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27.1.2020
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Announces Change to the Board of Directors
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, informs that Dr Oliver Thum has announced his resignation from the Board of Directors of SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG with immediate effect. Dr Oliver Thum was first elected to the Board of Directors on September 26, 2013 and has been a member of the Board of Directors without interruption since then. From his election until its dissolution at the end of 2015, Dr Oliver Thum was a member of the Strategy Committee and a member of the Audit Committee from December 9, 2016 until the Annual General Meeting 2019. A possible successor for the vacant seat on the Board of Directors will be proposed for election at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2020.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
27.1.2020
Fraunhofer ILT: Cleaning Water with Laser-drilled Filters
Microplastics get into our waste water via various paths. Filtering it out is a big challenge for wastewater companies. In the BMBF project SimConDrill, five partners from industry and research are developing a filter that can better retain microplastics in wastewater treatment plants. Smallest holes drilled with lasers in metal foils make it possible to separate particles as small as 10 micrometers efficiently even from large amounts of water. The SimConDrill project has now been nominated for the Green Award 2020 in the category "Innovation". The online voting is open until February 14, the announcement and awarding of the winners will take place on June 19 during the Geentech Festival in Berlin.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
27.1.2020
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Increases Sales by 17.8% in December 2019
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.49 billion in billings worldwide in December 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the December Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 17.5 percent higher than the final November 2019 level of $2.12 billion, and is 17.8 percent higher than the December 2018 billings level of $2.11 billion. “Monthly billings of North American equipment manufacturers reached a level not seen since June 2018,“ said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “The December surge in equipment billings reaffirms the strength of leading-edge logic and foundry investments.” The SEMI Billings report uses three-month moving averages of worldwide billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.
(Source: SEMI)
24.1.2020
Stable results for German exhibitions in 2019
Dampened economic prospects in many countries, along with different responses to current exhibition concepts in individual sectors, have somewhat slowed the positive development of German exhibitions. But overall, the 163 international and national exhibitions in 2019 showed stable results when compared to their respective previous events. Exhibitor numbers rose by around 1%, and exhibitor stand space increased on average by half a per cent. These figures come from preliminary calculations by AUMA – the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. Of note is the continuing above-average interest from abroad despite protectionist tendencies and a greater number of international conflicts: German exhibitions registered around 3% more foreign exhibitors and visitors. The total number of visitors decreased by just about 2%, due in large part to developments in the automotive sector. The previous year’s exhibitor and stand space figures had each risen by 2%, and visitor numbers were stable.
(Source: AUMA)
24.1.2020
Save the dates for the MES and Industry 4.0 2020
Critical Manufacturing’s inaugural MES Industry 4.0 International Summit (MESI4.0) is a can’t miss event. Join us for two days of energizing learning, discussing and networking with Critical Manufacturing staff, partners, customers and manufacturing company executives from around the world. Save these important dates in your calendar: June 15th-16th, 2020.
(Source: Critical Manufacturing, S.A.)
24.1.2020
Jörn Holtmeier New Managing Director of AUMA
On 1 January 2020 Jörn Holtmeier (41) took over his new role as managing director of AUMA – the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. He had previously worked for the Daimler Group as Deputy Head of the Corporate Representative Office for Federal Affairs in Berlin, focusing on transport and environmental policy. Jörn Holtmeier is looking forward to his new responsibilities: ‘The exhibition industry is a very exciting international business that extends into almost all areas of the German economy as well as fields of policy. My experience in representing business interests will be especially valuable here. I’m pleased to be able to work with a highly motivated team on promoting current topics in the exhibition industry.’ Holtmeier’s predecessor, Dr. Peter Neven (66), retired at the end 2019. He joined AUMA in 1988, becoming managing director and head of the Trade Fairs Germany division in 1990 and sole managing director in 2006. In late 2017 he was appointed CEO. At the start of his period in office, Neven devoted special efforts to reunifying the German exhibition industry and to further developing programmes to promote German exhibitors at both domestic and foreign events.
(Source: AUMA)
23.1.2020
Lufthansa Group Now uses 100% Green Electricity in its Home Markets
Since the beginning of the year, the Lufthansa Group has exclusively been pur chasing green electricity in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. To this end, Lufthansa has acquired green power certificates, which guarantee the production of green electricity from new power plants, thus contributing to the expansion of renewable energy. As further measures, the Group aims to reach CO2-neutral mobility on the ground in its home markets by 2030. Among other things, the company is investing in the expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, thus supporting its employees to travel to work in an environmentally friendly manner. Managers who lease a purely electric vehicle will receive an increased mobility allowance.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
23.1.2020
EUROPEAN ROTORS: New and Unique Helicopter Show in Cologne
For the first time, the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are joining forces to offer the international rotorcraft community a unique event format. In keeping with the claim “If you are rotors – we got it!”, the new show will be creating a global network platform for the helicopter industry from November 10th - 12th, 2020 at Koelnmesse, Germany. It will also integrate the renowned EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium. VTOL stands for vertical take-off and landing, and mainly refers to the new development of electrical or hybrid innovative vehicles with advance level of autonomy, which play an important role in the development of the entire sector – either complementing helicopter missions or as a new form of airborne mobility.
(Source: Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH)
23.1.2020
Arburg at Chinaplas 2020
At Chinaplas, which will take place in Shanghai, China, from 21 to 24 April 2020, Arburg will use practical examples to show how digitalisation and circular economy can help to improve production efficiency. All the injection moulding exhibits on show at stand C61 in hall 2.1 will be networked and automated with the Arburg ALS host computer system. An LSR processing product will receive its premiere and also on show will be innovative injection moulding applications and two Freeformers for industrial additive manufacturing. The “arburgXworld” customer portal receives its premiere in Asia. A resource-saving lightweight construction application will be presented for the "arburgGREENworld" program.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
22.1.2020
VIVANESS 2020: Natural and Organic Cosmetics Benefit from Megatrends
Natural, natural, natural! That is the common thread linking various trend analyses and forecasts by market researchers looking at changes in the cosmetic market, both in Germany and globally. While the underlying themes differ – clean, green and ethical cosmetics; natural and organic cosmetics; “free-from” or phytocosmetics – one thing is clear: the trend is toward more and more natural products. This will also be evident at VIVANESS, the international exhibition for natural and organic cosmetics, from 12 to 15 February 2020, where an expected total of about 300 exhibitors from all around the world will present natural and organic cosmetics based on strict admission criteria. Demand remains dynamic, with a desire for health, the need for sustainability and a yearning for authenticity, transparency and meaningfulness – all playing an important part. Further developments include e-commerce, making products universally available, the influence and power of innovation of start-ups, the need for customized products, and the Greta effect, with a younger generation that wants to save the planet.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.1.2020
Japan Cultural Expo Launches Official Social Media Accounts
Official social media accounts were launched today for the Japan Cultural Expo, a nationwide festival celebrating the finest in Japanese arts and culture with various programs including exhibitions, performing arts productions, and arts festivals. The Expo introduces the arts of Japan to the world, based on the theme of Humanity and Nature. Starting in 2019 and scheduled to run until 2021, it will showcase 10,000 years of the arts and culture in Japan, including fine arts and cultural treasures, the performing arts, media arts, music, literary arts, food and nature, daily life, design, and fashion. This comprehensive expo will also explore the arts in the context of creating an inclusive society, living with other cultures, and recovering from natural disasters. The Japan Cultural Expo social media accounts will be regularly updated to provide visitors with details about programs, venues, dates, the creative process, and much more.
(Source: Japan Cultural Expo)
22.1.2020
Turnover at Koelnmesse Exceeds 400 Million Euro for the First Time
Koelnmesse ended fiscal 2019 with record sales of over 400 million euro and an annual net profit of over 30 million euro. "We set ourselves ambitious goals for 2019 which we have now delivered on. This is a new record for our company. We plan to defend the 400 million euro mark beyond 2020, as well," says President and Chief Executive Officer Gerald Böse. "We can assert ourselves as one of the world's leading trade fair companies." According to Böse, the sustained success is also a result of the company's long-term strategy with central point on internationalisation, digitalisation and location development. Looking forward, the organisation wants to focus particularly on its portfolio of strengthening existing and establishing new trade fairs. This will be the task of new Chief Operating Officer Oliver Frese, who joined the Koelnmesse management board at the start of January.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
21.1.2020
VDMA: "Trade policy with China must be reoriented"
"In many areas China has long since ceased to be a developing country. Therefore, the same international trade rules must apply to China as to Germany or the EU," demands Ulrich Ackermann, head of the VDMA Foreign Trade Association. In a position paper, the VDMA appeals to the German and European institutions to review their trade policy instruments and - where necessary - adapt them to the new circumstances. This applies when Chinese companies receive state subsidies as well as to the rules governing public tenders in China. The VDMA is therefore pressing for a rapid conclusion of the EU-China investment agreement, which has been negotiated since 2013, so as not to further encourage unfair competition. "Chancellor Merkel has linked her invitation to the EU-China Summit in Leipzig in September 2020 to the conclusion of such an agreement. China must be measured against this deadline," says Oliver Wack, East Asia officer at the VDMA.
(Source: VDMA)
21.1.2020
The "Gold Watch 2020" goes to Gerald Böse
Last Friday, for the 49th time already, the SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK (SG) conferred the Golden Watch of the SG, the highest distinction within the industry, during SG's New Year's Reception. The prize winner this year is Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, who accepted the Golden Watch on behalf of all those people, who have contributed towards the magnificent success story of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, ISM, in Cologne. Former prize winner of the Gold Watch, Bastian Fassin, held the laudation for ISM.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
21.1.2020
Perimeter Protection 2020 Breaks New Records
With 4,200 trade visitors, that’s around 16 percent more than at the previous event (3,639 in 2018), the sixth round of Perimeter Protection drew to a very successful close on Thursday 16 January 2020. On a display area measuring more than 6,000 m², the 166 exhibitors (135 in 2018) informed the professional audience about the latest mechanical and electronic solutions for outdoor site and building security. It is especially pleasing to note that in addition to the overall rise in exhibitors by 23 percent, the proportion of international exhibitors increased to 47 percent. The new specialist forum at the heart of the trade fair action proved very popular. On all three days of the fair it offered numerous presentations with valuable tips and case studies by renowned industry experts and information on the key topic of drone detection and defence. Exhibitors were particularly appreciative of the calibre of the trade visitors, more than 90 percent of whom had influence on their company’s procurement decisions.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
20.1.2020
Frank Klingemann New Managing Director at Schuler
On January 1, 2020, Frank Klingemann took over the management of the Industry division at Schuler. He is now responsible, among other things, for fully automated mechanical ProgDie and transfer presses, which are mainly used in the automotive and supplier industries, blanking lines, systems for the production of electrical motor laminations, and coin minting presses. The graduate engineer has 30 years of experience in the industry, which he gained in various managing positions at the robot manufacturer Kuka. Most recently, he was head of the Robotic Automation Business Unit at HLS Engineering Group GmbH in Augsburg. At Schuler, he is based in Weingarten.
(Source: Schuler AG)
20.1.2020
More Stability and Reliability for Lufthansa Group Customers
Flight delays, rebookings due to missed flights and extreme weather conditions are some of the many factors that can disrupt a flight schedule. In the interests of their customers, the Lufthansa Group airlines are always keen to return to a stable flight plan as quickly as possible. Lufthansa Group has therefore chosen Google Cloud as a strategic partner to further improve its operational performance and minimize the impact of irregularities on its passengers. The aim is to build a platform that will suggest scenarios to return to a stable flight plan in the event of an irregularity so that passengers still arrive at their destinations as punctually and comfortably as possible. This will be done by merging data from various processes that are relevant for stable operations (for example aircraft replacement and maintenance as well as crew scheduling).
