Global expertise in powder and bulk solids: in October this year, two POWTECH World trade fairs in India and China will once again offer excellent networking opportunities for manufacturers of process engineering machinery and plant. POWTECH India will take place in Mumbai from 11 to 13 October: the combined trade fair and congress focuses on the latest innovations in the area of powder and bulk solids, and is a meeting place for experts and users throughout the Indian sub-continent. And the International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB 2018) will open its doors in Shanghai from 17 to 19 October. The supporting programme for IPB includes a Pharma Day and a seminar on “Materials for Additive Manufacturing”. The two events are expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors in total.
The POWTECH World trade fairs, POWTECH India and IPB China, focus on the entire range of powder and bulk solids processing and mechanical process engineering. For manufacturers of machines and plant for grinding, separating, mixing, transportation and storage of bulk solids, and for analysis and metrology, these events offer ideal access to the markets in India and Asia. For IPB 2018, organizer NürnbergMesse China expects about 200 exhibitors, about 40 percent coming from outside China – including many market and technology leaders like Netzsch, Neuman & Esser, Compass, UWT, Malvern Panalytical and Rembe.
IPB: Additive Manufacturing and pharmaceutical manufacture
In parallel with the trade fair, a supporting programme aligned with the latest industry topics will provide stimuli for the sector: IPB 2018 will include a Pharma Day for the third time. In collaboration with the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology (APV), top-level speakers will report on advances in powder and particle technology for pharmaceutical production. A further emphasis in the supporting programme for IPB 2018 is the subject of “Powder materials for Additive Manufacturing”. In April of this year, NürnbergMesse China and the Chinese Society of Particuology organized a successful Road Show event in Beijing on this group of subjects. A seminar at IPB in October will pick up on this future-oriented theme once again. And a match-making system at IPB 2018 will make it even easier for participants to make the contacts they need. The online-based system is available for all exhibitors and visitors. Appointments can be arranged from July.
“We are expecting growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers at IPB 2018,” says Kate Yuan, who has been involved in the event for four years now and heads the IPB event management starting from this year. “With its 16-year history, IPB is the ideal location for sharing views and finding new solutions for powder and bulk solids processing. We extend a warm welcome to exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.”
POWTECH India: Three days of innovation and expertise
POWTECH India, in Mumbai, is aimed mainly at trade visitors in the pharmaceutical and food sectors, as well as those from the chemical, cement, and building and non-metallic mineral industries. The event brings together leading providers in the area of mechanical process engineering from Germany, China, the UK, and many other countries, as well as leading Indian manufacturers. The list of exhibitors already includes Chronos Richardson, Rembe, Bectochem, Glatt, DMN and Allgaier Process Technology. On all three days of the trade fair, there will be an extensive parallel conference programme of lectures and workshops on a broad range of topics. The organizer has lined up a number of prominent speakers and supporters, including the Process Plant & Machinery Association of India; Indian Pharmaceutical Association; IIT Delhi; the University of Newcastle, Australia; and Ind Ex e.V. The agenda includes topics like Index safety congress, powder characterization and interpretation in process industries, dust-free production, pneumatic transport systems, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and automation.
From 2018, the Indian event will be re-branded as POWTECH India, after previously being known as Powder & Bulk Solids India (PBSI). “The new name POWTECH India will give the global bulk solids community an even clearer impression of our event,” says Chaitali Davangeri, Director, Projects POWTECH India at NürnbergMesse India. “POWTECH India is the focused event for the powder and bulk solids industries in India. Anyone looking for the latest technologies for handling and processing powders and bulk solids, together with practical presentations and workshops, will have come to the right place!”
Global process technology
POWTECH World is a global network of trade fairs and conferences relating to mechanical process engineering. The events at POWTECH World form the ideal platform for sharing knowledge at an international level, as well as new, global business relationships. Forthcoming POWTECH World Events:
The Leading Trade Fair for processing, analysis, and handling of powder and bulk solids, Nuremberg, 9–11 April 2019
International Congress on Particle Technology, Nuremberg,
9–11 April 2019
- FCE Pharma
International Technology Expo for the Pharmaceutical Industry, São Paulo, Brazil, 21–23 May 2019
About the NürnbergMesse Group
NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share 41 percent) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors 24 percent) participate in the own, partner and guest events staged by the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of around 50 representatives operating in more than 100 countries.