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15.10.2019
Preparations in full swing for GaLaBau 2020
From 16 to 19 September 2020, GaLaBau, the leading international fair for the design, construction and maintenance of urban, green and open spaces, will open its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the 24th time. The scheduled break in the event cycle in 2019 offers the ideal opportunity to implement some new features for the next round of the gathering for the landscape gardening sector. These changes range from a modified hall configuration to a new product group “Private garden equipment and furniture” and an extended supporting programme. Start-ups from the landscaping and gardening sector will have the opportunity to be part of the special International Start-up Area. Around 1,300 exhibitors and 72,000 trade visitors are expected to attend GaLaBau 2020. The honorary sponsor and founding father of GaLaBau is the BGL, Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e.V. (Federal Association for Gardening, Landscaping and Sports Ground Construction).
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
15.10.2019
Cloos Schweisstechnik: Efficient Welding of Small Batch Sizes Without Programming Effort
Quick and easy welding of single parts – particularly in steel and metal construction, the programming expenditure for automated welding of small batch sizes is often disproportionally high. With the IRPS Instant Robot Programming System users create programs for automated welding in a short time. So the automated welding of workpieces in batch size 1 pays off now. Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH offers the new system in cooperation with the Dutch company INSTANTpro B.V. The operator freely positions the tacked workpiece on the robot working station. Then he starts scanning at the IRPS screen. The scanner mounted at a linear track scans the working surface of the robot system and saves the result. The IRPS converts the saved scanner data into a 3D model. Then the IRPS sends the completely generated robot program including all welding data to the robot controller. The operator starts welding via a button at the IRPS screen. Individual changes and parameter adaptations can be made easily and intuitively.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
15.10.2019
Messe Düsseldorf Moscow Celebrates Anniversary
Messe Düsseldorf celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Moscow subsidiary. By opening the official representation on 15 October 1979 it laid the foundation for its success story on the Russian market. 2002 saw the subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf Moscow being established, which today employs 49 members of staff and organises 14 trade fairs and trade fair participations in Moscow, Novokuznetsk, Kazan, Ufa and Yekaterinburg. This year Messe Düsseldorf Moscow already looked after 2,097 exhibitors (previous year: 1,894). They reached more than 190,000 visitors (previous year: 170,652) – this is evidence of the vibrancy and attractiveness of the Russian trade fair market. Generating revenue of EUR 31.2 million in 2018 and accounting for a 44% share in the sales made by Messe Düsseldorf Group abroad, Russia is the group’s largest foreign market.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
14.10.2019
Satys Announces its Takeover of ATE's Paint Site in Châteauroux (France)
The Commercial Court of Toulouse on 10 October 2019 chose the industrial project of the Toulouse Satys Group to take over the ATE (Aéro Technique Espace) aircraft painting site in Châteauroux. ATE has been in recovery proceedings since 17 May 2019. Based at the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, ATE employs about forty people and has four paint hangars for wide-body aircraft. This site will complete Satys Group's range of services, a key industrial player that has experienced steady growth over the last few years.
(Source: Satys Group)
14.10.2019
Covestro Plans to Promote Circular Economy
With a long-term program, Covestro plans to place a strong focus on the circular economy and to be a creative force for the entire plastics industry. In particular, the company aims to use raw materials from sustainable sources such as waste, plants and CO2 as much as possible in production. The aim is to achieve the greatest possible departure from fossil resources such as crude oil. Above all, used plastics must be recycled systematically and to the greatest possible extent. Covestro intends to develop new technologies exactly for this purpose. Overall, the company wants to shape the transition from a disposable economy to a circular economy with as many partners as possible and expects this to open up entirely new business opportunities. “The great challenges of our time, such as climate change and the increasing consumption of resources by the growing world population, make truly sustainable ways of living and economies an indispensable necessity. The linear patterns in consumption and production based on one-time use have become obsolete – we must rather strengthen the idea of recycling and consistently align our actions accordingly, ” stresses Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
11.10.2019
ZEISS and Senorics Establish Partnership
The partnership aims to further the joint development of small and cost-effective sensors for industrial use in quality assurance and in process monitoring, e.g. on production lines for foodstuffs, agricultural products, plastics and medicine. ZEISS can draw on its longstanding, extensive knowledge in the development, manufacturing and marketing of optical and photonics systems, as well as the digital solutions that go with them – particularly in quality measuring technology. At the same time, the company is actively shaping global markets in the field. Senorics now stands to benefit from this expertise. And ZEISS will get the chance to use the Senorics technology to tap into new applications that it was previously harder to do with the technologies in its portfolio. “We will begin by examining common application cases. Senorics’ innovative technology has the potential to create compact, cost-effective sensors for applications such as compositional analysis. The investment is a way of consistently implementing our strategy in the field of Advanced Sensor and Data Solutions,” says Dr. Philipp Strack, Head of ZEISS Ventures.
(Source: ZEISS Gruppe)
11.10.2019
HRSflow at K 2019 in Dusseldorf (Germany)
At K 2019, which takes place from 16 to 23 October in Düsseldorf, challenging state-of-the-art applications of HRSflow’s FLEXflow hot runner technology will be presented at several booths of partnering machine producers. Some of these will use the company’s FLEXflow One electrically driven valve gate technology, where an additional control unit is not required during the injection process. At their own booth (Hall1, Stand D05) HRSflow will present challenging applications of their FLEXflow hot runner technology together with recent developments targeted to improve the injection molding process. These include examples for perfectly balanced Family Tools with extremely different part volumes, an extended cylinder range including a new series of Pneumatic Cylinders, the new SA series of nozzles for small shot weights and HRScool, HRSflow’s innovative solution for hot runner injection molding in which water cooling of the associated actuators can be completely eliminated for the most common applications.
(Source: Nglass S.p.A.)
11.10.2019
K 2019: When Antimicrobial Silicone and 3D Printing Become One!
In 2016, STERNE, specialist in manufacturing silicone items, developed a new additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments using a 100%UV cured silicone. In 2018, the company improved its technology on filaments thinness and its capacity to print from little to medium series. Today, the SME combines technological and material developments by bringing together 3D printing and antimicrobial silicone. The interest is to avoid the development of bacteria both inside and outside the product, to improve items hygiene and thus strengthen its immune barrier. This specificity also allows the silicone to avoid being impregnated with odors. As reminder, the additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments allows printing layers from 0.55 to 0.1mm (100 microns). A panel of colors is available, for materials meeting quality requirements according to FDA or USP class VI medical grade. SiO-shaping 3D silicone printing technology offers the following possible manufacturing dimensions: 205 x 200 x100 mm allowing to print very small pieces till medium one into a range of hardnesses from 30 to 60 Shores A, according to standard tolerances of ISO 3302-01 :2014 (M2).
(Source: STERNE SAS)
10.10.2019
Hamburg Boat Show Sails Out Into the Colorful World of Water Sports
The second edition of the Hamburg Boat Show from October 23 to 27, 2019, at the Hamburg Fair Grounds promises experiences with water sports and fresh themes. From motorboats and sailing yachts to kiteboards and SUP boards, and with approximately 300 exhibitors – at the Hamburg Boat Show, visitors will find everything a water sports fan could want when it comes to information and options for shopping. “As an important boat show for the north, this year the Hamburg Boat Show once again leaves nothing to be desired and is further expanding its offerings and expertise," explains Torsten Conradi, president of the German Boat and Shipbuilders Association (DBSV), which organizes the show. In addition to a large variety of brands and boats, an extensive program of lectures will ensure technical depth. The new Diving Center as well as the SUP pool will invite visitors to test equipment in the cool water.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Kongress)
10.10.2019
Leading the Way with INTERNORGA 2020
Explore tomorrow’s trends today. Yes, you can with INTERNORGA, the leading trade show for food service and hospitality! From 13 to 17 March 2020, INTERNORGA brings together the brands, the leaders and companies from food service and hospitality, bakeries and confectioneries at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site for the most important industry meeting of the year. This unique mix with more than 1,300 international exhibitors gives trade visitors five days of first-hand information on impressive product innovations and visionary concepts, helping them to move their business forward. Any company that wants long-term business success has to take the decisive steps today – and INTERNORGA 2020 gives them the right environment to do that.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Kongress)
10.10.2019
it-sa 2019: Experts make Nuremberg the “Home of IT Security”
nternational IT security experts and decision-makers are gathering at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 8 to 10 October to share ideas on challenges and trends in cyber security. With 750* exhibitors (2018: 698) from 25 countries (27) expanding into four halls for the first time, the scale of the venue is just right for the leading platform for industry dialogue. Pavilions from the Basque Country, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic emphasise the international importance of it-sa. In addition to the expo, with around 350 forum presentations, specialist knowledge will also be on offer in the congress programme, now comprising 30 events. Professional associations, organizations and IT security providers will provide information on the benefits of artificial intelligence, data protection and data security, and IT security for SMEs and industrial production. This year, too, the IT Baseline Protection Day organized by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI) and the annual conference of State and municipal IT security officers will be held as part of Congress@it-sa.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
9.10.2019
Carsten Spohr and Armin Laschet Promote Sustainable Technology in Aviation
The name of Lufthansa’s first Airbus A321neo is “Aachen”. Armin Laschet, Minister-President of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia and a native of Aachen, signed the naming certificate of the Airbus A321neo at Düsseldorf’s airport together with Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The state-of-the-art successor to the Airbus A321, the A321neo, uses up to 20 percent less fuel, is much quieter and emits significantly less CO2 than the previous model. By the year 2025, forty A321neo-model aircraft will have been delivered to the Lufthansa Group. Overall, the company will be welcoming a new airplane every two weeks on average for the next ten years.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
9.10.2019
Broadband World Forum 2019: DECT Forum Showcases Smart Home IoT at the Fair
The DECT Forum, the worldwide association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, exhibits at the Broadband World Forum 2019. DECT Forum together with partner ULE Alliance and its member company Jazz Hipster will present their latest products and solutions for Voice, IoT and Smart Home applications (October 15-17, 2019, Amsterdam, RAI, booth F52). DECT Forum as well as the ULE Alliance and member companies will provide a comprehensive industry update of the latest technology developments and products in HD Voice and ULE (Ultra Low Energy) providing an opportunity to meet key representatives of leading chipset providers and product manufacturers and get latest first-hand information about core DECT based technologies for broadband audio, video and IoT applications.
(Source: DECT Forum)
9.10.2019
SEMICON Taiwan 2019 Opens with Smart Tech, Innovation, Digital Future in Spotlight
With Taiwan expected to lead the world in semiconductor equipment investments in 2019, SEMICON Taiwan 2019 opens today, gathering the world’s top technologists, visionaries and innovators for insights into the latest trends and opportunities across smart vertical markets including manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and data. September 18-20 at Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall I, in Taipei, SEMICON Taiwan 2019 spans the entire semiconductor and microelectronics supply chain – from design through systems. Registration for the event remains open. Taiwan is on track to boost semiconductor equipment investments 21.1 percent this year and vault past South Korea to top the world in equipment spending, an increase driven by advanced manufacturing processes and capacity, according to SEMI's latest market report. In addition, for the ninth consecutive year Taiwan is the world's biggest consumer of semiconductor materials with spending of US$11.4 billion.
(Source: SEMI)
8.10.2019
Outcomes of the Russian Energy Week International Forum 2019
The central event of the first day of the Russian Energy Week was the ‘Energy Partnership for Sustainable Growth’ plenary session attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Along with the Russian leader, the speakers included Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Darren Woods, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, OMV AG; Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation. The discussion touched upon the issues of global energy market, challenges facing the global energy and key problems of international cooperation in the energy sector.
(Source: ROSCONGRESS)
8.10.2019
SolarEdge Files Three Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Huawei in China
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, announced today that it has filed three lawsuits for patent infringement against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity. SolarEdge is evaluating filing additional actions to protect its patents. The lawsuits, filed in the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, cite unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law, and are intended to protect SolarEdge’s significant investment in its innovative DC optimized inverter technology. Seeking damages and an injunction, the lawsuits are intended to prevent the defendants from selling any products infringing upon SolarEdge’s patented PV inverter and power optimizer technology. The recently filed lawsuits follow the filing of three other lawsuits in Germany by SolarEdge in June and July 2018 against Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity, Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH, a German entity, and WATTKRAFT Solar GmbH, a German distributor relating to three patents.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
8.10.2019
EU: EIB Lends Fazua EUR 12 Million
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing EUR 12 million to the rapidly growing e-bike company Fazua GmbH. The funds are being made available through the EU bank’s Venture Debt Product, a type of risk capital for innovative companies. The loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is a core component of the Investment Plan for Europe (IPE) – also known as the Juncker Plan – under which the EIB and the European Commission are working together as strategic partners to boost the competitiveness of the European economy. Fazua GmbH, which is based in Munich, intends to use the funds for the expansion of the company and for research and development activities.
(Source: European Investment Bank)
7.10.2019
SEMI, SUNY Poly Awarded $6 Million National Science Foundation Grant for Pilot Program
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced that they have been awarded a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund workforce development initiatives for the microelectronics manufacturing industry. The funding, to be provided over three years, will support the development and implementation of a semiconductor workforce certification program designed to meet the industry’s most pressing needs.
(Source: SEMI)
7.10.2019
MOTEK & BondExpo 2019: Arena of the Future!
There's just one month to go before the industry comes together at the 38th Motek international trade fair for automation in production and assembly. Together with the 13th Bondexpo – the international trade fair for bonding technology – it provides a unique overview of the latest information and process-oriented industrial manufacturing. The focus is on the Arena of Integration (AoI) theme park where expert visitors will see demonstrations of how systems, processes and components can be integrated in ways that are ready for deployment in daily industrial practice. More information about the Fair and our new Trade Fair Journal "NEWS from MOTEK 2019" (ePaper) can be found in our section "Trade Fairs 2019, MOTEK 2019".
(Source: P.E. Schall)
7.10.2019
Alexander Novak and Mikhail Kotyukov Hold ‘Dialogue as Equals’ as Part of REW 2019 Youth Day
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov held a ‘Dialogue as Equals’ with young specialists, schoolchildren, and students as part of the Youth Day programme during the Russian Energy Week International Forum. Novak said this format makes it possible to get a better understanding of the needs of future and aspiring workers in the industry. “I am glad that you are here today – students and schoolchildren from different parts of the country. I know that young specialists and students from other countries are also present here. Thank you for being with us today”, Novak said. Novak noted that the Russian Energy Week International Forum is being held for the third time. This major industry event has brought more than 10,000 people together, a record number of participants.
(Source: ROSCONGRESS)
4.10.2019
Agenda and Proposals for Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting 2019
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. today published the formal invitation for the extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on October 30, 2019 in Bern and sent the voting rights documents to its shareholders. The extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting will be held at the request of the shareholder group around Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis"). The election of Mark Kerekes, Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Sentis, to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger will be voted upon. If Mark Kerekes is elected, an increase in the total remuneration of the Board of Directors will also be voted upon.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
4.10.2019
BlechExpo 2019: Upgrading servo presses for Industry 4.0 with Schuler
Schuler now offers a package for the MSD series that can also be used to upgrade existing systems for Industry 4.0. It consists of an IIoT connector, which uploads the required data from the control system of the servo presses in encrypted form to the internet, and provides access to the "mySchuler" portal. The processed information can be accessed from anywhere and at any time with a smartphone, for example, and the correct password. Visitors to the Schuler stand at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019, in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) can see this for themselves.