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
17.1.2020
Messe München Celebrates a Mega Year of Records
Top results in the home market and abroad, for its own as well as guest events: Messe München is very pleased about the best year in its history. Group sales for 2019 will likely be around EUR 480 million. The EBITDA—earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization—is expected to exceed EUR 130 million. A substantial increase is also becoming evident in terms of exhibitors, visitors and events carried out. Messe München is thus continuing its successful growth course. “For Messe München, 2019 was a year of superlatives and we are very, very proud of it”, says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München. The full report can be found in our section "Fair Messages".
(Source: Messe München)
17.1.2020
Koelnmesse India: Milind Dixit is new Managing Director
Effective 1 January 2020, Milind Dixit (56) has taken over the position as Managing Director at the Koelnmesse subsidiary Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. in India. The move will place him in charge of headquarters in Mumbai as well as branches in Hyderabad and New Delhi. India is an important region of focus for Koelnmesse: The subsidiary there is the first point of contact for Indian companies in connection with their trade fair participation in Cologne, India and all over the world. As Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH emphasises, "India is a very important market for us. In future, we want to expand our business there even further. We look forward to working with the trade fair manager with a proven track record." Milind Dixit is already looking forward to his new role: "Together with my team, I want to drive expansion of the trade fair business within India even further, strengthening existing business and developing new events. Our objective is also to increase the number of Indian exhibitors and visitors in Cologne."
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
17.1.2020
Gantner Supplied Solutions for More than 1 GW Solar Power in 2019
The recently ended year 2019 was a bright year for solar business as a whole and for Gantner in particular. Gantner is very excited about having commissioned monitoring and control solutions for another 1 GW solar power in 2019. Gantner’s complete monitor solution has been supplied for example in projects in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Jordan as well as in the Netherlands and Spain. A new market Gantner entered is Ukraine which strengthens the company’s portfolio in Eastern Europe where already some of the region’s biggest solar power plants in Belarus and in Kazakhstan work with Gantner’s system. In 2019 the total number of newly acquired measurement channels with a typical measure rate of up to 1 Hz sums up to about one million. On top of that another five million of calculated channels are imported into our cloud-based Gantner.webportal with a market-leading storage rate of one per minute. The huge amount of collected data provides the opportunity to apply new big data technologies to gain valuable information about the state of a power plant, to calculate production forecasts and to perform predictive maintenance.
(Source: Gantner Instruments Environment Solutions GmbH)
17.1.2020
BMW M GmbH: Best Result in the Almost 50-year Old Company History
The BMW M GmbH has concluded the 2019 financial year with a new sales record. 135,829 performance/high-performance automobiles were sold. Compared with the previous year, the number of newly registered BMW M automobiles increased by 32.2%. With this result, the BMW Group subsidiary, which has the status of an independent automobile manufacturer, assumes the leading position as the most successful company in its competitive environment. Moreover, the 2019 financial year saw a significant increase in the demand for M Sport Packages and exclusive optional equipment from BMW Individual. “We are very proud of the fact that we have been able to acquire market leadership in the performance/high-performance automobile segment for the first time in the almost 50 years of the company’s history,” says Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH. “This success is the result of a continuous growth strategy and shows how much BMW M, the authentic character of our products and the unique driving experience inspire performance-oriented customers all over the globe.”
(Source: BMW Group)
16.1.2020
Munich Airport and Lufthansa shape sustainable future
Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH) are planning to intensify and continue their strategic cooperation in the sustainable development of the Munich hub. In a "Letter of Intent" (LoI) signed today, the two partners announced their joint intention to extend the Terminal 2 satellite building by a new pier at right angles to the east. Like the satellite building, the extension follows the climate and environmental principles of the partners.
The planned investments will increase the passenger capacity of the Terminal 2 system operating nearly at its limits as of today by up to ten million passengers per year. The aim is to create the conditions at the Munich hub for the foreseeable increase in passenger demand while maintaining the same high level of passenger service quality. The Terminal 2 system, like the airport as a whole, aims to be CO2-neutral by 2030. In the coming years, Lufthansa will also continue to invest in a modern fleet in Munich with new, more fuel-efficient aircraft such as the Airbus A350-900, which generates around 25 percent less CO2 and up to 50 percent less noise than its predecessors. As of today, Lufthansa already operates its most sustainable long-haul aircraft, including 15 A350s, at its Munich hub.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
16.1.2020
TDK: Powerful Ferrite Magnetic Design Tool
TDK Corporation presents its completely revised Magnetic Design Tool with enhanced functionality. The updated tool now enables the fast and easy calculation and graphical representation of application-related parameters for all EPCOS ferrite materials, including new materials for high-frequency switch-mode power supplies, and core shapes. The powerful Magnetic Design Tool is available as a browser-based application and has been tested in commonly used browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Alternatively, it can be downloaded and used with Windows 10. In the current version, the Magnetic Design Tool allows users to define the parameters for their own cores and then use them in their calculations. The versatile tool can be used to calculate and display the most important material properties, such as power loss versus frequency, flux density, temperature and the performance factor. In addition, it can also perform a comprehensive range of core calculations, including the AL-value in dependence to the air gap, the determination of transferable power, or the calculation of impedance versus frequency.
(Source: TDK Corporation)
16.1.2020
Bosch Packaging Technology is now Syntegon
Syntegon Technology is the new name among the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division today presented itself as an independent enterprise at the company headquarters in Waiblingen (Germany). Syntegon Technology’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the company. Syntegon Technology employs 6,100 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. It posted 1.3 billion euros in sales in 2019. Bosch disclosed its plans to sell the packaging machinery division to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm, in July 2019. The transaction was completed according to plan, with the company gaining full independence at the turn of the year.
(Source: Syntegon Technology)
15.1.2020
Mobile India 2020 Expo is a Popular Playground for Mobile Accessories Brands
India is the world’s second-largest market for mobile phones, which also makes it one of the largest markets for mobile accessories! With new models and technologies being introduced more frequently than ever, people are upgrading their devices faster than before. Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, which makes mobile accessories a very useful gifting item. An ideal gift leaves a lasting impression on clients, employees and executives. The Mobile India 2020 expo is a popular playground for mobile accessories brands from India and overseas including manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, resellers, retailers, etc., who cater to the corporate gifting needs of companies. Gifting is a great way to appreciate your workforce and develop relationships for a productive business. The expo will showcase and let you witness various corporate gifting items.
(Source: Exhibitions India Group)
15.1.2020
Guido Frohnhaus to take over as Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg
At the start of the year, Guido Frohnhaus has taken over as Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg GmbH + Co KG in Lossburg. The 50-year-old engineer's remit includes the Production, Research & Development, Materials Administration and Technical Administration departments. Guido Frohnhaus brings the ideal qualities to his role as Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg. For many years, he was employed at the Turck Group, one of the leading groups of companies in the industrial automation sector. As a Managing Director at Werner Turck GmbH & Co. KG in Halver, Mr Frohnhaus was responsible for the Development and Production departments. Prior to this, he spent around five years as Vice President of Technology at the Turck national subsidiary in the USA as well as several years working in management roles at an automotive supplier.
(Source: Arburg GmbH Co KG)
15.1.2020
SEMI ISS 2020: Data Driven Innovation and Growth
The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) opened yesterday with the theme Data Driven Innovation and Growth. The annual three-day conference of C-level executives gives the year’s first comprehensive outlook of the global electronics manufacturing industry. For the nearly 300 attendees at ISS 2020, opening day highlighted market and technology opportunities and a reflection on the significant pricing and international trade challenges the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain faced in 2019. Deep discussions on technology disruptions, the future of mobility and 5G, and perspectives on the semiconductor industry in Asia will mark today, Day 2. Day 3 will feature presentations on advanced computing’s impact on the semiconductor industry and convene an expert panel titled Stock Wars: The Rise of SemiCaps to culminate the annual SEMI kick-off event for business leaders.
(Source: SEMI)
14.1.2020
New MINI Electric is Designed to be CO2 Neutral
The new MINI Cooper SE is all about locally emission-free mobility. And at the media presentation of the new MINI Cooper SE (fuel consumption combined: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) everything is geared towards sustainability. The international press presentation of the purely electrically powered production model of the British premium brand will be carried out in a CO2 neutral manner. Test drives with 100 percent green electricity, consistently resource-saving event design and compensation payments for certified climate protection projects make it possible to reduce the ecological footprint of the new MINI Cooper SE to zero when it makes its first appearance before media representatives from all over the world.
(Source: BMW Group)
14.1.2020
BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020 Congress Programme Now Online
Over a four-day period once a year BIOFACH, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and VIVANESS, the concurrent International Trade for Natural and Organic Cosmetics, bring the entire sector together in Nuremberg. The combined trade fair provides a 360° overview of organic food and natural and organic cosmetics not least thanks to its broad-ranging congress, a unique event that is the largest of its kind. The congress programme for 2020 is now online (www.biofach.de/congress and www.vivaness.de/congress) and promises to deliver numerous highlights, high-calibre professional dialogue and networking on a platform that covers all the issues currently driving the sector.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
14.1.2020
Perimeter Protection 2020 Sets New Benchmarks
One of the most important growth segments in the security sector is the protection of outdoor sites, property and outdoor boundaries, not just in the case of critical infrastructures like correctional facilities, airports or data centres but increasingly in the private commercial sector as well. At Perimeter Protection, the International Exhibition for Perimeter Protection, Fencing and Building Security, 168 exhibitors and suppliers will showcase their electronic and mechanical security solutions from 14 to 16 January 2020. The figures for what will now be the 6th round of the event show that this special-interest fair is really striking a chord with the sector. Not only has the number of exhibitors increased by 24% since the previous event, but the proportion of international companies, at 48%, is also much higher than two years ago. The new specialist forum at the heart of the trade fair action provides added value to the more than 4,000 trade visitors that are expected at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. Another addition this year is the highly topical issue of drone detection and defence, a thematic focus that has special significance.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.1.2020
ART INNSBRUCK is Preparing a Great Special Show by the British-Cypriot Artist John Kiki
Hang on toyourownvision, never give up and carry on relentlessly.With this personal attitude and individual preference, Johanna Penz established the first international art fair in western Austria 25 years ago, and has turned it into a popular and controversial fixed point on the regional fair and event calendar.With the same persistence and consistency, she managed this nerve-racking year of crisis, organised and conducted the third edition of the ART Salzburg Contemporary and she prepared her traditional hometown fair, the ART Innsbruck. Likewise, her regular exhibitors have remained true: one and a half months before the appointed term from 16 to 20 of January 2020, the 24thART Innsbruck is booked best for many years. “We have always been different from other art fairs, as we are more colourful, multifarious, glamorous –this was something that has always been an issue of dispute. But now it has been shown and proven that this is exactly what our exhibitors, artists andvisitors appreciate and love about the Art Innsbruck.”
(Source: ART Kunstmesse GmbH.)
13.1.2020
Evonik Focuses on Additives for Plastics and Rubber Recycling
Evonik is engaged in research and development work to come up with solutions for recycling plastics and rubber. As a specialty chemicals company, the Group can count on extensive know-how in the area of specialties and additives to support this effort. While developers are working on solutions for mechanical and chemical recycling of plastics, the company portfolio already includes a process additive for efficiently processing rubber waste, such as used tires, to generate a rugged work material. Mechanical recycling involves separating and cleaning synthetic materials to directly reuse them as polymers. The challenge is, however, that this process affects the quality of the recycled material. Evonik is currently working with a large disposal company to optimize the recycling of polyethylene, which is processed in large quantities, especially in packaging films. The Evonik additive Vestoplast®, an amorphous polyolefin that is primarily used in hot-melt adhesives, may be the key to making that possible.
