in Portugal
Managing Director Sales, Gerhard Böhm inaugurated the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Marinha Grande, Portugal on 15 May 2019. With this facility, Arburg now provides its Portuguese customers with sufficient space for the latest machine technology. The ATC also functions as a point of contact for machine presentation and training courses. Around 100 guests, among them the District Administrator of the Marinha Grande region, Cidália Ferreira, were delighted by the opportunity to tour the new premises and to inform themselves about the subjects of Industry 4.0 and “smart” plastics processing during an open house event.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
23.5.2019
Bosch to be Carbon Neutral Worldwide by 2020
Bosch is to be fully climate-neutral as early as next year. Its over 400 locations worldwide, and their engineering, manufacturing, and administrative facilities, will no longer leave a carbon footprint. This will make Bosch the first major industrial enterprise to achieve this ambitious goal in a little over a year. “We see climate action as our responsibility, and believe we have to act now,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. In a bid to swiftly achieve carbon neutrality, Bosch will buy more green electricity in the near term and compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions with carbon offsets. In the years to 2030, the company will gradually increase the share of renewable energy in the power that it generates and buys, and will invest a billion euros to boost its locations’ energy efficiency.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
23.5.2019
Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in Veego Software
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, has completed an investment in Veego’s seed round. SOMV is leading the USD 5 million round that also includes participation by N1V. Veego develops breakthrough technology for eliminating malfunctions in the connected home and Internet of Things (IoT) environments. It aims to be the market leader in IoT support and troubleshooting, a multi billion dollar market, providing agnostic visibility into IoT networks and connected devices. “We see the market for IoT support in the connected home growing considerably over the next several years”, says Dr. Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director of RBVC. “Veego’s innovative technology can be a game-changer for customer service and IoT device manufacturers.”
(Source: Robert Bosch Group)
17.5.2019
euvend & coffeena 2020 parallel to ORGATEC
euvend & coffeena 2019 is in full swing and already has interesting news for the year 2020. Koelnmesse and the German Vending Association e.V. (BDV) as the industry sponsor of the trade fair, have decided to stage euvend & coffeena every two years parallel to ORGATEC as an independent trade fair. In this constellation the trade fair offers its exhibitors from the vending and Office Coffee Service (OCS) sections unique access to the worlds of the office and project business. Suppliers of vending and OCS solutions have the opportunity to be involved in the project planning from the initial phase onwards and thus gain a direct insight into the project business. In this way, euvend & coffeena is enhancing its strategic alignment and will in future become the leading international trade fair for vending and Office Coffee Service. In 2020, the trade fair will open its doors from 29 to 31 October.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
17.5.2019
Trina Solar Receives IEC Certification for Next Generation PV Modules
Trina Solar Co., Ltd. has received two important IEC certifications for its new generation of PV modules from the hands of TÜV Rheinland. With that, Trina Solar’s brand new modules, combining N-type cells, multi busbar and half-cut cell technology, are among the first in the industry to be officially certified. Trina Solar management received the IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016 certificates during a brief ceremony from TÜV Rheinland representatives at the Company’s booth (A2.480) during Intersolar Europe 2019 in Munich (Germany).
(Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd.)
16.5.2019
ifo Institute: Economic Experts Fear Tariff War Will Shrink World Trade
International economic experts fear that the tariff war between the US, China, and Europe will lead to a decline in world trade. This is the result of the World Economic Survey conducted by the ifo Institute among 1,130 economists worldwide. When asked to name the most significant consequence of the higher tariffs, the predominant answer was “less trade.” This answer scored 1.7 on a scale of 1 to 3, where 1 means “most important.” It scored 1.0 in the Middle East and North Africa, indicating that this concern is particularly pronounced among experts there. Respondents to the ifo World Economic Survey from the countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) gave this answer an average score of 1.4. Experts from the EU, Latin America, and China followed with 1.6 each. In other developed economies, the figure was 1.7. By contrast, experts were comparatively relaxed in the emerging markets of Asia and Europe, where the answer scored 2.1, and especially in the United States, where it came in at 2.2.
(Source: ifo Institute)
16.5.2019
NürnbergMesse’s Indian Portfolio Grows to 16 Trade Fairs
NürnbergMesse’s international programme of trade fairs continues to gain momentum. Following the acquisition of the three market-leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 – INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD – the company has now added another exhibition to its portfolio. The India Mattresstech Expo is India’s dedicated trade fair for mattress and upholstery manufacturing. “The India Mattresstech Expo covers an important sub-segment of the furniture industry and creates valuable synergies for our exhibitors and visitors,” says Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group. “It is therefore the ideal complement to our Indian woodworking events.” For his fellow CEO Dr Roland Fleck, the acquisition also represents another chapter in the success story of NürnbergMesse India: “The Indian economy is booming. With this latest member in our trade fair portfolio, NürnbergMesse India is yet again reinforcing its position as one of the leading exhibition organiser on the Indian subcontinent.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse Group)
16.5.2019
GTAI: New Record: Foreign Direct Investment in Germany
2,062 foreign companies opened up businesses in Germany in 2018 – a new record. That is the result of the FDI Report drawn up by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). The EU is the most important source of Greenfield and expansion projects in Germany. The US holds its position as the top investor country leading the way with 345 investment projects – also a new record. The Americans were followed by Switzerland (229 projects), China (188) and the UK (168). The number of British firms established in Germany since the Brexit referendum (2016 - 2018) has risen by 34. Meanwhile the number of new Chinese companies in Germany fell by 33 compared to the same period (2016 – 2018). The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) also went up, from 1925 in 2017 to 2825 in 2018 – an increase of more than 47. "These figures conclusively demonstrate that Germany is a popular investment location for foreign companies. Never before have so many British companies set up their business in Germany as last year. Around 45% of all British companies surveyed by GTAI said that Brexit had played a role in their decision to invest in Germany," says Germany Trade & Invest CEO Robert Hermann.
(Source: GTAI)
15.5.2019
COMPAMED 2019: Top Bookings at the Top Event for Medical Technology Suppliers
The registration process for COMPAMED 2019 in Düsseldorf has proved how important it is as the international leading market and information platform for suppliers in the medical technology industry. COMPAMED, the perennial partner to the world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA, has once again packed out both halls for COMPAMED 2019, with 800 exhibitors from almost 40 different countries heading to Düsseldorf from 18 - 21 November. “Companies are showing up at COMPAMED to prove that they are innovative forces to be reckoned with and to stand their ground in this market environment, which is becoming increasingly demanding,” says Wolfram Diener, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
15.5.2019
SPIEF 2019 to Host the International Youth Economic Forum
The International Youth Economic Forum co-organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs will be held at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. “It is the second year in a row when the programme committee makes the Youth Day part of the Forum programme, thus acting on the instruction of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to set a permanent youth-oriented platform at SPIEF. This day is a significant part of SPIEF: it hosts the International Youth Economic Forum, presentations of promising projects, federal contests award ceremonies, networking sessions and many other exciting events. At this year’s Forum, we’ll talk about economy’s sustainable development, and young people play an important role in this discussion,” noted Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee.
(Source: Roscongress Foundation)
15.5.2019
E world energy & water 2020 Focuses on Recruiting
There is an urgent search for specialists in the energy industry. Therefore, E world energy & water at Messe Essen from February 11 to 13, 2020 will focus on recruiting. Europe's leading fair in the energy industry will thus offer employers an optimum platform in order to address new employees. In this respect, attention will centre on the Career Forum on the third day of the fair. Here, representatives of companies will be able to provide students, graduates and young professionals with targeted information about career possibilities in face-to-face discussions. In the sector, there is great interest in this form of innovative recruiting. The firms which have already registered now include E.ON, DB Energie GmbH, EnBW, innogy and Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH.
(Source: Messe Essen)
13.5.2019
IFFA 2019 – Where Tradition Meets High Tech
For six days, IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – showed how the sector can get fit for the future. From the smart meat factory, packaging trends and food safety, via clean labelling, to the growing expectations on meat quality, IFFA exhibitors provided answers to the demands of the meat-processing industry and the butchers’ trade. And this against the background of an excellent investment climate. “IFFA has once again shown that it is not only one of our longest-established trade fairs but also, above all, the global meeting place for the sector. Seven out of ten visitors came from outside Germany. The mood in the halls, on the exhibition stands and in the aisles was fantastic”, summarised Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt. “At the same time, IFFA is the family meeting place of the meat-processing sector – the meat industry, the machine manufacturers, the packaging companies, the spice suppliers, the trade and butchers. Many of these companies have been in the hands of the same family for generations and IFFA is where they meet to shape the future every three years.”
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
13.5.2019
IE expo China 2019: Demand for environmental technology in Asia scales new heights
China is focusing more than ever on environmental and climate protection. IE expo China 2019, which took place from April 15 to 17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), showed this all too clearly. During the three days of the event, 73,097 trade visitors from 58 countries and regions caught up on the trends and technological innovations in the Asian environmental technology sector. “IE expo China is the largest, most innovative and highest-quality environmental protection exhibition in Asia. It brings together all the relevant stakeholders in an industry that is so crucial for our society.” With these words, Zhao Lijun, President of China Environment Chamber of Commerce opened IE expo China on April 15. And the performance figures at the end of the fair reflect this praise. “The 73,097 trade visitors mean an increase by ten percent,” said Jiang Gang, Managing Director of the organizer Messe Muenchen Zhongmao. “With 2,047 exhibitors, IE expo China exceeded the 2,000 mark for the first time and grew by 16 percent—and thus enters new dimensions.” In terms of exhibition space, Asia's leading trade fair for water, waste, air and soil grew by 17 percent to 150,000 square meters.
(Source: Messe München)
13.5.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH with Lower EBITDA in a Challenging First Quarter
CEO Clemens Iller commented: “As expected, the start to the 2019 financial year was restrained. After a significant decline in business activities towards the end of last year, the dip in growth in our sales markets continued in the first three months. There are no clear signs of a rapid recovery in the current low demand, particularly from the European automotive industry. In view of the latent trade conflicts and political uncertainties in Europe, it is currently difficult to estimate when new impulses will lead to a sustained improvement in the economic situation in our core market Europe. From today's perspective, we expect demand to gradually normalize in the first half of 2019, with a continued recovery in the second half of the year.”
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
7.5.2019
LIGNA 2019: Future Showcase for the Woodworking and Timber Processing Industries
This May, over 1,500 companies will be gathering in Hannover, Germany, to showcase the future of the woodworking and timber processing industries. Whether it's about digitization, automation, IoT platforms or collaborative systems, LIGNA is where innovations are shown for the first time – and on an unrivalled scale. 130,000 square meters (nearly 1.4 million square feet) is the total net display area that will be occupied by exhibition stands featuring the latest woodworking and timber processing plant, machinery and tools. "From 27 to 31 May 2019, exhibitors from over 50 countries will gather here at the Hannover Exhibition Center to showcase state-of-the-art processing solutions, applications and concepts for the entire forestry & wood industry. The presence of all the world's leading technology providers will make Hannover the global hotspot for the wood-based industries during those five days. No other fair compares in terms of international appeal", asserted Dr. Andreas Gruchow, Managing Board member at Deutsche Messe, during the LIGNA Preview press conference on 5 February in Hannover, adding: "Once again in 2019, LIGNA will serve as the industry's showcase of choice for unveiling their innovations, with a great many exhibitors even timing their development cycles to coincide with the show's staging every two years."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
7.5.2019
parts2clean 2019: Future-proofing the Cleaning of Industrial Parts
In light of global trends such as electromobility, autonomous vehicles, lightweight construction, miniaturization, automation and digitization, the industrial parts and surface cleaning sector is facing new challenges. parts2clean 2019 shows how these challenges can be met. The 17th International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning will be held from 22 to 24 October 2019 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center. Areas of current interest include new and modified production technologies, such as the growing use of adhesive bonding, laser welding and coating processes, as well as the additive manufacturing of components. At the same time, there is increased demand for the cleaning of workpieces made from new materials or material combinations, as well as complete assemblies. And then there are the tougher regulatory requirements, such as those contained in the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR).
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
7.5.2019
ASMC 2019 Highlights Latest Advanced Manufacturing Strategies
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2019) kicks off today with more than 300 industry experts and executives delivering more than 30 hours of technical presentations on the latest advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies. May 6-9, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, New York, ASMC 2019 is the leading international technical conference for improving the collective manufacturing expertise of the semiconductor industry. ASMC 2019 registration remains open. Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and machine learning are dramatically increasing demands on semiconductor manufacturing. Device makers, equipment and materials suppliers, and academics must respond by collaborating to develop new solutions. Technical presentations at ASMC highlight industry innovations with specific results and are published by IEEE, with select manuscripts republished in the ASMC Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing.
(Source: SEMI)
6.5.2019
New Dates: IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI from November 12 to 14, 2019
Rescheduling: IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI will take place in a prominent location in the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 12 to 14, 2019. Both trade fairs will be positioned in attractive halls on the main axis of the site. The first local players in the sector have already promised to participate in the fairs because of the improved time-related and spatial exhibition conditions. German companies will have the possibility of presenting themselves on a promoted joint booth. The month of November is traditionally one of the most enterprising periods for trade and tourism in the Middle East at the same time. With the rescheduling, IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI are reacting to the wishes of the sector. Dates during mid-November for the staging of both events have been targeted for quite a long time already. However, because the capacities of the event site were always utilised to the full in this period, it has not been possible to fulfil this wish in the last few years.
(Source: Messe Essen)
6.5.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG: Jens Alder elected as new Chairman
During today's Annual General Meeting in Lucerne, the shareholders of SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG, a global leader in special long steel, have approved all agenda items and proposals of the Board of Directors with a large majority. The shareholders have approved the management report, the statutory financial statements, the consolidated financial statements as well as the appropriation of available earnings. The compensation report has been approved in a consultative vote. All members of the Board of Directors seeking re-election were confirmed: Michael Büchter, Martin Haefner, Isabel Corinna Knauf and Dr Oliver Thum. Jens Alder was elected as the new Chairman, Alexey Moskov and Adrian Widmer were newly elected to the Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee newly consists of the current member Isabel Corinna Knauf as well as the newly elected members Jens Alder and Alexey Moskov. The Compensation Committee will now be chaired by Jens Alder.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG)
6.5.2019
Save the date - Intersolar Summit Spain
The Spanish solar market is picking up speed again. 261.7 MW of new PV systems were installed in Spain in 2018 according to the provisional numbers of Spanish solar energy association UNEF. This is an increase of 94% compared to 2017. Price cuts have been the main drivers for the solar market growth including lower production costs, better frameworks for self-consumption, and the cancellation of fees such as the sun tax. Additionally, solar energy will become cost-competitive with conventional energy technologies in the coming years, which will favor new business models and sales opportunities such as corporate sourcing and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). SolarPower Europe and UNEF have teamed up with the Intersolar organisers to shed light on Europe's new solar boom market at the first Intersolar Summit Spain. We are going to discuss the PV market development in Spain, the chances and opportunities of the announced grid parity, corporate sourcing models, regulation and policy issues.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
3.5.2019
SEMI and TechWorks Sign Multi-year Agreement
SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and TechWorks, the industry association for the deep tech community in the United Kingdom, today signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the agreement, SEMI and TechWorks will collaborate to accelerate joint development and commercialization of electronics design and manufacturing innovations across multiple sectors and applications such as cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) security and connected electric vehicles. “The MOU extends SEMI’s standing relationship with TechWorks through its National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) Semiconductors to Systems Communities by combining our complementary strengths to enable growth in vertical segments,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “Together, we will leverage these strengths to lead and speed the development of world-class innovations in electronics design and manufacturing to maintain Europe’s leadership.”
(Source: SEMI)
3.5.2019
Deutsche Messe Becomes International Partner of Energy Tradeshow SETA
Deutsche Messe AG is expanding its portfolio further and will become international partner of SETA (Smart Energy Transformation Asia). SETA premiered three years ago in Bangkok and has already become well established in the market. Thailand's Ministry of Energy is one of the show's main partners. SETA also enjoys the support of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Digital and Society, Ministry of Interior. SETA's range of exhibits is complemented by a quality supporting program of events. The show spans the entire energy sector value chain, from generation and grid technology to energy storage and electric mobility solutions. Digitization is a recurring theme throughout the show since the ASEAN region requires smart energy solutions to cope with burgeoning power demand.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
3.5.2019
Buehler at CONTROL 2019
At Control 2019, Buehler ITW Test & Measurement, a leading manufacturer of instruments, consumables and accessories for metallography and materials analysis, will be presenting its new Mosaic Diamond Grinding Discs (DGD). The fifth line of DGDs in Buehler's grinding consumable offering, Mosaic grinding discs are designed to provide high material removal rates in sample preparation and are especially suited for demanding laboratories working with medium to hard alloys, and materials that are difficult to grind. The new Mosaic diamond grinding discs are available with a magnetic backing and come in 8”, 10” or 12” disc diameters and in 120, 220, 320, 400 and 1000 grit sizes. Typical applications include the efficient grinding of steel, sintered carbides, thermal spray coatings, and other hard materials. Beyond the high material removal rate, users will benefit in all these areas from highly consistent results, labor savings and extended lifetime, all of which contribute towards reducing the running cost of consumables.
(Source: Buehler – ITW Test & Measurement GmbH)
2.5.2019
Beviale Moscow to be Held in New Location in March 2020
Beviale Moscow is set to move to a new venue next year. From 24 to 26 March 2020, Eastern Europe’s first and to date only trade show for the entire beverage chain will welcome experts and interested visitors to the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre. The exhibition grounds are centrally located in the middle of one of Moscow’s major parks. The trade fair for the beverage industry covers the entire process chain from manufacture to marketing and was bigger than ever this year. The change of location offers even more opportunities for organisers and exhibitors.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
2.5.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG: Jens Alder Elected as New Chairman
During today's Annual General Meeting in Lucerne, the shareholders of SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG, a global leader in special long steel, have approved all agenda items and proposals of the Board of Directors with a large majority. The shareholders have approved the management report, the statutory financial statements, the consolidated financial statements as well as the appropriation of available earnings. The compensation report has been approved in a consultative vote. All members of the Board of Directors seeking re-election were confirmed: Michael Büchter, Martin Haefner, Isabel Corinna Knauf and Dr Oliver Thum. Jens Alder was elected as the new Chairman, Alexey Moskov and Adrian Widmer were newly elected to the Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee newly consists of the current member Isabel Corinna Knauf as well as the newly elected members Jens Alder and Alexey Moskov. The Compensation Committee will now be chaired by Jens Alder. All members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board were granted discharge from liability for the past business year.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG)
2.5.2019
Meyer Burger Concludes Divestment of Wafer Business to Precision Surfacing Solutions
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced that it has concluded the divestment of its photovoltaic and specialised materials (e.g. semiconductor and sapphire glass industries) wafering equipment and service business to Precision Surfacing Solutions (PSS). The sale was agreed and announced on February 7, 2019. The purchase price is CHF 50 million in cash and the contract includes an earn-out component based on certain revenue levels in 2019.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
30.4.2019
PaintExpo 2020 – Trends und Impetus for Coating Technology
PaintExpo will once again transform the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre into an international marketplace for innovations, applications, future technologies and trends covering all aspects of industrial coating technologies from the 21st through the 24th of April, 2020. Already at the end of March 2019, roughly 400 companies had booked booth floor space for the 8th world’s leading trade fair. The industry sector’s global players will be on hand, as will its innovative small and mid-sized companies. A complete range of solutions targeted at optimising coating processes and making them fit for the future will await trade fair visitors.