(Source: Schuler AG)
4.10.2019
Coperion: Digital Solutions for Networked Plastics Production
As part of its new “C-Beyond 4.0” portfolio, Coperion will present digital concepts and applications for networked plastics production at K 2019 (16-23 October, Dusseldorf) at Booth B19 in Hall 14. Among these are a concept study addressing a uniform user interface for human-machine interfaces (graphical user interfaces or GUIs for short). These can depict Industry 4.0 functionalities and are being gradually implemented into all Coperion extruders, compounding machines, and material handling systems for the compounding industry. The intelligent support programs (Smart Machine Features) include intelligent diagnosis and monitoring functions that contribute to increased productivity and machine availability. They will be on display at the show on iPads, in an application similar to an app; in future, they will then be integrated into the GUI.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
3.10.2019
Natural Gas Fuel Development Strategy to Accelerate
2 October 2019 during the 3rd Russian Energy Week an industrial meeting on ‘Accelerated Infrastructure Development: Strategy for the Development of the Natural Gas Motor Fuel Market’ took place under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak. In 2013–2018 a large-scale pilot project has been completed, which resulted in numerous gas fuel stations open all over the country. Now, vehicles that run on CNG are a mainstay in the utilities sector and in mass transit. According to Dmitry Kozak, in order to improve the competitiveness of the transportation industry while improving the environmental situation, 2019 saw the new stage of market expansion: implementing accelerated development strategy. It will allow for the investment to go into expanding the gas fuel fleet.
(Source: The Roscongress Foundation)
3.10.2019
Futurebuild Events and Easyfairs Management Teams Collaborate
Easyfairs, the world’s largest privately-owned exhibition organiser, today announces the acquisition of Futurebuild Events, a London-based independent events company that boasts an experienced team of events professionals dedicated to the built environment sector. Retaining the Futurebuild Events management and staff, the two organisers will combine strengths to work with the industry to deliver a portfolio of events dedicated to the needs of the market. Futurebuild Events is the organiser of leading built environment event, Futurebuild. Taking place on the 3-5 March 2020 at London’s ExCeL, it will connect leading brands with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers. The event commits to being a catalyst for change with a focus on innovation to shape the future of the industry, combining a world class programme of content with over 400 exhibitors.
(Source: Easyfairs)
3.10.2019
Fine Art Asia is the leading fine art fair in Asia
Fine Art Asia is recognised by the international art world as Asia’s leading fine art fair. On display are museum-quality art works spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. Fine Art Asia is staged during the peak art season in Hong Kong. The fair coincides with major fine art auctions held in the same venue, and attracts a high-profile, sophisticated audience of leading dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the world. The Masterpiece Pavilion will be launched at Fine Art Asia 2019, bringing this renowned London art fair’s established vision of cross-collecting to Hong Kong. The full report can be found in our section "Trade Fair News".
(Source: MasterArt)
2.10.2019
BIOFACH INDIA: India’s Must-do Event for the Organic Industry goes Into its 11th Round
From 7 to 9 November 2019, BIOFACH INDIA will open its doors for the 11th time. The India Expo Centre (IEML) in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR will then become the gathering place for Indian and international organic industry players. Taking place simultaneously is the NATURAL EXPO INDIA, which showcases semi-natural products including some that are undergoing the process of organic certification. The event expects to welcome more than 200 exhibitors and some 10,000 global decision-makers from the service, production, retail and manufacturing segments. The organisers, NürnbergMesse India and APEDA, are relying on the proven exhibition concept of wide-ranging product display and international conference with high-calibre speakers.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
2.10.2019
Upgrading Servo Presses for Industry 4.0 with Schuler
Schuler now offers a package for the MSD series that can also be used to upgrade existing systems for Industry 4.0. It consists of an IIoT connector, which uploads the required data from the control system of the servo presses in encrypted form to the internet, and provides access to the "mySchuler" portal. The processed information can be accessed from anywhere and at any time with a smartphone, for example, and the correct password. Visitors to the Schuler stand at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019, in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) can see this for themselves. As with mobile phones, the information is available in the form of various mini-programs. For example, the "Production Monitor" displays the operating status, the running die and the current stroke rate.
(Source: Schuler AG)
2.10.2019
Arburg at the Moldplas 2019 in Portugal
Digitalisation is Arburg's main topic (hall 20, stand 3 B10) at Moldplas from 6 to 9 November 2019 in Batalha. For the very first time presented at the K in Düsseldorf, Germany, "arburgXworld" will celebrate its premiere in Portugal shortly after. The digital world of Arburg includes the customer portal with the same name as well as digital products and services. In addition, a "smart" allrounder exhibit using the example of tension straps will demonstrate in a practical manner how digital networking can be used to produce products "on demand" in a variety of ways and economically in series production.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
30.9.2019
IPB 2019: A grand Powder Event with 230 Exhibitors
IPB 2019 will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from 16th to 18th, October. The number of exhibitors has increased year-on-year by 30%. The final number of exhibitors is expected to be 230 (IPB 2018: 163 exhibitors), in which 40% are with international exhibits brands. Over the past 17 years, IPB has been grown and become the leading “one-stop” exhibition in the field of powder and bulk solids in China. IPB is a perfect exchanging and communicating platform for international and domestic exhibitors, important buyers, associations, universities etc. in powder industry in China. Nearly 10,000 trade buyers from chemical, pharmaceutical, food, new energy, addictive manufacturing, packaging, quarrying, construction, ceramics industries will visit IPB to find powder technical solutions. IPB 2019, an upgraded unmissable powder event, .will see you in Shanghai.
(Source: NürnbergMesse GmbH)
30.9.2019
ZEISS Opts for Continuity with New CEO
At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG unanimously voted in favor of the following changes to the Executive Board: Dr. Karl Lamprecht, currently a Member of the Executive Board, will become the new President & CEO effective 1 April 2020. With this appointment, the top position at the company has once again been filled from within the organization. Dr. Karl Lamprecht will succeed Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, the long-serving President & CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. As planned, after holding this office for 10 years, Prof. Dr. Kaschke will not seek another reappointment when the term of his contract expires in 2020. Dr. Markus Weber has been appointed the new Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment effective 1 October 2019. He currently heads the Research Microscopy Solutions strategic business unit at ZEISS.
(Source: Zeiss Group)
30.9.2019
Covestro Expands Open Innovation in China
Covestro expands its concept for open innovation with various partners starting from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Center in Shanghai. “China is setting the pace for technologies and solutions driving the next wave of industrial and informational revolution,” said Sucheta Govil, Chief Commercial Officer of Covestro, as the company is announcing its concept of „Open Innovation Hub“. The multi-industry ecosystems in China have evolved through open innovation principles that push the boundaries of the traditional industry sectors. “Covestro is ready to adapt to future trends and will be the preferred partner for customers when it comes to open innovation”, Govil continued.
(Source: Covestro AG)
27.9.2019
ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 2019: An Art Forum for Lively Exchange
The 21st edition of ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH will be held from 26 to 29 September 2019 at Puls 5 Zurich. Every year, ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH offers many opportunities for personal contacts, sales and cultural exchange - not only for art professionals, but for all people interested in art. ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH is once again transforming the historic foundry hall PULS 5 with international exhibitors into an impressive art palace. The fascination of ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH resides mainly in the diversity of the exhibits - ranging from classical forms of expression such as painting and sculpture to multimedia, photography and installations. Thus figurative and abstract, conceptual and impulsive works are presented in small to large formats.
(Source: BB International Fine Arts GmbH)
27.9.2019
Digital Solar & Storage 2019: Innovating the New Energy World
While solar is the most versatile, popular and often lowest cost power generation source in Europe today, its potential is largely untapped. Investors are increasingly getting excited about solar in Europe but to fully exploit solar for Europe’s citizens and industry, it is key to plan now to benefit from energy storage & digitalisation. The event is timed to welcome the new European Parliament and Commission and discuss with key stakeholders from industry and politics what’s needed to keep up the new solar momentum. The European solar power market is expected to grow by over 80% YoY to more than 20 GW, adding more capacity than any other power generation source in 2019 in the EU. The fair will take place from 5-6 November 2019 in Brussels.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
27.9.2019
Co-operation: Dieffenbacher and Arburg Combine their Expertise
Dieffenbacher and Arburg, both family-owned companies from Baden-Württemberg, will in future cooperate to develop new solutions for the transfer moulding of hybrid components. This allows them to combine their expertise in the fields of press systems and automated presses as well as injection moulding technology, bringing together the advantages of both worlds. Arburg and Dieffenbacher recently demonstrated their successful cooperation as part of the MoPaHyb research project "Modular production plant for heavy-duty hybrid components", which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Together with Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, and nine other partners, a modular production system for hybrid components was developed and realised. It combines a size 4,600 modular injection unit for fibre direct compounding (FDC) from Arburg with a Dieffenbacher 3,600-ton vertical press located at the ICT. The system makes it possible to implement component dimensions and complexities that could not be manufactured before.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
26.9.2019
Business Value of Internet of Things in Smart Cities
Smart cities have been one of the strongest enablers of Internet of Things. Cities today need to cater to dynamic demands of citizens. Many cities are competing to provide improved living conditions, environmental sustenance and economic vitality. With the advent of technology and digitalisation there has been an evolution of an integrated approach to a smart urban ecosystem. This has led to a huge marketplace and demand for Internet of Things. City planners and governing bodies are on a continuous lookout to innovate and adopt Internet of Things solutions that meet their town’s priorities.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
26.9.2019
Toy Exhibition Spielwarenmesse and NürnbergMesse Arrange Early Contract Extension
One game, three winners: Spielwarenmesse eG and NürnbergMesse GmbH have made an early agreement to extend their contract through to 2028. Ernst Kick, Chairman of Spielwarenmesse eG, sums up with satisfaction: “Our aspiration is to remain a leading trade fair in our sector, and the plans to develop the site and modernise the infrastructure will be a big help. That’s why we are very keen to continue this arrangement that we know and trust.” There are happy faces at NürnbergMesse too. CEO Dr Roland Fleck is pleased: “Nuremberg will continue to be the global capital for toys and games in the years to come.” And for Fleck’s fellow CEO Peter Ottmann, this has a number of simultaneous effects: “In our view, extending the contract is a threefold win – for Spielwarenmesse, for NürnbergMesse and for our customers in particular, in other words our exhibitors and trade visitors.”
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
26.9.2019
FoodTec India & PackEx India 2019 with 48 % International participation
“The Trade show Duo”- ANUTEC - International FoodTec India & PackEx India once again underscores its position as the leading event for the suppliers of the food & drink and packaging industry in the SAARC region. The exhibition ended on a high note for all 470 exhibitors witnessing over 10,000 one-time registered trade visitors during its three-day trade fair. The exhibitors were satisfied with the quality and quantity of the visitors who attended the trade fair. Key visitors from different industry sectors were present during all three days. The exhibition once again confirmed its position as the best business platform that provides customized solutions for the Indian and neighbouring markets. The exhibition was actively supported and promoted by IPMMI (Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India) and IFCA (Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association) both being the leading industry association leaders for Packaging Industry.
(Source: Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd .)
25.9.2019
VIVANESS 2020: Trailblazer for the Natural and Organic Cosmetics Sector
From 12 to 15 February 2020, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will become the home of the international natural and organic cosmetics sector when the 14th round of VIVANESS, the international trade for natural and organic personal care, takes place alongside BIOFACH, the world’s leading fair for organic food. With its move from Hall 7A to 3C, the forthcoming event is pleased to be able to offer even more space for the some 300 exhibitors from around 40 countries to showcase their new and improved products to visitors (51,488 in 2019). Alongside the diverse product range that has to meet stringent admission criteria, the VIVANESS Congress, Novelty Stand and inspiring special display areas like “Let’s talk VIVANESS” are what make the event the highlight of the industry calendar.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.9.2019
BIOFACH 2020: Even More Space for Organic Products and Even More Variety!
From 12 to 15 February 2020, BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, will open its doors again in Nuremberg. The annual start-of-year gathering for the sector is set to welcome some 3,500 exhibitors from around 100 countries. The addition of two halls means that the next round of BIOFACH has room for even more exhibitors. As a result, there will be an even more diverse range of goods on display for trade visitors to the combined BIOFACH and VIVANESS event, which welcomed 51,488 visitors in 2019. In 2020, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care will take place parallel to BIOFACH for the 14th time. VIVANESS will be moving into Hall 3C and will also display a greater range of products thanks to the 300 exhibitors expected. Through its congress theme “Organic delivers!” BIOFACH will put the spotlight on the positive effects of doing business in an environmentally friendly way. The world’s leading fair for organic food will address another highly topical issue with its new special show “All about water – is the basis of all life endangered?”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.9.2019
Messe Essen Celebrates the Conclusion of the First Construction Phase
A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen today in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernisation of the fair site right on time. With the opening of the new glass foyer which covers an area of 2,000 m² and has directly adjoining new congress rooms, the construction project started in May 2016 is reaching its most important milestone. The first half of the new Hall 6 which covers an area of 11,000 m² and offers a direct view into the Grugapark is going into operation at the same time. The North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, personally congratulated the city and the fair company on its new architectonic landmark.
(Source: Messe Essen)
24.9.2019
International Real Estate Investment Forum PROESTATE Begins
The International Real Estate Investment Forum PROESTATE began in Moscow, an annual event that brings together leading Russian and foreign experts in the industry. Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation Vladimir Yakushev opened the exhibition talking the major outcomes of construction industry development. “Further development of the industry requires an ongoing dialogue between the authorities and the market players and PROESTATE is a forum that may help provide a communication means to discuss the existing problems and find solutions, to share success stories, inspire each other to new productive work,” said the Minister.
(Source: EverEstate GmbH)
24.9.2019
Meusburger at the K 2019 with Market Innovations
At this year's K trade fair in Düsseldorf (16 to 23 October), the Meusburger stand (hall 1, stand C30) will feature the new and one-of-a-kind configurator for hot runner moulds. In addition, the new cavity pressure sensors and many other Meusburger products will be presented. Of course the divisions of hot runner and control systems, Knowledge Management, and ERP will also be presented. A special highlight at this year's K 2019 is the new configurator for hot runner moulds, which is offered exclusively in cooperation between Meusburger and PSG. The complete mould base including hot runner manifold can be customised with just a few clicks and shipped shortly thereafter in the usual high quality in just one order. In addition to the hot runner mould, the required components and the right accessories can also be ordered directly from Meusburger. This way the customer receives everything from just one source and with only one order.