(Source: Evonik Industries AG)
13.1.2020
SolarPower Summit 2020 in Brussels
The 2020 SolarPower Summit comes at a turning point for the European Union. Climate change has been outlined as one of the top priorities for the new European Commission under the presidency of Ursula von der Leyen, who took office on 1 December 2019. On 11 December, she announced the details of her European Green Deal, the European Commission’s new growth strategy for the EU economy, people and planet. It outlines a commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and sets a path for an energy and economy-wide transition that is just and socially fair. The Green Deal will reflect lessons learned from Europe’s 2020 climate and energy framework – to further the opportunities the energy transition brings: creating local jobs, supporting the competitiveness of EU businesses and securing Europe’s industrial leadership in solar and renewables.
(Source: SolarPower Europe)
13.1.2020
The date for the Bright World of Metals 2023 has been set
The global industry’s wait is over: The next date for GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST has been set. The international leading trade fairs for metallurgy and foundry technology will be open to an expert audience in Düsseldorf from 12 to 16 June 2023. “I am delighted that we have once again found a date in the early summer; this timeline has proved to work perfectly,” says Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. The trade fair’s duration of five days has remained the same; however, the weekdays have changed. The metal trade fair quartet will start on a Monday and end on Friday, 16 June 2023. “This meets the expectations of the international industry, as revealed by our exhibitor and visitor survey,” says Friedrich Kehrer.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
8.1.2020
PaintExpo 2020: Trend-Setting Solutions for Sustainable Painting Processes
Digitalisation, individualisation and climate protection are megatrends which represent challenges for coating job-shops and companies with in-house painting operations. With roughly 500 exhibitors already registered at the end of December 2019, the upcoming PaintExpo will offer a globally unparalleled range of solutions from the 21st through the 24th of April, 2020. The exhibition portfolio of the world’s leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies covers all process sequences for liquid and UV painting, as well as powder coating and coil coating. Improve quality, productivity and sustainability, enhance efficiency and react extremely flexibly to different batch sizes and design requirements. Companies with in-house painting operations specialised in vehicle manufacturing, capital goods and consumer goods production, architectural applications and all other industry sectors are facing these challenges – regardless of whether components made of metals, plastics, wood and wooden materials, glass, composites or other materials need to be painted or coated.
(Source: FairFair GmbH)
8.1.2020
The BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 – taking place in Las Vegas on 7 – 10 January 2020 – the BMW Group will be presenting its visionary approaches to creating the mobility experience of the future. The premium carmaker’s presence at CES 2020 can be summed up by the hashtag #ChangeYourPerception. At its heart is the company’s firm belief in its ability to not only understand the requirements of future mobility but also find answers to them. The BMW Group stand showcases this change in perspective, while experiences and practical demonstrations anchor it in reality for the visitors from all over the world.
(Source: BMW Group)
6.1.2020
Denis Steker Named Member of the Koelnmesse Expanded Management Committee
Koelnmesse has appointed Denis Steker (43) to its expanded management committee effective 1 January 2020. Steker will represent the strategic internationalisation business area on the now five-person committee, which supports the Executive Board on operational and conceptual issues. "As an internal committee, the expanded management structure acts as a valuable sparring partner. Its expertise has now been extended even further. The internationalisation of our trade fair business is a key strategic pillar that Denis Steker has played a crucial role in building up in recent years, especially with the successful development of new events abroad", said Gerald Böse, Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Board further includes Herbert Marner (CFO), while Oliver Frese will also become a member as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) from the start of the year.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
6.1.2020
Lufthansa Group Plans More than 4,500 New Hires in its Home Markets for 2020
This year the Lufthansa Group will be hiring more than 4,500 new employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as things stand in present; among them 3,000 hires will take place in Germany. This involves both re-placement appointments due to fluctuation and, in some cases, job increases. The focus of the recruitment planned in the DACH countries is “on the ground” with around 2,500 positions. Almost 1,300 new flight attendants are to be hired across the Lufthansa Group. Around 1,000 new employees are slated to be hired at the core brand Lufthansa in 2020. 450 prospective flight attendants alone will begin their training at the Munich location. In addition, 40 flying colleagues will be joining Lufthansa CityLine at the Bavarian hub. The Lufthansa subsidiary in Munich plans to employ approximately as many administrative staff. Furthermore, around 100 recruitments in administration are planned at Lufthansa, along with around 300 in ground operations. The crane airline is also looking for candidates in the area of IT and for other expert positions this year.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
3.1.2020
VDMA: Take Measures Against Extra-territorial Sanctions!
The mechanical engineering industry in Germany demands that German and European policymakers take a stronger stand against extra-territorial sanctions imposed by states outside the EU. "If companies want to carry out legal exports under European law, but are unable to do so because of extra-territorial sanctions imposed by other countries, a supporting pillar of our economy will be undermined," warns the VDMA in a new paper. "The political initiative for this should come from Germany, because the German economy is particularly threatened by extra-territorial sanctions due to its export strength," explains Ulrich Ackermann, Head of Foreign Trade at the VDMA.
(Source: VDMA)
3.1.2020
Covestro Closed Sale of European Polycarbonates Sheets Business to Serafin
Covestro has successfully closed the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business to the Munich-based Serafin Group effective January 2, 2020. This includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as production sites in Belgium and Italy. The segment generated total sales of EUR 130 million in 2018. Serafin will continue operations with the 250 employees at all locations. Moreover, Covestro will continue to serve as key raw materials supplier in the foreseeable future. With the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business, Covestro is pursuing its ongoing portfolio optimization. The divestment follows transactions that were already concluded in North America and India, as well as the conversion of the Guangzhou (China) site into production of speciality films. Thus, Covestro has completely sold its polycarbonates sheets business.
(Source: Covestro AG)
30.12.2019
Messe Frankfurt Generates €733 Million in Sales
Messe Frankfurt has continued its profitable growth course in financial year 2019, its key performance indicators remaining at a consistently high level. The company is expecting sales to be in the region of €733 million. Approximately 99,000 exhibitors and almost five million visitors attended the 400-plus events held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella during the year. The construction of the new Hall 5 and the development of a hotel and office high-rise building and new South Entrance are set to further cement the status of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds as one of the most state-of-the-art inner-city exhibition venues anywhere in the world.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
30.12.2019
Koelnmesse: Stefanie Mauritz named Director Anuga
Stefanie Mauritz (45) will be assuming the position of Director Anuga at Koelnmesse, thus directly managing and developing the world's leading food fair. Starting 1 February 2020, she will be taking on this position from Lorenz Rau, who will be leaving the company at the end of January to become Messe Augsburg's Chief Executive Officer as already announced. Stefanie Mauritz has been Director of euvend & coffeena, the international trade fair for the vending and coffee industry, since 2016. After working in the field of management consulting, she joined Koelnmesse in 2004, where she worked in Corporate Development for twelve years and was already heavily involved in development of Koelnmesse's extensive portfolio as part of the Global Competence in Food and FoodTec.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
30.12.2019
ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 2020: Art Forum for Lively Exchange
The 22nd edition of ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH will be held from 1st to 4th october 2020 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)
23.12.2019
Meyer Burger: Closure of the site in Zülpich (Germany)
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. announced today to completely discontinue its production site in Zülpich (Germany) by mid-2020. In the future, the systems for optical measuring and testing technologies for industrial manufacturing sold under the Hennecke brand will be produced entirely at Meyer Burger's largest site in Hohenstein-Ernstthal using own resources. Around 60 employees will be affected by the closure of the Zülpich site. Meyer Burger will offer the affected employees, some of whom have been with the company for many years, socially compatible solutions on the basis of the legal requirements. Meyer Burger expects restructuring costs of approximately CHF 7 million, which will be provided for in 2019 and of which CHF 3 million is expected to affect cashflow in 2020.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
23.12.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH AG Successfully Concludes Share Offering
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, today announces the successful conclusion of its share offering with gross proceeds of CHF 325 million. After completion of the international offering, the offer price was set at CHF 0.30 per Offered Share, at which 111,767,019 Offered Shares were subscribed for by existing shareholders in the rights offering and at which 744,770,277 Offered Shares were allocated to BigPoint, 226,696,037 Offered Shares to Liwet and 100,000 Offered Shares to another investor in the international offering. This corresponds to a total of 1,083,333,333 Offered Shares sold and to be issued in the capital increase and consequently, a total of 2,028,333,333 shares issued by the Company upon completion of the capital increase.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH AG)
20.12.2019
Reduced Catering on Lufthansa Flights
The Verdi trade union has called for a strike at the Lufthansa Group catering company LSG Skychefs. Work will be suspended for 24 hours starting at 12 a.m. on Thursday, 19 December. The strike will affect catering loading at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. As a result, Lufthansa will not be able to provide its regular variety of beverages and meals on Thursday and presumably the two following days. No meals and beverages will be offered on domestic and European flights to and from Frankfurt and Munich. Reduced catering will be available on long-haul flights from Frankfurt and Munich. All long-haul flights to Frankfurt and Munich include the normal selection of meals and beverages. Lufthansa regrets the inconvenience for its passengers. Customers transiting in Frankfurt and Munich or commencing their journey at these airports have access to catering stations in the transit and departure area. These catering stations will offer customers free snacks and beverages. Additionally, Lufthansa will reimburse costs (up to a reasonable level and upon presenting a receipt) if customers purchase meals or beverages for themselves. Beverages should only be purchased after passing the security check.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa)
20.12.2019
Meyer Burger divests Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. is selling its inkjet printing business (PiXDRO) located in Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. in Eindhoven (NL) to Süss MicroTec SE headquartered in Germany. The approximately 30 employees will transer from Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. to Süss MicroTec SE. The contract is subject to standard market completion conditions with completion of the transaction expected towards the end of February 2020. The agreed purchase price for the business with annual sales of approximately CHF 8 million is approximately CHF 5 million in cash. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 3 million. "With this divestment an optimal solution has been achieved for all parties. As part of Süss MicroTec, the PiXDRO technology has good prospects for growth ", explains Meyer Burger CEO Hans Brändle the decision to sell.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
20.12.2019
CCE Group Officially Announces the Start of Construction of its Large-scale “La Huella” PV Project
The Clean Capital Energy Group (CCE Group) kicked off construction of the “La Huella” ground-mounted project in Chile at the end of November in a ground-breaking ceremony. Participants of the official ceremony included numerous senators, members of parliament and mayors from the region, alongside project managers of the CCE Group and of Spanish construction group OHL (Obrascón Huarte Lain), who are tasked with the project’s construction. The ceremony kick starts the approx. one-year implementation phase for the 87-megawatt plant, which is expected to generate around 220 gigawatt hours of electricity annually from the fourth quarter of 2020. The photovoltaic system, equipped with glass-glass modules and single-axis tracking, will be installed over a total surface area of 145 hectares in the country’s Coquimbo region, some 400 kilometres north of Santiago. Alongside “La Huella”, the CCE Group has secured three further PV projects in Chile with a combined output of some 230 MWp, which it plans to bring online by 2022. The CCE Group has been operating in Chile since as early as 2015, funding the development of a 500-MW portfolio that has already given rise to two 100-megawatt plants.
(Source: Clean Capital Energy Group)
17.12.2019
FLEX and MSTC 2020 to Showcase Flexible Hybrid Electronics and MEMS
Flexible hybrid electronics breakthroughs are driving the next wave of smart MEMS and sensing solutions for more personalized, portable electronics, setting the stage for the co-located Flexible Hybrid Electronics Conference and Exhibition (FLEX) and MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC) Feb. 24-27, 2020. Co-sponsored by SEMI FlexTech and SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, FLEX and MSTC will gather more than 100 global experts for market and technical presentations, tech courses, and more than 50 exhibit opportunities for connecting with industry visionaries at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Registration is now open.