(Source: FairFair GmbH)
30.4.2019
Covestro Confirms Full Year Guidance After First Quarter
As expected, higher competitive pressure influenced the first quarter 2019 results of DAX-listed Covestro. Despite an overall solid demand, core volumes decreased slightly by 1.8%, mainly due to lower volumes in the Polycarbonates segment. A marked drop in selling prices led to a reduction in Group sales by 16.0% to EUR 3.2 billion. The Group’s EBITDA at EUR 442 million (–58.4%), a contrast to the exceptionally positive prior-year results, was in line with the forecast. As a result, net income also fell to EUR 179 million (–72.2%). At minus EUR 45 million, free operating cash flow (FOCF) was negative compared with the previous year (EUR 364 million) due to reduced cash flows from operating activities and increased investments. Although on the whole significantly below the outstanding results of the prior year’s quarter, results remain in the expected range and Covestro confirms targets set for the year as a whole. “The first quarter was in line with our guidance and confirms our subdued expectations for the full year,” explains CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
30.4.2019
Wibu-Systems joins the debut exhibitors at the medical technology expo T4M
The newest trade fair for the medical technology industry, T4M, is opening its doors for the first time in Stuttgart, Germany between 7 and 9 May 2019. Wibu-Systems will beamong the first exhibitors at this premiere, joining the VDMA collective booth B24 in Hall 9. The software contained in medical devices represents invaluable intellectual property that deserves the best possible protections. Visitors at the booth can learn how CodeMeter technology can help them protect and license their software and make the most out of the new security capabilities. CodeMeter is the right choice for new and retrofitted medical devices. The devices’ operating systems can be delivered in encrypted form with their license stored either in a hardware CmDongleor a CmActLicense activation file. The tough encryptions prevent product piracy and reverse engineering, while digital certificates safeguard the integrity of the software.
(Quelle: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG)
29.4.2019
Covestro Confirms Full Year Guidance After First Quarter
As expected, higher competitive pressure influenced the first quarter 2019 results of DAX-listed Covestro. Despite an overall solid demand, core volumes decreased slightly by 1.8%, mainly due to lower volumes in the Polycarbonates segment. A marked drop in selling prices led to a reduction in Group sales by 16.0% to EUR 3.2 billion. The Group’s EBITDA at EUR 442 million (–58.4%), a contrast to the exceptionally positive prior-year results, was in line with the forecast. As a result, net income also fell to EUR 179 million (–72.2%). At minus EUR 45 million, free operating cash flow (FOCF) was negative compared with the previous year (EUR 364 million) due to reduced cash flows from operating activities and increased investments. Although on the whole significantly below the outstanding results of the prior year’s quarter, results remain in the expected range and Covestro confirms targets set for the year as a whole.
(Quelle: Covestro AG)
26.4.2019
SEMI ISS Europe 2019: Enabling Digital Innovation Opportunities
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe), 31 March - 2 April 2019 in Milan, Italy, today opens with a full conference schedule to identify collaboration, innovation and business opportunities in the digital economy to help fulfill the semiconductor industry’s promise of doubling in size by 2030. Top European and global executives, technology elites, researchers and academics will gather at ISS Europe 2019 to explore solutions to strategic, economic and social challenges. Hosted by SEMI Europe, the three-day flagship forum will examine how Europe can seize the full potential of digital innovation through collaborations in the electronics, components and systems communities.
(Source: SEMI Europe)
26.4.2019
SEMI Partners with Powerhouses imec, CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer to Energize Global Innovation
SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, today announced that in the three months since imec, a worldwide leader in nanoelectronics research, joined SEMI as a Strategic Association Partner under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) announced at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) in January, two additional worldwide leaders in nanoelectronics research – CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer – agreed to join forces by signing similar agreements. By partnering with imec and now CEA-Leti and Fraunhofer, SEMI brings global scale to three of the world’s top technology research and innovation centers to support and inspire the development of new products and technologies by its more than 2,100 member companies.
(Source: SEMI)
26.4.2019
Meyer Burger Completes Transformation of Executive Board
As part of the transformation programme announced on October 16, 2018, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd planned to adapt the Executive Board to reflect the future structure and size of the company. Today Meyer Burger is completing the transformation of the Executive Board with the announcement that Michael Escher will step down as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and leave the Executive Board by the end of June 2019 following a 5-year career with the company. Meyer Burger’s transformation towards a strategic focus on high efficiency cell and module technologies is in progress, as was clearly underscored by the recent announcement of the partnership and participation with Oxford PV. As a result of the company’s strategically streamlined product portfolio and sales organisation, the role of CCO at corporate level has become redundant.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
25.4.2019
Lufthansa Promotes the European Elections
Lufthansa is sending a very special signal four weeks before the start of the European elections, taking place on 23-26 May: As of 24 April, an Airbus A320 will be branded with the slogan “SayYesToEurope” in large letters across its fuselage in place of the usual Lufthansa writing. With this initiative, Lufthansa is actively promoting a higher voter turnout for the European elections. “With their vote in May, the citizens of Europe will decide the future of the European community. Now more than ever, it is a question of taking a stand, taking responsibility and strengthening the idea of a united and free continent. As a genuine European company with roots in several countries in the heart of Europe, our airlines, such as Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti connect the continent’s countries with each other and connect Europe with the world. For this reason, Europe is very close to our hearts,” says Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
25.4.2019
drupa: The 6th report has been published
Globally 40% of printers stated their company economic condition was ‘good’ in 2018 versus 13% who described their condition as ‘poor’, the rest were ‘satisfactory’. This gives a positive net balance of 27%. For Suppliers the positive net balance was 19%. Both groups remain optimistic with c.50% expecting things to be better in 2019. Conditions vary between regions and between markets. So North America continued to enjoy strong growth in 2018, Europe and Australia enjoyed steady growth, whilst Asia, the Middle East and S/C America were cautious and Africa was in decline. The 2018 results reflect the established pattern in most regions, although the decline in the Middle East and S/C America appears to be worsening. The Packaging market thrives as does Functional, but there are clear signs of increasing caution in the Commercial market and Publishing remains subdued, with the encouraging exception of the books market.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
24.4.2019
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2019 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.83 billion in billings worldwide in March 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the March Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 1.9 percent lower than the final February 2019 level of $1.87 billion, and is 24.6 percent lower than the March 2018 billings level of $2.43 billion. “March billings of North American test and assembly equipment manufacturers showed modest improvement over the prior month,” said Terry Tsao, chief marketing officer of SEMI. “Despite the increase for this segment, overall billings growth expectations for North American semiconductor equipment suppliers are muted for the rest of the year.” The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.
(Source: SEMI)
24.4.2019
Must-attend Event for the Tool, Pattern and Mould Making Industry
MOULDING EXPO 2019 will have a 36% proportion of international exhibitors – the highest so far. Right in the middle of one of Europe’s strongest industrial regions, MOULDING EXPO has become a major economic platform for the tool, pattern and mould making sector. International representatives of the branch underline the importance of the industry event.
(Source: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH)
24.4.2019
TDK Teams With Immersion on Haptics
TDK Corporation announces that its subsidiary TDK Electronics has signed a co-marketing agreement with Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the world’s leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, for the design and marketing of cutting-edge touch response solutions that utilize TDK PowerHap™ piezo actuators with haptic feedback. Under the agreement Immersion will certify TDK’s actuators for use with its software products and include them in reference designs. This will enable Immersion customers to implement advanced haptic solutions with the world’s highest performance actuators in a broad spectrum of applications that includes smartphones and tablets, automotive displays and controls, wearables, consumer electronics devices, ATMs and vending machines, gaming consoles, industrial equipment and medical devices and more.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
23.4.2019
POWTECH and PARTEC 2019: Powerful Process Engineering Duo in Nuremberg
New formats and unrivalled technical breadth proved to be the recipe for success. This year too, POWTECH impressed once again as a leading international fair for the powder and bulk solids industries. Over three days, some 14,200 visitors enjoyed a first-class trade fair programme and made useful contacts. In six halls at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, 824 exhibitors from 35 countries showcased their innovations. Numerous presentations in forums focusing on chemicals, food and pharmaceuticals delivered the latest scientific findings. The PARTEC Congress for Particle Technology was also a resounding success and welcomed more than 500 delegates from 30 countries. The new Networking Campus concept, with its interactive programme for entrepreneurs and scientists, proved especially popular and was regarded as a genuine highlight of POWTECH.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
23.4.2019
FLEX Taiwan 2019 to Showcase Flexible Electronics Innovations and Opportunities
The latest flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) technology, innovations and industry insights will take center stage at FLEX Taiwan, May 29-30, 2019, at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). Organized by FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, the one-day technical conference provides insights into market trends, innovative materials, advanced manufacturing technology and FHE application opportunities such as Smart clothing, MedTech and precision sports. Registration for FLEX Taiwan 2019 is now open. Projected to reach US$77.3 billion* by 2029, the global flexible electronics market is expected to be a major growth driver for the microelectronics industry. Powering this rapid growth are key application areas including wearables, robotics, telematics and industrial automation. The lightweight, ultra-thin and foldable features of flexible electronics are inspiring new applications beyond the capabilities of traditional silicon- or glass-based substrates.
(Source: SEMI Taiwan)
23.4.2019
Covestro: Dividend Raised for the Fourth Consecutive Year
DAX-listed Covestro has again boosted its dividend for stockholders: It was resolved at the Annual General Meeting in Bonn to raise the dividend to €2.40 per share, up around 9% over the previous year (€2.20). This means Covestro has increased its dividend for the fourth consecutive time since it became an independent company. “In the past year, we again achieved strong results in an unsettled year, so we are sharing this success with our stockholders by distributing an attractive dividend,” CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann emphasized. In view of the increasingly challenging competitive landscape, several initiatives are underway in the current fiscal year, Steilemann pointed out: “We have taken key steps to actively foster our further growth going forward. Our investments focus on business segments with above-average demand potential and we concentrate increasingly on efficiency,” he said.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
17.4.2019
XJet Showcases Expanded Range of AM Application Possibilities at RAPID + TCT 2019
Visitors to RAPID TCT 2019 will be exposed to remarkable applications on booth 1103 this year, made possible by XJet Ltd. Inviting participants to get ‘hands-on’, XJet has an on-booth ‘support removal clinic’ where visitors are encouraged to witness the speed and ease of XJet’s acclaimed soluble support material removal by performing the process first-hand. In addition, XJet will focus on its ongoing commitment to service the US market at the exhibition. With installations in three states across the USA, further orders signed, and the establishment of local customer support; XJet COO Udi Bloch, Vice President HR Ili Ramon, and the customer support leading team will attend RAPID TCT, looking to ramp up XJet’s commitment further.
(Source: XJet)
17.4.2019
Exhibitors will be presenting world novelties at the PCIM Europe 2019
The PCIM Europe is just around the corner: From 5 – 7 May, numerous product innovations and a top-quality lecture program await attendees in Nuremberg, Germany. Within the scope of this year’s international exhibition for power electronics and its applications, more than 500 companies from 28 countries will be presenting a vast array of products from all fields of power electronics. The organizer, Mesago Messe Frankfurt, has noted first-time exhibitors from countries such as Belgium, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan Korea, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan and the United States. Product innovations to be presented at the PCIM Europe for the very first time include, for instance, the DCM(TM) direct liquid cooled power module technology platform by Danfoss Silicon Power. It is especially suited to match the technical requirements of automotive traction inverters, can be effectively integrated into electric traction drives and covers power ratings above 200kW, making it applicable for various drivetrain architectures.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
17.4.2019
New Location for the German House in Tokyo 2020
2020 will see Messe Düsseldorf realise the German House for the Olympic Games for the eleventh time and for the Paralympic Games for the sixth time now on behalf of Deutsche Sport Marketing (DSM). The meeting point for German athletes will be the “AQUA CiTY ODAIBA” shopping mall in the Odaiba neighbourhood. This is a prime location in the immediate vicinity of numerous competition venues boasting vistas of the Tokyo skyline. The German House will serve as a hotspot after the Olympic and Paralympic competitions – where representatives from sporting, business, media, social and political spheres will get together to celebrate and network with one another. Messe Düsseldorf will also create the setting for this in Tokyo 2020 realising the German House commissioned by Deutsche Sport Marketing (DSM), the marketing agency of DOSB (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund/German Olympic Confederation) and DBS (Deutscher Behindertensportverband/National Paralympic Committee Germany).
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
16.4.2019
SMC Korea 2019 to Highlight Key Semiconductor Materials Trends, Opportunities
With advanced materials now a critical enabler of semiconductor industry growth applications and Korea the world’s second largest semiconductor materials market, the stage is set for SMC Korea 2019, the region’s premier electronics materials conference. More than 400 industry experts and top executives from every segment of semiconductor manufacturing will gather May 16, 2019, at COEX in Seoul for insights and the latest trends in advanced materials as attendees explore new business and innovation opportunities. Registration for SMC Korea 2019 is open. According to latest SEMI Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS), Korea's semiconductor materials revenue grew 16 percent in 2018 to US $8.72 billion, the highest growth rate in the world, thrusting Korea into a key position in the global semiconductor materials industry.
(Source: SEMI)
16.4.2019
Coperion and Coperion K-Tron at Chinaplas 2019
At this year’s Chinaplas (21-24 May 2019, Guangzhou, China) Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, presents itself as a total technology solution provider for all plastics processing applications. Just in time for the 15th anniversary of the STS twin screw extruder, Coperion has expanded this extruder series by one more extruder size: The new STS 25 Mc11 extruder with a 25 mm screw diameter is designed especially for research and development tasks as well as for production of small batch sizes and will be shown for the first time at the Coperion booth 5.1M11 in Hall 5.1. In addition Coperion will present a twin screw extruder ZSK 58 Mc18, an SP 320 treasure strand pelletizer, a highly accurate Coperion K-Tron Quick Change twin screw feeder outfitted with ActiFlow™ bulk solids activator, Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) and 2415 vacuum receiver for refill as well as the unique K-ML-BSP-150-S Bulk Solids Pump™ (BSP) feeder for granular materials. Also on display is Coperion’s dual channel diverter valve WZKC for powders and granular products and a ZVH rotary valve.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
15.4.2019
PaintExpo 2020 – Trends und Impetus for Coating Technology
PaintExpo will once again transform the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre into an international marketplace for innovations, applications, future technologies and trends covering all aspects of industrial coating technologies from the 21st through the 24th of April, 2020. Already at the end of March 2019, roughly 400 companies had booked booth floor space for the 8th world’s leading trade fair. The industry sector’s global players will be on hand, as will its innovative small and mid-sized companies. A complete range of solutions targeted at optimising coating processes and making them fit for the future will await trade fair visitors.
(Source: FairFair GmbH)
15.4.2019
Trade Fair for Deburring Technology and Precision Surface Finishing in Karlsruhe
Whether traditional or new manufacturing processes are involved, none of the available technologies make it possible to produce component surface finishes in the required quality. Process steps such as deburring, rounding and cleaning, as well as targeted functional or decorative surface finishing, are thus indispensable. Solutions by means of which these tasks can be executed reliably and economically will be presented at DeburringEXPO at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019. Beyond this, the 3rd leading trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing will provide valuable know-how at its bilingual expert forum.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
11.4.2019
Intersolar AWARD 2019: Finalists Announced
High-performing, robust and efficient – the solutions presented by the finalists of the Intersolar AWARD 2019 make them worthy contenders for the prestigious prize, which honors pioneering technologies and services for the solar industry. The submissions for the award span a wide range of technologies, from solar modules to inverters to substructures. The prizes will be awarded on May 15, 2019 at The smarter E Forum in hall B3, booth B3.570 as part of The smarter E Europe, Europe's largest platform for the energy industry.
(Source: Solar Promotion)
11.4.2019
2018 Global Semiconductor Equipment Sales Jump to Record $64.5 Billion
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 14 percent from $56.62 billion in 2017 to an all-time high of $64.5 billion in 2018, SEMI, the industry association representing the worldwide electronics product design and manufacturing supply chain, reported today. The data is now available in the Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report. For the second consecutive year, Korea claimed the largest market for new semiconductor equipment with $17.71 billion in sales, followed by China, rising to become the second largest equipment market for the first time with sales of $13.11 billion and displacing Taiwan, which fell to the third position with sales of $10.17 billion. Annual spending rates increased for China, Japan, Rest of World (primarily Southeast Asia), Europe, and North America. However, new equipment markets in Taiwan and South Korea contracted. The 2018 equipment market rankings for Japan, North America, Europe, and Rest of World remained unchanged from 2017.
(Source: SEMI)
10.4.2019
EIT Community Opens its First Hub in Silicon Valley
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) opened the first Community Hub outside of Europe in Silicon Valley yesterday. Building on the existing Silicon Valley Hub of EIT Digital, the EIT Hub in San Francisco will support European innovators to attract US customers, partners and investors. It will also showcase innovation made in Europe and bolster the visibility of innovative European solutions to global challenges. Martin Kern, EIT Interim Director, said: ‘To strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and to tackle the most pressing global challenges facing our society through innovation, we have to connect globally. This EIT Hub will further strengthen Europe’s innovation ecosystem and act as a bridge between Europe and Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs, innovators and students.’ Jim Wunderman, President & CEO Bay Area Council, stated: ‘The Bay Area Council welcomes the establishment of the EIT Hub in Silicon Valley and is happy to welcome the EIT among its partners. International ties have long standing tradition that have been beneficial to both sides and the presence of the EIT strengthens our connection to Europe.’