(Source: Meusburger Georg GmbH & Co KG)
24.9.2019
Meyer Burger: Confirmation of Company's Strategic Realignment
In a letter to shareholders, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. today announced the Board of Directors' voting recommendation for the extraordinary Shareholders'Meeting on October 30, 2019. A shareholder group headed by Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") requests the election of Mark Kerekes, Co-Managing Director and Board member of Sentis, as member of the Meyer Burger Board of Directors. After an analysis of the proposal and the persons and interests behind Sentis, as well as extensive discussions with the candidate, the Board of Directors is unanimously recommending shareholders to reject the election of Mark Kerekes to the Meyer Burger Board of Directors. A further important consideration is that Meyer Burger's technological and strategic realignment is closely associated with its CEO, Hans Brändle, whose outstanding technological and strategic competence is internationally recognized. Since Sentis is demanding the resignation of Hans Brändle without acceptable justification and with no proposal for a convincing successor arrangement, Mr Brändle has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to resign in the event of the election of a Sentis representative to the Board of Directors.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
20.9.2019
Technology Days for Laser Blanking Line from Schuler
Customers form Germany, the US, and China have already invested in laser blanking lines from Schuler. Recently, Schuler received another order from the People’s Republic—this one by one of the largest Chinese steel producers for a plant in Tianjin—as well as an order from a customer in South Africa. Around 50 visitors took advantage of Schuler’s invitation to learn about the benefits offered by the technology on two days, where they also had a chance to look at the actual system that will be delivered to China. South African automotive supplier VM Automotive is expected to begin producing blanks for the plant of a high-end German automaker in South Africa (among other jobs) on a Laser Blanking Line 2.18 in the fall of 2020. The newly established blanking operations will handle the full scope of material logistics for the car manufacturer, thereby increasing the value it adds in South Africa.
(Source: Schuler AG)
20.9.2019
Dr. Constantin Häfner Named New Fraunhofer ILT Director
Effective November 2019, renowned laser physicist Dr. Constantin Häfner will be taking on the Directorship of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. He is currently Program Director for Advanced Photon Technologies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where he has led the development of the world’s most powerful laser systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is one of the world’s leading centers for contract research in laser development and applications, with more than 540 employees and facilities covering a floor space of more than 19,500 m². The institute specializes in the development of advanced laser beam sources and their applications in manufacturing, medicine and environmental science, and the development of laser test and measurement systems.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
20.9.2019
Covestro in new Circular Plastics Alliance
Covestro, together with numerous other organizations and companies, wants to promote the recycling of plastics in Europe. To this end, approximately 100 partners signed the founding act of the Circular Plastics Alliance in Brussels on Friday. The alliance, which was set up by the European Commission, covers all areas of the value chain - including manufacturers and processors of plastics, large retailers as well as disposal and recycling companies. The main objective of the alliance is to help ensure that by 2025, ten million tons of recycled plastics will be used each year in the European Union, in line with the EU Commission's plastics strategy. The ceremony was attended by more than 350 participants, including Frans Timmermans as First Vice-President of the EU Commission and Elzbieta Bienkowska , the Commissioner responsible, among other things, for the single market and industry.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
18.9.2019
Fraunhofer ENAS: Individualization of Products in Mass Production
Six Fraunhofer Institutes have demonstrated the individualization of single products in mass production environments by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies. This substantial progress provides completely new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings. Six Fraunhofer Institutes (ENAS, IFAM, ILT, IOF, ISC and IWU) have succeeded to manufacture electrical conductor patterns, sensors, and high-tech lighting modules, individually integrated into components by using digital printing and laser technologies. The result: individualization of components in mass production environments with new opportunities for design, material savings and weight reduction. The demand for customized components with sophisticated electrical or optical functionalities in industrial production has been growing for years. By integrating digital printing and laser technologies into existing mass production environments, the challenges of individualization can be faced successfully. Thus, the development of entirely new products becomes feasible.
Source: Fraunhofer ENAS)
18.9.2019
BIOFACH and VIVANESS: Combined Trade Fair goes Into 2020 with Two New Halls
A total 3,266 exhibitors from 98 nations impressed the 51,488 visitors from 144 countries at the last round of the combined exhibition consisting of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, and VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care. The next round of the event will be from 12 to 15 February 2020, when the sector will present its new products, trends and innovations from around the world in two extra halls. BIOFACH will expand into Halls 7A and 3A, while VIVANESS moves into Hall 3C. The two inspiring, daylight-flooded halls bear the signature of London architects Zaha Hadid. The ultra-modern Hall 3C was opened in November 2018. Both halls have won awards. The auditors from the DGNB (German Society for Sustainable Building) awarded Halls 3A and 3C a “platinum” certificate for their sustainable design. According to DGNB experts, there is no other exhibition hall in the world that can match the standards demonstrated by Halls 3C and 3A in Nuremberg.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
18.9.2019
VIVANESS to Move into Sustainability Award-winning Hall 3C in 2020
From 12 to 15 February 2020, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will once again become the home of the international natural and organic cosmetics and organic food sectors. At next year’s event, VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care and BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, will then impress attendees with even more display area. The last round of VIVANESS had already broken records, with 51,488 visitors from 144 countries and 283 exhibitors from 41 countries. To offer the international trade fair plenty of expansion and configuration options in the future, it will be moving from Hall 7A to Hall 3C, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, in 2020.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.9.2019
EU PVSEC: Photovoltaic Solar Energy will Open a New World for Mobility Fuelling Zero Emissions Cars
The 36th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) closed its doors today in Marseille, France, after five days of Conference and four days of Exhibitions. The EU PVSEC 2019 was chaired by Florence Lambert, Director of CEA Liten, France. During the Conference the worldwide community of photovoltaics (PV) ranging from policy to research and technology, met to focus on the contribution of PV in solving the challenges posed by climate change. The Closing ceremony featured a summary of the most significant achievements of a very innovative community of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and enterprises, followed by awards for the best student work and poster presentations, and Florence Lambert in her final words announced the venue of the 37th EU PVSEC which will be in Lisbon, Portugal.
(Source: WIP GmbH & Co Planungs-KG)
16.9.2019
EEF 2019 Discussed Ways to Increase Life Expectancy in the Far East
The approach to healthcare in the Far East and the specifics of implementing the national projects in the region were discussed at the panel sessions on the sidelines of the 5th anniversary Eastern Economic Forum. Participants of the ‘Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East’ session were Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Maxim Topilin, Rector of the Pacific State Medical University Valentin Shumatov, and many others. The region is currently characterized by a low birth rate and life expectancy, as well as high mortality and outward migration. The federal project ‘Strengthening Public Health’ was launched to change the situation. It focuses on preventative medicine and remote medical care, and public health programmes tailored to the region. During the session, Director of Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Apolikhin proposed to compliment the project with the pilot program ‘Male Reproductive Health and Active Social Longevity’.
(Source: Roscongress)
16.9.2019
Covestro to Sell European Polycarbonate Sheets Business to Serafin Group
Materials manufacturer Covestro has signed an agreement with Serafin Group for the sale of Covestro’s European polycarbonate sheets business, which comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, central management operations and sales support in Europe. The business generates total revenues of around EUR 130 million (2018). Polycarbonate sheets are highly break-resistant and are mostly used in industrial protection, construction systems or signage applications. The decision was made as part of Covestro’s ongoing portfolio optimization process, which includes the divestment of all polycarbonate sheets businesses. The sale of the European outlets thus concludes the previous divestments of the respective facilities in North America and India in 2018, and the conversion of its production in Guangzhou, China, into a specialty films site.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
13.9.2019
AUMA: German Exhibitions Post Further Positive Results
A cooling German economy and the rising threat of international trade conflicts had little effect on exhibitions in Germany in the first half of 2019. The number of exhibitors at the country’s 107 international and national fairs rose by an average of a good 1% over their respective preceding events to 115,000. The total number of 5.7 million visitors showed a slight increase of 0.3%. And exhibitor stand space increased by 1.5% to 4.2 million square metres. These figures are the result of preliminary calculations by AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. The results also show that the growing range of digital trade and information platforms has thus far hardly affected the exhibition business. Of further note is the 3% rise in the number of both exhibitors and visitors from abroad. This reflects the high international reputation of German exhibitions. “In the first half of the year alone, more than 70,000 exhibiting companies and their staff travelled to Germany, and made 1.9 million international guests visits at exhibitions here,” noted AUMA CEO Dr. Peter Neven.
(Source: AUMA)
13.9.2019
Lufthansa Group Airlines Raise Number of Passengers to more than 14.1 Million in August 2019
In August 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed more than 14.1 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were up 1.8 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 2.7 percent. In addition as compared to August 2018, the seat load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points to 87.2 percent. Cargo capacity increased by 8.9 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales increased by 1.5 percent in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 4.2 percentage points to 58.8 percent.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
13.9.2019
Arburg makes K 2019 digital!
Digitalisation will be a focal point of Arburg’s appearance at the K 2019 trade fair. But the company is offering more than a presentation of its range of digital products and services – it’s going a big step further and enables K 2019 visitors with free Wi-Fi so that they can be online whenever they want. “We’re always thinking outside the box,” commented Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner responsible for marketing and technology. “And we're also well aware that digitalisation isn’t purely related to products, but is also quite simply to do with the availability of basic digital prerequisites, such as a fast Wi-Fi.” Juliane Hehl added that the issue of digitalisation was something that touched people’s hearts and emotions, as well as their brains and intellect. She hoped that visitors to the fair would therefore “feel” that Arburg was supporting and accompanying them in every respect when it came to digitalisation.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
12.9.2019
Call for Speakers: 5G and Beyond Leadership Summit
The 5G and Beyond Leadership Summit will provide the opportunities to take a wide-ranging look at how 5G will impact our lives and businesses. The summit will bring together industry leaders, leading mobile operators, policymakers, and end-users from across the broad range of industries that will be disrupted and/or enabled by 5G. Key areas being covered include the future deployment and business model impacts. The summit will explore what the 5G world will look like in the future and how Indian businesses can harness the network to realise digital transformation, new services, competitive advantage and a reduction in operating costs.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
12.9.2019
EU PVSEC 2019 opened its doors in Marseille
The EU PVSEC has opened today in sunny Marseille, France and is chaired by Florence Lambert, Director of CEA Liten (the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials). The programme covers fields of interest to all stakeholders, ranging from concepts, materials and cells, to applications, systems, policies and markets. Dedicated plenary sessions provide an excellent overview of the current status of our ever more important renewable energy source. The conference has started with the Scientific Opening and the Becquerel Prize Ceremony. Delivery of the prize, Becquerel Prize Winner, Pierre Verlinden, Consultant to PV Companies, Visiting Professor at SunYat-sen University (Guangzhou), highlighted during his presentation: “The World has just one generation to accomplish a complete transformation of the Energy Economy to zero CO2 emissions. As members of the PV Industry and the PV research community, our work is critical and faces many challenges, not so much technical rather political and educational”.
(Source: WIP GmbH & Co Planungs-KG)
12.9.2019
Coperion K-Tron Announces a Completely New K3 Line of Vibratory Feeders
Coperion K-Tron is proud to announce a completely new K3 line of vibratory feeders for dry bulk solids which will be exhibited at K 2019 (16.-23.10.2019, Düsseldorf, Germany) on their booth 14B19 in Hall 14. The innovative new feeder design features a unique, patent-pending drive system combined with an advanced control package. The new K3 vibratory feeder is able to achieve accuracies averaging 35% better over traditional vibratory technologies. This revolutionary new generation of Coperion K-Tron loss-in-weight vibratory feeders offers gentle handling of the bulk material, higher accuracy and faster product changeover, resulting in less product waste, less downtime and better end product quality as well as improved sustainability.
(Source: Coperion GmbH)
11.9.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH adjusts guidance for fiscal year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, today lowered its earnings forecast for the 2019 financial year on the basis of the preliminary figures for the first eight months of 2019 available at the end of August. The company is now forecasting adjusted EBITDA of between EUR 70 million and EUR 100 million. Demand for steel weakened further during the third quarter due to political uncertainties and escalating trade conflicts. The order backlog continued to decline, as subdued demand from automotive was aggravated by softening orders from mechanical engineering. This is triggering a more pessimistic outlook. Subsequent to the deteriorated results and outlook, SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH is reviewing the value-in-use of its operating assets. SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH continues to decisively counteract to the adverse market development and to minimize the impacts on the company. The operating improvement and cash preservation measures will be intensified.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
11.9.2019
SEMICON Europa: SMART MedTech Forum Focuses on Innovation, Future of Medical Technology
Cutting-edge medical technology will highlight SEMICON Europa, 12-15 November, 2019 at Messe München, in Munich, Germany, as the SMART MedTech Forum gathers industry experts for insights into the latest developments and trends in medtech innovations driven by semiconductors. The SMART MedTech Forum is Europe's first event to foster collaboration across the semiconductor and medtech value chains. SEMICON Europa registration is open for visitors and exhibitors. The SMART MedTech Forum takes the stage at the Inspiration Hub (Hall B2), where attendees will connect with companies behind medtech innovations, experience leading medtech products, and discover startups shaking up the healthcare scene. The forum features the following sessions focused on the critical role of semiconductors and medtech in enabling technology innovation and solutions to the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges.
(Source: SEMI)
10.9.2019
Priority Plastics Expands Capacity for UN-Rated Tight Head Containers
Priority Plastics has invested over five million dollars in equipment, molds, training and technology for a new high speed tight head machine in its Portland, Indiana facility. The new machine, internally called “The CYCLONE” supports the rapid growth that Priority has experienced in the UN-rated tight head pail market. In addition to high speed quality, the new technology includes automated processing, multi-layer manufacturing capabilities and high tech mold design allowing strength improvement in bottle manufacturing. The mold design supports light weighting and other eco-friendly product improvements as part of Priority Plastics commitment.
(Source: Priority Plastics)
10.9.2019
parts2clean 2019: Trends, Ideas and Know-how for Consistently Clean Parts
Whether digital transformation, redesigned parts and the new challenges they pose, innovative manufacturing technologies and materials, or tougher demands in terms of the stability, reproducibility and cost efficiency of processes – the changes now taking place in many sectors of industry also have direct implications for parts and surface cleaning. “parts2clean is the world’s biggest showcase of technology for consistently reliable and efficient parts cleaning,” said Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe, adding: “The exhibitors will be presenting effective ways of meeting today’s and tomorrow’s standards.” The leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning runs from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
10.9.2019
CLOOS at SCHWEISSTEC 2019
At the trade fair duo of Blechexpo and Schweisstec from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Stuttgart, the visitors can inform themselves about all innovations of industrial sheet metal processing and cutting and joining technologies. This year, the theme of the exhibition booth of Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH is "100 Years CLOOS: Pioneers of Welding Technology" because the long-established company celebrates its 100 year anniversary. In hall 7, booth 7413 CLOOS will present innovative solutions future welding technology.
