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Cleanzone trade fair experience enriched by numerous events

6 Jun 2019

Be it the compact presentation programme at the Cleanzone Conference, the DRRI Research Award or the Cleanroom Future Award – Cleanzone is once again offering a wide range of events in 2019 that enrich the trade fair experience, promote knowledge transfer and support innovations and new talent.

Messe Frankfurt/Sandra Gätke
Messe Frankfurt/Sandra Gätke

In addition to the exhibitors’ new products and services, the international Cleanzone trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology will yet again be featuring an extensive supporting programme when it takes place on 19 and 20 November 2019. The Cleanzone Conference – the heart of the event programme – boasts an entirely new format this year. With a compact presentation programme, it shines a spotlight on the topics that are important to the industry's future and comprises the central presentation area at the trade fair. For the first time, the German Cleanroom Institute (DRRI) and the VDI Association of German Engineers will be content partners of the event, whose key topics include updates to the VDI 2083 cleanroom guidelines. These involve new rules and regulations for dealing with nanoparticles, filter applications and the purity of medical products. The conference will also be venturing a look ahead, illuminating such topics as new technologies, modern climate-control technology, innovative lighting and cleanroom planning. A highlight: Timo Krebsbach, Managing Director of HHAC Labor Dr. Heusler GmbH, is presenting his new book. The full programme of the Cleanzone Conference, for which a separate ticket must be purchased, will be available from summer 2019.

DRRI Research Award: Honouring an outstanding master’s thesis

This year, the German Cleanroom Institute (DRRI) is for the first time presenting a Research Award worth 2,000 euros for an outstanding master's thesis submitted to a German university. The winning thesis must deal with innovative themes in the field of cleanroom technology that allow for practical implementation, and which are either currently of major practical or scientific interest, or may be in future. All thesis submissions must be supported by sound science and must have received a mark of no less than ‘good’ from the university.

Professors and department heads may themselves recommend outstanding works to the offices of the DRRI by sending in a copy of such theses by no later than 20 September 2019. A panel of experts drawn from DRRI members will be charged with evaluating the theses that are submitted.

Cleanroom Future Award: Ideas for the future

The Cleanroom Future Award will be presented at Cleanzone once again this year. The prize, which is sponsored by Cleanroom Future AG and overseen by Frank Duvernell, is open to companies, organisations, scientific foundations and individuals worldwide.

The award honours pioneering advances in the field of cleanroom technology for their innovation, sustainability and efficiency. An international panel drawn from the fields of research, instruction and actual practice will be responsible for selecting the five most pioneering concepts. The winner will then be chosen at Cleanzone following voting by the trade fair public. Registration for the Cleanroom Future Award closes on 31 August. More information is available at

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Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* Preliminary figures for 2018

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