(Source: EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology)
10.4.2019
Coperion at Chinaplas 2019
15th Birthday of STS Extruders: Coperion Adds New Laboratory Extruder to the STS Series
Stuttgart, April 2019 – The STS twin screw extruder from Coperion is celebrating its 15th birthday this year. Thanks to the ongoing technological and design development, the STS extruder has proven itself today as a strong performing quality product for numerous compounding processes on the market. Just in time for this anniversary, Coperion has expanded the STS series by one more extruder size: The new STS 25 Mc11 extruder with a 25 mm screw diameter is designed especially for research and development tasks as well as for production of small batch sizes of 2 kg and more, achieving throughputs of up to 90 kg/h. It will be shown for the first time at Chinaplas 2019 (21-24 May 2019, Guangzhou, China) at the Coperion booth 5.1M11 in Hall 5.1.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
9.4.2019
Digital Solar & Storage 2019: Save the Date and Call for Presentations
Digital Solar & Storage 2019 says farewell to BMW World after wonderful years in Munich and come on 5-6 November 2019 for the first time to Brussels to welcome the new European Parliament and Commission - and discuss with stakeholders from industry and politics what’s needed to keep up the new solar momentum in Europe. While solar is the most versatile and often lowest cost power generation source in Europe today, its potential is largely untapped. Time has come investors are increasingly getting excited about solar in Europe. But to fully utilise the benefits of Solar for Europe’s citizens and industry, it is key to act now and thoroughly set the path for Digitalisation & Storage. Join high-level executives from digital innovators and storage solution suppliers active in solar and representatives from Europe’s new European Parliament and Commission to discuss the latest business models and market trends shaping the New Energy World based on digital solar & storage. Europe’s solar sector association SolarPower Europe will again collaborate with the International Alliance for Battery Storage (IBESA) and EuPD Research for Digital Solar & Storage 2019. The event is powered by Intersolar Europe and EES Europe.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
9.4.2019
Upbeat Industry Coming Together Once Again at DELHIWOOD 2019
Over 550 domestic and international companies exhibiting at DelhiWoodfrom 13 –16 March 2019 at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, India•42,000 + Sqm Exhibition Space•550 Exhibitors•35 Exhibiting Countries•100 Product Launches•500 VIPs and Media•30,000 Trade Visitors•103 Companies Exhibiting For The First Time•11 Country Pavilions•Product & Technology Demonstrations of over 500 woodworking machinesThe sixth edition of the woodworking industry’s eagerly anticipated biennial event, DelhiWood 2019, will be held from 13-16 March 2019, at the India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, India.More than 550 exhibitors from over 35 countries will showcase modern cutting-edge technologies, machinery, tools, fittings, accessories, raw materials and products for furniture production and wood-based manufacturing, housed in a whopping 42,000 square metres of space at the forthcoming DELHIWOOD. Organised by NuernbergMesse, in cooperation with PDA Trade Fairs and supported by Eumabois, proudly announces an unprecedented 30% growth this edition.
(Source: NürnbergMesse International)
9.4.2019
POWTECH and PARTEC Host Expert Knowledge-sharing Platform
International representatives of almost all user segments will gather at POWTECH from 9 to 11 April, when 825 exhibitors from 35 countries showcase their innovations and best practices in six halls. Trade visitors to this leading show can also look forward to numerous presentations in the exhibitor forums. For the first time, the event will feature the new Networking Campus, where start-ups, developers and young researchers will explore the markets and technologies of the future. PARTEC, the renowned international congress on particle technology, is a fitting complement to POWTECH; this year it offers a high-quality programme on the theme “Particles for a better life”. More informations and our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from POWTECH 2019" (ePaper) can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, POWTECH 2019".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
5.4.2019
Deutsche Messe: To be the World's First 5G-powered Tradeshow Venue
Deutsche Messe is strengthening its leading position as a showcaser of tomorrow’s world with a quantum leap into the future of mobile data. It is gearing up to treat the world to the first-ever exhibition complex with full 5G coverage. The company’s plans involve transforming its 100-hectare exhibition center in stages into a highly innovative multifunctional campus that will be available as a test facility for real-time 5G use cases 365 days a year. Deutsche Messe will also launch a new 5G-themed trade show in the fall of 2020: the 5G CMM Expo. The current season of HANNOVER MESSE with its 5G Arena is just the beginning; the "Smart Venue" project is taking Deutsche Messe's 5G commitment to a whole new level. The company aims to roll out the new 5G mobile telephony standard to all of its exhibition halls and its open-air site as soon as possible.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
5.4.2019
Covestro takes Gold Again in International Rating
For its sustainability efforts, the materials manufacturer Covestro has once again received the highest score of gold in an international rating. In the latest survey by the renowned ratings agency EcoVadis, Covestro was able to improve significantly and is now in the top one percent among the 50,000 companies reviewed. With 80 out of 100 points, Covestro was well above the average score of 44.6 points. Increasing the score again by seven points is due, among other things, to the efforts made to further improve working conditions, in order to achieve the best possible balance between private life and work. Endeavors devoted to environmental protection and the high level of sustainable measures implemented in procurement were also commended. The assessment also takes into account ethical conduct and respect for human rights in the company.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
5.4.2019
my-PV GmbH: First Solar Electric Water Heater Installed in Namibia
In a research station, the manufacturer my-PV has implemented the first hot water generation system in Namibia that is completely based on solar power. Calpak Solar Energy combined the ELWA water heater with a 1.6-kilowatt peak solar system and installed the device in a 200-litre electric boiler. The researchers in the remote Desert Lion Conservation Research Centre on the Namibian Skeleton Coast can now self-sufficiently supply themselves with hot water at this inhospitable location. Supplying them with fossil fuels or wood would have been much more expensive than generating energy with solar power. "The project is now also opening up the field of combined heat and power generation from photovoltaics in Africa," reports my-PV Managing Director Gerhard Rimpler. Falling module prices would make such projects more and more economical. The Namibian researchers opted for the ELWA solution from my-PV because it was not possible to use solar thermal products with exposed water reservoirs due to the prevailing cold Atlantic winds.
(Source: my-PV GmbH)
4.4.2019
Control 2019 – QA Innovations in a New Format
Digitalised and networked QA systems are booming! Industrial image processing is leading the way with record-breaking growth rates. And not only will industrial image processing and the associated components be presented by the Control international trade fair for quality assurance at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from the 7th through the 10th of May, 2019, but rather Industry 4.0 compatible measuring technology, sensors, QA software and much more as well. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, CONTROL 2019".
(Source: P.E. Schall)
3.4.2019
Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019: 3D printing, Spotify style
3D printing has already disrupted business processes, and this transformation will only intensify in future. One example is provided by packaging machine manufacturer Schubert, based in Crailsheim. The company has embraced additive technologies, and not just to equip its system components with functions and features that were previously not possible: it also supplies its customers in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries with one-off and replacement parts in very short timescales, such as custom grippers for machines on demand – similar to the business model of music streaming service Spotify. How exactly “Spotify by Schubert” works and the benefits to providers and users is one of the topics on the agenda for the Software & Processes forum on the second day of Rapid.Tech FabCon 3.D, which will take place for the 16th year in a row at Messe Erfurt from 25 to 27 June 2019.
(Source: Messe Erfurt)
3.4.2019
Weidmüller and IDEC Announce Strategic Partnership
The German electrical engineering company Weidmüller and the Japanese IDEC industrial automation group announced their strategic partnership at IDEC's headquarters in Osaka. The close cooperation, which officially begins in April 2019, is set to focus on the implementation of PUSH IN wire connection technology on the Japanese market, which will be distributed exclusively by IDEC in Japan. "We are delighted to have found in IDEC a powerful partner with a strong distribution network, an excellent name and outstanding service", explains Weidmüller Sales Director José Carlos Álvarez Tobar.
(Source: Weidmüller Gruppe)
3.4.2019
Young innovative companies to present themselves at FIBO 2019
Workout refreshments in plastics-free packaging, your own pocket-sized gym or massage boots that get tired legs going again – there are plenty of ideas for a life in motion. That’s why FIBO is offering a dedicated forum for young companies eager to mix up the market with their innovative products. Thirty-six companies funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology will be presenting their developments in Halls 5.2 and 10.2. From 4 to 7 April, this is the place where trade visitors and fitness fans will find lots of suggestions on how to keep their own body healthy and fit while making sure they feel good in every way.
(Source: Reed Exhibitions Deutschland)
2.4.2019
SolarEdge: PV Monitoring Reaching New Heights
SolarEdge has been tracking the importance that monitoring has in the PV industry. This trend is demonstrated by the fact that less than two years ago SolarEdge reached 500,000 monitored PV systems in its system after seven years of sales and now in only two years this figure has doubled - now reaching 1,000,000 million monitored sites. “Just under a decade ago, monitoring PV systems was a passive and reactive process. System owners would install an expensive PV system without monitoring their investment to ensure maximum performance,” stated Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy. “But as the PV industry evolves, the role of PV asset management is now seen as being strategically important for the PV system lifetime RoI.” SolarEdge is celebrating the impact of these 1,000,000 monitored PV sites by focusing on the sites’ positive climate impact. The 1,000,000 monitored PV sites have produced 14TWh of energy, reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 6.5 billion tonnes, which is equal to the equivalent of over 20,000,000 trees planted.
(Souce: SolarEdge)
2.4.2019
TDK wins the Austrian VERENA award for CeraCharge™
TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) won Austria’s VERENA award for innovation in the areas of energy, smart grids or e-mobility. The special award was given to TDK at the Austrian Innovation Prize ceremonies that are hosted by the country’s Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs. With the VERENA award, TDK was singled out for the development of CeraCharge™, the world’s first solid-state SMD rechargeable battery.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
2.4.2019
Arburg at Rapid + TCT 2019
Arburg will present its large Freeformer 300-3X for the first time in America: The new machine for industrial additive manufacturing can be seen from 21 to 23 May 2019 at Rapid TCT in Detroit (Michigan, USA). At the trade fair stand in hall C, stand 1253, a Freeformer 300-3X will produce resilient gripper fingers in a hard/soft combination made of ABS, TPE and support material. A Freeformer 200-3X will also produce a part with honeycomb structures from an FDA-approved original TPE. The capabilities of Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) will be demonstrated by numerous functional components and at two interactive stations. "We will be demonstrating the great progress we have made in Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) at Rapid TCT. Our highlight is the Freeformer 300-3X – the world's first machine capable of additively manufacturing resilient hard/soft combinations with support structure from three components", emphasises Lukas Pawelczyk, Department Manager Sales Freeformer at Arburg.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH Co KG)
1.4.2019
Weidmüller at the PCIM 2019
Weidmüller OMNIMATE® Power SLF 7.62HP SH: OMNIMATE® Power male connector with plugabble shield connecting plate guarantees high levels of EMC safety. – Touch-safe device outlet for power electronics with secure contacting of the EMC shielding. – Comprehensive EMC safety in the power sector. With the OMNIMATE® Power SLF 7.62HP SH male connector, Weidmüller (Hall 7, Stand 416) is offering an innovative solution with a pluggable shield connecting plate for a touch-safe device outlet in the power electronics sector. The pluggable shield connecting plate guarantees secure contacting of the shielding during the connection process, and thus a high level of EMC safety in the power sector. The male connector has 3-mm touch-safe protection on both sides, as well as on both the male and female header.
(Source: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG)
1.4.2019
Future Energy: Renewable Energy has Become Cheaper than Conventional Energy in the GCC
Future Energy: Renewable energy has become cheaper than conventional energy in the GCC
Thanks to a mix of plunging global prices, emerging innovations in energy storage and digitalisation, and the rapid development of the GCC’s own abundant renewable resources. By 2030 the region is on track to leverage renewables to save 354 million barrels of oil equivalent (a 23% reduction), create more than 220,500 new jobs, reduce the power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 22%, and cut water withdrawal in the power sector by 17%.
(Source: Reed Exhibitions)
29.3.2019
Lufthansa Group Honored for its Good Corporate Citizenship
The Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) paid tribute to the Lufthansa Group for its sustainable corporate actions. At its annual Statesmanship Award Dinner in Washington DC, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, accepted the organization’s award. Carsten Spohr said at the award ceremony on Wednesday evening: "Sustainable commercial success is only possible if we also live up to our social responsibilities and our responsibility for the environment. Social commitment is therefore a high priority for all companies of the Lufthansa Group. It is even more reason for me to be delighted that our work has now been honored with the Statesmanship Award. I accept this honor today on behalf of all 135,000 employees of the Lufthansa Group, whose great commitment is recognized by this award".
(Source: Deutsche Lifthansa AG)
29.3.2019
Meyer Burger acquires 18.4% of Oxford PV
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. reported today the successful acquisition of a major equity stake in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV), as announced on 21 March 2019. Simultaneously with the placement of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding procedure conducted by Oxford PV (as announced on 27 March 2019), Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has issued 62,288,420 registered shares out of its existing authorised capital. The issuance will increase Meyer Burger’s listed share capital to CHF 34,258,691.70, divided into 685,173,834 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.05 each. The listing of these shares on SIX Swiss Exchange has already been applied for by the company and was approved by SIX Swiss Exchange. With the closing of the transaction, Meyer Burger will become the largest shareholder in Oxford PV. Hans Brändle, Meyer Burger CEO, will become member of the Board of Directors of Oxford PV.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
28.3.2019
EIT Community opens its first Hub in Silicon Valley
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) opened the first Community Hub outside of Europe in Silicon Valley yesterday. Building on the existing Silicon Valley Hub of EIT Digital, the EIT Hub in San Francisco will support European innovators to attract US customers, partners and investors. It will also showcase innovation made in Europe and bolster the visibility of innovative European solutions to global challenges.
(Source: European Institute of Innovation and Technology)
28.3.2019
Covestro Fosters Open Innovation in China
China faces a transformation of digitalization, a booming market need for Electric Vehicles (EV) as well as an increasing focus on sustainability. In response to these trends, Covestro is further intensifying its cooperation with Tongji University in Shanghai to address the market needs even faster. The Covestro -Tongji Innovation Academy is now expanding its open innovation collaboration by focusing particularly on digitalization, enhancing EV battery performance, and deriving innovative materials to improve car interior air quality as well as exploring the Chinese robotics industry. “It’s obvious that China is on its way to become a leader in innovation for many important industry trends,” says Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. “This we want to support: As a global company, we are committed to innovate in China for the Chinese market as well as for the Asia Pacific region. I’m thrilled to see that our local innovation team is taking over more and more the global responsibility for core technologies. It’s the spirit of open innovation and open venturing with leading Tongji University, that helps us push the boundaries for the industry together with our partners.”
(Source: Convestro AG)
27.3.2019
SolarPower: Spain - Europe´s Re-Awakened Solar Giant
The Spanish solar market is picking up speed again. 261.7 MW of new PV systems were installed in Spain in 2018 according to the provisional numbers of Spanish solar energy association UNEF. This is an increase of 94% compared to 2017. Price cuts have been the main drivers for the solar market growth including lower production costs, better frameworks for self-consumption, and the cancellation of fees such as the sun tax. Additionally, solar energy will become cost-competitive with conventional energy technologies in the coming years, which will favor new business models and sales opportunities such as corporate sourcing and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). SolarPower Europe and UNEF have teamed up with the Intersolar organisers to shed light on Europe's new solar boom market at the first Intersolar Summit Spain. We are going to discuss the PV market development in Spain, the chances and opportunities of the announced grid parity, corporate sourcing models, regulation and policy issues.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
27.3.2019
Lufthansa is ATW Airline of the Year 2019
The trade magazine Air Transport World (ATW) awarded Lufthansa the "Airline of the Year" prize yesterday evening in New York. For the first time in 14 years, one of the most important international awards in the aviation industry goes to a European airline. "The award recognizes the incredible transformation of this company and the commitment of its management team and employees," said ATW editor-in-chief Karen Walker. In their tribute to this year's winner, ATW highlighted a wide variety of aspects. Lufthansa has been the first European airline to be awarded a 5-star rating by Skytrax - proof of its first-class customer service on the ground and in the air. In addition, the company is continuously introducing new technologies and services that further enhance the passenger experience, for example biometric boarding at various airports in North America. Lufthansa also remains a leader in the field of sustainability.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
26.3.2019
ETIP Bioenergy: Delegated Regulation for High ILUC Risk Feedstock is a Step Forward
ETIP Bioenergy welcomes the Delegated Regulation for the determination of “High indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land use change-risk biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels” published by the European Commission on March 13th. The document represents an important step forward for the practical implementation of the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, REDII (2018/2001/EU[1]), as it addresses key issues in the public debate on sustainable biofuels, among which the sustainability of palm oil is the most controversial one, says Patrik Klintbom at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Chair of ETIP Bioenergy Steering Committee. A draft of the Delegated Regulation was previously published by the European Commission for public consultation[2], together with an accompanying report on the status of production expansion of relevant food and feed crops worldwide, based on the best available scientific data.
(Source: ETIP Bioenergy)
26.3.2019
Trail Enters Into an Exclusivity Agreement for the Acquisition of Electropoli
Trail, the European private equity investment firm, today announces the signature of an exclusivity agreement to acquire Electropoli, a leading provider of surface treatment services in Europe, notably for the automotive industry. Trail would complete its investment alongside the management team of Electropoli led by Jean-Paul Bos, CEO, and together with China Synergy Fund, the investment platform jointly set-up by CICC, China's preeminent investment bank and private equity manager, and TPG, the leading global alternative investment firm. Headquartered in France, Electropoli has successfully developed into a pan-European company, benefitting from a strong technological and industrial process know-how. The company operates seven manufacturing sites in France, the Czech Republic and Poland as well as one R&D center based in France. Electropoli serves the premium car industry as well as the aerospace & defense and energy industries with a comprehensive range of metal treatment products and services.