(Source: Carl Cloos Schweisstechnik GmbH)
9.9.2019
Tendence 2020: New Dates and Extended to Four Days
To meet the needs of the market and the relevant industries, Messe Frankfurt will be making changes to its consumer goods trade fair Tendence. They primarily concern the days of the week that are involved, the number of days and the dates of the next event. Tendence will be held from Saturday 27 June to Tuesday 30 June 2020, i.e. a week earlier in the exhibition calendar, while also being extended from three to four days again, so that it includes the Tuesday. This means there will be two days over the weekend and then again two weekdays when Tendence can be visited by all retail channels and retailers. The new dates of the trade fair have been changed so they are before the summer holidays of the German states of Rhineland Palatinate and Hesse. There will also be a longer gap between Tendence and Trendset in Munich, held from 11 to 13 July 2020. The structure of Tendence 2020 will stay the same, and exhibitors will again be showcasing their products according to retail channels, lifestyles and target groups. The four areas Style City, Moment Market, Design City and Sunshine State will merely be consolidated into a more compact space to keep walking distances short.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
9.9.2019
New International Trade Fair for Lightweight Construction Solutions
A new trade fair for lightweight construction will be launched in June 2020 in Hannover. Named "LightCon", the new fair will showcase the latest trends and solutions in the field of lightweight construction, spanning all materials, technologies and sectors of industry. The event will initially run as a two-day conference and supporting trade fair on the theme of lightweight construction, taking place every year thereafter. The new fair's organizer is Deutsche Messe, with Composites United as the technology sponsor. Both partners have already formalized their plans in a joint Memorandum of Understanding. LightCon will kick off next year with a conference and supporting exhibition on 23 and 24 June. From 2021 onward, LightCon will evolve into a full-fledged trade fair, with the conference remaining an integral component. In addition to Composites United, related networks and associations from other technology fields have confirmed their participation, allowing LightCon to cover the entire spectrum of lightweight construction themes.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
9.9.2019
parts2clean 2019: Trends, ideas and know-how for consistently clean parts
Whether digital transformation, redesigned parts and the new challenges they pose, innovative manufacturing technologies and materials, or tougher demands in terms of the stability, reproducibility and cost efficiency of processes – the changes now taking place in many sectors of industry also have direct implications for parts and surface cleaning. “parts2clean is the world’s biggest showcase of technology for consistently reliable and efficient parts cleaning,” said Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe, adding: “The exhibitors will be presenting effective ways of meeting today’s and tomorrow’s standards.” The leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning runs from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
6.9.2019
MOMENTIVE to Showcase new Silicone Technologies at K 2019
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (“Momentive”), a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, will introduce a range of new silicone technologies at K 2019, the industry’s largest trade fair for the global plastics and rubber industries. Momentive will introduce new and innovative silicone solutions including silicone elastomers, specialty silanes and coatings. Live demonstrations will highlight the real-world application of these technologies. At K 2019, Momentive will showcase its complete portfolio of Silopren* liquid silicone rubber and other silicone elastomer solutions. The new self-bonding Silopren LSR 27x9 family addresses the rising demands for hard-soft designs, helps to achieve the bonding between silicone and thermoplastics, reduces assembly steps and meets various complex design requirements.
(Source: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.)
6.9.2019
SAERTEX® INCREASES Range of Carbon Materials Through Acquisition of TK-Industries
In July 2019, SAERTEX® acquired one hundred percent of shares in the Bavarian company TK Industries GmbH, further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics. TK Industries is a highly specialized, medium-sized fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, the district of Hof (Germany). At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibers with the latest multiaxial production technology. The manufacturing technology is optimized for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the SAERTEX range of high-quality multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure. In addition to new opportunities for the SAERTEX Group, there are also advantages for the customers.
(Source: SAERTEX Group)
6.9.2019
Dr. Timo Berger is Weidmüller's new Chief Sales Officer
Dr. Timo Berger was appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Weidmüller Group in Detmold on September 1, 2019. Together with Jörg Timmermann (Chief Financial Officer [CFO] and Speaker of the Board) and Volker Bibelhausen (Chief Technology Officer [CTO]), he forms the Executive Board of the international market leader in Industrial Connectivity and Automation. Dr. Berger has been with Weidmüller since 2005 and most recently spent three years as Managing Director and Regional Manager responsible for sales in Germany and the Central European region. He had already been working closely with his predecessor José Carlos Álvarez Tobar since March 2019 to prepare for his new management role. Álvarez Tobar retires after 40 years with Weidmüller and almost four years as Chief Sales Officer.
(Source: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG)
5.9.2019
Trina Solar Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018
Trina Solar, the world leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, has released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report for 2018. The annual CSR report was based on the framework of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Since 2011, Trina Solar has continued to compile and release its annual CSR report, which details the company's strategy, concept and practices in relation to CSR and sustainability as well as the commitment to creating value for all stakeholders. The report elaborates Trina Solar's efforts in reducing both energy consumption and emissions, engaging in development projects that are environmentally responsible, caring for employees, creating a corporate culture that respects these principles and fulfilling the CSR obligations in a new 3.0 era with a focus on governance and development, protecting planet earth, assuring a development and maintenance of a supply chain that respects these obligations, providing a caring workplace and making a meaningful contribution to society.
(Source: Trina Solar)
5.9.2019
SAERTEX® Increases Range of Carbon Materials Through Acquisition of TK Industries
In July 2019, SAERTEX® acquired one hundred percent of shares in the Bavarian company TK Industries GmbH, further expanding its range of heavy-tow carbon fiber multiaxial fabrics. TK Industries is a highly specialized, medium-sized fabric manufacturer based in Selbitz, the district of Hof (Germany). At its production site, the company only processes carbon fibers with the latest multiaxial production technology. The manufacturing technology is optimized for the use of cost-efficient 24k and 50k rovings and according to this, the products manufactured by TK Industries perfectly complement the SAERTEX range of high-quality multiaxial fabrics. Customers can be found in the industrial and transport sectors, especially in boat building and automotive industry. Other areas of application include wind energy and infrastructure. In addition to new opportunities for the SAERTEX Group, there are also advantages for the customers. "The acquisition of TK Industries will provide us with additional capacity in the short term to meet the ever-increasing demand for carbon fiber fabrics and thus enable improved delivery times for our customers," says Christoph Geyer, CEO SAERTEX Group.
(Source: SAERTEX Group)
4.9.2019
BUSS at K2019: New Models Extend Applications for COMPEO Compounders
BUSS's new COMPEO 88 and COMPEO 110 kneaders for plastics and elastomers are to be introduced at K2019 in Düsseldorf, adding two higher throughput models to the COMPEO range of compounding systems. They join the smaller COMPEO 55 which was launched to the market around one year ago. All three models are available with process lengths from 13 L/D to 25 L/D, the model size indicating the screw diameter in mm. Typical throughputs for processing thermoplastics are 150-300 kg/h (COMPEO 55), 600-1200 kg/h (COMPEO 88) and 1200-2400 kg/h (COMPEO 110). This gives operators the opportunity to use a system size optimally adapted to their requirements and thus work with maximum efficiency. In hall 16, booth A59, BUSS is presenting their current largest system, the new COMPEO 110, with a processing length of 18 L/D, including a downstream side feeder alongside their new conical twin screw discharge unit.
(Source: BUSS AG)
4.9.2019
Dr. Timo Berger is Weidmüller's new Chief Sales Officer
Dr. Timo Berger was appointed as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Weidmüller Group in Detmold on September 1, 2019. Together with Jörg Timmermann (Chief Financial Officer [CFO] and Speaker of the Board) and Volker Bibelhausen (Chief Technology Officer [CTO]), he forms the Executive Board of the international market leader in Industrial Connectivity and Automation. Dr. Berger has been with Weidmüller since 2005 and most recently spent three years as Managing Director and Regional Manager responsible for sales in Germany and the Central European region. He had already been working closely with his predecessor José Carlos Álvarez Tobar since March 2019 to prepare for his new management role. Álvarez Tobar retires after 40 years with Weidmüller and almost four years as Chief Sales Officer.
(Source: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG)
4.9.2019
Fraunhofer FEP: Porous Silicon lLyers for More Efficient Lithium-ion Batteries
The Fraunhofer FEP has developed coating processes for industry for several years. Recently in the project PoSiBat (funding reference 100275833), Fraunhofer FEP scientists were able to develop a non-toxic and efficient manufacturing process for porous silicon layers. The results of the recently completed project will be presented at the Thin Film Technology for Energy Systems workshop at V 2019 and at the Fraunhofer FEP booth No. 22 (October 8?–10, 2019, in Dresden, Germany).
(Source: Fraunhofer FEP)
3.9.2019
Innovations and Know-how for Optimised Processes for Deburring and Surface Finishes
Never before has there been such a concentrated and comprehensive exhibition of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces: At the DeburringEXPO from 8 to 10 October 2019, over 170 exhibitors will present innovative and advanced technologies, products and services for these quality-critical production steps. This unique range of exhibitors is complemented by an attractive frame programme with theme parks, research pavilions and a bilingual expert forum. With over 170 exhibitors, the 3rd DeburringEXPO not only boasts an increase of around 15 percent compared to 2017’s event, but is also able to present the world’s most comprehensive range of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces. “This concentration of technologies, services and providers in a focussed framework enables visitors to have a kind of overview which would not be possible at any other fair,” remarks Hartmut Herdin, CEO of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG and organiser of the DeburringEXPO.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
3.9.2019
Hatch and Samsung Extend 5G Cloud Gaming Partnership to Europe
New streaming subscription service brings instant, on-demand access to more than 100 premium mobile games for Samsung Galaxy users Pioneering cloud gaming service Hatch and global smartphone leader Samsung are deepening their partnership to cover major markets in Europe, after first introducing Hatch to Samsung Galaxy users in Korea and America earlier this year. As part of their cooperation, Hatch Premium is now available for Samsung users through the Galaxy Store in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. Hatch and Samsung will also collaborate on special events at Samsung experience retail stores, with casual eSports tournaments on Galaxy devices showcasing the benefits of cloud gaming. Hatch Premium is a streaming subscription service that includes instant, unlimited access to more than 100 high quality, premium mobile games, including Hatch Originals like Arkanoid Rising and Angry Birds GO! Turbo Edition. The paid service (6.99 EUR/6.99 GBP per month) also unlocks Hatch Kids, where children can play, create and learn online with content from top kids studios like Toca Boca and Dr. Panda, in a safe environment completely free of advertising and in-game purchasing.
(Source: Hatch Entertainment Oy)
3.9.2019
New Fraunhofer Coating Process Provides Effective Protection for Brake Discs
More than many other auto parts, brake discs are subject to repeated mechanical loads. As a result of this continual abrasion, they produce fine particulate matter, which pose a substantial environmental burden. Now, however, a new coating process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and RWTH Aachen University can significantly reduce this impact. By using “Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition”, known by its German acronym EHLA, it has proved possible to provide brake discs with an effective protection against wear and corrosion in a procedure that is both fast and economic.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
Save the Date! AKL’20 from May 6–8, 2020
With over 600 international participants, more than 80 speakers and more than 50 companies at the Sponsors‘ Exhibition accompanying the conference, the “AKL – International Laser Technology Congress” has established itself in Europe as the leading forum for applied laser technology in production: In May 2020, laser manufacturers and users from various industries will meet for the 13th time at the AKL’20, organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
Fraunhofer ILT: Optimizing the use of Lasers With Artificial Intelligence
The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
30.8.2019
FAULHABER: Successful in France for 10 years
With the acquisition of MUVMO SA, FAULHABER has been able to intensify its sales and marketing activities in one of the most important markets in Europe, thereby becoming the leading sales and service organization for miniature drive systems in France over the last 10 years. "We saw the potential for FAULHABER and seized the opportunity to be active with a sales organization in France. The objective was and is to achieve strong growth in the important French market, "explains FAULHABER CEO Gert Frech-Walter," and from the very beginning with ambitious goals". To achieve this goal, a stable and effective organization under the new leadership of Robert Dattola, Managing Director of FAULHABER France SAS, was established following the acquisition. As part of the FAULHABER Group, FAULHABER France was able to benefit from the modern group infrastructure and could rely on the support of the group members right from the start.
(Source: Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG)
29.8.2019
MeKo Presents Numerous Innovations at COMPAMED / MEDICA 2019
For more than 25 years MeKo has produced components with narrow tolerances and perfect surface quality as a contract manufacturer for all well-known medical companies. At COMPAMED / MEDICA in Düsseldorf MeKo presents innovative techniques and materials on booth #J07 in hall 8a. High-precision laser systems make it possible to achieve tolerances of less than 5 µm by machining metals and bioresorbable materials using lasers. Not only do MeKo’s modern ultra-short pulse lasers cut and drill precisely, they also create clean, perfect surfaces. In addition to the precise laser cutting of implants, such as stents and heart valve frames, one of MeKo’s primary competencies is laser drilling microholes for Drug Delivery Balloon Catheters (DDB). It is possible to achieve hole diameters from 2 µm. Thanks to these tiny holes, DDBs can dispense drugs directly using dilation.
(Source: MeKo Laser Material Processing)
29.8.2019
Register now for the “AI for Laser Technology Conference”
The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
28.8.2019
Visitors Numbers up Once Again at BIOFACH AMERICA LATINA 2019
Brazil’s organic sector continues to enjoy positive development. All the evidence was there at the Anhembi exhibition venue in São Paulo between 5 and 8 June 2019, when the exhibition pairing of BIOFACH AMERICA LATINA – BIO BRAZIL FAIR, held in parallel with NATURALTECH, drew a total of 36,980 visitors. This figure is up 20 percent on the previous year (2018: 30,816). Coming from all parts of the world, the 191 organic exhibitors (2018: 175) introduced the many exhibition visitors to the latest trends and products in the organic sector.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.8.2019
DeburringEXPO: Innovations and Know-how for Optimised Processes for Deburring and Surface Finishes
Never before has there been such a concentrated and comprehensive exhibition of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces: At the DeburringEXPO from 8 to 10 October 2019, over 170 exhibitors will present innovative and advanced technologies, products and services for these quality-critical production steps. This unique range of exhibitors is complemented by an attractive frame programme with theme parks, research pavilions and a bilingual expert forum. With over 170 exhibitors, the 3rd DeburringEXPO not only boasts an increase of around 15 percent compared to 2017’s event, but is also able to present the world’s most comprehensive range of solutions for deburring, chamfering and the production of precision surfaces. “This concentration of technologies, services and providers in a focussed framework enables visitors to have a kind of overview which would not be possible at any other fair,” remarks Hartmut Herdin, CEO of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG and organiser of the DeburringEXPO.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
26.8.2019
50th Anniversary of Exhibition Centre in Düsseldorf
The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in the district of Stockum is celebrating its 50th anniversary: on 26 August 1969, the foundation stone was laid for the then largest and most expensive building project in the City of Düsseldorf to date. The city invested DM 395 million in the new exhibition centre in the north of Düsseldorf – one third of its annual budget at the time and three times more than the Rheinkniebrücke bridge. The good reputation that Düsseldorf had acquired over more than 150 years as a trade fair and exhibition city was at stake: the capacities of the old trade fair grounds on Fischerstrasse in the city centre were exhausted, while trade fairs in other cities continued to grow. The Düsseldorf site was not able to keep up with the demands from the different sectors – especially the leading international trade fairs drupa, K and interpack. Relocating the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre to maintain its competitiveness was unavoidable. On 20 September 1968, after careful examination, the city council unanimously decided to relocate the exhibition grounds to Düsseldorf-Stockum. One year later, on 26 August 1969, the foundation stone for the new exhibition centre was laid. Construction took almost two years. The new grounds were fully functional for the first time at K in 1971.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
26.8.2019
Solar Impulse: Bertrand Piccard at G7 to Push Ambitious Climate Action
The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious climate policies thanks to financially profitable solutions, has been invited as part of the One Planet Lab organized by the French government to contribute to this year’s G7, to be held in Biarritz from August 24th to 26th. The 45th edition of the G7, under the French Presidency, will be more inclusive than previous editions, introducing representatives from other major democracies as well as civil society, and will focus on fighting inequality in its many forms - a recognition of the destabilising impact that disparities between the haves and have-nots creates on global politics. Recognizing that climate change impacts will do much to exacerbate such inequalities, protection of the environment will be a cornerstone of this edition of G7.
