Powtech 2014 Biggest Fair for Bulk Experts Gathers Visitors from 78 Countries
Nuremberg was host to the world again from 30 September to 2 October 2014, when specific solutions for handling powder and granules and current pharmaceutical production issues were discussed at Powtech. Over one-third of the exhibitors and visitors came from abroad.
Nuremberg/Germany – With altogether 930 exhibitors from 30 countries and 15,235 trade visitors, Powtech is the world’s largest and most important event for new trends in processing and handling bulk solids and for innovative technologies for the manufacture of solid and liquid drugs.
“We have experienced three successful days of exhibiting,” sums up Willy Viethen, Director Exhibitions Powtech at Nürnberg Messe. “Nowhere else in the world is such a comprehensive but compact overview of powder technology to be found. So for process engineers from many industries Nürnberg is the undisputed number 1 among the powder and bulk solids events.”
Every Fourth Visitor Comes from Chemical Companies
The mood in the exhibition halls was exceptionally good. The exhibitors were very pleased with the great interest shown by the visitors from abroad – they accounted for more than a third of all visitors (35 per cent) and travelled to Nürnberg from 78 countries and six continents. Nine out of ten visitors came from Europe (including Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Turkey). The top visiting countries after Germany included Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
The trade fairs are firmly established in all European industries. An analysis shows a very balanced distribution of visitors to sectors: Almost every fourth visitor comes from the chemical industry, closely followed by the pharmaceutical industry and the plant and machinery manufacturers (approx. 20 per cent each). The fourth position is shared by the food industry and mineral source materials processing and handling (approx. ten per cent each).
Bulk Solids Community Meets
The bulk solids community meets at its world-leading exhibition in Nürnberg every 18 months. This year’s Powtech also offered a 360-degree view of current processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids from all over the world. 711 exhibitors from 28 countries presented cutting-edge mixers, mills & co. this year. Over 3,500 machines and plants could be experienced live and in action on the stands. According to their own information, three out of four exhibitors showed a new or improved product on their stand.