(Source: Trail)
25.3.2019
European coating show 2019 Larger and More International than Ever
The European Coatings Show set new records once again this year, underscoring its position as the leading show for the international coatings industry: about 30,500 trade visitors* (2017: 30,198) from 124 countries (2017: 120) seized the opportunity offered by this year’s event to learn about innovations in paint, coating and sealing compound manufacture from 1,156 exhibitors from 46 countries (2017: 40). The exhibition area, extending to eight halls this year, turned the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg into the central platform for coatings experts from around the world to share ideas and experiences. In addition to the trade show, the overlapping European Coatings Show Conference also proved a drawcard with an even more international presence: about 800 participants came from 54 countries to listen to the presentations by leading scientists and development experts. *The figures for visitors, exhibitors and display area at this exhibition are determined and certified according to the standard definitions of FKM, the Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.3.2019
NürnbergMesse’s Indian Portfolio Grows to 16 Trade Fairs
NürnbergMesse’s international programme of trade fairs continues to gain momentum. Following the acquisition of the three market-leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 – INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD – the company has now added another exhibition to its portfolio. The India Mattresstech Expo is India’s dedicated trade fair for mattress and upholstery manufacturing. “The India Mattresstech Expo covers an important sub-segment of the furniture industry and creates valuable synergies for our exhibitors and visitors,” says Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group. “It is therefore the ideal complement to our Indian woodworking events.” For his fellow CEO Dr Roland Fleck, the acquisition also represents another chapter in the success story of NürnbergMesse India: “The Indian economy is booming. With this latest member in our trade fair portfolio, NürnbergMesse India is yet again reinforcing its position as one of the leading exhibition organiser on the Indian subcontinent.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.3.2019
POWTECH Launches New "Networking Campus" Think Tank in 2019
POWTECH 2019 will see the premiere of the Networking Campus, the new POWTECH think tank for the technologies and markets of the future. The Networking Campus is a communication hub and discussion platform for young researchers, start-ups and developers. The heart of the campus is an open presentation stage, where participants can get involved in an interactive programme based on the BarCamp format. In brief presentations, workshops and discussions, with a research poster or a stand at the adjacent table-top exhibition, all participants offer insights into the future of modern bulk solids and particle technology. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, POWTECH 2019".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.3.2019
Meyer Burger – Strategic Partnership with Oxford PV
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd and Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) have entered into a strategic partnership and signed an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly accelerate the development of mass production technology for perovskite on silicon Heterojunction (HJT) tandem cells. Oxford PV was founded in 2010 as a spin-out from University of Oxford in England. They have developed perovskite tandem solar cells using bottom cells of crystalline silicon and achieved a certified world-record efficiency of 28% in 2018. Such tandem devices use the higher energy blue part of the solar spectrum more effectively, allowing a theoretical efficiency limit of 43% compared to 29% for traditional single-junction silicon-based solar cells. Perovskite tandem solar cells are viewed in the solar industry as the next generation in solar cell technology enabling the reduction of the cost of solar energy (LCOE) to unprecedented levels.
(Quelle: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
21.3.2019
LOPEC 2019: Organic and Printed Electronics Look Positively Into 2019
The signs are still set for growth in the organic and printed electronics industry. This is the clear message to result from the latest business climate survey conducted by the OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association). 73 percent of the survey participants expect the industry to continue its positive development in the coming year. The results of the survey, carried out for the ninth time, were presented to the international press at LOPEC 2019 – the international trade fair and conference – in Munich, Germany by newly elected OE-A Chair Stan Farnsworth. The semi-annual OE-A Business Climate Survey sheds light on the anticipated growth of the organic and printed electronics industry. During each survey, OE-A members – from material suppliers to end users – are asked to provide qualitative data on the state of the industry and their expected sales development.
(Source: VDMA / LOPEC)
21.3.2019
Meyer Burger Awarded Contract for About CHF 15 Million
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the successful conclusion of an order from an existing, major Asian customer for its high performance MAiA® 6.1 platform which delivers an impressive throughput of over 6,000 wafers per hour for mass production scalable PERC technology. By selecting Meyer Burger’s MAiA® 6.1, which launched in 2018, to drive the production expansion of its high quality PERC solar cells, this global leader in the PV industry has chosen today’s foremost standard in PERC manufacturing technology. Meyer Burger’s industrialized MAiA® with its superior passivation technology played a key role in finally establishing PERC as the new global standard in mass manufacturing of solar cells. PERC delivered a much higher module performance while reducing production costs compared to the former Al-BSF standard technology.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
21.3.2019
Ettlinger at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019
Ettlinger will be presenting the ERF melt filter family of high-performance filtration solutions capable of handling even high degrees of contamination at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019, booth D1. These are specially designed for processing polyolefins and polystyrenes, TPE and TPU with levels of contamination of up to 18%. Typical applications include reprocessing post-consumer plastics scrap such as LDPE packaging films, HDPE bottle flakes, PS-aluminum composites, for example from yogurt pots or cream chargers, automotive recycling and the recycling of refrigerator and electronics scrap. The filters are available in three sizes with throughputs of up to 6,000 kg/h. The ERF350, with its maximum throughput of 3800 kg/h, attracts most customer attention. Ettlinger also manufactures the ECO series melt filters which are specifically designed for very low viscosity materials such as PET and PA with degrees of contamination of up to 1.5%.
(Source: Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH)
20.3.2019
Meyer Burger – Sentis Capital PCC Requests Agenda Items for the Annual General Meeting
Meyer Burger Technology AG has received a request from Sentis Capital PCC (“Sentis”) for agenda items for the Annual General Meeting of 2 May 2019. Sentis requests several changes of the Articles of Association: cancellation of the authorised capital, amendment of the percentage limit regarding shareholders’ rights to convene a general meeting, amendment of the percentage limit of shareholders’ rights to request that matters be put on the agenda and introduction of a period between the publication of the annual report and the date of the Annual General Meeting, change of the number of permitted mandates outside Meyer Burger Group as well as the introduction of a maximum number of years that the statutory auditors can be mandated.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
20.3.2019
European Coatings Show 2019: More Exhibitors and more Display Area
For three days, the European Coatings Show will turn Exhibition Centre Nuremberg into the international gathering place for paint and coatings experts. From 19 to 21 March, 1,157 exhibitors (1,135 in 2017) from 48 countries (40 in 2017) will present raw materials and intermediates for the manufacture of paint, coatings, construction chemicals and adhesives at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The Start-up Area and “Innovative Young Companies” pavilion put international newcomers and ambitious young companies from Germany centre-stage. The two-day European Coatings Show Conference already started yesterday. With 144 presentations, it offers a comprehensive overview of the current status of R&D for modern coatings formulations.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
19.3.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG Announces Changes to the Board of Directors
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG, a global leader in special long steel, today announced the nominations for election to its Board of Directors. At the Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2019, Jens Alder, Alexey Moskov and Adrian Widmer are proposed as new members of the Board of Directors. Jens Alder is also nominated as the new Chairman. Edwin Eichler, the current Chairman, and Marco Musetti will not stand for reelection. Jens Alder will be nominated as Chairman of the Board of Directors as Edwin Eichler will leave the Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Alexey Moskov will be proposed as new member of the Board of Directors and will represent the major shareholder Liwet Holding AG. The election of Adrian Widmer as an independent member is intended to add one member to the Board of Directors. The current members Michael Büchter, Martin Haefner, Isabel Corinna Knauf and Dr. Oliver Thum are standing for reelection.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG)
19.3.2019
Largest SEMICON China Opens
SEMICON China 2019, the world’s largest semiconductor conference and exhibition, opens tomorrow and will highlight the global electronics manufacturing industry’s twin opportunities to build the workforce of the future and develop Smart technologies critical to industry growth. Expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors, SEMICON China gathers industry leaders and visionaries for insights into the latest developments, innovations and trends in the electronics industry. March 20-22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SEMICON China 2019 offers the latest perspectives and networking opportunities across the entire semiconductor supply chain including IC design, manufacturing, packaging/testing, and equipment and materials. SEMICON China 2019 is concurrent with FPD China 2019.
(Source: SEMI / SEMI China)
19.3.2019
TEFAF Maastrich 2019: Dealers Debut New Discoveries
Rarity and quality are the distinguishing features of TEFAF Maastricht that put the Fair and its 279 exhibiting dealers in an unrivalled position within the international art market. The scarcity and variety of objects for sale within the Fair will provide private and institutional collectors with an unparalleled opportunity to view and buy some of the finest objects available on the market. The full report can be found in our section "Fair Messages".
(Source: The European Fine Art Foundation)
18.3.2019
FLEX Japan and MEMS & Sensors Forum to Spotlight IoT, Smart Transportation and MedTech
More than 300 industry experts and thought leaders will gather May 22-23 in Tokyo’s Shinagawa District at the co-located 2019FLEX Japan and MEMS & Sensors Forum for critical insights into the latest flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) technologies and market opportunities. Hosted by FlexTech, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, the leading FHE exhibition and conference will highlight the latest trends in IoT, Smart Transportation and MedTech in the Japan region. Registration is now open. Assembling experts from Belgium, France, Japan, South Korea and the United States, the two-day event offers two networking events for innovation, partnership and business opportunities, as well as four technical sessions: FHE and Printed Electronics; IoT Applications; MEMS and Sensors and Textiles.
(Source: SEMI)
18.3.2019
New Covestro Direct Store is Online
Covestro’s new digital B2B trading platform is off to a successful start. Customers of the materials manufacturer can now do business around the clock and with just a few clicks via the Covestro Direct Store available on a new platform under the link covestro.asellion.com. Covestro customers will be able to purchase chemical products conveniently, flexibly and securely via this digital sales channel. “Nowadays, customers expect to have flexible ways to obtain the widest possible range of products and supplementary services through different channels,” explains Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro. “With our new Direct Store, we are adapting the buying experience to the changed requirements and are offering new methods in addition to our existing digital and analog sales channels.”
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
18.3.2019
Pioneering “Modern-day Edison” Joins Tech Elites for SEMICON West
Legendary inventor Dean Kamen, regarded by Forbes magazine as the “Modern-day Edison,” and creator of the Segway and hundreds of other innovations, will share the stage with other elite keynote speakers from industry powerhouses including AMD, Applied Materials, IBM, and Synopsys at the 49th SEMICON West, July 9-11, 2019, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration for SEMICON West, the flagship U.S. event for connecting the global electronics manufacturing supply chain, is now open. Back by popular demand, the AI Design Forum returns on July 9 for its second year at SEMICON West. SEMI Americas, the Electronic System Design Alliance and Applied Materials are partnering to stage the event with speakers representing the entire computing ecosystem. The AI era is widely expected to become the largest of any in industry history, and the speakers will present new approaches for the future of computing – from materials to systems.
(Source: SEMI)
13.3.2019
SEMI ISS Europe 2019 to Highlight Digital Innovation Ecosystems
MedTech, autonomous driving and other disruptive technologies will be showcased at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe), 31 March - 2 April 2019 in Milan, Italy, as top European executives, researchers and academics gather to explore solutions to the region’s most pressing strategic, economic and social challenges. Technology experts and visionaries will discuss how Europe can seize the full potential of digital innovation through collaborations in the electronics, components and systems communities. ISS Europe 2019 registration is open. ISS Europe is a powerful forum for identifying opportunities to drive collaboration, innovation and business in the digital economy.
(Source: SEMI)
13.3.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Achieves Annual Targets Despite Slowdown in the Fourth Quarter
CEO Clemens Iller commented: “In 2018 we achieved most of our targets despite strong headwinds in the final quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was within the target range, which was increased in the middle of the year, and the integration of Ascometal, acquired in February, is progressing rapidly. However, the slowdown in global economic momentum towards the end of the year and the gloomy outlook for global economic growth also left their mark on SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH's fourth-quarter results. In the current market environment with many political and macroeconomic uncertainties, we forecast adjusted EBITDA of between 190 million euros and 230 million euros for the full-year.”
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH Group)
13.3.2019
Smart2Go - Smart and Flexible Energy Supply Platform for Wearable Electronics
Just recently, the Mobile World Congress, the showcase for brand new electronics, came to an end in Barcelona and once again brought with it a wave of overwhelming innovations from the wearables sector. However, all new products require one thing - a powerful and reliable power supply. The recently launched Smart2Go project, funded by the EU as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, focuses precisely on this challenge - the development of an autonomous energy supply platform. At the Wearable Europe Show 2019 the Fraunhofer FEP as project coordinator will present the project and its competencies and objectives at booth no. P12, 10 - 11 April 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The widespread use of electronic devices worn on the body – wearables – is expected to be one of the major trends in the next one or two decades. First applications have already entered the market, like e.g. smartwatches or various types of fitness trackers. However, the main booming period is still expected to happen in future.
(Source: Fraunhofer FEP)
12.3.2019
Intersolar Middle East Conference 2019: Data is the Differentiator
The Intersolar Middle East Conference 2019 started with two powerhouses of the solar industry: While Yousif Al Ali, Director, Business Growth, from Masdar explained the renewable energy dominance of the UAE in the GCC region; Paddy Padmanathan, CEO and President of ACWA Power International, was very optimistic that Saudi Arabia’s official goal of 40GW planned capacity in solar PV by 2030 will be reached much earlier. In five conference sessions more than 300 attendees listened to 25 expert speakers on PV Powerplants, energy storage systems and digitalization. “In MENA, vast renewable energy expansion is the key driver for energy storage. The MENA total solar PV demand (2018–2022) is expected to reach 37.6 GW”, explained Florian Mayr, Partner and Head of Energy Storage of Apricum. „An increasing number of energy storage installations already exist in different stages of implementation.”
(Source: Solar Promotion International)
12.3.2019
Meyer Burger Announces Record HJT Cells With Efficiencies Over 24% at PV CellTech
At PV CellTech 2019, international PV industry leaders will discuss key issues driving the development of solar cell production in the coming years. Meyer Burger CTO, Dr Gunter Erfurt, has been invited to present to a high-level session focusing on Heterojunction (HJT) cell expansion and its potential as a breakthrough technology for multi-gigawatt mass production in 2019. With its focus on the development of industrialized high efficiency Heterojunction manufacturing solutions, Meyer Burger has already achieved HJT cells with recent record efficiencies of over 24.2% on its standardized HJT equipment. A technology roadmap for HJT cells with efficiencies towards 25% is already in place at Meyer Burger. During his presentation, Dr Erfurt will include an update on Meyer Burger’s successful SWCT™ cell connection technology for which over 1 GW has already been sold.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
12.3.2019
Global Fab Spending to See 2019 Decline, New Highs in 2020
Global fab equipment spending is expected to decline 14 percent (US$ 53 billion) in 2019 but stage a strong recovery of 27 percent (US$ 67 billion) to set a new record in 2020, according to the Q1 2019 World Fab Forecast report issued by the Industry Research & Statistics Group at SEMI. Spurred by a slowdown in the memory sector, the 2019 downturn marks the end of a three-year growth run for fab equipment spending. Over the past two years, memory accounted for an annual share of about 55 percent of all equipment, a proportion expected to drop to as low as 45 percent in 2019 but rebound to 55 percent in 2020. With memory representing an outsize share of total spending, any fluctuations in the memory market impacts overall equipment spending. Figure 1 illustrates the sudden historical and forecast changes for each half year starting with the second half of 2018.
(Source: SEMI)
11.3.2019
Hannover Messe 2019: Integrated IT Solutions in Production and Logistics
Industrial production, materials flow and logistics systems generate virtually endless amounts of data. But without proper integration and analysis, all that data is pretty much a dead weight. HANNOVER MESSE, which runs from 1 to 5 April this year, will present the IT solutions that businesses need in order to turn their data mountains into money. Industrial production, materials flow and logistics systems generate virtually endless amounts of data. But without proper integration and analysis, all that data is pretty much a dead weight. HANNOVER MESSE, which runs from 1 to 5 April this year, will present the IT solutions that businesses need in order to turn their data mountains into money. HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology, includes a Digital Factory trade show that features solutions for all areas of intelligent production - everything from data analytics to manufacturing execution systems (MES). More information about the Hannover Messe 2019 can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, Hannover Messe 2019".
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
11.3.2019
The Success Story of IDS Continues
The International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors for the 38th time from 12 to 16 March 2019. Around 2,300 companies from over 60 countries are awaited in Cologne for the world's biggest trade fair for dentistry and dental technology. As such, the entire dental industry is represented at the IDS, including all the international market leaders, which makes it unique in terms of depth and breadth: from dental medicine, to dental technology, infection protection and maintenance, through to customer services, information, communication and organizational materials. Due to its entirety and high number of innovations IDS impressively underlines its significance as a forward-looking trendsetter of the dental industry. More informations about the IDS 2019 and our Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from IDS 2019" can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, IDS 2019".
(Source: Koelnmesse)
8.3.2019
SEMI FlexTech Funds New Cutting-Edge Projects for Flexible Electronics
SEMI-FlexTech, the industry-led, public and private partnership dedicated to growing the flexible and printed electronics ecosystem, today announced new projects featuring novel interconnect and integration strategies to move innovations to market-ready products. The projects include thin batteries, printed audio speaker systems, and flexible fan-out wafer level packaging advances. “The SEMI FlexTech R&D program is driving significant advances in the infrastructure required to support world-class manufacturing capabilities for FHE devices and products,” said Dr. Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, SEMI CTO for flexible electronics and advanced packaging. “These projects are on the cutting edge of integration and demonstrate the value of collaboration in innovation to bring new products to market.”
(Source: SEMI)
8.3.2019
Enforce Tac and U.T.SEC 2019: Nuremberg Exhibition Pairing More Successful Than Ever
The 8th Enforce Tac, the international trade fair for command, control and operational equipment used by security agencies, and the 3rd U.T.SEC – Summit for Drones, Unmanned Technologies & Security, closed on 7 March after two very successful days. These two highly specialised events were even more closely linked this year, in terms of both location and subject matter, attracting a total of about 5,000 experts from around the world to the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, about 35 percent more than the previous year.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
7.3.2019
Brabender Technologie: new feeder line at Powtech
Duisburg-based Brabender Technologie is unveiling a new pellet feeder in time for Powtech (April 9 to 11, 2019 in Nuremberg). The new DS line is being launched on the market in a choice of four sizes and is characterized by a simple design that concentrates on the essentials. “Our main goal in launching this equipment is to reach out to compounders such as those specializing in films or textiles,” Jürgen Knez, developer of the DS line at Brabender Technologie, explains. Pellets are typically a simple material and can be fed using spiral screws requiring no additional agitation. “When designing the new line, we therefore concentrated on creating a feeder featuring only a few easily accessible components, a design so simple and easy to handle.”
