Friday, 23. February 2018
Fair World
  • BAU 2019, taking place between January 14 and 19, 2019, will be a real XXL event. Because it will include the two brand new exhibition halls C5 and C6, which increase the capacity of the Messe München exhibition centre to around 200,000 square meters.

    BAU: XXL format in 2019

    Preparations for BAU 2019 are in full swing
    © Messe Muenchen GmbH

    BAU 2019, taking place between January 14 and 19, 2019, will be a real XXL event. Because it will include the two brand new exhibition halls C5 and C6, which increase the capacity of the Messe München exhibition centre to around 200,000 square meters.   more...

  • From 13 to 16 June, technological innovations in stone processing as well as materials and accessories will be a key offering at Stone+tec 2018 in Nuremberg. From mechanical aids to heavy machinery, Stone+tec is where stonemasonry firms find their tools for the future.

    Trends at Stone+tec: Networking and simplification

    Stone+tec is predominantly a craft trade fair
    © NürnbergMesse

    From 13 to 16 June, technological innovations in stone processing as well as materials and accessories will be a key offering at Stone+tec 2018 in Nuremberg. From mechanical aids to heavy machinery, Stone+tec is where stonemasonry firms find their tools for the future.   more...

  • bauma CONEXPO INDIA will take place from December 11 to 14, 2018. The fifth edition of the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will take place once again in Gurgaon/Delhi.

    Positive outlook for the Indian construction market

    bauma CONEXPO INDIA is presented by two of the most successful international trade-fair organizers: Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers
    © Messe München GmbH

    bauma CONEXPO INDIA will take place from December 11 to 14, 2018. The fifth edition of the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles will take place once again in Gurgaon/Delhi.   more...

  • This year's IPACK-IMA - Italian trade fair for processing and packaging, will extend over eight halls divided up according to exhibitor business communities or the specific types of products. In Milan, Halls 1 and 3 will be devoted to technologies, materials and accessories for the pasta, bakery, milling and confectionary industries.

    IPACK-IMA 2018 to be extended

    At Fieramilano, IPACK-IMA and MEAT-TECH 2018 will take place on on 29 May - 1 June, 2018.
    © Domsen / pixelio.de

    This year's IPACK-IMA - Italian trade fair for processing and packaging, will extend over eight halls divided up according to exhibitor business communities or the specific types of products. In Milan, Halls 1 and 3 will be devoted to technologies, materials and accessories for the pasta, bakery, milling and confectionary industries.   more...

  • Drawing on feedback from the entire industry (buyers/packers, manufacturers, distributors), and on analysis from its Pack Experts Committee, the Packaging and Intralogistics Think Tank made up of professionals from international groups and from CITEO, the trade show ALL4PACK is publishing the findings of its 2017 Observatory.

    All4pack observatory: An excellent outlook for 2018

    In Paris, ALL4PACK will take place on 26-29 November 2018.
    © Cornerstone / pixelio.de

    Drawing on feedback from the entire industry (buyers/packers, manufacturers, distributors), and on analysis from its Pack Experts Committee, the Packaging and Intralogistics Think Tank made up of professionals from international groups and from CITEO, the trade show ALL4PACK is publishing the findings of its 2017 Observatory.   more...

  • Having attracted over 125 exhibitors and filling 4,000 sqm net exhibition space so far, the trade fair In-Store Asia is already 30 per cent up compared with the previous event. On 22-24 February 2018, some 7,500 trade visitors are expected to come to the Bombay Exhibition Centre on the three days of the event.

    In-Store Asia 2018 on growth course

    In Mumbai, In-Store Asia will be held from 22 to 24 February 2018.
    © Katharina Wieland Müller / pixelio.de

    Having attracted over 125 exhibitors and filling 4,000 sqm net exhibition space so far, the trade fair In-Store Asia is already 30 per cent up compared with the previous event. On 22-24 February 2018, some 7,500 trade visitors are expected to come to the Bombay Exhibition Centre on the three days of the event.   more...

Innovations
  • Wouldn't it be convenient to control your roller shutters, doors and sun protection systems anywhere in your home by just using your voice, without any device in your hand? The EU project "LISTEN" creates a robust, hands-free speech control interface for smart home systems.

    Innovative hands-free speech control

    Voice recognition in real-time and in four languages: the EU project „LISTEN“
    © EML/LISTEN

    Wouldn't it be convenient to control your roller shutters, doors and sun protection systems anywhere in your home by just using your voice, without any device in your hand? The EU project "LISTEN" creates a robust, hands-free speech control interface for smart home systems.   more...

  • No matter whether payment of the public passenger transport ticket is made via a smartphone app or whether a prepaid card is used for the public swimming pool or a bonus card for the supermarket: Many people already open their "electronic purses" every day.

    Secure payment without leaving a trace

    Paying public passenger transport tickets with a smartphone becomes increasingly popular. But is it secure?
    © Gabi Zachmann / KIT

    No matter whether payment of the public passenger transport ticket is made via a smartphone app or whether a prepaid card is used for the public swimming pool or a bonus card for the supermarket: Many people already open their "electronic purses" every day.   more...

  • Breakthrough in metallurgy: researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys - including types Al7075 and Al6061 - that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.

    Exciting new technique

    High-strength aluminum
    © M. Durant / HRL Laboratories

    Breakthrough in metallurgy: researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys - including types Al7075 and Al6061 - that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.   more...

  • The whole food movement may be right; consumption of vegan and organic food can be the best choice for reducing environmental impacts, at least if you're a chicken. A study shows that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce "greener" eggs.

    Eggs with a smaller environmental footprint

    New research findings show that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help reducing environmental impacts.
    © Timo Klostermeier / pixelio.de

    The whole food movement may be right; consumption of vegan and organic food can be the best choice for reducing environmental impacts, at least if you're a chicken. A study shows that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce "greener" eggs.   more...

  • Does labeling carrots as "twisted citrus-glazed carrots" or green beans as "sweet sizzilin' green beans and crispy shallots" make them more enticing and increase vegetable consumption? Healthy positive labeling increases consumption, a study says.

    Making vegetables more appealing

    Enticing food labeling makes vegetables more appealing, a study says.
    © Margot Kessler / pixelio.de

    Does labeling carrots as "twisted citrus-glazed carrots" or green beans as "sweet sizzilin' green beans and crispy shallots" make them more enticing and increase vegetable consumption? Healthy positive labeling increases consumption, a study says.   more...