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China: Powder & Bulk Handling 15th International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition Takes Place in Shanghai

Editor: Alexander Stark

As a part of Powtech World, IPB encompasses the entire spectrum of mechanical process engineering. The exhibition will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 16 to 18 October 2017. At the same time, the exhibition is widening its portfolio to include powder materials.

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IPB exhibition is held yearly at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing.
IPB exhibition is held yearly at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing.
(Source: Nürnberg Messe)

Shanghai/China — IPB is positioning itself as an expert forum for the entire spectrum of mechanical process technology — from sorting, grinding, separating, mixing and granulating to handling and transporting powder and bulk solids. Exhibitors will also include process-related technologies for measurement, analysis and process control in the portfolios. For the first time, suppliers of raw materials for powder and bulk good processes have been invited to take part in IPB as exhibitors. A new Powder Materials Expo special area will be created for them within the trade fair.

With its move to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (Sweecc), visitors and exhibitors will benefit from better infrastructure. The venue at the old expo site has good transport connections, and the premises also allow for the exhibition and accompanying conferences to be held in close proximity to one another.

A Spotlight on Chemicals

IPB appeals to trade visitors from a large number of different sectors and covers the entire spectrum of process engineering applications. For instance, experts from the worlds of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, plastic production, cement, food/feed, cosmetics and engineering will meet again in Shanghai.

Since the Agrochemex exhibition will take place at the venue at the same time as IPB, the organisers also expect many additional trade visitors to attend from the field of agricultural chemicals.

Programme: Pharmaceutical, Particle Technology and More

The co-organiser, the Chinese Society of Particuology, makes sure that IPB and accompanying conferences have a high technical level. An extensive programme is planned, including the Shanghai Pharmaceutical Powder & Particle Processing Seminar on 16 October and the Ind Ex Safety Symposium on 17 October. Issues from the fields of pharmaceutical production, protection and safety and particle technologies are on the agenda in the conference rooms.

Other presentations and on-site events on the latest hot issues in the industry will be held with trusted partners, among them Ind Ex, Powder Industry Media and academic organisations. The programme will be geared especially towards the issues facing sectors located there.

Growing Visitor Numbers

Last year, 7,988 trade visitors came to Shanghai and learned about the latest developments and solutions in the field of mechanical process technology at stands set up by 142 exhibitors. Most trade visitors were from the chemical (27 %), pharmaceutical (21 %) and engineering (15 %) sectors, with users in plastic manufacturing and food/feed production also well-represented. Exhibitors at IPB 2016 travelled from 14 countries. Besides China, they included the US, Australia, Japan, Germany, the UK and Italy.

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