Successful ACHEMA 2018 closes in Frankfurt
At the most important trade show for the process industry, more than 3,700 exhibitors from 55 countries showcased the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharma and food industry. In the field of classic process technology hall, the pump exhibition or in the plant engineering section, many stands were so crowded that visitors had to take some time to pass through the halls.
A very visible trend this year: At many stands he visitors could experience plants and equipment in augmented reality with the aid of special goggles or even test their aptitude in completely virtual surroundings.
The three focal topics were very well received. Under the motto “Flexible Production” numerous exhibitors showed modular solutions and intelligent components for the plant of tomorrow. “Biotech for Chemistry” comprised process development and equipment from the lab to the fermenter that integrate biotechnological methods into the chemical industry. “Chemical and Pharma Logistics” put a spotlight on the advancing integration of the supply chain and attracted new target groups that are increasingly not “only” service providers but systemic partners of the process industry.
The next ACHEMA will take place during 14-18 June 2021 in Frankfurt.