(Source: Solar Impulse Foundation)
26.8.2019
Thomas Kamphausen to become new CFO of Schuler
Schuler AG is to get a new Chief Financial Officer. The Supervisory Board has appointed Thomas Kamphausen (56) as a member of the Executive Board of Schuler AG as of September 1, 2019. Mr. Kamphausen will take over as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer and Labor Director on the departure of Norbert Broger on November 1, 2019. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of SSI Schäfer, a leading international logistics company based in Neunkirchen, Germany. SSI Schäfer employs over 10,500 people around the world and is regarded as a pioneer of digitalization in the procurement, storage and transport of goods for industry and commerce. CFO Norbert Broger had already announced in spring that he would not be prolonging his current contract with Schuler in order to take on new tasks. He is leaving the company on the best of terms with CEO Domenico Iacovelli and the Supervisory Board.
(Source: Schuler AG)
23.8.2019
SolarEdge: Board of Directors Has Appointed Zvi Lando as Acting CEO
SolarEdge Technologies Inc. ("SolarEdge"), announced today that in the past few days, Co-Chairman, CEO and founder, Mr. Guy Sella’s previously disclosed health condition has declined significantly. In that connection, he has taken a leave of absence, effective immediately, to address his health issues. The Board of Directors has announced that Mr. Zvi (Zivi) Lando, has been appointed to serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer. “As is well known, Mr. Lando has been a part of the executive management team since 2009, and has a proven track record on sales and execution,” said co-chairman Nadav Zafrir. “The circumstances of this appointment are very sad. Having said that, the Board of Directors is confident that he will continue to take the Company forward on its current path of growth and success.” Mr. Lando has served as EVP Global Sales since joining SolarEdge in 2009. Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Lando held several different technology and management positions at Applied Materials, including in his last role, as Vice President and General Manager of Baccini Cell Systems Division in the Applied Materials Solar Business Group.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
23.8.2019
PORTWELL Launches Compact and Robust IOT Gateway PC
Mitwell, a Portwell subsidiary and world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and associate member of Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance - today announces the market entry of the Kuber-212G- a compact-sized, fan-less embedded system featuring the latest 14nm Intel® Celeron® N3350 processor (codenamed Apollo Lake). It’s compact 99 (L) x 63 (W) x 92 (D) mm design, low power consumption, high-performance computing and powerful graphics engine make the Kuber-212G a perfect IoT gateway for harsh industrial automation applications, factory automation and demanding applications.
(Source: European Portwell Technology B.V.)
23.8.2019
Semiconductor Equipment Industry: Billings Higher than June 2019
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.03 billion in billings worldwide in July 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the July Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 0.4 percent higher than the final June 2019 level of $2.03 billion, and is 14.5 percent lower than the July 2018 billings level of $2.38 billion. “Total billings of North American equipment manufacturers for July were slightly up over June billings,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “Demand for semiconductor equipment this year is being driven by leading-edge logic and foundry, though memory segment growth is soft due to weak market sentiment.” 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)
22.8.2019
BIOFACH 2020: New Special Show on “Water”
A topic of the utmost current concern will be the subject of special attention at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, at its next event on 12-15 February 2020, which will include the special exhibition “All about water – is the basis of all life endangered?”. Water is an essential foodstuff for everyone, and access to clean water is a basic human right. But at the same time, water is under threat everywhere. The new special show at BIOFACH will therefore take a detailed look at this subject, which is highly relevant to the future of nutrition overall, in the form of table-tops, showcases and presentations. The following focal points are planned: “Purity under threat: the challenge of water pollution”, “Maintaining the basic preconditions for life: opportunities and challenges of a collective commitment to water protection”, and “Water as a foodstuff: a contemporary look at quality”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.8.2019
Schuler Develops Forging Press With Hirschvogel
A completely new drive concept, which ensures quieter operation due to lower vibrations: Automotive supplier Hirschvogel draws this conclusion around one year after the start of production on a servo press in a compact design which was newly developed in collaboration with Schuler. In comparison with the previous installed presses at Hirschvogel, this faster working press is the first one with transverse instead of longitudinal shaft drive. Two counter-rotating eccentric gears in the head of the press balance the mass forces which improve quietness and precision. The widely spaced pressure points also increase the available die area in the process flow direction. This creates space for another forming step which also allows the production of more complex forging parts. The transverse shaft drive also leads to a higher tilting rigidity of the press and lower deflection of the two crankshafts, and thus to a lower spring back of the entire machine.
(Source: Schuler AG)
22.8.2019
Brabender Technologie: New Equipment and Software Applications at “K 2019”
Brabender Technologie (Hall 10, stand A41) is showing the full range in Düsseldorf: The company comes to the K 2019 with new equipment, new smart control features and a wide range of proven solutions. Many new developments follow the “Easy Clean” premise – simple cleaning and fast removal for easy product changeovers. Some of the existing equipment was also revised and optimized in this regard. “This year, we are presenting our new and existing designs and ideas both virtually and physically,” reveals Bruno Dautzenberg, Managing Director of Brabender Technologie. “Our objective is to illustrate our portfolio and our skills as clearly as possible, not only to make our visitors curious but also to allow them to grasp our solutions immediately.”
(Source: Brabender Technologie)
20.8.2019
TDK Corporation to Establish a Corporate Venture, TDK Ventures, Inc.
TDK Corporation today announced it has established TDK Ventures, Inc., a corporate venture company (CVC) to invest in early-stage innovative startups to bolster innovation in material science, energy/power and related areas typically underrepresented in venture capital portfolios. TDK Ventures, established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDK Corporation, will have an initial fund size of $50 million. Building on TDK’s 85 years of experience commercializing magnetic and electronic materials, TDK Ventures will focus its investments on technologies and solutions that leverage fundamental material science to unlock an attractive and sustainable future for the world. These would include but not be limited to magnetics, MEMS, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, semiconductors, organic materials and neuro-electricals. TDK Ventures expects to identify and explore new ideas and technologies, fund and support promising companies and provide access to markets where TDK operates.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
20.8.2019
embedded world 2020: “Safe for the Future” With top-class Speakers
The panel discussion “Safe for the Future”, once again featuring high-calibre speakers, will be making its third appearance at embedded world. As in previous years, the event at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg will cover all aspects of the security of embedded systems and the protection of computers and communication channels. The main thematic focus will be the protection of networked embedded systems in the Internet of Things. This time round, the key issues to be explored will include the measures that can be implemented to protect critical infrastructures, what critical infrastructures and applications are, and which measures can be adopted for supposedly non-critical applications.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
20.8.2019
Winner of the Red Dot Award: The KOSTAL Solar App
The new KOSTAL Solar App was awarded the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019. The jury, consisting of 24 international experts, reviewed more than 8,000 submissions this year. The Solar App impressed with its high design quality, creative performance and intuitive handling. With the free app of KOSTAL Solar Electric, solar systems can be easily and conveniently monitored on any mobile device at any time. The design is centrally based on the target group of the private customer and is oriented to the customer needs of a simple, intuitive operation and monitoring of a complex, technical product - the photovoltaic inverter. "With the new app, we offer our customers a simple way of monitoring systems – intuitive, easy to use and
visually appealing. Nice that it was awarded the Red Dot Award. We are happy to celebrate the award with our partners Generationdesign GmbH, whose creative team has designed the app, and Web Wikinger UG, who have implemented our requirements perfectly, "says Dennis Hollenbeck, product manager PV inverters and storage systems at KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH.
(Source: KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH)
19.8.2019
Milacron Launching Wide Range of New and Upgraded Mold-Masters Solutions at K 2019
Milacron Holdings Corp., leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announces additional key technologies for K 2019, the world’s largest plastics trade fair. K 2019 will take place October 16th-23rd in Düsseldorf, Germany. Milacron will be displaying its Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies (APPT) featuring Milacron and Ferromatik product branded injection, and extrusion offerings, as well as Milacron’s Melt Delivery and Control Systems (MDCS). Displays will feature Milacron’s product brands: Mold-Masters, DME, TIRAD, and CIMCOOL in Hall 1, Booth C05. Mold-Masters is excited at the opportunity to showcase to customers a selection of innovative new products as well as enhanced engineering to improve the performance, quality and technical capabilities of our customers. This is the first time many of this is being shown in Europe and there are even a few Global Product Launches in store.
(Source: Milacron)
19.8.2019
SEMI Unveils Technology Showcase Finalists for MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit
SEMI Europe today announced finalists for the Technology Showcase for MEMS & Sensors and the Technology Showcase for Imaging Sensors at SEMI MEMS & Imaging Sensors Summit, 25-27 September, 2019 in Grenoble, France. The finalists are innovators of leading-edge MEMS and imaging sensors for applications spanning wireless sensor nodes in harsh environments, secure-by-design Internet of Things (IoT) devices, non-invasive wrist-worn blood glucose monitors, and 3D eye tracking that more naturally captures user attention in consumer devices. Registration is open now. Selected by a committee of industry experts, Technology Showcase finalists will demonstrate new enabling products and platforms that are advancing MEMS and imaging sensors in biomedical, IoT, transportation, vision systems, and other consumer and industrial markets as they compete for audience votes. The Technology Showcases will take place during concurrent sessions on 26 September. Winners will be announced that evening during the gala dinner.
(Source: SEMI Europe)
19.8.2019
Perimeter Protection Still on Track for Growth
Perimeter Protection, the international trade fair for perimeter protection, fencing technology and building security, has enjoyed impressive growth. As it opens its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the sixth time from 14 to 16 January 2020, it will provide further proof that its distinct focus on the security of outdoor sites and facilities is really striking a chord with the sector. It is expected that there will once again be a significant increase in the total of 135 exhibitors that took part in the previous event. Of the companies already registered for 2020, 12 percent are new exhibitors taking part in Perimeter Protection for the first time. They will showcase the entire spectrum of mechanical, electrical and electronic security solutions for perimeter protection. Trade visitors, including security officers for local and long-distance transport networks, airports, football stadiums, industry and power plants, representatives from the police and armed forces as well as architects and building services designers, are also set to significantly grow in number. A new feature this year is a free forum that delivers a wealth of specialist expertise on various security-related issues.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.8.2019
Meyer Burger Plans to Adapt Business Model and Enter Strategic Collaboration with REC
Meyer Burger Technology AG today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic collaboration with REC Solar Pte. Ltd. (REC). This MoU is in line with the announcement on 22 July 2019 that the Board of Directors plans to explore all strategic options for Meyer Burger’s business model with increased focus on shareholder value creation. Based on the ground-breaking module efficiency and value achieved with its Alpha module production, REC plans to increase its 600 MW HJT / SmartWire (SWCT™) manufacturing capacity to multiple GW, using equipment from Meyer Burger and in cooperation with a potential strategic down-stream partner.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
16.8.2019
BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA 2019: Successful second round
The buoyant mood among exhibitors, visitors, partners and organisers confirmed that the second round of BIOFACH SOUTH EAST ASIA was also a resounding success. In combination with the NATURAL EXPO SOUTH EAST ASIA, it turned the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Bangkok into the key hub for South-East Asia’s organic industry from 11 to 14 July 2019. The joint event brought together 403 exhibitors from 14 different countries. The total 24,196 visitors, up 14 percent from 21, 209 in the previous year, were highly impressed by the international product showcase, wide range of special display areas, high-calibre conference programme and a royal visit.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
16.8.2019
SolarEdge Appoints New Director to Serve as Co-Chairman
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, announced today the appointment of Mr. Nadav Zafrir as co-chairman and member of the board of directors. The appointment was approved unanimously by the board of directors and is being made to further strengthen the executive management of the company in light of the continued illness of Guy Sella, founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. Mr. Zafrir brings to SolarEdge twenty-five years of experience in cyber leadership and technology development. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Team8, a leading think tank that focuses on building and accelerating the growth of companies that specialize in cyber resilience and data science. He was previously the Commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Technology Intelligence Unit. “Nadav Zafrir and I have worked together for decades, going back to our years of managing complex technological developments in the army,” stated Mr. Sella.
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
15.8.2019
Meyer Burger Impacted by Weak Demand in Photovoltaic Sector in H1 2019
Meyer Burger Technology AG reports business performance in the first half year 2019 below expectation. The solar sector was marked by weak demand in China, the largest end customer market, during the first half of 2019. A global surplus in production capacity for multicrystalline wafers, cells and modules was accompanied by supply bottlenecks for high-efficiency mono-products. Although investments in standard PV increased because of declining prices for PERC equipment, cell and module manufacturers often postponed major investment decisions in new technologies. The transformation programme launched in October 2018 is on track to achieve its key objectives and is constantly being adapted to market dynamics. Thanks to the sale of non-core businesses and substantial cost reductions in continuing operations, the break-even level is falling steadily.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
15.8.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Slowed Down by Weak Market Development
CEO Clemens Iller said: "Contrary to our expectations, the gradual normalization of demand from the end markets did not materialize in the second quarter. Unresolved trade conflicts and political uncertainties affected our business and led to reduced growth in the end markets. The automotive industry was hit hardest, with demand remaining at a persistently low level. There are still no clear signs of an acceleration of demand. Therefore we do not expect a broad-based recovery before the end of the year. In the current unfavorable market setting, we have taken further measures to keep the adverse effects on the Group as small as possible. At the same time, however, we are sticking to our strategic investments in order to be ready for a possible economic upswing in the coming months".
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
14.8.2019
Bosch is Shaping Present and Future Mobility
Bosch wants to make mobility as emissions-free, safe, and fascinating as possible. At the IAA 2019, the technology and services company is showcasing its latest solutions for personalized, automated, connected, and electrified mobility. You will find Bosch in hall 8, booth C 02 as well as at the Agora exhibition space. Bosch IoT Shuttle – vehicles for the future of urban mobility: In the future, driverless shuttles will be a common sight on city streets around the world – whether they are transporting goods or people. Thanks to their electrical powertrains, the shuttles will glide through city centers and be seamlessly connected with their surroundings. Bosch technology for automating, electrifying, personalizing, and connecting can be used in these sorts of shuttles.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
14.8.2019
Main Congress Theme for BIOFACH 2020: “Organic Delivers!”
