World Forum for the Process Industries


With manufacturers and service providers from over 50 countries presenting their products for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing as well as energy and environmental services ACHEMA is the driving force and groundbreaker for the international process industries and their suppliers.

Technologies for today’s and future challenges

Process Innovation

Chemical engineering has been at the very heart of ACHEMA ever since and still is. Today it means much more than simply choosing the right plant components and their technical design. The increasing integration of biochemical processes, flexibility in the selection and supply of raw materials, the persistant need for improved energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 emissions and – last but not least – the continued process automation require an integrated approach.

ACHEMA brings together solution providers, users and interested clients within the core disciplines of the process industry.

Modular, automated and fully connected

Lab Innovation

Data from all lines of research and production come together in the laboratory. Modularly designed and fully connected, the digital lab is a data mine for process design and quality control. Laboratories in industry and research are increasingly becoming automated. Robots that relieve staff from mundane and repetitive tasks such as serial pipetting are state-of-the-art. Yet, smart digital workflows in a fully connected lab are still a long way off most of the time. At ACHEMA you can experience what is already possible today in the smart laboratory (of tomorrow)!


Sciences and applications for our life

Pharma Innovation

Pharma, biotech and life sciences in general are the fastest growing application areas within the process industry and a core element of the ACHEMA community. Characterised by a high rate of innovation and a very specific, highly regulated environment, a dedicated look at current developments is particularly rewarding here, specifically from the industry, for the industry.

On the way to a fossile-free production

Green Innovation

Sustainable production and a circular economy are paramount objectives addressed along with the challenges we face on the way to carbon-neutral value chains. The “Green Innovation” idea brings together stakeholders, opinion leaders, experts and interested parties from all over the world.

ACHEMA Special Show


Hydrogen will play a central role for the energy transformation and climate neutrality. For the process industry, it is a key element: It serves as feedstock, reducing agent, fuel or for energy storage. However, the industrial transformation towards a hydrogen economy leads to many questions: Where will the required green hydrogen come from? How do we handle hydrogen safely? What do hydrogen-based processes mean for plant and reaction engineering, equipment such as reactors, pumps or valves? And how will we manage the competition between industries and the world-wide logistics? These questions and more will be addressed in the ACHEMA special show.

New exhibition group established

Digital Hub

The process industries are going digital – and they need specialized partners to get the best out of digitalization, big data and artificial intelligence. With a new, integrated event concept, developed in league with key players from the digital sphere, it brings the digital transformation to the heart of ACHEMA.

Digital security is becoming an increasingly important issue for many companies in times of industry 4.0, networked production and in view of the high threat level posed by cyberattacks. The relevance of this topic has already been tangible in products and services from about 330 exhibitors at ACHEMA 2022.