(Source: Brabender Technologie GmbH & Co. KG)
7.3.2019
EU Court of Auditors’ Superbug Preview Welcomed by COPMA
“COPMA welcomes the European Court of Auditors decision to conduct an audit of EU action against superbugs” said Mario Pinca, CEO of Italian hospital sanitation services company, COPMA. The auditors will examine how the European Commission and relevant agencies manage the key activities and resources in this domain. They will also assess the relevance and effectiveness of EU contributions and support. Each year in the EU, infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria lead to the death of about 33,000 people and result in economic losses of around €1.5 billion. The World Bank has warned that, by 2050, such infections could cause as much global economic damage as the 2008 financial crisis. This week, the auditors published an ‘Audit Preview on EU action to fight AMR’. Audit Previews are used to provide information on an ongoing audit task. They are designed as a source of information for those interested in the policy or programmes being audited.
(Source: Copma SCRL)
6.3.2019
ETIP PV 2019 will take Place in Brussels (Belgium)
The conference “Readying for TW Era” organized by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) will take place on 28 and 29 May 2019 at the BIP House (Rue Royale 2-4) in Brussels, Belgium. PV reached a new milestone of the end of 2018 with half a TW of installed capacity globally and more is expected to come in the coming years, with a growing market on all continents. In an expected multi-hundreds of GW annual market, challenges are numerous for the manufacturing industry, and policymakers. Low solar energy prices are unlocking new innovative business models which will reshape the energy landscape, for electricity consumers, mobility, buildings and the industry. This conference aims at presenting these challenges and bring some answers on how the approaching solar-PV TW era will shape the energy transition.
(Source: ETIP PV)
6.3.2019
SMARTER E EUROPE: Jouns Forces with Eurogas and Hydrogen Europe
The smarter E Europe, the continent’s largest energy industry platform, has signed a cooperation agreement with the associations Eurogas and Hydrogen Europe. Their objective is to join forces in achieving a decarbonised Europe and work together towards a future powered by renewable energy. The future role of Power- To-X and how hydrogen, together with solar and wind energy, can pave the way towards successful sector coupling will be among the topics discussed at The smarter E Europe and its individual exhibitions, which are taking place in Munich on May 15–17, 2019.
(Source: Solar Promotion GmbH)
6.3.2019
Solar Impulse Foundation: 20th Anniversary of the First Round-the-World in Balloon
Circumnavigating the globe in a balloon was considered as the final great adventure of the 20th Century. Several billionaires such as Richard Branson and Steve Fossett had made unsuccessful attempts. In total, 10 teams tried 21 times to reach this last Grail. Bertrand Piccard himself failed twice in 1997 and 1998 before attempting the third flight with Brian Jones. The balloonists successfully landed in the Egyptian desert on March 21st, after traveling 45’755km in 19 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes, thus achieving the longest flight in the history of aviation for both distance and duration.
(Source: Solar Impulse Foundation)
5.3.2019
Women in Semiconductors To Highlight Workplace Diversity at ASMC 2019
The vital importance of workplace diversity in the growth of the global semiconductor industry’s talent pipeline will take the spotlight as the Women in Semiconductors (WiS) program returns to the SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC 2019) May 6-9 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Back by popular demand, WiS continues to connect more women in the semiconductor manufacturing industry while driving critical discussions across genders. The May 6 WiS program runs in conjunction with ASMC 2019. Registration is complimentary to ASMC registrants and is now open. WiS builds on the strength of past events with themes including communication, networking and why promoting gender diversity in the workplace benefits everyone. For STEM college/graduate students, the program is an excellent opportunity to deepen their knowledge about these key issues and network with industry professionals.
(Source: SEMI)
5.3.2019
SEMICON China Keynotes Unveiled as Event Record 100,000 Visitors Expected
With the rapid growth of China’s semiconductor industry as the backdrop, industry leaders and visionaries will gather at SEMICON China 2019 for insights into the latest developments, innovations and trends in the electronics industry. Smart transportation, Smart manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT) and workforce development will take the spotlight with an event record of 100,000 visitors expected. Registration is now open for SEMICON China 2019. The event is concurrent with FPD China 2019. March 20-22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, SEMICON China 2019 is the world’s largest semiconductor conference and exhibition. SEMICON China 2019 has set a new event high of more than 80,000 square meters of exhibition space – the size of 11 professional soccer fields – with more than 1,200 exhibitors and 4,000 booths.
(Source: SEMI China)
5.3.2019
Covestro Raises Dividend After Strong Business Performance in 2018
Covestro generated strong results in 2018 while challenges mounted throughout the year. Core volumes increased 1.6%, and Group sales rose by 3.4% to EUR 14.6 billion. After a weaker fourth quarter, Covestro could not achieve earnings at the previous year’s levels, which were marked by an outstanding positive business environment. Despite the decline of selling prices coupled with declining margins in the second six months, Covestro generated EBITDA of EUR 3.2 billion, 6.8% below the record year of 2017. Net income reached EUR 1.8 billion (–9.3%). Based on this business performance, Covestro plans to raise the dividend by around 9% to EUR 2.40 per share (previous year: EUR 2.20). “Demand for our high-tech materials remains intact. That is a strong foundation for our profitable growth in the long term, especially in an increasingly challenging market environment,” explained CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann. “We have launched important strategic initiatives in 2018 to actively promote this growth path. These include investments in specific business segments with above-average demand potential and a stronger focus on efficiency.”
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
4.3.2019
AB Stelacon to Become Part of Analysys Mason
AB Stelacon, based in Stockholm and Malmo/Lund, Sweden, is a respected consulting company with more than 30 years of experience. Its expertise includes smart cities, regional development, digital services, policy & regulation and telecoms & digital communications. “We are delighted to welcome colleagues from AB Stelacon to Analysys Mason. Our combined consulting and research expertise will enable us to strengthen and enhance our offer to new and existing clients, both in Sweden and internationally. This is a significant further step in building a pan-Scandinavian presence, following our very successful expansion in Norway,” says Bram Moerman, CEO at Analysys Mason, “and we continue to evaluate further opportunities to accelerate our growth in the region.” Jenny Robertsson, CEO of AB Stelacon, “Becoming a part of Analysys Mason will strengthen our position in Sweden by accessing Analysys Mason’s global research and insights within telecoms, digital services and smart cities.
(Source: Analysys Mason)
4.3.2019
Digital Water Works, Inc. Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems
Digital Water Works, a leading global innovator of digital twin solutions for smart wet infrastructure, today announced a strategic investment in the firm by Bentley Systems. The investment allows Digital Water Works and Bentley to expand their leadership in bringing superior infrastructure digital twin solutions to municipal and investor-owned water and wastewater utilities worldwide — solutions with the power to enhance their operational visibility, improve efficiency, optimize capital spending, and lower total cost of ownership of their wet infrastructure. Digital Water Works’ strategy is to implement its own integrating applications around best-of-breed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software such as Bentley Systems’ OpenFlows and iTwin offerings, which Bentley will license directly to Digital Water Works’ customers.
(Source: Bentley Systems)
1.3.2019
WFES 2020: Investment Partnerships Will Accelerate Clean and ‘Green’ Tech
With the global population forecast to increase to more than nine billion by the year 2050, placing huge strains on energy and natural resource supplies, the world must find innovative ways to accelerate sustainable development through investment in revolutionary ‘green tech’. The investment challenge is linked to the targets set by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which stress the twin imperatives of better management of natural resources while also mitigating the impact of global socio-economic development on the environment. The urgent need for a broadened range of financial instruments to kickstart new, disruptive technologies able to serve the sustainability needs of the future is increasingly reflected in the policy priorities of international organizations. The European Commission, for instance, estimates that some €177 (US $ 201) billion will be needed between 2021 to 2030 to invest in clean energy and other measures to keeping average global temperature increases to below 2C as agreed internationally.
(Source: Reed Exhibitions)
1.3.2019
Solar India Conference 2019: Countdown is running in New Delhi (India)
The 5th Smart Cities India expo supports the Government in its Smart City Mission to catalyse growth and digital innovation across all domains. The expo will showcase innovative solutions from the key verticals that make up the smart city framework: Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water. Be a part of this important event which would provide an opportunity to network and promote business at the Solar India conference and exhibition 2019. The 3-day conference will also feature solar rooftop summit to take a stock of the solar rooftop sector.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
28.2.2019
Arburg at the Industry Fair 2019
Arburg will be present at the Industry Fair in Celje, Slovenia, from 9 to 12 April 2019. As the industry leader, Arburg has been focusing on the subject of digitalisation for many years now and has set out on the path to the digital future of plastics processing together with its customers. What this could look like will be demonstrated at Stand 31 in Hall K with a practical example for Industry 4.0: A flexibly automated turnkey system produces multiple variants of elastic tension straps cost-effectively "on demand" in high volumes. The customer requirements are integrated into the running injection moulding process online.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
28.2.2019
Orange joins the ULE Alliance
At the annual DECT Forum and ULE Alliance meeting in Nuremberg, Orange has announced its membership of the ULE Alliance. This decision follows on from the Group’s decision to focus on the use of ULE technology to manage the connectivity of objects within its future “connected home” service in France. To enable its customers to easily manage connected objects in their homes in a secure way, Orange is set to launch a new “Connected Home” service in France this spring. By choosing the ULE technology for this service, close to three million homes which are already equipped with the latest Livebox will be able to use the service from launch without the need for any additional equipment. This offer, which will be available at no extra cost, will enable users to manage connected objects in their homes through a single mobile application or through Orange future voice assistant, Djingo.
(Source: ULE Alliance)
27.2.2019
SEMI: Nominations Open for ESD Alliance Governing Council
The Electronic System Design Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, today opened nominations for member company executives to serve on the ESD Alliance Governing Council for the next two-year term. Elections, normally on a two-year cycle, were postponed in 2018 as the ESD Alliance became a SEMI Strategic Alliance Partner. During this cycle, up to nine members will be elected to a two-year term. Executives from member companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone from within a member company.
(Source: SEMI)
27.2.2019
Bosch Increases Investment in Startups
Investments in startups are on the rise. In 2017, institutional investors and companies invested 147 billion euros in these enterprises – nearly three times as much as in 2012. Bosch, too, is increasing its investment in external startups, providing Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) with 200 million euros for a fourth fund. “Shaping the future also means recognizing good ideas early on and helping them achieve a breakthrough. As a leading IoT company, we want to drive forward select technologies in areas of future relevance, such as artificial intelligence,” explains Dr. Volkmar Denner, CEO of Robert Bosch GmbH. RBVC currently has a stake in three of the most promising artificial intelligence (AI) startups worldwide: DeepMap, Graphcore, and Syntiant. “We not only invest in startups, we also collaborate with them on open innovation projects. This is one way in which we boost our innovative strength.” Open innovation is a concept that brings together customers, researchers, suppliers, and partners and integrates them into a company’s innovation activities.
(Source: Robert Bosch Group)
27.2.2019
EIF and Fraunhofer Join Forces to Establish Joint Technology Transfer Fund
The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are launching a EUR 60 million Fraunhofer Tech Transfer Fund under the European Commission’s InnovFin programme. The fund is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, the heart of the Juncker Plan. The aim is to commercialize the intellectual property generated at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft from its 72 thematic Fraunhofer Institutes across Germany. The agreement is also supported by InnovFin, the European programme for innovative small and medium businesses. The two complementary partners – the EIF as an expert in fund structures and Fraunhofer as Europe's largest application-oriented research institution –aim to bridge the gap in early commercialization phases to develop more high-tech start-ups in Germany and Europe.
(Source: EIF - European Investment Fund)
25.2.2019
Coperion and Coperion K-Tron at the European Coatings Show 2019
At this year’s European Coatings Show (19-21 March 2019, Nuremburg, Germany), Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will present their reliable, high-quality extrusion technology for manufacturing powder coatings. At its core is the Coperion ZSK twin screw extruder that, thanks to its outstanding mixing characteristics and gentle product handling, ensures absolutely homogeneous distribution of coating components throughout the powder and thus highest quality powder coating production. In order to introduce raw materials with process reliability into the ZSK process section, Coperion offers the side feeder ZS-B easy whose very low cleaning times set it apart from the competition.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
25.2.2019
Schüco International: New Office Opened in Tokyo
The Japanese construction industry offers great opportunities for growth. Companies and products that are “Made in Germany” enjoy a good reputation here in particular. For Schüco this is good reason to further expand the international business area. On 28 November 2018, the company founded Schueco Japan K.K, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Schüco Group.
(Source: Schüco International)
25.2.2019
Siemens is Launching a New Battery Storage for Private Homes
With the Junelight Smart Battery, Siemens is offering its first battery storage specially geared to the requirements in private homes for the storage and use of self-generated energy. The lithium-ion storage combines functions for intelligent and safe energy management and a modern design. Homeowners can use it to maximize the share of their self-generated energy, e.g. from photovoltaic systems, for their own consumption, to minimize their energy procurement costs and to make a long-term contribution towards the reduction of CO2 emissions. The Junelight Smart Battery coordinates the predictive charging and discharging procedures depending on the weather-related yield forecast of the photovoltaic system and the individual consumption profile of the household. Using the mobile Junelight Smart App, all energy flows – from production, through storage, right down to consumption and grid in-feed – can always be monitored in real time. The storage capacity can be flexibly adapted to individual needs at any time, encompassing up to 19.8 kilowatt hours (kWh). The Junelight Smart Battery is now available in Germany and will be launched in Austria in April 2019.
(Source: Siemens AG)
22.2.2019
SEMI-FlexTech Announces 2019 FLEXI Awards Winners in Flexible Hybrid Electronics
The 2019 FLEXI Awards has recognized outstanding accomplishments in the Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) industry in 2018. Presented yesterday at the 18th annual FLEX 2019 Conference and Exhibition in Monterey, California, the awards spotlight leaders in the categories of R&D Achievements, Product Innovation and Commercialization, Technology & Education Leadership, and Industry Leadership. R&D Achievement Award Recipient – FLEXI winner FlexEnable developed the world’s first industrially-proven, low-cost flexible transistor technology, allowing displays to be built on plastic. Now entering mass production, this organic LCD (OLCD) technology will soon be used in displays for applications including Smart home appliances, automotive and digital signage.
(Source: SEMI)
22.2.2019
Wibu-Systems Opens the Vault at "embedded world 2019"
Wibu-Systems is set to revolutionize the use of certificates with CodeMeter Certificate Vault, the innovative certificate management tool to be introduced at Embedded World 2019 in Nuremberg. The PKCS#11 compliant token provider is designed to work perfectly with Microsoft’s Cryptographic API Next Generation (CNG) or OpenSSL API to make it easier for users to administer the security of identities, digital signatures, emails, or VPNs with strong authentication mechanisms. There is one hard and fast rule in certificate management: To get a certificate, a user first creates a pair of a public and a private key. The private key that is used to create the certificate request must never leave its secure home. The request would be checked by a Certification Authority, which produces and signs the new certificate for the user to load back into his or her certificate storage.
(Source: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG)
21.2.2019
CODESYS Group: Excellent Prospects for 2019
The CODESYS Group concluded the past business year extremely successfully with a sales increase of 21.6 %. More than one million licenses were purchased by customers all over the world in 2018 alone. 25 years after its market launch, CODESYS is thus further expanding its position as the most frequently used manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 development suite. The CODESYS Store also saw an extremely favorable development. Almost 30,000 new customers registered in 2018 to get access to add-on products around CODESYS. With an annual turnover of more than one million Euro, the CODESYS Store has become an important marketplace for software products offered by the CODESYS Group and third parties. The CODESYS makers have set themselves many goals for 2019. The CODESYS Automation Server, the third fundamental product line in the CODESYS portfolio, is scheduled for release by the end of the year. This cloud-based solution significantly simplifies typical automation tasks, including the administration of the controller landscape or the rolling out of application software with Industry 4.0 technologies.
(Source: CODESYS Group)
21.2.2019
SolarPower Summit 2019: Help us shape the future of solar in Europe!
In Nov. 2018, the European Commission issued its strategic vision for the decarbonisation of the European economy by 2050. This vision is influencing the European industrial, energy and societal path towards a net-zero economy. As the lowest cost and most easily deployed clean energy technology, solar emerges as a key technology to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050, maximising the social and economic impact for Europe. Solar certainly has a massive appeal because of its unique capability to power all aspects of life, from homes or apartments, to farming, industry, carports, etc. Join us for a deep-dive into a solar-powered economy!