Organic works – on many levels. It protects our water, improves soil fertility, and boosts biodiversity. Organic protects the climate, is holistically healthy, and ensures the basic preconditions for life. Organic agriculture, foodstuff production and trade benefit the common good all around the world. When BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, brings the international organic sector together to launch the new year at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg between 12 and 15 February 2020, the sector will discuss the key challenges of the future and the answers and solutions that an environmentally friendly way of doing business can offer.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.8.2019
SPI, ESI, and NASEW 2019 Presents: The Grid of Grids
Join Brian Patterson, president of the EMerge Alliance, for this premier presentation on the future of Microgrids. This webinar focuses on the evolving implementation of a "Grid of Grids" to serve both utility and non-utility stakeholders in the developing "energy-as-a-service" environment. Following the presentation, get a sneak peek of what's in store at SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week's Microgrid Marketplace. This year’s event will host extensive discussion on how distributed renewables are used in microgrids on both sides of the meter. Attendees will learn more about the exclusive demonstrations and features to be rolled-out at North America Smart Energy Week this September in Salt Lake City, UT. The smart energy microgrid area will feature a “live” microgrid that powers part of the convention hall show floor.
(Source: SolarPower International)
13.8.2019
BIOFACH AMERICA: Best Prospects for Trade Fair and Market
The international organic sector will gather at the Baltimore Convention and Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 September 2019 for BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC. Held in parallel with Natural Products Expo East on the east coast of the US, the show offers businesses from all around the world the opportunity to present both raw materials and new developments in the food and non-food areas. About 1,600 exhibitors, including about 200 organics companies, and about 30,000 visitors are expected. Once again, the public can look forward to an event with a highly international flavour: Bosnia and Herzegovina will be there with its own pavilion for the first time. Argentina will also have its own national pavilion, and the German pavilion, sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), will be larger this year.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
12.8.2019
The Indonesians Fighting the Scourge of Plastic Pollution
A two-month stopover in Indonesia has come to an end for the Race for Water team, who are leaving with strong images carved into their minds, and overwhelmed by deep emotion in the face of the harsh reality affecting the children, women and men who spend their lives on heaps of waste, which often comes from all over the world. The problem lies in several areas: dangerously fast economic and demographic growth, without the basic infrastructure able to keep up; a lack of public awareness of the impacts of this pollution; the invasion of plastic packaging which is often not recyclable, for the profit of multinationals under the guise of providing cheap consumer goods to those most in need; and finally, the unscrupulousness of some Western countries sending their own waste, often illegally, into a country that is not even able to manage its own.
(Source: RACE FOR WATER FOUNDATION)
12.8.2019
Bosch is Paving the Way for 3D Displays in Vehicles
Bigger, more visually attractive, and with more and more features, digital displays are becoming a key feature of vehicle cockpits. Neither drivers nor passengers want to be without the display and control features they now enjoy on devices such as smartphones and televisions. But there is more to it than that: in the cockpits of the future, digital displays will play a key role in the interaction between drivers and their vehicles. With its new 3D display products, Bosch is responding to this trend. The products use passive 3D technology to generate a realistic three-dimensional effect that allows visual information to be grasped faster than when displayed on conventional screens. “Displays are increasingly becoming interactive systems that can better anticipate drivers’ individual needs,” says Dr. Steffen Berns, president of Bosch Car Multimedia. “There is huge business potential for Bosch here.” Forecasts suggest that the global vehicle display market will double from 15 billion dollars (13.4 billion euros) to 30 billion dollars (26.7 billion euros) by 2025 (source: Global Market Insights). Whether curved, equipped with organic LEDS (OLEDs), or freely configurable – Bosch regularly sets the benchmark for vehicle displays.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
8.8.2019
KUKA Stabilizes Results
KUKA Group posted orders received totaling €914.0 million in the second quarter of 2019. This corresponds to a 4.8% decrease on the second quarter of 2018 (Q2/18: €960.2 million). Compared with the first quarter (Q1/19: €895.2 million) however, the Group succeeded in winning more orders especially in the Europe and Americas regions. The order backlog decreased slightly by 2.1% from €2,341.1 million as at June 30, 2018 to €2,293.1 million as at June 30, 2019. The difficult economic environment at present has led customers to hold back on placing orders. For this reason, there was a decline in revenues, which were down 6.0% to €801.9 million (Q2/18: €852.7 million). An improvement was achieved compared to the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 /19: €737.7 million). The book-to-bill ratio – in other words the ratio of orders received to sales revenues – stood at 1.14 in the past quarter (Q2/18: 1.13). Values above 1 mean good capacity utilization and are an indicator of growth.
(Source: KUKA AG)
8.8.2019
Bayer on Track in Operational Business
The Bayer Group continued to grow in the second quarter of 2019. “Bayer is on track in its operational business,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management, when presenting the half-year financial report on Tuesday. “Sales at Crop Science were primarily held back by the extreme weather conditions in North America, while at Pharmaceuticals we recorded encouraging growth,” he said. Business was also up at the Consumer Health Division. Baumann confirmed the Group outlook for 2019, but noted that it was becoming increasingly ambitious. Sales of the Bayer Group rose by 0.9% on a currency- and portfolio-adjusted basis (Fx & portfolio adj.) to 11.485 billion euros in the second quarter. On a reported basis, sales were up by a substantial 21.1%. EBITDA before special items increased by 24.7% to 2.927 billion euros. Negative currency effects arising primarily from hedging diminished earnings by 59 million euros compared with the previous year. EBIT declined by 31.2% to 926 million euros after net special charges of 859 million euros (Q2 2018: 362 million euros).
(Source: Bayer Group)
8.8.2019
AstroNova to unveil new products at the FachPack 2019
AstroNova GmbH, the European headquarters of AstroNova Inc. (RI, USA), which is responsible for sales and service in Europe, the Near East and Africa (EMEA), celebrates 30 years of innovation this year. AstroNova®, along with their brands, QuickLabel®, TrojanLabel® and GetLabels®, will release several additions to their comprehensive product line-up at both FachPack in Germany and Labelexpo in Belgium. QuickLabel will be showcasing the newly released QL-120X, which includes an industry-best extended two-year warranty, extended printhead life and extended lifetime benefits. With a highly efficient ink laydown process and economical ink cartridges, the QL-120X delivers superb print quality, while printing labels at a saving of up to 35% compared with pigment-based colour labelling technologies. With the emphasis firmly on exceptional quality, the QL-120X establishes a new standard in colour labelling.
(Source: AstroNova GmbH)
7.8.2019
Bayer and LANXESS to Sell Their Stakes in Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Bayer and LANXESS sell their stakes in the chemical park operator Currenta to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world's largest infrastructure investor. Both companies signed corresponding agreements with MIRA today, August 6, 2019. The transaction still requires the approval of the responsible authorities. Currenta manages and operates infrastructure, energy supply and other essential services across the chemical parks in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen and is currently a joint venture of Bayer (60%) and LANXESS (40%). Currenta, including a transferred real estate portfolio by Bayer, is valued with a total enterprise value of EUR 3.5 billion before deduction of net debt and pension obligations.
(Source: LANXESS)
7.8.2019
LANXESS Remains on Track After a Stable Second Quarter
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is on track despite the weaker economy and geopolitical uncertainties and can look back on a stable second quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals declined only slightly by 1.4 percent to EUR 286 million, nearly reaching the figure of the strong prior-year quarter of EUR 290 million. Due in particular to the weak demand from the automotive industry, sales volumes declined in the Engineering Materials and Specialty Additives segments. In addition, earnings were burdened by a weak chrome ore business. However, this development was nearly offset by the company’s stable portfolio and advantageous exchange-rate effects, especially from the strong U.S. dollar. The EBITDA margin pre exceptionals remained stable at 15.8 percent after 15.9 percent in the prior-year quarter.
(Source: LANXESS)
7.8.2019
SolarEdge: Record Revenues of $325.0 Million
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. a global leader in smart energy, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. “We are pleased to conclude a strong second quarter of record revenues, record non-GAAP net income and record non-GAAP net diluted EPS. We continue to generate strong cash flow while strengthening our position as the global leader in the inverter market,” said Guy Sella, founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. “Despite the effect of increased tariffs on certain Chinese made products, our non-GAAP solar business gross margin was strong, at approximately 37%, slightly higher than the same quarter last year. The integration of the acquired non-solar businesses is proceeding on schedule and we expect growth in each new line of business in the upcoming quarters. We see strong customer demand for our products worldwide and we are building the needed capacity both in China and outside of China to meet the needs of our customers.”
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc)
2.8.2019
opti to Get a New Home in 2021
Onwards to new horizons: in 2021, 2023 and 2025 opti will be held at the Messe Stuttgart. The reason: in these odd years, Fairground Munich is only able to give opti exhibitors a narrow window of time in which to construct their stands due to the BAU the world’s leading trade fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems taking place beforehand. As this called the timing in January into question, the International Trade Show for Optics & Design will move to a different location during these years. “opti is the first optical trade show of the year, the first trade show for new products and product launches in the new business year, offering visitors in January everything they require for a successful year of business,” says Dieter Dohr, chairman of the GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, organiser of opti. And that will remain so. From now on, however, the exhibitors will have more valuable time – even in the odd years – to deck out their stands for opti. Because the entirety of Fairground Munich is occupied by the BAU trade show in January of odd years, opti will take place in these odd years at Messe Stuttgart starting in January 2021.
(Source: GHM)
2.8.2019
IFAT Africa 2019: Approaching Southern Africa’s Environmental Challenges with Enthusiasm
The third IFAT Africa, held from July 9 to 11, 2019, was able to reinforce its reputation as the leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in Southern Africa. The growing numbers of exhibitors and visitors created a spirit of enthusiasm on the fair ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as optimism with regard to the environmental technologies market in this part of the world. IFAT Africa 2019 welcomed 172 exhibitors from the environmental industry which presented their solutions at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This means a growth of 13 percent compared to the previous event in 2017. Whereas there was still an equal share of local and foreign companies, the international participation continued to diversify: companies from 19 nations came to South Africa for this big event. Back in 2017, the international participation included 16 countries. The successful national pavilions included China, Germany, The Netherlands and, for the first time, Italy and Austria.
(Source: Messe München)
2.8.2019
SMTConnect 2019 Statistics: Event Facilitates High-quality Exchange
The SMTconnect strives to be a meeting place for all the areas involved in microelectronic production, including electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The statistics of the previous event, which took place in Nuremberg from 7 - 9 May 2019, confirms the position of the event as an important platform for exchange within the community. A total of 417 companies from 26 countries presented their products and services on an area of 26,200 sqm. The proportion of international exhibitors was 40%, reflecting the exhibition's relevance for the European market. The SMTconnect 2019 attracted 13,050 visitors, 35% of whom came from a total of 60 countries. In addition to the DACH region, the following countries were the most strongly represented: Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Great Britain, China, the Netherlands, Poland and France.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
29.7.2019
Successful Premiere for analytica Lab Africa 2019
The first analytica Lab Africa took place from July 09 to 11, 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg: 148 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their tailor-made solutions from laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics for the African market. analytica Lab Africa also was a success in terms of visitor numbers: 3,232 trade fair visitors attended the event. Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, sums it up: “The past three days have shown that there is a high market demand for the technology and know-how we bring together at analytica Lab Africa. Exhibitor and visitor expectations were exceeded. The Exhibitors noted the high quality of visitors to their stands, especially from market end-users.”
(Source: Messe München)
29.7.2019
MARINE INTERIORS 2019: Culinary Delights at High Sea
A cruise ship is a floating town. Providing all the guests with meals takes prudent planning, organisational talent, and above all, the right equipment. At the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, top-ranking exhibitors will present solutions for hospitality on board cruise vessels. All in all, about 100 suppliers from nearly 20 countries will participate in the trade fair debut which takes place in parallel with the Seatrade Europe Cruise and River Cruise Convention at the Hamburg Messe fair complex from 11 to 13 September 2019.
(Source: Hamburg Messe + Congress)
29.7.2019
ESOF2020 Trieste: A Record of Applications
“We have received the highest number of proposals in the last three editions of the EuroScience Open Forum. We have surpassed even our most optimistic expectations and we can only be extremely satisfied” states Bruno Della Vedova, Scientific Programme Manager for ESOF2020, following the deadline for applications to the scientific programme of this major event that will take place in Trieste on 5-9 July, 2020. “A total of 598 proposals have arrived. The 2016 Manchester and 2018 Toulouse editions received 351 and 394 respectively. We have virtually doubled those figures. What pleasantly surprised me is the large number of proposals for the section of the programme devoted to science and business and for the one focusing on young people and their careers, in addition to the excellent participation of the Eastern-European countries.” Proposals submitted by Eastern-European countries, the geographical area on which the 2020 edition of ESOF is focusing, account for 12% of the total (71). In fact, Trieste was chosen as the European City of Science 2020 also for its pivotal role between the East and West of the Old Continent.
(Source: EuroScience)
26.7.2019
AddSteel Project: New steel materials for 3D Printing
North Rhine-Westphalia has launched the NRW Leitmarkt project AddSteel, which is aimed at digitalizing the steel industry. Coordinated by SMS group GmbH, a plant engineering company based in Mönchengladbach, this three-year project will develop new function-adapted steel materials for additive manufacturing. One of the project’s key areas of focus is the qualification of the developed materials for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), a metallic 3D printing process, at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen. One of the AddSteel project team’s first successes was the development of the first case-hardening and heat-treatable steel powders designed specifically for LPBF applications.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
26.7.2019
“Superbrand” Award for Arburg Hungary
After winning its first award in 2014, Arburg’s subsidiary in Hungary was once again presented with the “Superbrand” award this year. Gábor Kövesdy, Brand Manager of the Superbrands programme, presented the award to László Csizmadi, Managing Director of Arburg Hungária Kft., and Stephan Doehler, Arburg’s Sales Director Europe, at the Arburg “Juniális” open-house event held in Budapest on 20 June. According to the Superbrands definition, awards are given to companies around the world that “offer consumers significant emotional and/or physical advantages over their competitors which (consciously or sub-consciously) consumers want, recognise, and are willing to pay a premium for.”
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
25.7.2019
parts2clean Supporting Program: Information, Innovation and Expertise
Users of industrial cleaning technology are facing major changes and new challenges. This applies to a variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, medical technology, aviation, electronics, precision engineering and micromechanics, optics and semiconductor suppliers. Manufacturers are looking for ways to remove not only particulate residues, but also surface films. At the same time, new materials and manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, as well as ever-smaller production runs, and not least the move towards electric power in the automotive industry, are all driving the need for specialized cleaning solutions. “The exhibitors at parts2clean will be showing how industrial users can solve new problems and meet the changing needs of their customers,” says Olaf Daebler, Global Director of parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. “They will be showcasing solutions for improved energy and resource efficiency, increased cost-effectiveness and flexibility, as well as the automation of parts cleaning and its integration into networked processes.” parts2clean takes place from 22 to 24 October in Stuttgart.