(Source: SEMI Americas)
17.12.2019
SEMI-Bericht mit stärkerer 2020-Prognose
Die prognostizierten Ausgaben für Fabrikausrüstung für 2019 wurden aufgrund der steigenden Speicherinvestitionen in der zweiten Jahreshälfte nach einem schwachen ersten Halbjahr auf 56,6 Milliarden US-Dollar nach oben korrigiert, berichtete SEMI heute in seiner World Fab Forecast. Die SEMI-Daten deuten nun auf einen Rückgang der Investitionen in Fabrikausrüstungen von 2018 bis 2019 um nur 7 Prozent hin, was eine deutliche Verbesserung gegenüber dem zuvor prognostizierten Rückgang von 18 Prozent bedeutet. Steigende Investitionen in Speicher - insbesondere 3D NAND -, modernste Logik und Gießereien haben den Turnaround vorangetrieben.
(Source: SEMI)
17.12.2019
Arburg at Plastec West 2020: Focus on Automation and Digitalisation
Electric high-end technology, automation and digitalisation: These will be the key topics presented by Arburg at Plastec West 2020 in Anaheim, California/USA, from 11 to 13 February 2020. At the Arburg booth 3928, an electric Allrounder 470 A with a Multilift Select Cartesian robot will demonstrate efficient production of precision parts for medical technology. Visitors will also be able to experience the new "arburgXworld" customer portal. Another two electrical Alldrive machines with LSR applications will be on show at partner booths. "Our customers in the U.S. are very interested in electric machines and automation solutions. And our digital products and services are also becoming more and more important," says Friedrich Kanz, Managing Director of Arburg Inc. "With fully automated production of pump heads, we will be able to demonstrate our expertise in turnkey solutions at Plastec West. Visitors will also have the option to experience the 'arburgXworld' customer portal live at the trade fair. Anybody interested in LSR processing with Allrounder machines will be able to view complex applications at the booths of our partners Elkem and M.R. Mold & Engineering."
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
16.12.2019
Lufthansa Fills Important Airline Leadership Positions
The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has appointed new CEOs for Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. Jens Bischof will take over as chairman of Eurowings on 1 March 2020. As of 1 January 2020, Dieter Vranckx will be CEO of Brussels Airlines. Jens Bischof, currently CEO of SunExpress, is taking over the leadership of Germany's second-largest airline and the third-largest point-to-point airline in Europe. Eurowings will welcome more than 38 million passengers on board this year. The airline currently employs 8,000 people and has an annual sales volume of more than four billion euros. The airline is expected to return to profitability in 2021. Jens Bischof (54) began his career with the group in 1990, holding several leadership positions during this time. He managed the passenger business of Lufthansa in North and South America and was responsible for the global sales organization as Member of the Executive Board at Lufthansa Passage and Chief Commercial Officer. In the past three years as CEO of SunExpress, he has successfully realigned the company, significantly expanded it and successfully positioned it economically.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
16.12.2019
Tenth Record-Breaking Year in a Row for ZEISS
The ZEISS Group continued its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights in fiscal year 2018/19, which ended 30 September 2019. Revenue grew by 11%, reaching 6.428 billion euros (previous year: 5.817 billion euros). Adjusted for currency and acquisition effects (like-for-like), revenue rose by 8%. At 1.063 billion euros, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were significantly higher than the previous year (772 million euros). The EBIT margin was 17%. Incoming orders increased by 9 percent, reaching 6.575 billion euros for the first time. "All ZEISS segments have developed extremely well. This is quite remarkable, especially in the midst of an uncertain economic climate and profound structural change in different industries," says President & CEO, Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke. "ZEISS has consistently prepared for these scenarios and is well-positioned for the future as well as resilient thanks to its corporate strategy, the ZEISS Agenda 2020. Moreover, as a global technology leader, ZEISS is on its way in many segments and areas to becoming a shaper in its markets.”
(Source: ZEISS Group)
16.12.2019
VIVANESS 2020: Trailblazer for the Natural and Organic Cosmetics Sector
Innovative, independent, international and young are the characteristics of a new aspirational generation of beauty brands. Two VIVANESS formats offer them the ideal platform. For the 10th time, international natural and organic cosmetic start-ups, newcomers and niche brands will present themselves at the special show Breeze during VIVANESS from 12 to 15 February 2020. The “Innovation made in Germany” pavilion provides a venue for natural talent from Germany. The more than 35 companies on these two special display areas are sure to bring a breath of fresh air to the new Hall 3C and the entire natural and organic cosmetics sector.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
13.12.2019
LayTec to Equip New RIBER Cluster-tool for CIGS with Multiple Metrology Systems
LayTec proudly announces that RIBER and its customer ZSW have chosen LayTec to supply a multi-station metrology system for monitoring and controlling CIGS (Cu(In,Ga)Se2) solar cell growth. The LayTec multi-station metrology system will monitor multiple deposition steps and will comprise both in-situ and in-line methods including spectral reflectance, emissivity-corrected pyrometry and hotoluminescence. Beyond providing in-depth data for process analysis, the metrology systems will be directly embedded into the control software CRYSTAL XE of RIBER’s automatic platform combining two clustered 4” MBE 412 systems, as well as further deposition technologies. With LayTec’s metrology fully integrated into the new cluster tool, ZSW expects to get deep insights into the effects governing the deposition processes for the manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar cells. Resulting further process improvements are intended to boost CIGS efficiency to values above 25%, i.e. beyond the current world record value of 23.4%.
(Source: LayTec AG)
13.12.2019
State of Extremes Now Open at Design Museum Holon
State of Extremes, an original, large-scale exhibition of contemporary design is now open at Design Museum Holon. Covering the entirety of the museum, State of Extremes investigates our current condition of extremes - defined by extreme weather, extreme political polarization, extreme inequality and increasingly extreme scenarios in science, biotechnology and the digital realm - while also showing ways in which design can act as a mediating, moderating and healing force. Curated by Aric Chen with Maya Dvash, Chief Curator of Design Museum Holon, and Azinta Plantenga, State of Extremes marks the Museum’s 10th anniversary - coming a decade after the museum’s inaugural 2010 exhibition, The State of Things - with over 70 works by international and Israeli designers and studios.
(Source: Design Museum Holon)
13.12.2019
European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics Fully Supports the European Green Deal
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented on December 11, 2019 the “The European Green Deal “initiative of the European Union. The European Commission unveiled its hotly anticipated European Green Deal outlining a long list of policy initiatives aimed at putting Europe on track to reach net-zero global warming emissions by 2050. “This . Europe’s man on the moon moment,” Ursula von der Leyen said in a video statement. “Our goal is to reconcile the economy with our planet” and “to make it work for our people,” she added, describing climate policy as Europe’s new growth strategy. Europe wants to be a front-runner in climate friendly industries and clean technologies, she explained, adding: “I am convinced that the old growth model based on fossil fuels and pollution is out of date and out of touch with our planet”. Marko Topic, ETIP PV Chairman: “ETIP PV fully supports the ‘The European Green Deal’ initiative. ETIP PV shares the vision of a sustainable future with a clean European and global energy system! Thanks to the abundant availability of sunlight, the technology’s modularity, and continuous cost reductions, Solar PV will become the largest source of energy worldwide and is able to meet the challenge of drastic decarbonisation.
(Source: MetaCom GmbH)
12.12.2019
Koelnmesse Discontinues art berlin for the Time Being
Until further notice, Koelnmesse is suspending the art berlin art fair, which took place for the third time in September 2019 as a fair for modern and contemporary art at Tempelhof Airport. The decisive factor for this decision consists of the current framework conditions in Berlin, which provide no real planning security. "Due to the great commitment of everyone involved over the past few years, we very much regret having to take this step," says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse. "We would like to thank the art berlin team led by Maike Cruse, which has done an excellent job within the existing framework." The full report can be found in our section "Fair Messages".
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
12.12.2019
PCIM Asia Conference Call for Papers and Speaker Applications Open
PCIM Asia Conference 2020 – part of the PCIM Asia fair held from 1 to 3 July – is calling for submission of papers. With a number of industry experts having already confirmed their participation in this must-attend event in the industry, the conference continues to welcome authorities and academia to submit their abstracts on the latest trends and applications in the power electronics field by 31 December 2019. Opportunities for speakers to be involved in the conference are also still open. PCIM Asia is an international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion technology, renewable energy and energy management. The fair, to be held from 1 – 3 July 2020 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center, is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and the Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Corp, with Mesago PCIM GmbH as a partner. The show will showcase the latest offerings in the power electronics industry, covering a comprehensive selection of power electronics solutions and associated semiconductors, power devices, bus bars, capacitors and more.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
12.12.2019
Wolfram N. Diener becomes new President & CEO at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Gathering on 4 December 2019 the Shareholders’ Meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, appointed Wolfram N. Diener (55) as the new President & Chief Executive Officer and Erhard Wienkamp (61) as the new Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business. The Shareholders’ Meeting has thereby followed the recommendation of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. In his new position, Wolfram Diener succeeds Werner M. Dornscheidt (65), who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Diener will take up his post on 1 July 2020. Erhard Wienkamp will succeed Hans Werner Reinhard (49), who left the company on 30 September 2019, as Operative Managing Director on 1 January 2020.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH)
10.12.2019
glasspex INDIA 2019: Creating a New Story on the Growth Path
The 6th edition of glasspex INDIA organized by Messe Dusseldorf India & 3rd edition of glasspro INDIA, organized by Messe Dusseldorf India in conjunction with Glass Bulletin was held from 10-12 October 2019 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The event gave proof to be a one-of-its-kind show in the glass sector and as the most comprehensive and reputed global platform where India’s key industry players of the flat glass, container glass & table ware came together to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. Both trade shows presented product launches, innovations and augmented the forethought through the exhibition, its conference and a special Award night. glasspex INDIA & glasspro INDIA witnessed the participation of 195 companies from 14 countries, bringing together 5547 trade visitors and 150 conference delegates.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
10.12.2019
SEMICON Japan 2019 Opens Tomorrow
SEMICON Japan 2019, the largest and most influential gathering of the electronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan with nearly 55,000 attendees expected, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight to focus on growth opportunities in smart transportation and smart manufacturing and the critical importance of business continuity planning (BCP). Industry leaders and visionaries from across the electronics supply chain will gather December 11-13 at SEMICON Japan 2019 – themed Enabling a Smarter World – for insights into the latest technologies, innovations and trends in the electronics industry.