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
20.2.2019
Date and venue confirmed for RE-Source 2019
Save the date for the world’s largest gathering of renewable energy buyers and suppliers. After fantastic feedback for last year’s event , we have decided to continue our corporate renewable energy sourcing discussions in the same location: the exquisite Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. Last year was another landmark for renewable energy in Europe, with corporates signing over 2 GW of wind PPA deals and installing over 2 GW of rooftop solar. With more markets opening up to the corporate renewable sourcing opportunity, RE-Source 2019 is the perfect platform to network, learn and do business with key players from both the buyer and supplier sides. This year, we’ll have further B2B matchmaking activities and deep dive breakout sessions, and we’re extending the meetings to include more diverse buyer and supplier groups. Please note: The two last editions of RE-Source sold out in advance – so be sure to have it in your calendar.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
20.2.2019
parts2clean 2019 – Prime Industry Get-together
In many sectors of industry, companies are facing new or more stringent challenges in industrial parts and surface cleaning. New manufacturing and fastening techniques call for new coating technologies and suitably adapted cleaning solutions. When it comes to removing particulate residues and surface films in such applications, the demands are on the rise. Also in fields such as the semi-conductor industry, medical technology and mechanical engineering, the specifications for parts cleanliness are becoming more and more stringent. Mastering these challenges is the name of the game at parts2clean, the International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning, which is being staged for the 17th time from 22 to 24 October 2019 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center. In the face of global competition, companies need to offer cleaning solutions capable of delivering consistently high results, both quickly and cost-effectively.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
20.2.2019
FeuerTRUTZ 2019 - Where Fire Protection Comes to Life
More than 300 exhibitors, around one in five of which come from outside Germany, are expected at FeuerTrutz 2019 on 20 and 21 February. As a result, the trade fair focusing on active, passive and organizational fire protection solutions is still on the fast track to success. The full report and our Trade Fair Journal can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, FeuerTRUTZ 2019".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
19.2.2019
parts2clean 2019 – Prime Industry Get-together
In many sectors of industry, companies are facing new or more stringent challenges in industrial parts and surface cleaning. New manufacturing and fastening techniques call for new coating technologies and suitably adapted cleaning solutions. When it comes to removing particulate residues and surface films in such applications, the demands are on the rise. Also in fields such as the semi-conductor industry, medical technology and mechanical engineering, the specifications for parts cleanliness are becoming more and more stringent. Mastering these challenges is the name of the game at parts2clean, the International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning, which is being staged for the 17th time from 22 to 24 October 2019 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
19.2.2019
Fraunhofer ILT: Laser Processes for Multi-Functional Composites
Since composites combine the advantages of dissimilar materials, they can be used to exploit great potential in lightweight construction. At JEC World 2019 in Paris in March, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will present a broad range of laser-based technologies for the efficient production and processing of composite materials. Visitors to the joint booth of the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Construction AZL, Hall 5A/D17, will gain insight into joining and cutting processes as well as surface structuring.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
19.2.2019
Arburg at Plástico Brasil 2019
At Plástico Brasil, to be held from 25 to 29 March 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil, Arburg will be presenting a selection from its wide product range for production-efficient plastic parts production at stand I106. Two out of the three exhibits are automated. The products on show range from a hydraulic entry-level machine for technical injection moulding to a high-performance Allrounder for rapid high-volume production of IML packaging. In addition, a flexible production cell will demonstrate how ready-to-use toy tops can be economically manufactured by combining several work steps. "In Brazil, economical hydraulic injection moulding machines for technical injection moulding are just as much in demand as efficient automation and high-speed machines for the packaging industry and medical technology", says Alfredo Fuentes, Managing Director of Arburg Ltda. in Brazil.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
18.2.2019
JEC World 2019: Stratasys to Showcase Latest 3D Printing Advancements
At this year’s JEC World (March 12-14, Paris, France), Stratasys will showcase its latest 3D printing solutions for composite production (Hall 5, Stand Q83). Visitors will be able to see the significant time and cost efficiencies that companies from a host of industries can enjoy when implementing additive manufacturing within their production operations. Stratasys will outline the versatility of its FDM and PolyJet technologies for the entire product development process, from fully-functional prototypes, to tooling applications and final production parts. 3D printed composite tooling offers dramatic cost and weight-savings compared to traditional tooling methods. Stratasys’ development of high-temperature materials, as well as the increased throughput of its FDM Production 3D Printers, enable the manufacture of complex composite lay-up / sacrificial tools in hours or days, rather than the weeks or months it would take using traditional manufacturing.
(Source: Stratasys)
15.2.2019
Fraunhofer ILT: Producing Polymer Structures Faster – Two processes in One Machine
Either fast or precise – both cannot be achieved in the production of the finest polymer structures with the laser. Or maybe they can? Combining stereolithography and multiphoton polymerization should make it possible: Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are developing a machine for high-precision, cost-effective 3D construction technologies using both methods. On November 1, 2018, Fraunhofer ILT and its project partners launched the project “High Productivity and Detail in Additive Manufacturing through the Combination of UV Polymerization and Multi-Photon Polymerization – HoPro-3D”, which is funded by the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
(Quelle: Fraunhofer ILT)
15.2.2019
embedded world 2019: Experts Talk about Embedded Intelligence
More than two decades ago, the event that was the precursor to the embedded world conference had put the spotlight on embedded intelligence. Back then, it was more of a vision of the future; in the meantime, embedded intelligence is becoming more and more relevant and is shaping an increasing number of systems, from autonomous vehicles, image recognition and embedded vision to preventive and needs-based maintenance in Industry 4.0 applications, and from small embedded micro-controllers to high performance Cloud servers. These developments are opening up immense possibilities and business opportunities, but they are also closely associated with a host of technical, economic, social and ethical issues.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.2.2019
JEC World 2019: Stratasys to Showcase Latest 3D Printing Advancements for Composite Production
Tuesday 12th November, 10:30am – Stratasys Keynote Presentation: “Additive Manufacturing for Tooling and 3D Printed Composite Parts”. At this year’s JEC World (March 12-14, Paris, France), Stratasys will showcase its latest 3D printing solutions for composite production (Hall 5, Stand Q83). Visitors will be able to see the significant time and cost efficiencies that companies from a host of industries can enjoy when implementing additive manufacturing within their production operations. Stratasys will outline the versatility of its FDM and PolyJet technologies for the entire product development process, from fully-functional prototypes, to tooling applications and final production parts.
(Source: Stratasys Ltd.)
14.2.2019
SEMI Reports: 200 mm Fabs to Add 700,000 Wafers Through 2022
Robust demand for more content for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and industrial applications will drive production of 700,000 200 mm wafers from 2019 to 2022, a 14% increase, reports SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, in its latest Global 200 mm Fab Outlook. The increase brings total 200mm wafer fab capacity to 6.5 million wafers per month as many devices have found their sweet spot with 200mm wafer fabrication. Strong 200mm wafer growth mirrors sound capacity demand seen across various industry segments. From 2019 to 2022, for example, wafer shipments for MEMS and sensors devices are expected to increase 25 percent while shipments for power devices and foundries are forecast to jump 23 percent and 18 percent, respectively, the SEMI Global 200mm Fab Outlook shows. The increases in 200mm fab count and installed capacity reflect continuing 200mm industry strength as it continues to add capacity and even open new fabs.
(Source: SEMI)
14.2.2019
Top in Function, Freedom of Design - Materials at the IDS 2019
When we have heard about the gold era, the metal-ceramic era, the plastic era in the dentistry sector, we have all had an idea what this referred to. Are these all past eras? And what era are we living in today? Evidently in an era with a wide choice - an individual offer for each patient, without compromising the function and with plenty of leeway in terms of aesthetics. The opportunities of current dental materials can't be compared as accurately and assessed to see whether they are suitable for one's own laboratory or own practice more efficiently than at the International Dental Show (IDS), 12 to 16 March 2019, in Cologne. More information in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, IDS 2019".
(Source: Koelnmesse)
14.2.2019
Food Trends at POWTECH 2019
The POWTECH trade fair, which goes into its next round in Nuremberg from 9 to 11 April 2019, showcases all the diversity and innovative strength of the mechanical processing sector. This makes the international fair the leading forum for the industry in Europe and an unmissable event for developers, planners and production managers from the food and animal feed sectors. As well as mechanical processes, the fair also covers accompanying steps like the transport and handling of powder and bulk solids. POWTECH 2019 is complemented by a comprehensive supporting programme.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.2.2019
Intersolar Middle East Conference 2019: It´s Still About Megas and Gigas
The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) announced in December 2018 that construction on the fourth phase of its Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai had begun. The total capacity of this phase is projected to be 950 megawatts (MW) and a total generation of 5 GW by 2030, said Dewa chief executive Saeed Al Tayer, who is invited to open the Intersolar Middle East conference on March 5, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy aims to provide 44% of the country’s energy needs by 2050, with 7% of power targeted to come from solar by 2020. Projects such as the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park are integral to the plans. In January 2019 Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy has begun operations at the world’s largest independent solar power plan, Noor Abu Dubai. The plant is expected to generate 1,177 MW of energy, double the capacity of the 550 MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in California, US, the world’s current largest solar plant.
(Source: Solar Promotion International)
13.2.2019
Chinaplas 2019: Arburg Setting the Course for the Digital Future of Plastics Processing
Arburg will be presenting the digital future of plastics processing at Chinaplas in Guangzhou, China, from 21 to 24 May 2019. At stand A41 in hall 5.1, several topics relevant to the subject of digitalization will be presented: the new customer portal, the potential of augmented reality (AR) for service purposes, as well as digital assistance systems. The application highlight will be a complex turnkey system that produces ready-to-use LSR/LSR wristwatches within the injection moulding cycle. Other exhibits are an electric Allrounder from the Golden Electric series for a medical application and a Freeformer 200-3X for industrial additive manufacturing. The three exhibited machines are networked via the Arburg ALS host computer system.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
12.2.2019
The Art & Antiques Fair Returns to Olympia, 19 – 28 June 2019!
Discover leading British and international galleries and dealers – With an inspirational choice from furniture, art, sculpture and objects to jewellery, textiles, glass and ceramics, there’s something for every room and for you. Enjoy London’s longest running, art and antiques Fair, all content is guaranteed to ensure quality and originality, so you can buy with confidence from a wide range of periods and styles. Plus join one of the fascinating specialist talks.
(Source: Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia)
12.2.2019
Arburg at Plastimagen 2019: Focus on packaging industry
At Plastimagen, to be held from 2 to 4 April 2019 in Mexico City, Arburg will be presenting two typical applications for packaging technology: A high-speed, high-performance hybrid Allrounder 630 H in the "Packaging" version will produce screw caps for water bottles, while an automated electric Allrounder 470 E from the Golden Electric series will manufacture small all-purpose boxes. In addition, Arburg experts will be presenting the ALS host computer system and Arburg's wide range of services in Mexico at stand 730. "We are seeing a trend towards complex equipment, electrical machines and automation in the Mexican plastics industry," explains Guillermo Fasterling, Managing Director of Arburg Mexico. "Our Allrounders are widely used in the automotive, electronics and toy industries, and increasingly in the packaging industry. At this year's Plastimagen, we will therefore be presenting two packaging applications – including automation and quality control – as well as the Arburg ALS host computer system."
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
12.2.2019
LeisureWorlds 2019 Concept Impressed Exhibitors and Visitors
The second edition of oohh! The LeisureWorlds of Hamburg Messe came to a successful close on Sunday. Around 750 exhibitors presented their new releases for the 2019 season on a space of 77,000 square metres. Five LeisureWorlds provided visitors with a mix of experiences, information and encounters: REISEN HAMBURG, FOTOHAVEN HAMBURG, KREUZFAHRTWELT HAMBURG, CARAVANING HAMBURG and RAD HAMBURG. ‘We had very high expectations for this year’s oohh! LeisureWorlds and are very happy to say that even they were partially exceeded. On Saturday alone, for example, we welcomed more than 25,000 guests. That is a new one-day record,’ said Bernd Aufderheide, CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. ‘In particular, the huge success of the new FOTOHAVEN HAMBURG trade fair confirms the triumph of the LeisureWorlds concept. Around 77,000 visitors (previous year: 71,200) took up the invitation to go on a journey of discovery in 11 trade fair halls and to be inspired by 100 new ideas every day.
(Source: Hamburg Messe und Congress)
8.2.2019
SolarPower Summit 2019: New solar boom in Europe? How, where, why?
Following the adoption of a 32% renewable target and removal of trade measures, the outlook is very positive on future developments for the European markets. SolarPower Europe forecasts that the European Union’s solar market could grow 4-fold to over 32 GW per year by 2022 in its High Scenario. But how will this growth materialise in Europe? Which countries are the most promising? And where do we need an extra push? The SolarPower Summit is SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event. It takes place for two days and brings together over 300 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision makers from across the EU and beyond and is recognised as one of the most important energy events in Brussels. Join us for the 14th annual SolarPower Summit on 6-7 March 2019 to get the latest strategy, business, policy and market intelligence in the solar sector. Tickets are selling fast, do not miss the opportunity to register!
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
8.2.2019
Friedrich Gerecht Completing Peters’ Field Force
“Since 1st Feb. 2019, Friedrich Gerecht backs the sales force team around Michael Kollasa. As one of the young talents trained in-house, he was deeply acquainted with the assignments of the purchasing department over the last months of his industrial clerk apprenticeship, before he was employed seamlessly in this department in 2016. Even before starting his apprenticeship in 2013, he had come across Peters repeatedly when he participated, as a student of Luise-von-Duesberg high school, in guided plant tours and practical trials at Peters within the school/industry cooperation programme. For almost 20 years now, this programme has given high school students the opportunity to get to know the work life of private enterprises vividly at first hand. Now Friedrich Gerecht changes over from the raw materials‘ side to that of sold products. Besides getting familiarised with his new responsibilities, he has been coping with extra-occupational studies of ”Bachelor in Business Administration“ since Sep. 2017 at the Dusseldorf FOM University that he will most probably graduate from in 2020.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
8.2.2019
Milacron Holdings Corp. To Announce Fourth Quarter 2018 Results
Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, announced today that the company’s fourth quarter 2018 financial results will be released on Thursday, February 21, 2019, before the market open. Milacron will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Milacron Investor Relations website at http://investors.milacron.com, along with the company's earnings press release and related presentation materials. The U.S. dial-in for the call is 1-877-407-8037 (1-201-689-8037 for non-U.S. callers). A replay of the conference call will be available until March 7, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, while an archived version of the webcast will be available on the Milacron Investor Relations website for 90 days. The U.S. dial-in for the conference call replay is 1-877-660-6853 (1-201-612-7415). The replay access code is 13687196.
(Source: Milacron Holdings Corp.)
7.2.2019
John Chong of Kionix Named Chair of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Governing Council
SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today announced the appointment of John Chong, vice president of product and business development at MEMS manufacturer Kionix, as Governing Council chair of the SEMI-MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (SEMI-MSIG), a SEMI Strategic Association Partner. The Council provides guidance and oversight for SEMI-MSIG’s strategic direction and initiatives. As chairman, Dr. Chong, a member of the SEMI-MSIG Governing Council since 2015, will work to advance the interests of the MEMS and sensors community globally and drive its expansion. Spurred by surging growth in smartphones, smart speakers, autonomous cars, and fitness and healthcare wearables, the global market for MEMS and sensors is expected to double in the next five years, reaching $100 billion by 2023, according to Yole Développement, a market research firm.
(Source: SEMI)
7.2.2019
Meyer Burger Divests its Wafering Business to Precision Surfacing Solutions
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it will sell its photovoltaic and specialised materials (e.g. semiconductor and sapphire glass industries) wafering equipment and service business to Precision Surfacing Solutions (PSS) (formerly Lapmaster Wolters Ltd), a global supplier of equipment and services for surface enhancement technology. As part of the transaction, significant parts of Meyer Burger’s current production facilities in Thun as well as around 100 employees involved in the wafering technology portfolio in Thun and the relevant service locations worldwide will also be transferred to PSS. Completion of the contract is subject to standard closing conditions. The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed towards the end of the first quarter of 2019. The agreed purchase price is CHF 50 million in cash, which represents approximately one times net sales of the wafering equipment business. The contract also includes an earn-out component based on certain revenue levels in 2019. Both Meyer Burger and PSS view the transaction as an important strategic milestone, which will further strengthen two global technology leaders.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
5.2.2019
Launch of Key Project to Increase the Efficiency of European Funding for Clean Energy
On the 17th January, SMARTSPEND project partners met in Brussels to kick off this 3-year-project. Running until December 2021, SMARTSPEND will explore how investments in R&D in clean energy can be made in a coordinated way and how they may be increased. Many energy technologies are trying to answer similar R&D questions. There may be ways to sequence research in different sectors to enable its impact to be increased. SMARTSPEND will report on the synergies in different technologies’ R&D plans, and on the ways that sectors should organise themselves to access EU funding efficiently. SMARTSPEND will organise a major conference to help innovators in clean energy access risk finance from public and private sources. They need money and connections to scale up. To prepare the conference, SMARTSPEND will report the funding needs and identify possible sources.
(Source: EUREC E.E.I.G.)
5.2.2019
embedded award 2019 – and the nominees are …
The embedded award is presented for especially innovative products and developments in the categories hardware, software and tools. For the first time this year, prizes will also go to submissions in the new categories embedded vision and start-ups. For the 15th time in succession, a jury of industry experts will reward outstanding development achievements on the first day of the fair, which this year falls on 26 February. The coveted awards will be presented as part of the international press tour.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
5.2.2019
SEMI-FlexTech Issues 2019 Request for Proposals to Advance Flexible Electronics Ecosystem
SEMI-FlexTech, an industry-led, public/private partnership, today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artificial intelligence (AI), Human-Machine Interface (HMI), sensor system and other projects to advance the flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) ecosystem. Approximately $5 million is allocated for these projects. Manufacturers and developers in the electronics supply chain are encouraged to respond to the SEMI-FlexTech 2019 RFP. Primary funding will be provided by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) through SEMI-FlexTech.
(Source: SEMI)
4.2.2019
EU PVSEC 2019 at the Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre
The key event for industry players to meet the Solar PV & Mobility Industries at EU PVSEC. The 36th EU PVSEC reinforces its attractiveness for the Solar PV industry players by dedicating a complete parallel track to business and networking. The Solar Industry Forum is a part of the "Research meet Industry" reinforced parallel track co-organized at the EU PVSEC. Together with the conference, exhibition, and several key side-events, the 3rd edition of the Solar Industry Forum, complemented by the 2nd edition of the Solar Mobility Forum will be at the core of this parallel track. These events will be held 10-11 September 2019 during the 36th EU PVSEC at the Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre in Marseille, France.
(Source: IPVEA / SOLARUNITED)
4.2.2019
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts December 2018 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.11 billion in billings worldwide in December 2018 (three-month average basis), according to the December Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 8.5 percent higher than the final November 2018 level of $1.94 billion, and is 12.1 percent lower than the December 2017 billings level of $2.40 billion. “December billings of North American equipment manufacturers ended 2018 on a positive note,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. "Spending for logic and foundry offset the decline in memory investments for the month.”
(Source: SEMI)
1.2.2019
spoga horse spring 2019 Presents the Industry's Highlights
Under the claim Passion & Profession around 170 exhibitors from 24 countries are exhibiting at spoga horse spring in Cologne from 2 to 4 February 2019. This is where the new 2019/2020 autumn/winter collection that is going to dominate the next equestrian sport season will be presented. "This year, spoga horse spring will maintain its high level again this year. With extremely high quality exhibitors and a foreign share of 69 percent, the spring trade fair is the ideal meeting point for the equestrian sport industry at the beginning of the year," said Catja Caspary, Vice President Trade Fair Management, Koelnmesse GmbH.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
1.2.2019
LIGNA.Conference goes China
The upcoming LIGNA.Conference in China is part of an international series of conferences that run in even years – when there is no LIGNA trade show in Hannover. They are staged at different locations each time and are the ideal platform to access new markets and connect with new customers. This year’s two-day conference in Guangzhou, China, will feature a stimulating and engaging program of lectures on integration, digitization and automation, plus presentations of applications and examples of current best practice. In addition, technology providers will be able to present their products, applications and solutions using table top displays. Alongside the lectures there will be opportunities for the participating industry experts to talk at greater length with attendees about their ideas for and experience of digitization, its implementation in various production processes and its effects on the interfaces between development, production and sales.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
1.2.2019
Solytic Takes Over Solar Monitoring Portal Suntrol from Solarworld
Solar monitoring software provider Solytic will take over and operate Suntrol Portal by bankrupt solar panel producer Solarworld from March 8th 2019 onwards. For its 27,500 globally registered users, the portal will still be available free of charge. This way Solytic can ensure the continuous service of Suntrol as a first step. But the Berlin solar monitoring provider, whose financial investor is the energy provider Vattenfall, also plans to further develop their new asset in the future. After the second bankruptcy of Solarworld, Suntrol was already running on Solytic’s servers since 2017 to secure all data. Currently, the portal monitors all important performance and production data of over 23,000 solar installations with a total capacity of almost 330 MWp. Beside the usual information about the production history, users see how much CO2 they saved and informs them about their consumption. Solytic already started a project with Solarworld in 2017. The target was to modernize the portal and develop new features for its users. The bankruptcy of Solarworld stopped this project. After the takeover Solytic will continue to fulfil the initial plan.