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
25.7.2019
Bosch: Driverless Parking Without Human Supervision
Bosch and Daimler have reached a milestone on the way to automated driving: the two companies have now obtained approval from the relevant authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their automated parking system in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart. The automated valet parking service is accessed via a smartphone app and requires no safety driver. This makes it the world’s first fully automated driverless SAE Level 41 parking function to be officially approved for everyday use.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
24.7.2019
Meyer Burger Technology: Shareholder Requests Agenda Item for Future Annual General Meeting
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has recieved a request from Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") for an agenda item for the next Annual or, if held at an earlier date, Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting. The shareholder proposes the election of Anton Karl, Co-Managing Director and Member of the Board of Sentis, and Mark Kerekes, Co-Managing Director and Member of the Board of Sentis, as additional members of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. The request for an agenda item references Article 699 of the Swiss Code of Obligation (OR) which enables shareholders representing shares with a total nominal value of CHF 1,000,000 to request an item be added to the agenda of a Shareholders' Meeting. The Board of Directors of Meyer Burger confirms receipt of the early request for an agenda item and intends to review it in connection with the next Shareholders' Meeting.
(Sourece: Meyer Burger Technology)
24.7.2019
SEMICON Europa Drives Smart: Transportation, MedTech, Design and Workforce
SEMICON Europa, Europe’s largest event connecting the entire electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, from innovation to application, will spotlight smart technologies and the talent vital to continuing industry growth 12-15 November, 2019 at Messe München, in Munich, Germany. Registration is open for visitors and exhibitors. Co-located with productronica, SEMICON Europa will highlight challenges and opportunities in Smart segments such as automotive, medtech, manufacturing and fab management including MEMS and sensors. Europe’s research and development hubs, chipmakers, and materials and equipment companies are strategically positioned in the global electronics value chain to shape the development and growth of Smart applications.
(Source: SEMICON Europa / Messe München)
23.7.2019
KOSTAL Continues to Deliver the Most Efficient PV Storage System
At the recently published energy storage inspection 2019 by the solar storage systems research group at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin, the hybrid inverter PLENTICORE plus 5.5 from KOSTAL in com-bination with the BYD Battery Box H11.5 once again achieved the highest system efficiency and thus defended its title as test winner. Already last year, the DC-coupled system delivered the best result with a System Per-formance Index (SPI) of 91.4%. In addition, a second KOSTAL system - the PLENTICORE plus 5.5 with the BYD Battery Box H6.4 - with an SPI of 90.3% is now among the top 3 most efficient storage systems. It is no coincidence that two of the best three systems come from KOSTAL, because the company recognized the need for efficient storage systems at an early stage. In addition to the savings potential in electricity costs, they also make their contribution to climate protection. After all, the reduction of CO2 emissions depends to a large extent on the efficiency of the system.
(Source: KOSTAL Solar Electric GmbH)
23.7.2019
Arburg Receives “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019”
Arburg has received a “Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019” as part of the international ceremony to present the supplier awards of the technology and services company Bosch GmbH on July 10, 2019. With these awards, Bosch honoured its 47 best global suppliers. Arburg received the award in the “Indirect Purchasing” category. The award was presented to Arburg Managing Partner Renate Keinath by Jaroslav Moravek, Senior Vice President Global Business Services, and Andreas Reutter, Executive Vice President Business Services Logistics.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
22.7.2019
Meyer Burger Publishes Preliminary Results for the First Half of 2019
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced preliminary unaudited results for the first half of 2019. Margins remained under pressure due to the drop in prices for standard PV equipment, especially in the PERC business. Meyer Burger is in advanced discussions with potential customers for its Heterojunction core equipment and SmartWire Cell Connection technology, however new order completions have been delayed. Overall, business activity fell short of expectations. Meyer Burger expects to report for the first half of 2019 orders of approximately CHF 94 million (H1 2018 CHF 137.9 million, adjusted for sale of the wafering business CHF 94.5 million), net sales of approximately CHF 122 million (of which CHF 3 million in wafering equipment; H1 2018 CHF 232.3 million, adjusted for sale of wafering business CHF 200.7 million). Despite a substantial reduction in costs, EBITDA was negative (H1 2019 CHF -14 million; H1 2018 CHF +29.2 million). The total order backlog was at CHF 166 million as of 30 June 2019. Meyer Burger expects a breakeven net result following the extraordinary income of the sale of the wafering business.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
22.7.2019
Arburg Awards for Outstanding TUM Graduates
Since 2016, Arburg has been honouring outstanding dissertations and master's theses at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as part of a close cooperation. In 2019, the Arburg Awards were presented to Dr.-Ing. Hannes Löwe and Maria Gabriele Bauer. As part of the “Day of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering” at the TUM on 12 July 2019, Dr.-Ing. E. h. Herbert Kraibühler, former Arburg Technology Director and Honorary Doctor of the TUM, and Arburg Training Manager Michael Vieth presented the cash prizes and certificates to the two graduates. The aim of the Arburg Award is to advance research in plastics and medical technology. Two scientific papers are honoured each year with this award.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
22.7.2019
Meyer Burger Signs Major Contract for its Heterojunction Core Equipment
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the signing of a major framework contract with a solar cell manufacturing start-up company for its Heterojunction (HJT) core equipment. The North American manufacturer was founded by solar industry veterans. Subject to closing of the company's financing round, the contract volume is expected to be approximately CHF 100 Mio. Meyer Burger expects to recognize the order intake with the contractual down payment in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
19.7.2019
New, modern, future-oriented – please welcome Lufthansa’s 15th A350-900 to Munich
Lufthansa is consistently moving forward with the sustainable modernization of its fleet. Yesterday, the 15th Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 landed in Munich for the first time. The brand new airplane will be joining the long-haul fleet at the Munich Lufthansa hub moving forward. The A350-900 is considered one of the world’s most modern and eco-friendly long-haul aircraft: it uses 25% less fuel and emits correspondingly lower amounts of CO2 as a result. The Airbus with the registration D-AIXO is named after the German city of Ulm. It landed on the southern runway of Munich Airport yesterday at 4 p.m.. Once the cabin has been completed by Lufthansa Technik, the newest member of the Munich fleet will begin transporting passengers on 23 July.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
19.7.2019
PCIM Europe Conference 2020: Call for Papers launched Vineeta Manglani
The PCIM Europe Conference 2020 will once again be opening up the stage to experts to present their latest research findings and developments. The qualified audience attending the Conference can annually benefit from a lecture or poster presentation. Experts are invited to submit their abstracts by 15 October 2019. “PCIM Europe is an excellent opportunity to share my research and be inspired from experts around the globe,” explains Dr. Marco Denk, developer from Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH Bamberg, Germany. The conference topics include recent developments on power semiconductors, passive components and energy storage. In addition, the topic “Packaging and Interconnection Materials” will be addressed at PCIM Europe Conference.
(Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
19.7.2019
Oliver Zipse appointed new Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG
Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made this decision today during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina (USA). Zipse will succeed Harald Krüger, who informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the beginning of July that he would not seek a second term of office. Krüger will resign as Chairman and will leave the Board of Management by mutual agreement on 15 August 2019. “With Oliver Zipse, a decisive strategic and analytical leader will assume the Chair of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will provide the BMW Group with fresh momentum in shaping the mobility of the future,” said Dr Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG.
(Source: BMW AG)
18.7.2019
All in CARAVANING 2019 Successfully Concluded
Held at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing the All in CARAVANING 2019 from 14 to 16 June has exceeded all expectations and succeeded in topping very clearly last year’s record results yet again. The indoor and outdoor exhibition areas totalled 37,000 square meters, with more than 200 brands from 22 countries and regions, 48% of which were international exhibitors. The three-day exhibition attracted more than 24.000 visitors from Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Region, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Canada, India, Mongolia, South Korea, Japan and other countries/regions, an increase of 8% over the previous edition. About 500 RVs of varying grades and brands were showed onsite, demonstrating a booming Chinese market. “When All in CARAVANING started here in China in 2012, this was a very new topic, not known to many people in china. Meanwhile, caravaning is becoming more and more popular, and we are sure that alongside the show will grow and coming here a very bright future. We see the rise in visitor numbers as a clear indication of the great and uninterrupted interest in caravan vacationing. The innovations presented here went down excellently and the sales concluded also exceeded expectations”, said Wolfram N. Diener, Managing Director of the Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
18.7.2019
Arburg at K 2019: Two Views of One World
Arburg's presence at the leading international trade fair K 2019 from 16 to 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will focus on the topics of digitalisation and circular economy. With "arburgXworld" and "arburgGREENworld", Arburg provides answers to important and pressing questions for the world of plastics processing and use – a world which includes an increasing number of perspectives. The primary goal is to conserve resources and thereby make a significant contribution to production efficiency. In hall 13, stand A13, trade visitors can experience how Arburg has always been a pioneer in dealing with important future issues, providing answers to current questions and offering practical solutions. A number of new machines, processes and digital products and services are contributing to this.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
18.7.2019
Messe Friedrichshafen Decides to Postpone the New Outdoor Event
Messe Friedrichshafen has decided not to go ahead with the premiere of OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen scheduled for 17 to 19 September 2019 and to postpone the new format. The decision is intended to give all those involved the opportunity to continue developing the newly initiated concept. "We have experienced a great deal of encouragement as well as good registrations from strong producers for our OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen. We would therefore have also proceeded directly into the implementation stage for an initial event of this type. Nevertheless, in total we have unfortunately not been able to generate a sufficient response for a first commitment within the sector with which we are so familiar. We are postponing our new activities in the outdoor segment and consciously leaving the date and the direction open for the time being”, announced Klaus Wellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Friedrichshafen.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
17.7.2019
Bosch is Expanding its Involvement in Cyber Valley
Bosch plans to ramp up its activities in the emerging technology of artificial intelligence (AI): in Tübingen in Germany’s Cyber Valley, the supplier of technology and services intends to invest some 35 million euros in a new “Bosch AI Campus.” Bosch is currently in talks with the city of Tübingen to negotiate the purchase of a roughly 12,000 square-meter plot on which to build the campus. The move into the new research complex is planned for the end of 2022. Roughly 700 experts will work on applied AI there. “Bosch aims to be among the global leaders in industrial AI research,” said Bosch CDO/CTO Dr. Michael Bolle. “The new Bosch AI Campus will bring us a step closer to achieving this goal.”
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
17.7.2019
WITTENSTEIN at EMO 2019
The Galaxie® Drive System will be at the center of the WITTENSTEIN SE exhibit at the upcoming EMO 2019 in Hannover. The claim “superior on principle” has been confirmed by several groundbreaking applications in the machine tool industry as well as by eminent scientists and researchers, who have praised Galaxie® as an independent gearbox generation. Smart gearboxes with “cynapse” functionality– in other words, integrated, industrial grade sensors and IO-Link connectivity – will be another highlight at the WITTENSTEIN stand. premo®, the fully scalable servo actuator platform, and linear rack-and-pinion systems with a wide range of gear ratios will round off the portfolio of technologies on show for demanding engineering applications.
(Source: WITTENSTEIN SE)
17.7.2019
Dream Tours at CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2019
The “Traumtouren” (Dream Tour) Cinema at CARAVAN DÜSSELDORF (August 31 to September 8, 2019) has become an absolute classic inspiring visitors with spectacular images and breathtaking impressions year after year. Our Dream Tour trio Janette Emerich, Konstantin Abert and Uwe Hamm will once again present an exciting programme in Hall 7.1 (1st floor) and report in six daily multi-vision shows on fascinating caravanning trips to distant lands. Visitors to this year’s CARAVAN SALON can look forward to the following destinations: France, Mongolia and Central Asia, the Panamericana, Japan, Norway and Russia as well as an adventure trip by land to Australia.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
16.7.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Lowers Guidance for Fiscal Year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, today lowered its earnings guidance for the 2019 financial year on the basis of preliminary figures for the second quarter of 2019. The company is now forecasting adjusted EBITDA of between EUR 130 million and EUR 170 million. Contrary to the Group's expectations, the global economy continued to lose momentum in the second quarter as a result of ongoing trade conflicts and political uncertainties. Demand from key end markets especially from the automotive industry was restrained in the wake of the economic slowdown. The order backlog continued to decline, although in individual cases the normalization of customer inventories was reflected in new orders. Based on the preliminary figures, SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH expects sales volumes to fall by around 16% and revenue by 11% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter 2018. Furthermore, adjusted EBITDA of EUR 40.5 million will be lower than in the prior-year quarter (EUR 84.9 million).
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
16.7.2019
SEMI Teams with FIRST Global to Inspire Young Students Worldwide
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, today announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with FIRST Global, a non-profit that organizes the FIRST Global Challenge, an annual international robotics event dedicated to inspiring a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) among young students worldwide. Under the agreement, SEMI will leverage its global platform to help bring the FIRST Global Challenge to more young students around the world and inspire them to pursue a STEM education. The MOU aligns with SEMI Works, the holistic SEMI program designed to improve the industry's image and provide educational programs for all age groups across the education continuum. SEMI Works aims to strengthen the semiconductor industry’s talent pipeline and overcome its shortage of skilled workers.
(Source: SEMI)
15.7.2019
Robert Bosch GmbH Salls Bosch Packaging Technology
Bosch plans to sell its packaging machinery business, based in Waiblingen, to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners (CVC). The company and its Pharma and Food units will remain intact. Based in Luxemburg, CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with 24 offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States. It currently manages more than US$75 billion of assets. The parties signed an agreement on July 11, 2019 effecting the transfer of the entire packaging technology business and its 6,100 associates in 15 countries. It has been agreed that the purchase price and other details of the purchase agreement will not be disclosed. Completion of the sale is subject to the approval of various bodies, including antitrust authorities, and is expected to close at the turn of the year.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
12.7.2019
SEMI – 2019 Market Reset With 2020 Recovery
Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to drop 18.4 percent to $52.7 billion in 2019 from last year’s historic high of $64.5 billion, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today in its Mid-Year Total Equipment Forecast. Released at SEMICON West 2019, the forecast shows growth in equipment sales resuming in 2020, with an 11.6 percent jump to $58.8 billion. The current forecast reflects recent downward adjustments in capital expenditures and rising market uncertainty due in part to geopolitical tensions. The SEMI Mid-Year Forecast shows wafer processing equipment sales falling 19.1 percent in 2019 to $42.2 billion. The other front-end segment, consisting of fab facilities equipment, wafer manufacturing, and mask/reticle equipment, is expected to slide 4.2 percent to $2.6 billion this year. The assembly and packaging equipment segment is on track to decline 22.6 percent to $3.1 billion in 2019, while semiconductor test equipment is forecast to decrease 16.4 percent to $4.7 billion this year.