(Source: SEMICON)
10.12.2019
Lufthansa realigns Executive Board
Today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has decided to realign the Executive Board of Lufthansa Group in terms of structure and staffing effective 1 January 2020. “With the new Executive Board structure that has been decided on today, we are responding to changes in our environment and within the company. We are strengthening our customer focus, we are increasing our efforts in digitalization and we are anchoring responsibility for the environment and society at the Executive Board level. And we are taking into account the strategic development of Lufthansa from an aviation group to an airline group,” says Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthans AG)
6.12.2019
Wolfram N. Diener becomes new President & CEO at Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Gathering on 4 December 2019 the Shareholders’ Meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, appointed Wolfram N. Diener (55) as the new President & Chief Executive Officer and Erhard Wienkamp (61) as the new Managing Director Operative Trade Fair Business. The Shareholders’ Meeting has thereby followed the recommendation of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. In his new position, Wolfram Diener succeeds Werner M. Dornscheidt (65), who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Diener will take up his post on 1 July 2020. Erhard Wienkamp will succeed Hans Werner Reinhard (49), who left the company on 30 September 2019, as Operative Managing Director on 1 January 2020.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
6.12.2019
FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2020: Craftsmanship Meets Technology
From 18 to 21 March 2020, wood and window specialists from all over the world will gather in Nuremberg for the combined FENSTERBAU FRONTALE and HOLZ-HANDWERK exhibition. The 17 halls of the fully booked exhibition centre will once again showcase the latest trends in the woodworking and wood processing trade and the window, door and facade segment. The more than 1,300 exhibitors expected from over 40 countries create a unique information forum for the participating segments and are set to once again attract some 111,000 international visitors.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.12.2019
Andina Pack 2019: Strong International Presence
Once again, Andina Pack has confirmed its position as the leading trade fair in the sector of processing and packaging technologies for the Andean region and Central America. From 19-22 November 2019, 545 exhibitors, with a 53.7 % international presence, from 25 countries including Colombia, presented their products and solutions for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries in Bogotá, Colombia. One of the biggest growing participations was Brazil which had a presence of 67 companies, 45.6 % higher than the presence in the 2017 version. In addition, 17,789 trade visitors benefited from the unique access to innovations, trends and market solutions. Exhibitors especially highlighted the high increase in the quality of trade visitors showing in the first days of the fair, many machines sold, which boosted business throughout the week.
(Source: Koelnmesse SAS)
4.12.2019
MEDICA and COMPAMED Hold Their Own in a Demanding Market Environment
The demand market for medical technology and medical products is becoming increasingly challenging and discriminating worldwide. Providers are adapting to this on a flexible basis and furnishing appropriate answers that include innovations for modern and cost-efficient medical care. Visitors were able to see this for themselves at MEDICA, the world’s largest medical trade fair, and COMPAMED, the leading trade fair for the medical technology manufacturing supplier market, both of which took place in Düsseldorf. The slogan “Be Part of the No. 1” was embraced by experts from all areas of the health industry, who provided for a slight increase in the number of visitors to the fully utilised exhibition halls over the four days of the fair (18–21 November 2019).
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
4.12.2019
Oliver Frese named Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse
Oliver Frese will be taking on the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Koelnmesse. At its meeting on 25 November 2019, the trade fair company's Supervisory Board decided in favour of the 52-year-old, who served as a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Messe AG in Hanover until the end of 2018. As COO on the three-member Management Board in Cologne, he will be responsible for the operative development of Koelnmesse's event portfolio. Frese starts on 1 January 2020.
(Source: Koelnmesse)
3.12.2019
LUFTHANSA: Supervisory Board gives go-ahead for sale of LSG Group's
At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the planned sale of the LSG Group's European business to gategroup. The contract will be finalized and signed in the coming days. Lufthansa Group and gategroup will then advise on the contents of the contract.
A possible sale is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
(Source: Lufthansa Group)
29.11.2019
Lackwerke Peters: Inkjet Solder Resists for Digital Manufacturing
The application of fine structures within a reliable process is enabled by the inkjet technology, a digital print method. Eliminating the process steps of pre-drying, exposure and development, steps which are essential in the processing of similar high resolution photoimageable solder resists, this method of inkjet application brings a tremendous potential for savings. Thanks to the direct digital realisation of layouts, it is possible to flexibly and rapidly modify the layouts; even small and very small series can be implemented in a cost-effective manner. One of the technical benefits of inkjet printing is the fact that different layer thicknesses can be applied on one pcb side, thus permitting a high edge coverage along with low layer thicknesses in critical areas. Vias and other areas, if necessary, can be directly saved out from the printing process to avoid the risk of defects as they may be generated by incomplete curing or the free development of photoimageable inks.
(Source: Lackwerke Peters GmbH & Co. KG)
29.11.2019
IPB 2019 a Big hHt With Exhibitors and Visitors
Highly satisfied exhibitors and visitors at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB) in Shanghai: The three-day exhibition closed on 18 October 2019 with visitor numbers up 30 percent on the previous year and an increase in display area of 19 percent. Apart from the comprehensive range of innovative technology for particle, powder and bulk solids processing, the event also offered an impressive, high-calibre supporting programme with renowned speakers from all around the world. In 2020 the IPB will be rescheduled and will take place in July for the first time.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
28.11.2019
Arburg at Interplastica 2020: High-performance for the Packaging Industry
From 28 to 31 January 2020, Arburg will be in attendance at Interplastica in Moscow, Russia at stand 1B25 in hall 2. A Packaging version of the hybrid Allrounder 570 H will be demonstrating live how thin-walled IML containers are produced for the packaging industry. What's more, visitors will be able to speak to Arburg's experts and find out all about the company's comprehensive product portfolio, which includes automation, turnkey systems and digitalisation. "Despite the current economic situation and international trade conflicts, we have been able to maintain a strong position in Russia as well as in Eastern and Central Europe in 2019, and we have even managed to gain ground in some business fields, as has been the case with our solutions for the packaging and medical industries," explains Stephan Doehler, Sales Director Europe at Arburg.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
28.11.2019
AKL’20: Improving Productivity through Digitization in the Laser Industry
From May 6 to 8, 2020, laser manufacturers and users from various branches will meet at the AKL’20 for the 13th time. Featuring over 600 participants, 87 speakers and over 50 sponsors and exhibitors, the “AKL – International Laser Technology Congress” has established itself as the leading forum for applied laser technology in Europe. The program of events is already available at www.lasercongress.org – where you can also register now for AKL’20. The AKL’20 follows the proven structure of past years, so this time the first conference day, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, will be dedicated to the parallel expert forums with the trend-setting topics Additive Manufacturing and Process Monitoring & AI. For the first time, Fraunhofer ILT is also dedicating a separate forum to quantum technology. The Technology Business Day (TBT) gives participants an overview of different laser markets, and the Laser Technology Beginners Seminar provides an excellent opportunity for newcomers to enter the world of laser technology.
(Source: Fraunhofer ILT)
27.11.2019
Lufthansa Executive Board approves sale of the European business of the LSG Group
Lufthansa Group confirms the decision of its Executive Board on the sale of the LSG Group's European business to Gategroup. The sale is part of the new strategy of Lufthansa Group to focus on the airline business. Furthermore, the sale enables the new owner to further develop the catering business. A possible sale is subject to the approval of additional bodies, in particular the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, as well as clearance by the competition authorities.
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
26.11.2019
Covestro: Waste, plants, CO2 – the resources of the future
With sustainable raw materials from waste, plants and CO2, the chemical industry can support the transition to a circular economy. At the Raw Materials Summit 2019, which took place on Monday at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany representatives from business, politics and science called for the increased use of such sources instead of crude oil. Accordingly, non-fossil resources help to close the carbon loop and can contribute to climate protection. At the summit the “Resource Innovator” start-up prize was awarded to the young company Ineratec from Southern Germany. “The chemical industry is actively pushing ahead with the transformation to a circular economy,” said Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management for Production and Technology at Covestro. The materials manufacturer organized the summit again joinly with the Technical University of Berlin and the Dechema Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
(Source: Covestro AG)
26.11.2019
BIOFACH 2020: The “Place To Be” for the International Organic
From 12 – 15 February 2020, the “Place To Be” for the international organic sector is Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, when BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, opens its doors again. 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 extra halls (7A and 3A) 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 products on display for trade visitors – as many as 51,488 from more than 140 countries in 2019. Through its congress theme “Organic delivers!”, BIOFACH will put the spotlight on the positive effects of ecological agriculture in 2020. The new special show “All about Water: is the basis of all life endangered?” addresses another highly topical issue.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
25.11.2019
Evonik expands production capacity for ROHACELL® foams in the US
Due to increasing demand for lightweight construction materials for specialty applications, Evonik is expanding its production of ROHACELL® high-performance rigid, closed-cell foams at its Mobile, Alabama site in the United States. The production expansion is scheduled to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. With this investment, the specialty chemicals company will significantly increase production capacity for high-temperature resistant polymethacrylimide (PMI) foams in North America. “The investment in Mobile strengthens our global position as a reliable partner and solutions provider of high-performance, lightweight PMI-based rigid foams and enables us to meet increasing demand in North America over the long term,” says Christina Walkosak, head of the High Performance Polymers business line, Americas, for Evonik.
(Source: Evonik)
21.11.2019
Arburg at the Swiss Plastics Expo 2020
Arburg is an industry pioneer in the fields of production efficiency, digitalisation and sustainability. The company will be in attendance at the Swiss Plastics Expo from 21 to 23 January 2020 in Lucerne, Switzerland at stand C1061 in hall 1. They will be showcasing “arburgXworld” as well as an IT-networked turnkey system enabling flexible and efficient injection moulding production. “arburgXworld” incorporates the customer portal of the same name as well as all digital products and services. “For our customers, digitalisation and automation are essential when it comes to maintaining and enhancing their production efficiency, innovative strength and competitive edge,” states Marcel Spadini, Managing Director of Arburg AG in Switzerland. “Through our ‘arburgXworld’ range and the customer portal of the same name, we offer significant added value – from support with machine design and provision of digital services, right the way through to online ordering of our new Allrounder 270 S compact.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
21.11.2019
Hannover Messe 2020: Keen Interest in Artificial Intelligence
Every seat was quickly taken – with standing room only – but that didn’t keep more and more people from following the discourse from the aisles. Whenever AI is the topic, the Industry 4.0 Forum draws in the crowds, and next year will surely be no exception. "At HANNOVER MESSE, Industry 4.0 is stepping up and taking its rightful place on center stage," commented Arno Reich, the Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe in charge of the forum. "Once a sideline topic, digital transformation has quickly risen to become a megatrend, and the Industry 4.0 Forum has been instrumental in the process. The global industrial sector turns to HANNOVER MESSE and its supporting forums and conferences as a prime source of orientation and inspiration in times of technological transformation. The lead theme chosen for HANNOVER MESSE 2020 – ‘Industrial Transformation’ – is therefore the perfect choice."
(Source: Deutsche Messe AG)
21.11.2019
New Signing and a Focus on Production for XJet at Formnext
On its largest stand to-date, XJet Ltd. (Hall 12.1 booth C01), the additive manufacturing company, is showcasing a new high volume application at Formnext this week and has signed a new customer for its alumina material. Israeli based business, Tuvia Sharon, shook hands on the deal on the opening of the exhibition in Frankfurt. Tuvia Sharon is a family owned business, producing assemblies, parts and components – for amongst other sectors, the aerospace and medical industries. With more than 60 year’s manufacturing experience, and a meticulous customer-centric ethos, the business is perfectly positioned to beta test the alumina material. XJet’s newest ceramic material will also be beta tested by an unnamed customer in the USA, who is already successfully producing parts in zirconia with an XJet Carmel 1400.
(Source: XJet Ltd.)
20.11.2019
BASF invests US$ 4 Million in AgVentures II Fund Managed by SP Ventures
BASF Venture Capital is one of the main investors in the first closing of the Brazilian fund AgVentures II having committed US$ 4 million. The fund is managed by São Paulo-based SP Ventures and focuses on startups from the Latin American agricultural and food (AgFood) sector. The fund aims to support 20 to 25 new companies founded and headquartered in Latin America. Besides BASF, other investors include multinational companies as strategic investors as well as financial investors, international development finance institutions and local family offices. For BASF Venture Capital, this represents the first investment in Brazil.
(Source: BASF SE)
20.11.2019
Software AG Joins the Open Data Initiative
Software AG today announced that Software AG will participate in the Open Data Initiative (ODI) as a member of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC). Originally announced by Microsoft, Adobe and SAP last year, the ODI aims to help companies transform their customer experiences through real-time insights delivered from the cloud. Software AG joins a growing roster of enterprise software companies contributing to the initiative. As a member of the PAC, Software AG’s webMethods.io will play a key role in helping customers across the ODI ecosystem easily access and integrate data across multiple data sources and application areas. webMethods.io will provide pre-build connecters based on the ODI standard and integration recipes and templates, making it easier for members of the initiative to connect real-time data sources.