(Source: Solytic GmbH)
31.1.2019
embedded world 2019: RISC-V – High-Calibre Panel Discussion
For the first time at embedded world, there will be a high-calibre panel discussion about the instruction set architecture RISC-V. RISC-V is an open-source instruction set architecture that can be used free of charge thanks to the BSD licence. The project began back in 2010 at the University of California, Berkeley, and is already being co-developed and promoted by hardware and software developers worldwide, including leading semi-conductor manufacturers. In addition, a large community has formed for the development of the ecosystem around the CPU architecture. The panel discussion forum in Hall 3A on 27 February 2019 will not only look at the latest state of the art but will also explore the benefits and drawbacks of these kinds of open architectures.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
31.1.2019
Solytic Takes over Solar Monitoring Portal Suntrol from Solarworld
Solar monitoring software provider Solytic will take over and operate Suntrol Portal by bankrupt solar panel producer Solarworld from March 8th 2019 onwards. For its 27,500 globally registered users, the portal will still be available free of charge. This way Solytic can ensure the continuous service of Suntrol as a first step. But the Berlin solar monitoring provider, whose financial investor is the energy provider Vattenfall, also plans to further develop their new asset in the future. After the second bankruptcy of Solarworld, Suntrol was already running on Solytic’s servers since 2017 to secure all data. Currently, the portal monitors all important performance and production data of over 23,000 solar installations with a total capacity of almost 330 MWp. Beside the usual information about the production history, users see how much CO2 they saved and informs them about their consumption.
(Source: Solytic GmbH)
31.1.2019
European industry fosters CO2 reutilization
The pan-European research project Carbon4PUR takes the next step in investigating how waste gas from the steel industry can be turned into chemicals for valuable plastics. Now, the consortium starts evaluation of the ideal conditions for industrial-scale testing in southern France where a steel mill of ArcelorMittal and a chemical plant of material producer Covestro are close neighbours. On a laboratory-scale, the Carbon4PUR project has so far shown promising results with first plastic precursors having been obtained from flue gases such as CO2. The consortium invites representatives from industry, politics, media and authorities to a field trip on March 20 in the port city of Fos-sur-Mer next to Marseille to inform about the status and discuss the future infrastructure needed to scale up research under real industrial conditions. Fos-sur-Mer could be an ideal location for such a pilot plant.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
30.1.2019
AbsInt and Infineon Offer a New Timing Tool Chain for AURIX
AbsInt and Infineon Technologies have worked closely together. This cooperation has produced a new and extended version of AbsInt's TimeWeaver for Infineon 32-bit TriCore TM AURIX TM Microcontroller boards. TimeWeaver is a tool that estimates the worst-case execution time (WCET) of tasks/code snippets. AbsInt, the specialist for program analysis tools for safety-critical software, can now offer direct support for Infineon AURIX TM family CPUs via the Device Access Server (DAS) tool infrastructure. TimeWeaver combines static path analysis with timing measurements to estimate the worst-case execution time (WCET) of tasks based on the execution time of trace segments obtained from real-time instruction-level tracing. The computed time bounds are valuable for real-time systems and provide feedback for optimizing worst-case performance. TimeWeaver is non-intrusive. It needs no code instrumentation that distorts timing measurements.
(Source: AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH)
30.1.2019
EU PVSEC 2019 Continues its Focus on R&D
The coming EU PVSEC will be held from 09 to 13 September 2019 in Marseille, France, and will be chaired by Florence Lambert. Florence Lambert studied the aging in lead batteries used for photovoltaic systems and made her PhD thesis at Grenoble INP. She is Director of CEA Liten (the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials) covering a large field of developments as solar photovoltaic, solar concentrator, energy storage, energy grids, digital technology for energy systems, located at CEA Grenoble and INES, France’s solar energy research institute.
(Source: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies)
30.1.2019
Arburg at MECSPE 2019 in Parma (Italy)
At the MECSPE trade fair to be held from 28 to 30 March 2019 in Parma, Italy, Arburg will focus on automation, additive manufacturing and digitalisation. A complex turnkey system built around a hydraulic Allrounder 370 S and a Freeformer 200-3X for industrial additive manufacturing will be on display at Stand F49 in Hall 6. Both machines are networked "live" with the Arburg ALS host computer system. In addition, experts at the stand will be presenting an outlook on the digital future of plastics processing. "MECSPE 2019 is the most important trade fair for the manufacturing industry in Italy and, with its focus on Industry 4.0 and automation, it is an ideal match for Arburg," comments Raffaele Abbruzzetti, who was appointed Managing Director of Arburg Srl in Italy in January 2019.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
28.1.2019
DeburringEXPO 2019: Perfect Surfaces – Burr-Free, Clean and Precise
Whether they’re required for downstream manufacturing steps or for error-free functioning, surface characteristics are decisive with regard to part and product quality. Processes such as deburring and precision surface finishing are becoming more and more significant as a result – regardless of whether the parts are produced by means of erosion, forming, primary forming or additive manufacturing. DeburringEXPO, the world’s only trade fair which deals exclusively with the removal of burrs and the production of precision surface finishes, will be held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019. Beyond this, the supplementary program including theme parks covering the issues of the “Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence”, “AM Parts Finishing” and “Cleaning After Deburring”, as well as the bilingual expert forum, will offer specialised knowledge and know-how that’s unavailable anywhere else in such a compact form.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
28.1.2019
ISS Europe 2019 Highlights Opportunities in Digital Innovation
Electronics manufacturing leaders from across Europe will gather at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe) 31 March - 2 April 2019 in Milan, Italy for deep-dive discussions about Europe’s most pressing strategic, economic and social needs. Under a backdrop of global geopolitical uncertainty and rapid innovation, ISS Europe 2019 will bring together leading executives, analysts, researchers, economists, and technologists shaping the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Registration for ISS Europe 2019 is now open. Hosted by SEMI Europe, the three-day flagship business event this year focuses on strategies for competing globally, trends in electronics innovation and new opportunities and challenges of the digital economy.
(Source: SEMI)
28.1.2019
CLOOS Starts the Anniversary Year
For 100 years, Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH has been one of the global technology leaders in welding technology. The long-established company with its headquarters in Haiger offers optimised solutions for manual and automated welding. “We are proud to be one of the few companies in Germany which can look back on a successful business for 100 years,” says CLOOS Managing Director Sieghard Thomas. In 1919, the engineer Carl Cloos founds the company in Siegen-Weidenau and starts to manufacture acetylene gas generators and oxyacetylene welding torches. In 1924 they move to Haiger. In 1948, CLOOS starts to manufacture welding systems for stick electrodes. In 1956, Erwin Cloos presents welding with endless wire electrode for the first time at the Hanover Messe and introduces the CO2 shielded gas welding technology to the European market. In 1978, CLOOS uses industrial robots for shielded gas welding for the first time. Since 1981 CLOOS has constructed and produced their own industrial robots. Later, the company makes tandem welding and MIG/MAG laser beam hybrid welding ready for the market.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
24.1.2019
Get set for 2019 at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA
Happy New Year from the team at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA! This year, Asian consumers are projected to demand more fresh and healthy options, and Asia’s premier trade show and information hub for the global fresh fruit and vegetable business is back again to help the industry deliver. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA returns to Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo Center on 4-6 September 2019. ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is the best place to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships. It’s also Asia’s premier information hub, providing you with a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and technologies to help you grow your business.
(Source: Messe Berlin)
24.1.2019
ISPO Beijing Celebrates Successful Anniversary
More than 400 exhibitors representing 682 brands and approximately 30,000 trade visitors and key opinion leaders (KOLs) took part in ISPO Beijing and Alpitec China held at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) from January 16 to 19, 2019. This year, the most important sports trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region was jam-packed with numerous forums, trends and innovative products and services relating to winter sports, outdoors, health & fitness, and manufacturing & suppliers. Soccer also featured for the first time.
(Source: Messe München)
24.1.2019
Pharma Trends at POWTECH 2019: Faster Development Time from Laboratory to Process
At POWTECH 2019 from 9 to 11 April in Nuremberg, trade visitors will experience the entire range of innovations in mechanical processing technology. This also makes this international trade fair the leading forum for decision-makers involved in the development, manufacture and analysis of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, dietary and health food products. In these product groups, manufacturers that can respond the fastest to changing customer needs have the advantage. With the over 800 exhibitors from 32 countries at POWTECH 2019, solutions to provide more speed and efficiency in production are therefore an important focus.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
23.1.2019
VCI: The German Chemical Industry in Figures Online
The "Chemical Industry in Figures" provides a comprehensive overview of key figures of the German chemical-pharmaceutical industry. In tabular form you will find figures on the sector in Germany, its importance in the German and European economy as well as in international comparison, the use of energy and raw materials in the sector, its research activities and much more. Data are updated continuously. The data for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are mostly shown separately. By clicking on the download area in the header of this page ("Complementary Downloads") you will get to the individual tables. These are updated continuously. The tables are available in Excel format. Please observe the respective copyright notices if you continue to use the data.
(Source: VCI)
23.1.2019
VDMA: "Treaty of Aachen Must be More than Symbolic Politics"
Germany and France want to work more closely together politically. From the point of view of the VDMA, a first step in this direction would be to simplify the posting of workers. After the Brexit, Germany and France will be the two largest economies in the EU - although in recent years excessive bureaucracy has increasingly hampered the free exchange of goods and services between the two countries. For example, the posting of workers from Germany to France is currently associated with disproportionate costs for companies. "The Aachen Treaty must be more than a symbolic policy," says Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA. "A bureaucracy-free posting of employees would be proof that Germany and France are serious about closer cooperation".
(Source: VDMA)
23.1.2019
Meyer Burger Technology: New Independent Members of the Board of Directors
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it will propose Dr Remo Lütolf as non-executive, independent Chairman of the Board of Directors and Andreas R. Herzog as non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors for election at the Ordinary Shareholders Meeting 2019. Their nomination is part of the Company’s long-term succession plan and Board renewal process that had started in 2017. Dr Alexander Vogel, Wanda Eriksen-Grundbacher and Michael R. Splinter will not stand for re-election at the Shareholders Meeting 2019. Until the end of their term of office, they will continue all duties as Chairman and Board members, respectively. Dr Alexander Vogel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “The Board of Directors is very pleased to propose to the shareholders the elections of Dr Remo Lütolf as new Chairman and Andreas R. Herzog as new Board member. Dr Lütolf’s international strategic and operational experience in the automation and power sectors and his proven leadership skills make him a very well qualified Chairman to lead Meyer Burger in future years. Andreas Herzog will ideally complement the Board with his many years of international experience in financing and in risk management.”
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
22.1.2019
SEMICON Korea Highlights Smart Tech, Industry Growth and Workforce Development
SEMICON Korea 2019 opens tomorrow with electronics industry growth drivers artificial intelligence (AI), Smart manufacturing, and MEMS and sensors in the spotlight. Expected to draw 50,000 attendees, the January 23-25 exposition and conference gathers industry leaders and visionaries for insights into the latest technologies, innovations and trends in the electronics industry. With Smart applications expected to spur strong memory growth and Korea accounting for the overwhelming share of the global memory market, the prospect of substantial memory expansion bodes well for the region.
(Source: SEMI)
21.1.2019
Messe München Expects a Remarkable Year of Fairs in 2019
Messe München ended 2018 with new peak figures and is starting optimistically into 2019, a year that’s full of highlights. For one thing is already clear: bauma in Munich in April will break all records. As well as this event of superlatives, there’s a very special premiere in June: for the first time after 25 years, Europe’s biggest outdoor trade show again takes place in Munich under the new name OutDoor by ISPO. “Messe München is in a splendid economic position”, says CEO Klaus Dittrich. “So we are looking forward all the more to a remarkable year of fairs in 2019.” In the year 2018, Messe München again grew at above the average. The 201 events worldwide last year at Messe München and abroad were attended by over 2.8 million visitors and about 53,000 exhibitors.
(Source: Messe München)
21.1.2019
photokina Will Take Place in May 2020
Following a successful photokina 2018, the German Photo Industry Association (PIV), as conceptual sponsor of the trade fair, and the event's organiser Koelnmesse have agreed not to organise the next leading global trade fair in May 2019, as initially planned, but in May 2020. From Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, all the market leaders in the imaging industry are expected once again in Cologne. The decision to postpone the start of the announced annual cycle by one year is intended to give all participants the opportunity to further develop the new concept for photokina and to tap into new target groups among exhibitors and visitors in order to heighten the status of the trade fair as a global platform for the photography and imaging industry.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
21.1.2019
LogiMAT 2019: ADS-TEC will be Presenting its Current Vehicle Terminal
The new VMT9000 series with its high-quality design follows the tradition of award-winning ADS-TEC (Hall 8, Booth A22) operator panels. The terminals are available in 4:3, and for the first time, in widescreen format, equipped with the latest Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB, Linux, Android and IGEL operating systems. They are available in the sizes 10.4, 12.1 and 15 inches. Even more power is provided by the technology of the latest Intel Atom® Quad Core (Apollo Lake) processor. Our terminals are completely dust-tight in accordance with IP66, and protected against strong jets of water, suitable for temperatures from -30 °C to 60°C indoors and outdoors, and with impact-resistant displays with IK08 protection, as well as scratch and abrasion resistant surfaces. With their sturdy die-cast aluminium housing, they can be used flexibly on vehicles and, thanks to their extremely compact design, are ideal even in confined spaces. The service shaft is easily accessible and allows smooth installation.
(Source: ads-tec Administration GmbH)
18.1.2019
Successful CIPS 2018 Focused on Innovation
The 22st China International Pet Show (CIPS) at the Guangzhou venue was a resounding success. With more than 60,000 visitors and 1,348 exhibitors from 29 countries, the trade fair for pet products and aquarium supplies enjoyed renewed growth compared with the previous year. The focus of the 2018 round was on innovation and featured, among other things, the premiere of the CIPS Innovation Award in five categories. The CIPS is organised annually by China Great Wall International Exhibition Co. in cooperation with NürnbergMesse. The China International Pet Show is regarded as one of the most important trade fairs for pet and aquarium supplies in Asia. It covers a wide range of items, from pet food, animal nutrition and grooming products to pet houses, toys and digital gadgets. 50 smart and digital products were displayed in a designated area.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
18.1.2019
VIVANESS 2019: More and More Customers for Natural and Organic Cosmetics
The natural and organic cosmetics sector is a trend-setter. This will be celebrated once again at VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic cosmetics, from 13 to 16 February 2019, where more than 280 exhibitors from all around the world will present their products, reflecting the dynamic demand for Green & Natural Beauty. Nature in a cream jar has found its way onto the shelves in many shopping centres and online stores, and from there into the bathrooms of millions of consumers. As the digital transformation progresses, authenticity, mindfulness and naturalness will provide the counterpoint to perfect beauty and the selfie culture, according to Frankfurt’s Future Institute. Customers are paying more and more attention to the traces they are leaving behind on the planet. The mantra is “Be good to yourself and the Earth you live on”. And that’s what natural and organic cosmetics stand for: natural care and environmentally friendly sustainability. The exhibitors at VIVANESS will be demonstrating this once more at this year’s trade fair.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
17.1.2019
Continental AG: World Premiere - Safety Jacket With LED Lights for Enhanced Safety at Work
Technology company Continental is unveiling two prototypes for a heated and actively illuminated safety jacket for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. “Smart wearables such as these will revolutionize the way we use technology in everyday situations and improve safety on the road,” declares Tobias Huber, who is responsible at Continental for developing smart, functional materials. The two applications are inductively charged via a coil incorporated in the driver’s seat. “This concept opens up huge opportunities for the future,” says Huber with conviction. Because the interaction with the vehicle electronics can be expanded further. In the future, for instance, sensors in the clothing could determine data such as humidity and temperature and, based on this, actuate the automatic climate control system via the vehicle electronics.
(Source: Continental AG)
17.1.2019
Fruit Logistica: BayWa and Partners with First Joint Trade Fair Presentation
For the first time BayWa AG and its Group companies in the international fruit business will be represented with a joint trade fair presence at this year's Fruit Logistica under the motto "United for success". The Munich-based trade and services company, together with its affiliated subsidiaries, is focusing on its strong network in procurement, distribution and logistics in the global fruit trade. Thanks to its internationalisation strategy and the majority takeover of T&G Global Ltd., New Zealand, and TFC Holland B.V., Netherlands, BayWa has become a global player in fruit and vegetable marketing. In its BayWa Global Produce business unit the Group subsidiaries BayWa Obst GmbH (Germany), the joint venture Al Dahra BayWa Agriculture LLC (United Arab Emirates) and the T&G partner company Worldwide Fruit Ltd. (United Kingdom) will also be integral part of the joint trade fair presence. The booth is located in Hall 6.2 / C-17.
(Source: BayWa AG)
16.1.2019
Reed Exhibitions Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions in a move that will add an outstanding line-up of industry-leading brands to its global portfolio. It also promises access to innovation and new value in both face-to-face and digital formats for the more than 175,000 Mack Brooks customers around the world. Mack Brooks Exhibitions, based in St. Albans, United Kingdom, was established in 1965 and features more than 30 business-to-business events in 14 countries, including Germany and the United Kingdom, serving nine industry sectors. Flagship brands include EuroBLECH (sheet metal working technology); inter airport (airport infrastructure and technology); Fastener Fair (fastener and fixing technology); Chemspec (fine and speciality chemicals); RAILTEX (rail infrastructure and technology); ICE Europe (paper, film and foil converting); CCE (manufacturing and converting corrugated and cartonboard); PSE Europe (plastics) and InPrint (print technology for industrial manufacturing).
