Wednesday, 17. January 2018
Fair World
  • The trade fair for the fresh produce industry from 7 to 9 February 2018 presents world, European and trade fair premieres, documented in the "Spotlight - Premieres and Innovations at Fruit Logistica 2018".

    What to see at Fruit Logistica 2018

    FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018
    © Messe Berlin

    The trade fair for the fresh produce industry from 7 to 9 February 2018 presents world, European and trade fair premieres, documented in the "Spotlight - Premieres and Innovations at Fruit Logistica 2018".   more...

  • The next FachPack will be held in Nuremberg from 25 to 27 September 2018 - and preparations are in full swing. The European trade fair for packaging, processing and technology is launching a new information platform aimed at the wider professional community.

    FachPack with new information platform

    FachPack with new information platform
    © NuernbergMesse

    The next FachPack will be held in Nuremberg from 25 to 27 September 2018 - and preparations are in full swing. The European trade fair for packaging, processing and technology is launching a new information platform aimed at the wider professional community.   more...

  • The result of an appropriate combination of exhibition, tech talks and conference: The first Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2017 in Frankfurt highlighted the discussion of digital, networked and emission-free mobility and logistics solutions.

    Hypermotion with a "perfect mixture"

    Hypermotion_2017
    © Messe Frankfurt

    The result of an appropriate combination of exhibition, tech talks and conference: The first Hypermotion from 20 to 22 November 2017 in Frankfurt highlighted the discussion of digital, networked and emission-free mobility and logistics solutions.   more...

  • The 88th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will be held from 8 to 18 March 2018. The trade fair returns to Palexpo's halls with all that's new in the field. Besides the major car manufacturers, several new designers will be in Geneva for the first time to display their supercars.

    Geneva International Motor Show features new designers

    The Geneva International Motos Show regularly displays extraordinary vehicles.
    © gims.swiss

    The 88th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show will be held from 8 to 18 March 2018. The trade fair returns to Palexpo's halls with all that's new in the field. Besides the major car manufacturers, several new designers will be in Geneva for the first time to display their supercars.   more...

  • Women drivers accelerate demand for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's aftermarket. The biennial Automechanika Riyadh takes place from 5 to 7 February 2018 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will feature more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries.

    Automechanika Riyadh: focus on automotive aftermarket

    Automechanika Riyadh will alternate between the Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah that is shown on the picture.
    © Automechanika Jeddah 2017

    Women drivers accelerate demand for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's aftermarket. The biennial Automechanika Riyadh takes place from 5 to 7 February 2018 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will feature more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries.   more...

  • The second edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will open its door from 25 to 27 April 2018. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry expecting over 8,500 trade visitors and around 360 exhibitors.

    Second edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City

    Automechanika opens for the second time in Vietnam's capital Ho Chi Minh City.
    © Messe Frankfurt / Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City

    The second edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will open its door from 25 to 27 April 2018. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry expecting over 8,500 trade visitors and around 360 exhibitors.   more...

Innovations
  • European organisations will jointly renew the steel industry. The Morse project, which began in the autumn, will improve the products, business operations and competitiveness, as well as the energy and raw material efficiency, of the European steel industry.

    Improving the energy efficiency

    New ways for the European steel industry: Morse‘s focus is on developing software tools that will be used to reform, accelerate and manage heavy production processes.
    © Carola Langer / pixelio.de

    European organisations will jointly renew the steel industry. The Morse project, which began in the autumn, will improve the products, business operations and competitiveness, as well as the energy and raw material efficiency, of the European steel industry.   more...

  • Films used for a wide range of applications can be coated with a new process line called "atmoFlex", from decorative film for furniture to permeation barriers for food packaging and organic electronics. Specialized modifications to the conveyor design permit the utilization of both smooth and textured films.

    Coating decorative film for furniture

    With the new process line, 1,200 mm-wide slot die for contactless coating of fragile substrate can be heated up to 50°C.
    © Fraunhofer FEP / Jürgen Lösel

    Films used for a wide range of applications can be coated with a new process line called "atmoFlex", from decorative film for furniture to permeation barriers for food packaging and organic electronics. Specialized modifications to the conveyor design permit the utilization of both smooth and textured films.   more...

  • It is a known fact that adhesives may smell unpleasant. However, as Fraunhofer researchers have recently discovered, this doesn't need to be the case. Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odours. Manufacturers have the opportunity to optimize their production process.

    The mysterious scent of adhesives

    The researchers rely on a variety of analysis methods, including gas chromatography, to detect the causes of unpleasant odors in acrylic adhesives.
    © Fraunhofer IVV

    It is a known fact that adhesives may smell unpleasant. However, as Fraunhofer researchers have recently discovered, this doesn't need to be the case. Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odours. Manufacturers have the opportunity to optimize their production process.   more...

  • Technological infrastructure that enables a flexible and agile yet also automated production process will be shown by the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative at SPS IPC Drives in hall 10.0 at booth 508. SmartFactoryKL invites visitors to experience Industrie 4.0 networking live.

    Synchronic control of two drives

    TSN caters to the needs of modern IT systems as well as to the real-time requirements of industrial control systems.
    © SmartFactoryKL / A. Sell

    Technological infrastructure that enables a flexible and agile yet also automated production process will be shown by the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative at SPS IPC Drives in hall 10.0 at booth 508. SmartFactoryKL invites visitors to experience Industrie 4.0 networking live.   more...

  • The coming 5G mobile communications standard will not sate our hunger for data for very long. That is why Fraunhofer experts are already working on 6G together with partners from industry and research as part of the EU-sponsored TERRANOVA project. The goal is to create a network in the terahertz frequency range.

    From Wi-Fi to mobile

    The image shows a functional prototype of a 300 GHz multichannel wireless system for further integration as a system-on-chip, developed by Fraunhofer IAF.
    © Fraunhofer IAF

    The coming 5G mobile communications standard will not sate our hunger for data for very long. That is why Fraunhofer experts are already working on 6G together with partners from industry and research as part of the EU-sponsored TERRANOVA project. The goal is to create a network in the terahertz frequency range.   more...