(Source: Software AG)
20.11.2019
Schuler Captures Indian Market with Yadon
Schuler’s affiliate Yadon is a success story also in India: In the last two years, more than 80 presses from the Chinese manufacturer have been sold in the country. About half of them with a press force ranging from 60 to 1,000 metric tons have already been installed at various metal forming companies. The complete product portfolio will be on exhibit at IMTEX Forming 2020 in Bangalore from January 23 to 28 (stand G82, hall 27). “Our customers are convinced not only by the attractive price-performance ratio of Yadon's presses, but also by Schuler's closely-knit service network”, says Managing Director Nitin Kulkarni. “This means that our employees are always close to our customers and can provide quick assistance for high plant productivity.”
(Source: Schuler AG)
19.11.2019
Alibaba Group Generated US$12 Billion of GMV in the First Hour of the 2019
Alibaba Group Holding Limited today kicked off the 2019 11.11 Global Shopping Festival at midnight in China. In the first minute and eight seconds, GMV settled through Alipay reached US$1.0 billion (RMB7.0 billion). In the first hour, GMV settled through Alipay reached US$12.0 billion (RMB84.0 billion). In the hours leading up to the shopping event, Alibaba’s video streaming platform Youku hosted the fifth annual countdown gala, which included interactive performances from Taylor Swift and other international and domestic celebrities. Hosted at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, the gala was broadcast live across nearly 30 platforms and TV channels.
(Source: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.)
19.11.2019
Closing of the sale of the Meyer Burger software business to S&T AG
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today the closing of the sale of its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies had signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as approximately 140 employees. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
18.11.2019
Formnext 2019: 285 new exhibitors from 29 nations
The growth of Formnext has been driven by previous exhibitors increasing their booth sizes and a number of new exhibitors who have discovered the platform for themselves. This year, 285 new exhibitors from 29 countries will be presenting their products and services at Formnext for the first time. A significant 65 percent of these companies are from outside of Germany, most notably from China, partner country USA, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Due to the huge growth, Formnext 2019 will take place in Halls 11 and 12 for the first time, the most modern part of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The high-quality and elegant architecture of the two halls, combined with the modern and spacious entrance building Portalhaus, provides a very special setting for the event.
(Source: Mesago Messe Frankfurt)
18.11.2019
opti 2020: Focus on Contact Lenses
Technical innovations in terms of contact lens material or performance: At opti, taking place from 10 to 12 January 2020 at the Fairground Munich, trade visitors can discover all of the new developments on the market. Hall C6, which serves as the entrance to opti 2020 and can be reached through the Entrance North-West, will accommodate 25 exhibitors focusing on the topic of contact lenses and contact lens supplies. Freedom of movement and stylish independence: Having shed their image as hard-to-use and unpleasant-to-wear products, modern-day contact lenses offer numerous benefits for over three million people around the world. Nowadays, contact lenses constitute a popular visual aid and an equivalent alternative or addition to glasses. We would like to introduce you to five companies that will be presenting their new products to opti 2020 visitors in Munich at the start of the year.
(Source: GHM)
18.11.2019
BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019
The joy of driving, the excitement of sports performance and the passion for racing will greet visitors to the BMW stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place on 22 November – 1 December 2019. The joy of driving, the excitement of sports performance and the passion for racing will greet visitors to the BMW stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place on 22 November – 1 December 2019. Taking centre stage for the German premium carmaker are the world or show premieres of the latest new arrivals from BMW M GmbH. New high-performance models for the luxury class, Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) and premium compact segments add further variety to the line-up of models combining standout dynamics, agility and precision with unrestricted everyday usability.
(Source: BMW Group)
14.11.2019
Roscongress Foundation Takes Part in UNIDO General Conference
The 28th session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) General Conference was held in Abu Dhabi. The Innosocium Foundation, the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation, took part in the session as part of a delegation from the Russian Federation. The theme of the 28th General Conference is ‘Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future’. The Roscongress Foundation has been successfully cooperating with UNIDO since 2016. The two organizations have held a number of joint events. In December 2018, the Roscongress Foundation and UNIDO signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the UNIDO headquarters in Vienna. The Foundation’s participation in the 28th UNIDO General Conference marked a continuation of their cooperation in an effort to promote international projects in such areas as the development of creative industries, the creation of a women’s agenda, support for youth entrepreneurship as well as the shaping of a sustainable development agenda.
(Source: The Roscongress Foundation)
14.11.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Suffers from Poor Market Situation
CEO Clemens Iller said: "After a noticeable deterioration in demand had already been observed in the first half of the year, sales markets contracted on a broad basis in the third quarter. As in the first half of the year, the automotive industry was under the greatest pressure in a generally weak market environment. The downturn triggered by the usual seasonal decline in demand in the first two summer months was exacerbated by global political uncertainty and, in some cases, escalating trade disputes. Even in September, when order intake picks up again in a normal market environment, demand remained weak. Accordingly, the result for the third quarter was unsatisfactory despite ramped-up cost-cutting measures. As no reliable forecasts for future orders are made by customers, we have adjusted our expectations for the financial year in October downwards. At the same time, we announced a capital increase to strengthen the Company's financial base."
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
14.11.2019
Coherent Improves Metal 3D Printing Capabilities for the Dental Industry
As one of the world’s leading providers of laser-based technologies, Coherent is acutely aware of the interdependence of hardware and software to achieve maximum productivity and streamline workflows in production environments. The company’s metal 3D printing / additive manufacturing platform Coherent CREATOR has been successfully received by industry since its introduction in 2016, with increasing uptake across many industry sectors. However, the dental industry has proved to be a particularly smart fit for additive manufacturing, and the CREATOR more specifically, where it has emerged as an ideal production solution for dental laboratory applications thanks to its price/performance ratio with the ability to produce many small, precise yet complex, patient-specific parts in a single build.
(Source: ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH)
13.11.2019
Silicon Wafer Area Shipments Fall for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
Marking the fourth consecutive quarterly decline, worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2,932 million square inches in the third quarter of 2019, down 1.7 percent from the 2,983 million square inches shipped in the second quarter of the year and 9.9 percent lower than shipments during the same period in 2018, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry. "Global silicon wafer shipments continue to ship at lower volumes relative to last year’s record levels,” said Neil Weaver, chairman of SEMI SMG and vice president of Product Development and Applications Engineering at Shin Etsu Handotai America. “Ongoing geopolitical tensions and the overall economic slowdown have negatively impacted silicon demand for the year.”
(Source: SEMI)
13.11.2019
SEMICON Europa Opens with SMART Mobility, MedTech, Design and Talent in Spotlight
SEMICON Europa, Europe’s largest event connecting the entire electronics design and manufacturing supply chain – from innovation to applications – opens today in strategic co-location with productronica at Messe München, in Munich, Germany. Themed Semiconductors Drive Smart, SEMICON Europa 2019 – Nov. 12-15 – highlights the vital importance of European sectors and ecosystems in propelling the semiconductor manufacturing industry and the broader electronics design and manufacturing supply chain worldwide. Olivier Schwab, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, kicks off the Executive Keynote Opening Ceremony with his presentation Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Thought leaders from the United Nations, Audi, IBM, Fraunhofer, Applied Materials and SOI Industry Consortium will present insights on sustainability, digital healthcare, smart automotive, IoT, quantum computing and other pressing topics surrounding the digital economy.
(Source: SEMICON Europa)
11.11.2019
Signing Ceremony im Rahmen Messe CIIE in Shanghai, China
Am 9.11.19 fand im Zuge der China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai eine Unterschriftszeremonie zwischen Tochterunternehmen des chinesischen Staatskonzerns CNBM Group, Peking, und der SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG statt. Ziel war die Bestätigung beider Parteien über die Einigung der maßgeblichen Parameter zur Lieferung von Produktionsanlagen der ersten Ausbaustufe mit 150 MW für die nächste Fabrik für CIGS-Solarmodule in der Stadt Xuzhou, China. Die rechtlich bindenden Verträge sollen nun innerhalb der kommenden Zeit zwischen den operativ beteiligten Unternehmen geschlossen werden. Das erwartete Projektvolumen liegt derzeit bei rd. 57 Mio. €. Nach Abschluss der Verträge ist kurzfristig mit den vereinbarten Anzahlungen und dem einhergehenden Projektstart zu rechnen. Nachdem in der ersten Fabrik für CIGS-Solarmodule in der Stadt Bengbu, China, die Produktion erfolgreich angelaufen ist, will CNBM seine ambitionierten Ausbaupläne weiterverfolgen und in Xuzhou nach den Städten Bengbu und Meishan den dritten Standort in China für eine 300 MW Produktion eröffnen.
(Source: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES)
11.11.2019
Art Düsseldorf 2019: International Performance with Strong Cooperation in the Region
"The third edition shows that we continue to strategically expand international networking and that Art Düsseldorf is also establishing itself as a driver for the local art scene. Our close cooperation with the private collections, institutions and galleries in the Rhineland emphasizes the dynamic networking within the region. The topic of young talent remains to be of central importance to us, which is why we have highlighted the young galleries at the fair with the rsvp sector. We are continuing our partnerships, such as the acquisition by Freunde des Kunstpalast, and are entering into new ones, such as with Rhineland Independent. As a platform for exchange on current and future-oriented topics, we deal with digital change in the art world in our talk program over the three days of the fair and have international speakers present their perspectives on the issue. As an international fair with strong regional roots, we exhibit the confidence to identify, communicate and promote quality. I am looking forward to welcoming numerous visitors, interested collectors and a committed professional audience that will contribute to a lively discussion, so Walter Gehlen, Director of Art Düsseldorf ."
(Quelle: art.fair International GmbH)
8.11.2019
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. Kempf criticizes: “The government doesn't spend money properly.” It takes smart investments to lay the foundation for the prosperity of tomorrow.
(Source: BDI)
8.11.2019
VDMA: Euro Zone Orders are a Small Ray of Hope
In September 2019, companies recorded a 4 percent decline in orders in real terms. "However, this monthly comparison is no reason for the all-clear," said VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers. In the first nine months of 2019, orders were 8% lower than in the same period last year, with domestic orders down 9% and foreign orders down 8%. "We do not see that the burdens resulting from the many trade disputes and increasing protectionism are now easing. And the global propensity to invest is not increasing," explained Wiechers. In September, a total of 2% fewer orders came from abroad than in the previous year. Growth from the euro zone (+ 11%) was offset by a decline of 6 per cent in orders from non-euro countries. Domestic orders fell by 9%.
(Source: VDMA)
8.11.2019
Meyer Burger Signed an Important Framework Contract
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced that it had signed an important framework contract with a solar cell manufacturing start-up company in North America for its heterojunction (HJT) core equipment. The contract volume is expected to reach around CHF 100 million and is subject to the customer successfully concluding a financing round. According to the latest information received from the customer, the financing round is still ongoing, although delayed as compared to the communicated expectations. It is currently expected to be completed in a few weeks at the earliest.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
7.11.2019
Baltic Sea Region Aims to Tap Potential of Tech Events
The Baltic Sea Region’s leading meetings and events industry trade show CONVENE is just four months away, and the eighth edition of the Hosted Buyer programme promises to deliver access to a bunch of destinations, world-class venues and top-notch services under one roof. However, these are a part of a much bigger picture and CONVENE 2020 will aim to bring attention to the characteristics that differentiate the Baltic Sea Region from other parts of Europe. Chief among them is the fact that the entire region is highly tech-savvy, which provides a certain direction for the meeting planners. “Our region’s meetings industry benefits from thriving startup hubs, a collaborative spirit between business and scientific institutions, and associations active in global networks, which is especially important for association events,” says Inga Romanovskien?, Director of Vilnius business development agency Go Vilnius.