(Source: Reed Exhibitions)
16.1.2019
Covestro Supports Measures Against Plastic Waste
Covestro steps up its measures against the uncontrolled disposal of plastic waste by joining a new network of companies from across the globe. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) aims at better managing and minimizing litter especially in the oceans while promoting meaningful post-use solutions of plastic. Launched on Wednesday in London, the initiative comprises currently about 30 companies from the chemical, plastics, consumer goods and waste industries. They are committing more than $1 billion over the next five years. “At Covestro we are convinced plastics are far too valuable to end up in the environment. All waste should be regarded as a resource,” said CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann. “We believe this alliance is a significant step to drive innovation, develop strategic partnerships and mature waste-to-value concepts into economically viable sustainable solutions.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
15.1.2019
embedded world 2019: Premiere - Start-up Area at embedded world
For the first time there will be a start-up area at the embedded world Exhibition&Conference, the leading international fair which will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 26 to 28 February 2019. The special presentation area at the heart of the trade fair offers young companies from the embedded technology sector an excellent opportunity to present themselves to the international embedded community. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, embedded world 2019".
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.1.2019
BAU 2019: Schüco Acoustic - The City of the Future is Quiet
Urban density and increasing levels of traffic are resulting in ever greater background noise. Not only does it cause disruptions and reduce quality of life, it can even lead to illness. In view of this, improved measures for the suppression and spread of noise in the planning of new buildings in urban spaces are increasingly coming to the fore. At BAU 2019 in Munich, Schüco is presenting new solutions for the building envelope which can reduce noise levels indoors and in urban outdoor spaces. Furthermore, the company is presenting two acoustics planning tools for window and façade fabricators as well as for developers, architects and clients.
(Source: Schüco International KG)
15.1.2019
Instrument Systems at the Photonics West 2019
As a participant at the German pavilion, Instrument Systems is showcasing its premium class spectroradiometers at Photonics West / USA. The globally recognized reference device CAS 140D forms the basis of the system and is supplemented by our special model, the high-resolution CAS 140CT-HR. Both devices can be viewed in simulated applications at exhibition booth 4545-38 from 5–7 February 2019. In combination with various accessories, the color coordinates, color temperature or color rendering index of LED modules and displays can be measured with the highest level of precision. As they are particularly stable and reliable in operation, the array spectroradiometers of the CAS series are ideally suited to 24/7 use in the production line. The design of the CAS 140CT-HR is specially aligned to the measurement of narrow-band emission sources such as laser diodes or VCSEL. The extremely high spectral resolution of up to 0.2 nm half-band width and particularly short integration times as low as 9 ms permit fast testing in the laboratory and production.
(Source: Instruemnt Systems)
11.1.2019
Embedded Tech India 2019 Expo in Pragati Maidan (New Delhi/India)
Embedded Tech India 2019 expo is set to bring together Embedded Community including hardware, system software, tools, services, governing bodies, academia, OEMs/ODMs, manufacturers, resellers/distributors, solution providers & solution seekers under one roof. The expo is an opportunity for companies to showcase leading-edge products and solutions for embedded systems used in diverse electronic manufacturing industry. More information under: http://www.iotindiaexpo.com/
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)

11.1.2019
Lufthansa Group is Number One in Europe
In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new passenger record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before. The growth drivers for the network airlines were the Zurich hub and the Munich and Vienna hubs, with passenger growth of 9.5 per cent, 9.3 per cent and 8.5 per cent respectively. The number of passengers at the Frankfurt hub grew by 4.7 percent in 2018. Eurowings also contributed to the Lufthansa Group's new passenger record in 2018 with growth of 18 per cent. In December, the freight capacity was 4.7 per cent higher than in the previous year and the tonne-kilometres sold 0.4 per cent higher. This results in a payload factor of 66.1 per cent, which is 2.8 percentage points lower. In 2018, total freight capacity was 4.3 percent higher than in the previous year. At the same time, sales increased by 0.8 per cent in this period. At 66.4 per cent, the load factor was 2.3 percentage points lower than in the previous year.
(Source: Lufthansa Group)
10.1.2019
Messe München Further Enhances Integration of its Russian Business Into the Group
Messe München fosters its engagement in Russia. Since November 8, 2018 the subsidiary CTT Expo LLC has a new company name: Messe Muenchen Rus LLC. The name change is an important milestone in the strategic business development in Russia. In 2015, Messe München made the largest acquisition in its company history at that time and expanded its portfolio with the world’s fifth-largest construction trade show, the Russian “Construction Equipment & Technologies / CTT”. The trade show now belongs to the bauma-Network and was renamed bauma CTT RUSSIA in 2017. In the beginning, the organizing subsidiary CTT Expo LLC was named after the trade show due to brand awareness. Now the company name was changed to Messe Muenchen Rus LLC to be aligned with Messe München Corporate Identity. Simultaneously the previous foreign representatives will be integrated into the subsidiary Messe Muenchen Rus LLC. Ms. Larissa Kovalenko and her team, who successfully represented Messe München in Russia for more than ten years, make the Russian trade show team complete.
(Source: Messe München)
10.1.2019
Intersolar 2019: Renowned Awards Honor Groundbreaking Innovations for the New Energy World
From clean electricity and heat generation to storage to distribution, innovative solutions and projects are honored each year with the prestigious energy industry prizes The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD. Start-ups, established companies, institutions and project owners are invited to submit their entries for the 2019 AWARDS online from December 3, 2018 to February 28, 2019. The success of renewable energies and the new energy world depends on the work of national and international players whose groundbreaking products and solutions will help accelerate the transition to a clean, modern energy industry. These pioneers and their innovative technologies and projects are honored each year by The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD as part of the innovation platform The smarter E. The finalists and winners enjoy a range of advantages. Extensive marketing before, during and after the exhibition boosts their profile considerably, drawing the attention of exhibition attendees as well as the national and international media.
(Source: Solar Promotion International)
9.1.2019
SolarEdge to Enter E-Mobility Market with Acquisition of S.M.R.E. Spa
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, announced today the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire S.M.R.E Spa (“SMRE”). Headquartered in Italy, SMRE provides innovative integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles. Founded in 1999 and traded on the Italian AIM (SMR.MI), SMRE has three business units: e-mobility, automated production machines and telematics software. The company has more than fifteen years of experience developing end-to-end e-mobility solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles used in motorcycles, commercial vehicles and trucks. These solutions include innovative high-performing powertrains with e-motor, motor drive, gearbox, battery, BMS, chargers, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) and software for electric vehicles. With governments and automotive manufacturers committed to the electrification of transportation, the global market for electric vehicles is expected by industry experts to increase from approximately one million EVs in 2018 to approximately 20 million annually in 2030, with a CAGR of 30.6% from 2015 and until 2030.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.)
9.1.2019
SEMI ISS 2019: Enabling the Next Industrial Revolution
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with the theme “Golden Age of Semiconductor: Enabling the Next Industrial Revolution.” The annual three-day conference of C-level executives gives the year’s first comprehensive outlook of the global electronics manufacturing industry. For ISS 2019’s nearly 300 attendees, opening day highlighted market and technology opportunities and the high-water mark for semiconductor manufacturing supply chain investments in 2018. Deep discussions on applications, disruptions and Industrial Revolution 4.0 will mark today, Day 2. Day 3 will feature presentations on industry workforce development and the evolving U.S.-China relationship and convene an expert panel on “The Next Semiconductor Revolution: Filling the Gap Between Smart Speakers and Autonomous Vehicles” to culminate SEMI’s business leader annual kick-off event.
(Source: SEMI)
9.1.2019
BayWa Starts World-wide Launch of its Satellite-assisted “Rainmaker”
After the successful conclusion of a two-year pilot phase in Zambia in Africa, BayWa is now starting the world-wide launch of its satellite-assisted “VariableRain” irrigation solution. On the basis of satellite and weather data in combination with Vista GmbH’s Promet plant growth model, the water requirements for agricultural crops are calculated automatically. With this, farmers can prevent possible losses due to lasting drought or overwatering. This saves water and energy. It also prevents waterlogging and nutrient leaching. This improves soil life and protects the environment.
(Source: BayWa AG)
8.1.2019
SolarEdge to Enter E-Mobility Market with Acquisition of S.M.R.E. Spa
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”), a global leader in smart energy, announced today the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire S.M.R.E Spa (“SMRE”). Headquartered in Italy, SMRE provides innovative integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles. Founded in 1999 and traded on the Italian AIM (SMR.MI), SMRE has three business units: e-mobility, automated production machines and telematics software. The company has more than fifteen years of experience developing end-to-end e-mobility solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles used in motorcycles, commercial vehicles and trucks. These solutions include innovative high-performing powertrains with e-motor, motor drive, gearbox, battery, BMS, chargers, Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) and software for electric vehicles. With governments and automotive manufacturers committed to the electrification of transportation, the global market for electric vehicles is expected by industry experts to increase from approximately one million EVs in 2018 to approximately 20 million annually in 2030, with a CAGR of 30.6% from 2015 and until 2030.
(Source: SolarEdge)
8.1.2019
China Wafer Production Capacity Growth Fastest in the World
Unwavering in its drive to build a strong, self-sufficient semiconductor supply chain, China plans more new fab projects than any other region in the world from 2017 to 2020, and its expansion of fab capacity recently picked up pace on the strength of new foundry and memory projects from both domestic and foreign companies, according to SEMI’s 2018 China Semiconductor Silicon Wafer Outlook report. China’s installed fab capacity is forecast to grow at a 12 percent CAGR from 2.3 million wafers per month (wpm) in 2015 to 4 million wpm in 2020, faster than all other regions. Well known for its semiconductor packaging prowess, China in recent years shifted its focus to front-end semiconductor fabs and a few key material markets. In 2018, the region’s surge in fab investment thrust it past Taiwan as the second largest capital equipment market in the world, behind only Korea.
(Source: SEMI)
8.1.2019
SEMI Taiwan President Terry Tsao Named SEMI Chief Marketing Officer
SEMI, the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain, today appointed SEMI Taiwan president Terry Tsao chief marketing officer (CMO), reporting to SEMI president and CEO Ajit Manocha. Tsao will remain SEMI Taiwan president as he assumes CMO responsibilities. “Terry’s new role as SEMI CMO reflects the vital importance of Asia to the global microelectronics community and will enhance SEMI’s visibility in a region critical to the future of the industry,” Manocha said. “His leadership will be key in enabling SEMI members to speed time to better business results while supporting the semiconductor supply chain to double sales from $2 trillion to $4 trillion over the next five years.”
(Source: SEMI)
4.1.2019
ISM 2019: More Space, More Themes, More Inspiration
The countdown is on: From 27 to 30 January 2019, the leading global trade fair for sweets and snacks will once again be bringing the supply and demand together at a worldwide level. Around 1,700 exhibitors from 73 countries will present the whole world of sweets and snacks to the international trade audience on 120,000 square metres of exhibition space. As such the exhibition space has increased once again by a further 8,500 square metres, because in addition to the previous seven halls, ISM is also being staged in Hall 3.1. At 86 percent, the anticipated share of foreign exhibitors remains to be very high and demonstrates the international alignment of the sweets and snacks industry. ProSweets Cologne - the international supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry with around 330 exhibitors - will once again be staged parallel to ISM. Together both trade fairs cover the entire value chain in the production of sweets and snacks, a unique constellation worldwide.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
4.1.2019
Arburg at TCT Asia 2019
TCT Asia, held from 21 to 23 February 2019 in Shanghai, China, is Asia's largest exhibition for additive manufacturing (AM). At stand D60 in hall W5, Arburg will use the opportunity to showcase additive production of functional plastic components made from qualified original materials. Two 200-3X freeformers will process medical TPE-S and flame-proof PC for applications in the medical technology and electronics industries. Several dozen components will also serve as examples to demonstrate the capabilities of Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF). "The market for additive manufacturing is growing rapidly and offers an interesting production technology solution to complement injection moulding," says Lukas Pawelczyk, responsible for global freeformer sales at Arburg. "With our decades of know-how in plastics processing and our two freeformers in sizes 200-3X and 300-3X, we offer attractive solutions for both experts and newcomers to additive production using the APF process."
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
3.1.2019
bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 Scales New Heights, Resonating the North Indian Market Mood
In its 5th edition, bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 is growing in all areas. From December 11 to 14, 700 companies from 26 countries presented their machines, products and innovative technologies for the construction industry. 39,173 leading industry professionals gathered at HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. As India's construction machinery market booms, so does bauma CONEXPO INDIA—thanks to transport and infrastructure initiatives. “I am proud and very happy to announce that bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 was a great success. We saw growth in all areas. Together with our strong partner iCEMA (Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association) we have prepared an excellent platform for the industry to present their products to the market. The partnership was crucial for our success and allowed us to align even more closely with the Indian construction machinery industry’s needs. For me as an Indian and cosmopolitan it is not only a collaboration on a professional level, but also a matter close to my heart“, says Bhupinder Singh, CEO of bC Expo India.
(Source: Messe München)
3.1.2019
BASF Expands its Production Network for Certified Palm Products
BASF further strengthens its operations network for certified palm-based products: the company now manufactures certified ingredients at 22 locations around the world for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaning agent industries. The latest site to receive the Supply Chain Certificate of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been Pulnoy in France where BASF produces active ingredients for the cosmetics industry. By receiving the RSPO certification for the Pulnoy site, BASF includes parts of its actives portfolio in its offer of certified palm-based products according to the “Mass Balance” supply chain model. Although the respective actives do not contain palm kernel oil themselves, their manufacturing process requires the use of palm-based auxiliaries that are now certified. The “Mass Balance” model fosters the physical flow of certified raw materials within the oleo-derivatives supply chain.
(Source: BASF SE)
3.1.2019
Continental Showcases Innovations for Smarter and Safer Cities at CES 2019
Today half the world’s population lives in cities; in three decades this number will grow by another 2.5 billion1 , adding more vehicles to the already overcrowded roads. As more cities approach the population tipping point, digitalization will lead the shift to a new mobility ecosystem. At CES 2019, Continental will demonstrate its solutions and key technologies for future cities around the theme “Mobility at your service. Freedom to Live.” “Intelligent mobility is an essential pillar of the smart city. The number of connected devices exceeds the world’s population today, facilitating real-time exchange of information between vehicles, infrastructure and people. At CES 2019, Continental will demonstrate solutions that foster mobility intelligence, ease traffic congestion and reduce accidents and pollution, addressing the most critical challenges of urban mobility,” said Helmut Matschi, member of the Continental Executive Board and head of the Interior Division.
(Source: Continental AG)
2.1.2019
Lufthansa Group is Looking to Hire More than 5000 New Employees in 2019
Approximately 5500 new employees will be cleared for take-off with a career in Lufthansa Group this year – in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group. The company is looking to hire over 1300 flight attendants – primarily at the Munich hub and at SWISS in Zürich. For the core Lufthansa brand, around 1200 new hires are planned at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, in all business areas. Lufthansa Group is also hiring a large number of additional employees worldwide. In addition, up to 500 future pilots are to begin their training as flight students with Lufthansa Aviation Training at the European Flight Academy in 2019. In order to stabilize flight operations after a turbulent summer, Lufthansa Group is investing approximately a quarter of a billion euros. For instance, around 600employees are being hired to ensure quality in operations.
(Source: Lufthansa Group)
2.1.2019
Embedded Tech India 2019: Fair for Products and Solutions for Embedded Systems
Embedded Tech India 2019 expo co-Located with 27th Convergence India expo & 3rd IoT India expo is set to bring together Embedded Community including hardware, system software, tools, services, governing bodies, academia, OEMs/ODMs, manufacturers, resellers/distributors, solution providers & solution seekers under one roof. It's the engine of the IoT and the driving force behind Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution. The expo is an opportunity for companies to showcase leading-edge products and solutions for embedded systems used in diverse electronic manufacturing industry. More information under: http://www.embeddedtechexpo.com/
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
31.12.2018
Lufthansa Hub Munich Honoured for Sustainable Environmental Management
Lufthansa Hub Munich has been successfully validated for the first time according to the demanding European environmental regulation EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and certified with the international standard ISO 14001 for environmental management systems. Lufthansa is thus setting an important example of corporate environmental responsibility at its Munich location. Wilken Bormann, CEO Lufthansa Hub Munich, said on the occasion of the first EMAS validation: ”We are very pleased with this success, which we were able to achieve with the implementation of our pilot project in Munich. In this way, we also meet our premium standards in the areas of environment and sustainability and thus also the requirements of our customers' increased environmental awareness”. Peter Taubitz, Lufthansa's environmental officer at the Munich location, adds: ”A professionally implemented and structured environmental management system leads not only to ecological but also to economic improvements. Our employees are also highly committed to our environmental goals”.
Source: Deutsche ufthansa AG)
31.12.2018
Covestro Taps Into China’s Growing Start-up Scene
The vast Chinese start-up ecosystem is a new field of engagement for the materials manufacturer Covestro. For this reason, the company, together with the market research consultants of ‘KAIROS Future’, facilitated a new, comprehensive study of the broad landscape that has developed over recent years. A short version of the joint study is available for download. Nurtured through government policies and investments and triggered through entrepreneurial success stories like Alibaba and Tencent, a new ideal of becoming entrepreneurs has emerged among young Chinese. In 2017, over 100 Chinese start-ups were listed in stock markets around the world, and more than 270 companies were in the list of Chinese ‘unicorns’, meaning companies younger than ten years and valued with around one billion Euro or more. With venture capital assets of around 650 billion Euro, China is now second only to the US when it comes to global venture capital. Covestro wants to take part in this development and looks into ways to cooperate, invest, teach and learn from the start-up environment in China.
(Source: Covestro AG)
31.12.2018
SolarPower International 2019: New Deadline for Presentation and Speaker Applications
Begin the new year by submitting a presentation or speaker application for the largest energy event in North America. We're still accepting applications through Wednesday, January 2 for Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI), held September 23-26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT. SPI and ESI are the anchors of North America Smart Energy Week, which also includes the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA, and The Technical Symposium. No other event provides the opportunities for collaboration, access to experts, and innovative information needed for success like SPI and ESI.
(Source: SPI)

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