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Cleanzone Award 2020

The innovation award for clean technologies

Since 2012, this award has been recognising people and their entrepreneurial courage in pioneering new approaches. The award honours pioneering advances in the field of cleanroom technology for their innovation, sustainability and efficiency. The Cleanzone Award is open to companies, organisations, scientific and academic institutions and individuals worldwide.

Since 2019 the Cleanzone Award has been presented by Messe Frankfurt in partnership with the publisher Wiley-Verlag and its ReinRaumTechnik trade journal. The 2020 award will be presented on 19 November 2020 at the international Cleanzone trade fair in Frankfurt am Main.

A five-person panel drawn from the fields of research, instruction and actual practice is responsible for selecting the five most pioneering concepts amongst all submissions.

Visitors can vote for their favourites during the trade fair, and the Cleanzone Award will be presented on 19 November 2020 at Cleanzone.

Cleanzone Award Winner 2020 ...

Cleanzone Award Gewinner

Functional finishing of textiles to inactivate microorganisms through light and oxygen.

A project submitted by the Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz), the Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin AG Photobiophysik.  

To the project (PDF)

Entries to the Cleanzone Award

  • Beckman Coulter GmbH has been chosen as one of the finalists for its MET one 3400+, an air particle counter that automates the routine monitoring of GMP cleanrooms.
  • Another favourite of the panel is the Fan-Filter-Module submitted by Colandis GmbH. Its compact construction allows for flexible utilisation, while its low energy consumption contributes to sustainability efforts.
  • Contec’s ReFIBE wipes also made a real impression. Designed for applications where single-use is a necessity, these polyester wipes are made entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
  • The concept submitted by Initial Textil Service GmbH & Co KG is ‘playful’ in the most literal sense of the word. The board game created by the CWS Cleanrooms GmbH &Co KG company uses game play to impart cleanroom knowledge with 600 questions in six categories.
  • The panel was also impressed by the hood-goggles combination created by Dastex Reinraumzubehör. Two clicks and pulling two straps is all it takes for snugly-fitting goggles – and the circumference of the hood is automatically adjusted at the same time.
  • Fraunhofer IPA submitted 2ndSCIN®, a breathable, textile protective cover that is suitable for use in cleanrooms. It also can be individually adapted to the requirements of dynamic automation components. The panel thought quite highly of its capabilities.
  • An innovative coating of textile surfaces with special paints also scored a nomination. The project submitted by the Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz) textile research institute, the Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin AG Photobiophysik involves the application of a protective coating to textiles that is only 100 nanometres thick. This coating shields them against things such as cyanobacteria and moulds.


Interview with Dr. Roy Fox

Dr. Roy Fox  journal, has been part of the award’s panel of judges since the very beginning. In our interview, he tells us what he likes most about the award and his role in the process.

To the interview
Egon Buchta

Egon Buchta
Ingenieurbüro & Reinraumservice Egon Buchta GmbH

Anja Diete

Anja Diete
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Roy T. Fox

Dr.-Ing. Roy T. Fox
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Josef Ortner

Josef Ortner
Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmid
Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

Cleanzone Award winner

Textilforschungsinstitut Thüringen-Vogtland e.V. (TITV Greiz), Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin AG Photobiophysik: Textiles that is only 100 nanometres thick. This coating shields them against things such as cyanobacteria and moulds.

Friedrich Sailer: Hygienic Design Magnet – Magnetic Mounting Solution for Cleanrooms

Cleanroom Award winner

KEK: Besonders leicht faltbarer Inspektionswagen für Reinräume

Berendsen: Innovation „Connected Cleanroom Application“

Adriatic Institute of Technology: Mobile Reinraumeinheit „Shellbe“

InfraSolution: RobotScanFlex, einen automatisierten Filterintegritätstest

Intial Textil: Reinraumanzug „CleanVision“

Laborial: Blautouch, interaktiver Werktisch für Labore, Reinräume und kritische Bereiche des Krankenhauses

Technology of Sense: APMON - Erweiterter Echtzeit-Partikel-Monitor

Cleanzone Conference 2020: Learning from experts

Visitors at Cleanzone Conference

The Cleanzone Conference is the heart of the Cleanzone event programme. Experts from the cleanroom industry discuss current and future developments.

For the first time, the conference is free of charge for trade fair visitors. On November 18 and 19, learn more about modular construction in the life science industry and new cleanroom solutions in the semiconductor industry.

Session 1
Modular Cleanroom solutions and fast track models: How to speed up design + construction of clean productions for the Life Science industries?

Session 2
New Technologies and philosophy of micro chip fabrication plants

Programme of the Cleanzone Conference at a glance

Top Themes Cleanzone 2020

Modular cleanroom systems: Fast, flexible, efficient

Modular cleanroom systems

How can top-quality hospitals for COVID-19 patients be built with lightning speed? How can a cleanroom be integrated into an existing production facility without constructing a new building? Modular cleanroom systems are becoming ever more important – operators can integrate them into their production quickly and efficiently. Because they are not connected to the building in any way, these cleanrooms can be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere at any time. The number of companies offering modular cleanroom systems is growing continuously. At this year's Cleanzone trade fair, the technical possibilities and solutions on offer will be one of the areas of focus.

Interview with Martin Birch

Clean battery production for a clean energy transition

battery production

The technology employed by energy storage systems is undergoing a radical transformation. Electric cars need powerful batteries, and power generation from renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind requires stationary energy storage. Efforts to extend both the range and service life of these vehicles have placed tremendous demands on the production of battery systems. That is why top-quality lithium-ion batteries are now built in cleanrooms filled with extremely dry air. Battery production is being expanded in Germany as well – you will find out more about the implications for cleanrooms here and at Cleanzone 2020.

Interview with Markus Thamm

Reliable protection against infection

Reliable protection against infection

When it comes to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus and protecting people, manufacturers of cleanroom technology already have numerous solutions in their portfolios. Products and services extend from mobile hospitals and displacement airflows that create a protective ‘shell’ around cashiers and pharmacists to providing the laboratory capacities necessary for expanding coronavirus testing to much of the population, as well as H202 disinfection methods. Come to Cleanzone 2020 and discover the wide range of products and services offered by the industry to protect people against becoming infected with the coronavirus.

Read more: Cleanroom technology in action against COVID-19

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