(Source: Go Vilnius)
7.11.2019
Lufthansa Group achieves an Adjusted EBIT of EUR 1.3 billion in the third quarter
In a challenging operating environment, Lufthansa Group achieved an Adjusted EBIT of EUR 1.3 billion for the third quarter of 2019, only slightly below the EUR 1.4 billion of the prior-year period. Against the backdrop of higher fuel costs, which were EUR 171 million above their 2018 level in the third quarter alone, the Group delivered a sound business performance for the period. “Our airlines were able to translate their premium quality and market strength into solid third-quarter earnings,” confirms Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. “At Eurowings the turnaround measures are showing first results; and at Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo we will be taking tangible corrective action to improve earnings. As Europe’s leading airline group, we are on a sound and stable strategic course.”
(Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG)
7.11.2019
SolarEdge Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results
SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. “Our performance this quarter was at the upper range of our guidance, with record revenues, record non-GAAP profitability and record cash generation,” said Zvi Lando, Acting CEO and VP Global Sales of SolarEdge. “While we are pleased with the financial and operational results, this was a somber quarter for the Company due to the untimely passing of Mr. Guy Sella, Founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. Guy was not only our CEO and Chairman but a technological visionary, a role model and dear friend and will be greatly missed. SolarEdge management, most of whom have been leading the company together with Guy for many years, are dedicated to continue to strive for excellence in innovation and execution. We believe we are well positioned for continued growth both in our core business as leaders of PV inverter technology and in our new businesses of lithium-ion cells and batteries, e-mobility powertrain solutions and uninterruptible power supply systems.”
(Source: SolarEdge)
6.11.2019
BIOFACH AMERICA: Satisfied Exhibitors and a Unique Range of Products
The international organic sector gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center on America’s eastern seaboard from 12 to 14 September this year. Together with Natural Products Expo East, BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC brought together more than 1,550 commercial brands and more than 30,000 visitors. Dedicated exclusively to certified organic products, BIOFACH AMERICA was held for the 17th time this year. From 24 to 26 September 2020, BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC and Natural Products Expo East will be held in Philadelphia.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
6.11.2019
Smart Energy Week 2020: Help shape the education for the largest energy event in North America
19,000 solar, storage, smart energy, wind, EV, and hydrogen + fuel cell attendees convened in Salt Lake City for the largest energy event in North America. Industry-leading experts and programming was featured across the jam-packed four days and hinted on an even larger and brighter future for the event. Liked what you saw in 2019? Here is your opportunity to get involved, shape the education, and showcase your expertise at the center of energy integration. Be among the thought-leaders for SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week, September 14-17, 2020.
(Source: Solar Power International)
5.11.2019
VDMA: "Fender bender in the market economy."
The federal government wants to promote electromobility with higher subsidies. Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, comments: "The purchase premiums for electric cars are once again an attempt at the end of the value chain to buy a market with the help of taxpayers' money. This is the most expensive way with the highest scatter loss, because those buyers are also encouraged who do not need such a premium. It would be better to invest the money at the beginning of the value chain - in technology-open research and development. Intelligent production technologies to reduce product costs should be promoted. The tax incentives for research that have been promised for a long time are the right way to go, but the step envisaged here is far too small.
(Source: VDMA)
5.11.2019
Covestro Closed Sale of European Systems Houses Business to H.I.G. Capital
Covestro successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The business comprises facilities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany and further businesses in Italy. Approximately 250 employees are generating annual sales of some EUR 230 million. The sale of the systems houses is part of Covestro’s ongoing efforts to optimize its portfolio. The systems houses are offering tailor-made polyurethanes systems for customers. With its new owner H.I.G. Capital, the European Systems Houses now have the perspective to position themselves as an independent, focused player for mid-sized customers. The newly formed business will trade under the name Plixxent.
(Source: Covestro AG)
5.11.2019
Closing of the Sale of the Meyer Burger Company Building
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announces the closing of the sale of its headquarters building in Gwatt (Thun) to the Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund (HSC Fund). The City of Thun waives its pre-emptive right to acquire the building and granted the pending approval for sale. The change of ownership took place on October 31, 2019. The total purchase price amounts to CHF 42.5 million, of which approximately CHF 31 million were transferred to Meyer Burger today and the remainder will follow in tranches over the course of the next five years.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
31.10.2019
COLOGNE FINE ART 2019: Podium Discussion on the Development of the Art Market for Ancient Art
For its 50th edition, COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN is once again bringing an extraordinarily inspiring mixture of art, artistic craftwork and design to the cathedral city. The list of exhibitors includes famous dealers with first class exhibits from a wide range of epochs and styles, many of them are long-term exhibitors, however some of them are returnee exhibitors or newcomers. The special exhibition "Bauhaus original", which is paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of this pioneering movement, especially underlines the fact that design plays a prominent role at this trade fair. A further special event entitled "Utopia of Form" demonstrates the influence of Bauhaus on later designer generations and philosophies, which at the border between design and art, illustrates examples of radical minimalism and new design language. A podium discussion organised in collaboration with the Cologne University Institute of Art History will take a vivid look at the art market for ancient art also from different perspectives.
(Source: Koelnmesse GmbH)
31.10.2019
Covestro Supports Chem Startup Award
New chance for chemistry start-ups: The ChemCologne initiative and numerous industrial companies have presented the Chem Startup Award for the second time at StartupCon in Cologne, Germany. The eleven international finalists prevailed against a number of other teams in advance and have prepared themselves for the big final. In the end, the winner is start-up PolyLabs from Latvia. PolyLabs is a producer of biopolyols. These consist of renewable raw materials such as rapeseed or tall oil. The biobased polyols are produced for the polyurethane industry and can be used for polyurethane system houses, and insulating materials. This year, Covestro once again supports the initiative of ChemCologne by donating a special award, the participation in the first data science conference of the chemical industry, Chemalytix, which will be held in Leverkusen in December (www.chemalytix.de).
(Source: Covestro AG)
30.10.2019
Second Quarter of 2019: Solid Core Volume Growth in a Difficult Environment
Based on the results of the first half of 2019, Covestro has confirmed its guidance for the current fiscal year. As expected, ongoing intense competitive pressure and uncertainties in major sales markets persisted into the second quarter. Whereas core volumes rose by 1.1%, Group sales fell to EUR 3.2 billion (–16.9%) due to lower selling prices. At EUR 459 million, EBITDA stabilized at the level of the first quarter of 2019 (EUR 442 million), but remained well under the outstanding result achieved in the prior-year quarter (–53.4%). The decline in earnings resulted mainly from lower margins in the Polyurethanes and Polycarbonates segments. Net income declined to EUR 189 million, while free operating cash flow amounted to minus EUR 55 million on account of lower cash flows from operating activities and higher investments.
(Source: Covestro Deutschland AG)
30.10.2019
Kögel Exhibits at Solutrans 2019
At this year's Solutrans in Lyon, Kögel is presenting its range for the forwarding and construction industries at Stand 4L 162 in Hall 42 from 19 to 23 November 2019. At Solutrans, Kögel will celebrate products including the NOVUM trailer generation, which was awarded the “Trailer Innovation 2019” industry prize, under the slogan “Innovations made for you! – Kögel NOVUM: Light & Strong”. Visitors can look forward to the best-selling Kögel Cargo from the NOVUM generation. In addition to the Kögel Box dry freight box body and the Kögel Trailer Axle KTA, an enhanced service offer for trailers awaits Kögel customers.
(Source: Kögel Trailer GmbH)
29.10.2019
Global MEMS and Sensors Fab Capacity to Grow 25 Percent Through 2023, SEMI Reports
Total worldwide installed capacity for MEMS and sensors fabs is forecast to grow 25 percent to 4.7 million wafers* per month from 2018 to 2023, driven by explosive demand across communications, transportation, medical, mobile, industrial and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, according to the new MEMS & Sensors Fab Report to 2023 published by SEMI. Listing more than 230 companies with over 400 facilities, the report is the first of its kind focused on MEMS and sensors front end facilities. The report, spanning the 12 years starting in 2012, predicts that MEMS fabs will account for 46 percent of all MEMS and sensors facilities by 2023. Image sensors fabs will represent 40 percent of the total, and other fabs – those producing both MEMS and image sensors – the remaining 14 percent.
(Source: SEMI)
28.10.2019
Barbara Leithner Promoted to Management Team at Reed Exhibitions Austria
Reed Exhibitions Austria has now raised Barbara Leithner to a new position in executive management. Mrs. Leithner succeeds Dietmar Eiden, the previous chief executive for B2B fairs, who has chosen to leave the company to return home to Germany. Barbara Leithner (43) joined Reed Exhibitions in 2010 and has served the company in a wide range of functions. As well as working in Corporate Affairs, she also oversaw the introduction of a new ERP system. Prior to this she played a decisive role in the development and implementation of successful shows, such as the VIECC Vienna Comic Con and the Wiener Immobilien Messe. Consequently, Mrs. Leithner is very familiar with every aspect of the business. Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Austria explains: “In Barbara Leithner the management team welcomes an expo specialist with many years of experience, profound knowledge of our portfolio and the expertise to guarantee its ongoing development.”
(Source: Reed Exhibitions Austria)
28.10.2019
Covestro Generates Strong Volume Growth
In the third quarter of 2019 Covestro was able to achieve core volume growth of 5.3% over the prior-year period in a continuing challenging economic environment. At the same time, Group sales declined as expected by 14.6% to EUR 3.2 billion due to continued lower selling prices. At EUR 425 million, EBITDA forecast was achieved for the quarter but was down 50.5% from the prior-year quarter as a result of negative price effects. Net income fell to EUR 147 million (–70.4%), whereas free operating cash flow (FOCF) came in at EUR 243 million (–58.0%). This was primarily because of reduced cash flows from operating activities as well as scheduled investments.
(Source: Covestro AG)
25.10.2019
Meyer Burger is Selling its Software Business to S&T AG for CHF 14 Million in Cash
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it is selling its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as the roughly 140 employees. The contract is subject to the customary completion conditions and has to be approved by the antitrust authorities in Germany. The transaction will therefore probably be completed towards the end of November 2019. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash, which is about one times sales of AIS. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.
(Source:Meyer Burger Technology Ltd)
25.10.2019
K 2019: Arburg Sets Trends
More of Arburg’s digital world than ever before, concentrated expertise on the circular economy, 20 exhibits on its own and partners’ stands, including exciting product debuts and innovative applications: at K 2019, Arburg showed itself to be an innovative and sustainable industry leader, helping its customers to achieve even more production efficiency in plastics processing. With “arburgXworld” and “arburgGREENworld”, the company has succeeded in catching the spirit of the times, as demonstrated by the extremely positive public response. “Many of our customers regard the current economic situation not only as a challence, but also as an opportunity. There were so many visitors at our stand who looked for information on innovations and trends in the injection moulding sector and who asked us very specific questions.” summed up Michael Hehl, Managing Partner and Spokesman for the Management Team.