(Source: SEMI)
12.7.2019
Bosch Continues to Expand its Digital Supply Chains
On its path to becoming a leading provider of IoT and mobility solutions, Bosch is further expanding its digital supply chains. By 2021, the company wants to use cloud and platform solutions to handle more than 85 percent of its global purchasing volume. “In a connected world, digitalized supply chains are crucial if we are to meet the personalized, highly specific requirements of our customers more quickly. Those who fail to digitalize will lose out,” said Prof. Stefan Asenkerschbaumer, deputy chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the international ceremony to present the Bosch Global Supplier Awards. “Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular still have a lot of potential to generate further growth and improve their competitive positions.”
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
11.7.2019
CyberOptics MRS Sensor Wins 2019 Best of West Award
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and Semiconductor Digest today announced that the CyberOptics NanoResolution MRS Sensor has won the 2019 Best of West award at SEMICON West, the flagship event for the U.S. semiconductor industry. The award recognizes important product and technology developments in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Best of West finalists were selected based on their financial impact on the industry, engineering or scientific achievement, and/or societal impact. The proprietary MRS sensor technology, deemed best-in-class, enables metrology-grade accuracy by inhibiting optical measurement distortions and reflections. CyberOptics’ unique sensor architecture simultaneously captures and transmits multiple images in parallel while proprietary 3D fusing algorithms merge the images. The result is ultra-high quality 3D images and high-speed inspection.
(Source: SEMI)
11.7.2019
DeburringEXPO 2019: Component Quality Masters the Balancing Act
Many industrial sectors are currently undergoing future-oriented change. There can be no question that characteristics such as burr-free parts, surface finish and cleanliness have a decisive influence on component quality. As the only international trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO presents corresponding offerings in a concentrated and comprehensive fashion which is unparalleled by any other event. The 3rd leading trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, which will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from 8 to 10 October 2019, will also provide valuable know-how at its bilingual expert forum.
(Source: fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG)
10.7.2019
Bosch Packaging Technology Demonstrates Out-of-the-box-solutions at FachPack
At FachPack 2019, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its portfolio in secondary packaging with new cartoning and case packing solutions. The Midrange Endload Cartoner Kliklok MEC will be launched for the European market. It stands out for its future-proof sanitary design, tool-less changeover and good operator access. In addition, Bosch will introduce the new Elematic 2001 WA case packer, which complements the proven Elematic series for one-piece and shelf-ready two-piece cases. The machine has a reduced footprint compared to the previous edition and it offers a maximum flexibility in terms of different pack styles. The Kliklok MEC is designed to handle a wide range of carton sizes, reaching from a 20-millimeter-thick pizza to a 100-millimeter-tall cake. It packs up to 170 cartons per minute. “We have designed the Kliklok MEC to meet our customers’ needs for future-proof sanitary construction as well as ease of use and maintenance. It also stands out for its fast format changes and good access,” Janet Darnley, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, summarizes.
(Source: Robert Bosch GmbH)
10.7.2019
Waymo Wins SEMI Award at SEMICON West
Waymo , a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around, has won the 2019 SEMI Americas Award. SEMI honored the Mountain View, California-based firm for leading the development of the first fully autonomous self-driving car and initiating a fully self-driving, ride-hailing service in Arizona in December 2018. The award was presented today at SEMICON West 2019. The SEMI Americas Award recognizes technology developments with a major impact on the semiconductor industry and the world.
(Source: SEMI)
10.7.2019
1,000th SEMI Industry Standard Marks 40+ Years of Microelectronics Innovation
SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced today at SEMICON West the publication of the 1,000th SEMI international Standard since the launch of the program in 1973. A linchpin of innovation for electronics manufacturing, SEMI Standards make possible smaller, faster and smarter electronics that have transformed the way we live and work. “SEMI Standards are the oxygen of the electronics industry, speeding product development, boosting product reliability, driving down manufacturing costs, and increasing factory efficiency while improving worker safety,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Electronics have evolved to deliver greater social good across automotive, healthcare, agriculture and countless other industries that touch our daily lives. These innovations all start with SEMI Standards.”
(Source: SEMI)
9.7.2019
DUO PLAST AG Strengthens its Position for Further Growth with New Shareholder
The Lauterbach-based high-performance film manufacturer DUO PLAST AG has been taken over by the Munich-based investment company Paragon Partners GmbH. The previous owner, Frankfurt investment company VR Equitypartner GmbH, together with the co-investor Süd Beteiligungen GmbH (SüdBG), is selling the majority stake in DUO PLAST Holding GmbH acquired about six years ago. The current management team is investing in DUO PLAST along with Paragon, thereby expanding the owner-managed culture.
(Source: DUO PLAST AG)
9.7.2019
Schuler Presents Fully Networked Stamping Press
Schuler is gradually networking and digitizing its entire product portfolio so that customers are optimally prepared for the Industrial Internet of Things. The most recent example is the completely redesigned MC 125 stamping press, which now also offers smart functions to medium-sized companies. Schuler will show the new machine at the Blechexpo trade fair from November 5 to 8, 2019 in Stuttgart (Hall 8, Stand 8511) for the first time. Thanks to additional integrated sensors, the condition of the MC 125 can be fully monitored at all times. This ensures the productivity of the stamping machine and can prevent unplanned shutdowns. Visitors to the Schuler stand at Blechexpo can experience these functionalities on their mobile devices themselves.
(Source: Schuler Group)
8.7.2019
Arburg Packaging Summit: “Solutions, innovations, visions”
On 25 and 26 June 2019, Arburg hosted the second “Packaging Summit”. The event – which was attended by around 120 guests from all over the world – was conceived to bring together leading experts from industry, research and professional associations, providing a platform for sharing knowledge on trends, resource efficiency and the circular economy in the packaging sector. Participants were impressed by the varied programme of expert talks, innovative live demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities. The 2019 Packaging summit focused on the currently discussed topic of plastics. “At Arburg, we’ve been looking closely at the topics of resource efficiency and the circular economy for some time now. We have understood the problem and acknowledged its scale, and are doing everything we can to contribute to the solution”, explains Gerhard Böhm, Arburg’s Managing Director Sales. He concludes with a positive outlook for the future: “At the two-day event, we collaborated with well-known experts to explain and discuss how the circular economy can be put into practice in the packaging sector.”
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
8.7.2019
Uniloy Announces Completion of Transaction with Milacron
Uniloy, Inc., a leading blow molding machine and mold manufacturer in the global plastics processing industry, today announces the completion of the purchase of its U.S. and European operations from Milacron, LLC, with transactions related to Mexico and India expected to follow later in Q3 2019. The new Uniloy organization has a global footprint ensuring close proximity to its customers that will deliver world-class sales, service, and aftermarket support. A robust, regional organization is in place, with inventories of spare parts, and expert teams of field service technicians strategically located across the globe.
(Source: Uniloy, Inc.)
4.7.2019
25 years of Arburg in Switzerland
On Thursday 27 June 2019, Arburg AG in Münsingen, Switzerland, celebrated its 25th anniversary. The open house event offered the approximately 130 guests a varied programme of expert presentations and technical highlight. As a highlight, Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presented the traditional Arburg anniversary sculpture to Marcel Spadini, Managing Director of Arburg AG. In her speech, Juliane Hehl emphasised the outstanding achievements of the Swiss Arburg team over the past 25 years: "Important factors in Arburg's success story are its high level of expertise and its continuity, both of which are highly prized by its customers." She pointed out that many employees had been working for Arburg AG for many years, and two had even been involved since the beginning.
(Source: Arburg AG)
4.7.2019
Bühler Technologies Celebrating "40 years of ATEX Pumps"
Quality is once again making history at Bühler Technologies: Bühler Technologies has now been a pioneering distributing and developing ATEX certified sample gas pumps for 40 years. A good time to highlight the successful development in this product segment and introduce the sample gas pump P 2.2 ATEX. "Whilst taking inventory of a customer system our field engineers recently came across an ATEX sample gas pump which has been in service since 1979", so Markus Beck, Sales Manager at Bühler Technologies. "This discovery made us extremely proud. It’s impressive testimony we have always met our responsibility for maximum quality in the sensitive ATEX field."
(Source: Bühler Technologies)
4.7.2019
14th Asia Outdoor a Great Success
The 14th edition of Asia Outdoor in Nanjing, China, concluded on Sunday, June 30, after four successful exhibition days. For the first time, the trade fair was accompanied by a consumer-focused ‘carnival’ event. A total of 312 brands presented their latest products and services across a combined indoor and outdoor area of 48,000 sqm (approx. 517,000 sq ft) on the grounds of Nanjing’s International Exhibition Center. A total of 16,731 visitors came from all over China, as well as Turkey, Ukraine, Korea, and Hong Kong. Once again, Asia Outdoor compellingly staked its claim as the outdoor industry’s key platform in the region. Sales meetings, product presentations, matchmaking, and networking were just as much a focus of the event as the search for new knowledge, trends, and innovations. The 15th edition of Asia Outdoor will take place from July 18 to 20, 2020. For further details, visit www.asian-outdoor.com.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen)
3.7.2019
Arburg Packaging Summit: “Solutions, innovations, visions”
On 25 and 26 June 2019, Arburg hosted the second “Packaging Summit”. The event – which was attended by around 120 guests from all over the world – was conceived to bring together leading experts from industry, research and professional associations, providing a platform for sharing knowledge on trends, resource efficiency and the circular economy in the packaging sector. Participants were impressed by the varied programme of expert talks, innovative live demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
27.6.2019
BlockState Launches Digital Equity Offering
The Swiss security tokenisation provider BlockState today announces the issuance of its own digitised company equity on the BlockState platform. BlockState’s digital company shares will be on public sale until July 12, 2019. BlockState is offering its own tokenised shares to demonstrate how token-based issuances of financial products can be used to flexibly address institutional, professional and retail investors to participate in a public equity round. The team is backed by international investors from the finance industry and advisors from leading companies including Airbnb, Google, Credit Suisse and Pictet. Patrick Storchenegger, Swiss notary and board member of the Ethereum Foundation, acted as the legal architect.
(Source: BlockState)
27.6.2019
100 years of Kaeser Kompressoren
Kaeser Kompressoren is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Established in 1919 as a machine workshop in Coburg by Carl Kaeser Sr., the company has developed into a compressor manufacturer and provider of compressed air system solutions with a global presence – while remaining true to its roots. It all began with a small operation producing gears and overhauling automobile engines. Capitalising on its expertise in engine manufacturing, in 1948 KAESER took the groundbreaking decision to add reciprocating compressors to its range of products. That was the first big milestone. Others were to follow with the development of Kaeser's rotary screw compressors with Sigma Profile rotors in the early 1970s, the start-up of Germany's most advanced manufacturing facility for refrigeration dryers in Gera in 1994, and the launch of Sigma Control, the revolutionary compressor controller, at the turn of the millennium. The roll-out of the innovative compressed air management system Sigma Air Manager 4.0 in 2001 paved the way for digitalisation and Industrie 4.0.
(Source: Kaeser Kompressoren)
26.6.2019
CIBUS TEC 2019: More Halls, More Buyers and More Sectors
Cibus Tec 2019: 30% more exhibitors and 25% more exhibition ar-ea. Practically sold out 4 months before the opening. A total of 1,300 companies (+ 30% compared to the previous edition) that, also thanks to the support of ICE-Agenzia, the Italian Trade and Investment Agency, will have access to the largest Top Buyer program of all FoodTec exhibitions, with over 3,000 international professionals coming from 70 countries. International brands such as Coca Cola, Dean Foods, Del Monte, Fonterra, Jbs, Kraft Heinz, Lactalis, Nadec, PepsiCo, Pinar, Schreiber Foods, Smithfield, Tiger Brands have already joined the Top Buyer program.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
26.6.2019
Photovoltaics – Game Changer in the Global Energy System
The dramatic decline in the price of PV-generated electricity and the rapid expansion of production capacities make PV a game changer in the global energy system. In the future, solar power will not only be relevant for the electricity sector, but will also supply the transportation and heating sectors as well as industry and chemical processes. This presents both opportunities and challenges – on the energy system level as well as for R&D and industry. Leading international PV researchers gathered by the Global Alliance for Solar Energy Research Institutes describe the key points of the future developments in an article which appeared on May 31, 2019 in "Science". The Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes GA-SERI is made up of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST (Japan) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL (USA). Since 2016, this group of international experts, joined by researchers from other groups and countries, has been discussing the challenges for and arising from the deployment of PV and how to meet the global climate goals.
(Source: ETIP PV)
26.6.2019
Covestro Start-up Challenge Enters a New Round
This year’s Start-up Challenge at Covestro is now getting down to the facts: The six best international start-up ideas have now been picked and the teams are preparing for the grand final. The winner of the company’s internal contest will be selected at the K 2019 trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf in October. Covestro’s objective with the Start-up Challenge is to promote creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset among its almost 17,000 employees and find the best business idea of 2019. The founders are then given the chance to put their idea into practice and test whether it is ready for the market. To enable that, the winners are given leave from work for up to one year and can work as a start-up within the company. As part of that, they receive seed funding of up to one million euros.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
20.6.2019
SOLAREDGE to Offer Storedge with Power Backup for European Markets
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global smart energy leader, is launching its StorEdge® Solution with power backup for European PV markets. Based on a single inverter SolarEdge’s StorEdge is a DC coupled storage solution that allows home owners to gain energy independence and stay powered even when grid power is down. With StorEdge, unused solar energy is stored in a battery and used when needed to maximize self-consumption and reduce electric bills. StorEdge also supports Time-of-Use management, which promotes energy consumption when electric demand from the grid is low (off-peak rates) and lower consumption when demand is high (peak rates). The backup function allows homeowners to store solar energy and use it during electric outages to power pre-selected devices. “By adding this feature to our already popular StorEdge solution, SolarEdge now enables homeowners to easily and cost-effectively include backup power in their PV plus storage system,” stated Alfred Karlstetter, General Manager of SolarEdge Europe. “This provides homeowners with the peace of mind that that they will be able to power important devices during electric power outages."
(Source: SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.)
20.6.2019
2019 drupa Prize awarded to Sonia Ben Hedia
For her thesis “Gemination and Degemination in English Affixation: Investigating the Interplay between Morphology, Phonology and Phonetics” Ms Sonia Ben Hedia (30) was awarded the 2019 drupa Prize on 17 June 2019. In her doctoral thesis written at the Philosophical Faculty of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf the linguist uses phonetics to investigate how affixed words are processed and stored in the brain. With her empirical research the prize-winner closes a gap in linguistics thereby creating scope for further fundamental research. The drupa Prize, accompanied by prize money of Euro 6,000, is endowed and presented annually by Messe Düsseldorf to honour exceptional achievements in the humanities at the Faculty of Philosophy of Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. This year’s drupa Prize was presented on 17 June 2019 in the presence of invited guests at Düsseldorf Industrie-Club by Rainer Hundsdörfer (CEO of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
(Source: Messe Duesseldorf)
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)
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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)
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(Source: Buehler – ITW Test & Measurement GmbH)
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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)
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(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG)
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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.)
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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)
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(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
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(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)
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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)

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