From the Internet of Things, over cloud solutions and Big Data to mobile apps: advancing digitalization enables services and solutions for the off-highway markets to be designed more individually, more consistently and more transparently.
The Austrian plastics and plastics processing industry is a powerhouse that encompasses the entire value chain, from raw materials to the finished product. This comprehensive sector includes the production of raw materials, plastics mechanical engineering, tool and mold construction, plastics processing, plastics-specific services, and cutting-edge research and training facilities.
In February, the Estonian-based startup New Standard Oil successfully commissioned their first industrial-scale prototype for drying and torrefaction of biogenic feedstock operating with superheated steam at atmospheric pressure. The energy-efficient process was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart, Germany, and produces valuable raw materials for the chemical and energy industries: basic chemicals, biocoal and water.
To respond individual customer requirements and to meet social and political responsibility, a research project was carried out in cooperation between Ansmann AG and Fraunhofer Institute für Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF. Aim was the development of natural fibre-reinforced plastics for usage in Li-ion battery housings. Fraunhofer Researchers will present more details at the Fraunhofer booth in Hall 7, SC01 at K 2022.
The world’s leading trade fair and congress for refrigeration technology is renowned among key global players and specialists from the refrigeration, AC, ventilation and heat pump segments as a knowledge platform with a comprehensive, high-calibre supporting programme. This year, trade visitors have even more to look forward to: A new forum, a job corner and two professional skills competitions complement the established supporting programme, making it one of the most comprehensive in Chillventa’s history. The Chillventa CONGRESS launches on 10 October with four parallel tracks, on site and as a live stream.
With a wealth of ideas, companies are constantly developing new, interesting services and products in the area of emergency response. At INTERSCHUTZ, young startups will be presenting themselves at a large joint booth (hall 16/F48).
In addition to the transformation towards a climate-neutral chemical industry and the perennial topic of digitalisation, the current global political situation also poses massive challenges for the process industry. Which technologies can be used to achieve defossilisation? How to secure and enhance regional and global supply chain networks? And what hurdles must be overcome in the digitalisation of the industry? ACHEMA 2022 offers answers and solutions to these and many more questions.
Brilliant minds throughout the world do research on new solutions for the urgent environmental technology challenges of our time. Many young companies with fresh, innovative business ideas emerge from this work. From May 30 to June 3, 2022, the new Start-up Area at IFAT Munich, the world's leading trade fair for the sector, will provide them with a forum for presentation, discussion and networking.
Occupational safety and health specialists will come together at the 37th International A+A. Expert know-how will be presented and extensively discussed in around 25 series of on-site events, some of which will also be streamed online. ‘The situation with Corona and current entry regulations unfortunately makes it necessary for us to focus on essential topics this time. This also means we can offer all our speakers and visitors the highest possible level of safety on site’, said Dr Christian Felten, Managing Director of Basi (Federal Association for Occupational Safety and Health). As the organiser of the A+A Congress, Basi works closely with Messe Düsseldorf. Congress tickets are available for 99 euros in the A+A ticket shop (aplusa.de), the world’s leading international trade fair for safety and health at work. In addition, all interested parties can participate in a selection of congress events online. As an additional bonus in 2022, Basi, together with the Trade Fair, will offer in-depth, future-oriented online sessions on important A+A topics in 2022/2023. Dates and content will be announced well in advance.
Carbon dioxide is one of the main drivers of climate change – which means that we need to reduce CO2 emissions in the future. Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting a possible way to lower these emissions: They use the greenhouse gas as a raw material, for instance to produce plastics. To do this, they first produce methanol and formic acid from CO2, which they convert via microorganisms into building blocks for polymers and the like.