(Source: ARBURG GmbH + Co KG)
24.10.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Lowers Guidance for Fiscal Year 2019
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, has today lowered its earnings forecast for the 2019 financial year on the basis of business developments since the beginning of September. Adjusted EBITDA is now expected to be below the range of EUR 70 million to EUR 100 million issued in September. After the usual seasonal slowdown in the summer months, demand in September recovered from its lowest point in August, but at a much lower rate than expected. A noticeable recovery in order intake and order backlog also failed to materialize in the first weeks of the fourth quarter. Accordingly, the Company expects adjusted EBITDA to be below EUR 70 million. Due to the further increase in political and economic uncertainties and the seasonal decline in demand towards the end of the year, which is customary, the Company is refraining from issuing a more accurate forecast.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
24.10.2019
Meyer Burger Receives a Further Partial Order from Oxford PV for about CHF 18 Million
Meyer Burger Technology AG today announced that it has received a further partial order from its strategic partner Oxford PV. The order volume is around CHF 18 million. The new order comprises the expansion of the previously ordered heterojunction (HJT) key equipment into an integrated 125 MW production line for high-efficiency perovskite HJT tandem cells. The order includes development work on both line and process integration. Meyer Burger announced the first order from Oxford PV for an HJT production line, worth CHF 20 million, on August 8, 2019. The production capacity for tandem solar cells is to be expanded to 250 MW by the end of 2020. The current expansion stage represents the green light for industrialization of the groundbreaking tandem technology that will enable cell efficiencies in excess of 30%. Meyer Burger and Oxford PV are the forerunners in the industrialization of perovskite HJT tandem technology.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
24.10.2019
225,000 Visitors at the K 2019 in Dusseldorf (Germany)
K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday (23 October 2019). The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and to this end already presented concrete solutions. Companies struck a nerve with people with this focus because the approximately 225,000 visitors from 165 countries took great interest especially in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, resource-saving processes. Furthermore, K 2019 was characterised by a high propensity to invest as before. The intention among the international trade audience to get perfectly geared up for the future with the latest technologies was clearly perceivable.
(Source: Messe Düsseldorf)
23.10.2019
SCHMOLZ + BICKENBACH Plans Capital Increase
SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH, a global leader in special long steel, has informed today about its plans for a capital increase. The transaction is subject to the approval of an Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") to be held on December 2, 2019. The weakness in the most important end markets, such as the automotive industry, which went beyond the usual cyclicality, led to a crisis in the steel industry that SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH was unable to escape. The rapid development as well as the depth and duration of this weak demand require measures to strengthen equity. After examining all feasible options, the Board of Directors decided to propose to the shareholders an increase of the share capital. Martin Haefner is prepared to contribute up to CHF 325 million through BigPoint Holding AG, a company he controls, if this will enable him to acquire a stake of at least 37.5 % in the Company's new total capital as a result of the capital increase.
(Source: SCHMOLZ BICKENBACH)
23.10.2019
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2019 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.95 billion in billings worldwide in September 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the September Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 2.4 percent lower than the final August 2019 level of $2.00 billion, and is 6.0 percent lower than the September 2018 billings level of $2.08 billion. “Monthly billings of North American equipment manufacturers declined for the second consecutive month,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “However, year-over-year billings shows signs of bottoming, and recent capital expenditure increases for leading-edge logic will provide near-term billings growth opportunities."
(Source: SEMI)
23.10.2019
Meyer Burger sells company building to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund
Meyer Burger Technology AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announces the sale of its company building at the corporate headquarters in Gwatt (Thun) to Helvetica Swiss Commercial Fund (HSC Fund). The purchase price is CHF 42.5 million, of which around CHF 31 million will be transferred at the time of change of ownership, with the remainder following in tranches over the course of the next five years. After repayment of the mortgage debt, Meyer Burger will retain approximately CHF 19 million of the payment due upon the transfer of ownership. The two parties have registered a purchase contract to this effect on October 22, 2019. Subject to the expected approval of the City of Thun, which currently holds a pre-emptive right to acquire the building, it is anticipated that the transaction and change of ownership will be concluded shortly.
(Quelle: Meyer Burger Technology AG)
22.10.2019
BIOFACH and VIVANESS: Jane Goodall to Give Keynote Address at Opening of Combined Trade Fair
On 12 February 2020, Dr Jane Goodall, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), primate researcher and UN Messenger of Peace will open the next round of the biggest industry gathering for the international organic food and natural cosmetics sectors. This means that the keynote address at the official opening of BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will be held by a highly acclaimed scientist who has made a name for herself around the globe through her huge commitment to the natural world, the human race and animals, worldwide species conservation, sustainability and the life of future generations. In doing so she embodies issues and values that do not just play a key role within the sector but are also reflected in the BIOFACH 2020 congress theme “Organic delivers!”.
(Source: NürnbergMesse)
22.10.2019
K 2019: Covestro- Employees become Founders
The idea is promising: New plastic materials can contribute to faster charging times for batteries in electric vehicles. With its “Power Separator” idea, the winning team of this year's Start-up Challenge wants to use Covestro's know-how in the field of high-tech materials to launch a new generation of battery separators on the market. Their aim is to improve the reliability and operating efficiency of Li-ion batteries and contribute to the sustainable development of the electromobility sector. In this way, the idea supports several of the United Nations' goals for sustainable development. The winners were chosen at the K 2019 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf.
(Source: Covestro AG)
18.10.2019
Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt 2019 presented Contemporary Art
The second edition of the Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt – with 80 exhibitors from 15 countries - will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2019. For four days – from Thursday to Sunday – works of art from more than 400 contemporary artists will be presented in the light-flooded Forum exhibition hall located on the Frankfurt fairgrounds. The Discovery Art Fair consciously unites established galleries with young, innovative art projects and top international names with emerging newcomers you should be paying attention to. This carefully curated mix is chosen deliberately. It promises a broad spectrum of contemporary art that is both relevant and exciting. The full report can be found in our section "Fair Messages".
(Source: the working smarter group GmbH)
18.10.2019
Germany & Silicon Valley: Shaping a Shared Digital Future
On October 27th - 29th, 2019 Transatlantic Sync offers you the opportunity to be part of the dynamic transatlantic community for technology collaboration. The conference builds a strong network for German-American collaboration in digital innovation, business, and policy-making. True to Silicon Valley spirit, the goal of the conference is for you, the participants, to share your ideas, ask questions, connect over topics you care about and to inspire each other. The result is a new dynamic transatlantic community for technology collaboration - made by you! Excite, connect and inspire: Participants meet the movers and shakers of the digital future from business, academia, and politics.
(Source: GACC Wes - German Business)
18.10.2019
Meyer Burger: REC Group Starts Mass Production of New Alpha Panels
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. announces today that pioneering solar module manufacturer with Scandinavian heritage, REC Group, has started mass production of its new Alpha modules. This new generation of modules is manufactured on Meyer Burger HJT/SmartWire core equipment and features the world's most powerful 60-cell solar panel and best-in-class power output of 380 Wp, representing 217 watts per square meter and providing 20% more power than conventional panels in the same area. REC Group’s Alpha Series with heterojunction (HJT) technology rolls off the lines in October 2019 at the manufacturing site in Singapore.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
17.10.2019
Research Project Investigates Energy System Transformation in Industry
Germany’s manufacturing industry employs seven million people but is also responsible for one fifth of the country’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2018, a research project has therefore been examining how the energy transition can be successfully implemented in industry. The final report on Work Package 1 of the 'Energy Transition in Industry' research project has recently been published. The report looks at what industrial companies can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The impact that this will have on the energy sector is also examined. By 2021, there needs to be a clear idea about what contribution industry can make to making the economy almost greenhouse gas neutral whilst still safeguarding its successful position in international competition.
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
17.10.2019
German Mobility Start-up Enters US Market
The Hamburg mobility start-up Wunder Mobility opens a business branch in the state of California – and enters into competition with Uber and Lyft. Wunder Mobility offers a wider range of products compared to its US competitors, including ride-sharing, fleet division, and car rental as well as other services, such as data analysis. In cooperation with local communities, the latter are intended to be expanded, for instance, to ensure an optimal use of parking spaces. While Uber and Lyft employ drivers, Wunder Mobility does not offer any cab services on its platform. Instead of hiring these people, the two US competitors give orders to private drivers, who are neither socially insured nor entitled to the minimum wage. In mid-September, Californian lawmakers passed a law to put an end to this practice. On January 1st, 2020 the law will come into effect and could cause significant rises of human labor costs. Consequently, this could dramatically change the so-called Gig Economy – the part of the labor market where small orders are placed at short notice to self-employed contractors, freelancers, and marginal workers.
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
17.10.2019
Zeitgeist Event "Tradition meets Future"
On October 26, 2019, the GACC West and the InnovationCamp BW will be part of the KIT LINK Event. Join us and be part of the dialog between society, industry and academia at the historical Woman‘s Club of Palo Alto. KIT alumnus Cyriac Roeding (former CEO of Shopkick & investor) will open the event and will be joined by keynote speaker Torsten Kroeger (Director at X, the moonshot company & Professor of Computer Science at KIT) who will focus on the topic of "Humans and Robots - A Collaborative Future". The event will include a short overview of the economic region Baden-Württemberg and InnovationCamp BW by Annika Hoeltje (Director Innovation Solutions & Innovation Scout for the German State Baden-Württemberg in Silicon Valley).
(Source: GACC West - German Business)
16.10.2019
Suntrace and BayWa r.e. Support B2Gold in Implementing the Fekola Solar Project
Solar energy has become the most competitive energy source. In off-grid energy systems, solar energy combined with conventional energy generation and battery storage can provide secure power during day and night. B2Gold Corp. (CA) operates the Fekola gold mine in Mali, West Africa. Suntrace GmbH with its partner BayWa r.e. had completed a preliminary study earlier this year evaluating the technical and economic viability of adding the solar battery plant to the Fekola mine site. Following the study results, B2Gold has approved the US$ 38million project for implementation in 2019-2020, which will be one of the world's largest off-grid solar battery hybrid systems. Construction shall start end of 2019 and is scheduled for completion in August 2020. Suntrace together with its partner BayWa r.e. were selected to support B2Gold during implemention of the project as solar experts, providing all relevant technical expertise, such as detailed engineering, procurement support and support during construction and commissioning until completion of the project.
(Source: BayWa r.e.)
16.10.2019
EIT Turns up the Volume on Creative & Cultural Industries
Plans to launch Europe’s new creative and cultural industries’ Knowledge and Innovation Community will be presented today in Budapest at INNOVEIT, the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) annual innovation forum. This is part of the European Commission’s plans for the EIT’s 2021-2027 strategy that includes a 25% budget increase to EUR 3 billion. By giving new opportunities to the 12.5 million Europeans employed in the EU’s creative and cultural sector - that is 7.5% of all employment in the EU economy - the EIT’s new Knowledge and Innovation Community will be of strategic importance to powering innovation in the creative and cultural sectors. Almost 400 participants from the innovation, business, research and education sectors as well as policy makers will gather in Budapest today for INNOVEIT. They will discuss the EIT’s key role in driving innovation across Europe and celebrate the EIT Awards, showcasing some of Europe’s top innovations. The high-level conference takes place with the participation of Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport; László Palkovics, Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology; Sanja Damjanovi?, Montenegrin Minister of Science and leading entrepreneurs, cutting-edge innovators and policymakers, including keynote speaker Michela Magas.
(Source: EIT)
16.10.2019
Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Proxy advisors ISS and Ethos have recommended that shareholders of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) reject the election of the representative of the shareholder group headed by Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis") to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. ISS and Ethos therefore support the recommendation by Meyer Burger’s Board of Directors which unanimously recommended that shareholders reject the election of Mark Kerekes to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger. ISS and Ethos have explained their rejection of Mark Kerekes in their recommendations to Meyer Burger’s shareholders: Proxy advisor ISS noted that Meyer Burger's Board of Directors has recently been refreshed with two (out of four) new directors. The newly constituted Board of Directors recognised the business issues and appears to have reacted appropriately to address current challenges. ISS also noted that the shareholder group around Sentis appears to support the new business model and they have not presented a sufficiently compelling case that would warrant additional changes at this time.
(Source: Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.)
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)

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