Materials and Material Processing
Materials and material processing are key success factors in the process industry. The interaction between reaction media, reactants and material surfaces and the correct dosage of ingredients along with product functionality strongly depend on the correct choice of materials and how they are employed. At ACHEMA, the range of materials covered in the exhibition and congress include metals, alloys and all types of polymers. The preparation and application of nanomaterials, foams and powders are discussed. Materials and surface analysis is another important technology which is relevant both for the choice of materials and for quality control during the process. Surface treatment to prevent corrosion makes it possible to combine the “best of two worlds”. Light-weight metals and alloys that are modified to withstand harsh reaction conditions are two examples.