ACHEMA is the
- world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry
- innovations' platform and technology summit
- trend-setting meeting point
- take-off for investment decisions
- international network of experts and executives
are identified anew for every ACHEMA and feature topics that are currently trending in industry. This year's focus topics were:
Biotech For Chemistry
All exhibition halls.
Products made by biotechnological processes. Products and services for the biotechnological production of chemicals and intermediates.
Chemical and pharma logistics
Halls 1.1., 3.0, 3.1, Forum level 0
Logistics Hotspot in hall 1.1
Transport and storage of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, intralogistics, flow of materials, tracking and tracing, temperature controlled transport, intermodal transport
All exhibition halls.
automation, digitisation, factory modularisation, sensors, analyzers, process control systems, industry 4.0, internet of things
Development, planning and execution of complete production units for all sectors of chemical engineering and biotechnology; catalysts, reactors, microtechnology; CAE - computer-aided engineering; process simulation and software; plants for water and wastewater treatment, waste gas treatment, waste disposal and recycling; services from the areas of logistics, production and financing; supply chain management; chemical parks.
Research and Innovation
Areas of work, study courses and research results of university institutes and research establishments in Germany and abroad, relating predominantly to the scientific fundamentals of chemical engineering: industrial chemistry, process engineering, measurement and control, mechanical and plant engineering, materials sciences, environmental protection, biotechnology.
Laboratory and Analytical Techniques
Equipment, facilities, chemicals and services for research and industrial laboratories; laboratory planning and equipment; apparatus for physical and chemical analysis, including sample preparation: weighing and dosing techniques, spectroscopy, chromatography and all related areas, surface analysis, environmental analysis, laboratory diagnostics and laboratory automation; services and contract analysis.
Literature, Information, Learning and Teaching Aids
International publishers of scientific and technical literature specialising in: industrial chemistry, process engineering, biotechnology, measurement and control, materials sciences, environmental protection, information systems and databases; manufacturers of learning and teaching aids for universities and vocational training as well as for continuing education at all levels.
Plant, apparatus, machines, equipment for mechanical processes, such as mixing, kneading, stirring, screening, filtering (including filter fabrics), centrifuging, crushing, grinding, agglomerating, homogenising, conveying, weighing; drive units and cleaning technology.
Instrumentation, Control and Automation Techniques
Halls 11.0, 11.1
Industrial measurement and control equipment, systems for automatic control and monitoring of operations and processes; data processing systems and programmes for chemical science and engineering, process computers and microprocessors; analytical apparatus for continuous concentration measuring and production control, sensors; electrical engineering systems, equipment and components.
Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Storage Techniques
Apparatus and machinery for dosing, moulding, filling, sealing, packing, labelling and inspection as well as packaging materials; machinery for the production, manufacture and packaging of drugs; transportation and storage techniques.
Pumps, Compressors, Valves and Fittings
Pumps and compressors for all media, for different operating conditions and loads; valves, fittings, pipelines, seals and packings; high-pressure cleaning equipment.
Industrial and Labour Safety
Safety concepts for chemical plants; equipment and measures for the protection of human life and the environment, such as breathing apparatus, oxygen apparatus, protective clothing, monitoring systems, explosion protection, sound insulation, anti-electrostatic techniques, transport of hazardous substances, IT security.
Plant, apparatus, machines, equipment for thermal processes, such as distilling, rectifying, extracting, absorbing, crystallising, drying, heating and cooling; electrochemistry, membrane processes, bioreactors, biorefineries, synthetic fibre processes, power generation, heat pumps, heat transfer and insulation techniques; clean-room technology, air-conditioning, industrial gases; innovative energy sources and -storage, new battery concepts, progress in fuel cell technology.
Materials Technology and Testing
Metallic and non-metallic materials and composites for chemical engineering, technical apparatus and equipment made of these materials, surface protection (e.g. enamelling, plating, plasma spraying, coating, refractory linings), welding and joining techniques, microscopy; equipment for physical and chemical testing of materials, materials analysis, metallography, physical surface measurements, diffraction analysis, non-destructive materials testing, component testing, quality assurance techniques during operations, photovoltaic materials and applications.