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Focusing on the future: Cleanzone Digital Edition presents a top-notch programme

5 Nov 2020

Pressing topics, high-quality speakers, international networking and an innovation showcase – on 18 and 19 November 2020, the Cleanzone Digital Edition programme will make it possible to experience the latest trends in the field of cleanroom technology even during the time of the coronavirus. Once-only offer of free admission: due to the pandemic, participation in the Cleanzone Digital Edition is free of charge for visitors this year. Initial insights into the topics and platform will be on offer at the Cleanzone Digital Edition pre-event on 9 November at 10:00 a.m.

Knowledge at an expert level. Messe Frankfurt/Petra Welzel
Knowledge at an expert level. Messe Frankfurt/Petra Welzel

In addition to the chance to share ideas with exhibitors and other visitors, virtual Cleanzone will offer the opportunity to interactively participate in fascinating specialist presentations. In addition to the Cleanzone Conference, there will also be a high-calibre specialist programme on offer from Cleanzone’s partners, including the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies (ICCCS) and the European Metrology Project. Furthermore, visitors will not only have the chance to vote for this year’s Cleanzone Award winner, but also to watch the award ceremony live.

Rapid vaccine factory construction
On 18 November, the focus of the Cleanzone Conference will be on topics from the life sciences industry. As the pandemic takes its toll, many hopes rest on a reliable vaccination. But once effective candidates are found, how will it be possible to quickly produce enough vaccine for seven billion people? That is the question that David Lindholm from KeyPlants will be grappling with in his presentation at the Cleanzone Conference, where he will be exploring the advantages of modular systems. Off-site constructions offer another method for rapidly increasing capacities, and Martin Birch from G-CON will be addressing this topic as he offers an overview of the current state of the art. In addition to fast-paced construction, the panel discussion ‘New cleanroom solutions for the pandemic’ will be looking at other innovations in the field of cleanroom technology that can be used to combat COVID-19, including UVC disinfection, airlocks, innovative ventilation equipment and much else besides.

New markets and sectors
Looking ahead to the future also means entering new markets and new high-tech industries, and that will be the focus of the Cleanzone Conference on 19 November. China is slowly recovering from the pandemic and its economy is beginning to grow once again. Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager at Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt, will be discussing the cleanroom market in the Middle Kingdom. State-of-the-art battery systems require not only strict contamination control, but also extremely dry air. The latest production methods are the topic of the panel discussion ‘Battery technology in clean and dry rooms’. Dr. Udo Gommel from Fraunhofer IPA and Dr. Berthold Düthorn from Syntegon Technology will be talking about the latest trends in automation.

In focus: Innovations
The Cleanzone Award is a prestigious and sought-after honour in the industry. This year, seven outstanding innovations have been selected as finalists for the cup, and Cleanzone participants will once again have the chance to vote for the winner at this year’s event. The innovations will be presented on 18 November, and the award ceremony will be held on 19 November. Participants will be able to get a preview of the innovations at the Cleanzone Digital Edition pre-event on 9 November at 10:00 a.m.

The nominees:

  • MET one 3400+ – Beckman Coulter GmbH
  • Fan-Filter-Module – Colandis GmbH
  • ReFIBE wipes – Contec
  • Cleanroom game – Initial Textil Service GmbH & Co KG.
  • Hood-goggles combination – Dastex Reinraumzubehör
  • 2ndSCIN® – Fraunhofer IPA
  • Innovative coating of textile surfaces to inactivate micro-organisms – Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. and Ortner Reinraumtechnik

The latest news and developments from the international cleanroom world
On 18 and 19 November, experts from the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies (ICCCS) will be reporting on the very latest research findings and international standards projects. Subjects include surface cleanliness, particle deposition rates, test methods and much more. Tuomas Hieta from Gasera will be reporting on the current state of research in the field of ‘Airborne Chemical Contamination’ as part of the European Metrology Project.

Contacts, contacts, contacts
The digital world opens up countless new ways in which to make contact with potential customers. Thanks to intelligent matchmaking, participants at Cleanzone Digital Edition will receive proposals for new business partners with whom they can exchange views in video calls or chats. Quickly discover who the right partners are – that is the idea behind company ‘speed dating’, another AI-supported feature. Anyone interested in ‘speed dating’ (wave session) needs to register in advance. Registered participants can see who has signed up for the event and specify the participants in whom they are interested. Suitable discussion partners will then be selected on the basis of interests and specifications after which the ‘speed dating’ will be run automatically. Additional meetings can then be set up with promising business partners after the session.

Ordering tickets
In the year of the coronavirus, tickets to the Cleanzone Digital Edition are free of charge. The admission ticket includes the exhibitors’ innovations, the Cleanzone Digital Edition programme in live stream and countless networking opportunities. Selected content will also be available to visitors on demand for a month after the event has ended. Once visitors have ordered their tickets, they will be sent a link shortly before the event that allows them to register on the platform.

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