Attendance at the ninth parts2clean trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning rose by roughly 18 percent over last year, an indication that companies around the world are focusing more and more attention on industrial cleaning technology. The fair, held in October in Germany, featured 4,779 visitors from 49 countries, and 237 exhibitors, an increase of roughly 7 percent.
“Parts2clean is now well established and is becoming more and more international," says Karl-Heinz Schoch, director of the cleaning technology business division at Elma – Hans Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG. "In addition to visitors from the German speaking countries, we also had visitors from Hungary, Poland, England, Brazil, Turkey and Singapore at our booth, and they brought along concrete problems that have to be solved.”
Show organizers report that nearly all of the exhibitors arrived at similar conclusions. For example, Dr. Uwe Anton Schubert, global area sales manager at Dürr Ecoclean GmbH, says: “On the one hand, we took advantage of our trade fair presentation to introduce new products and to exhibit our broad ranging product portfolio. On the other hand, we set ourselves the goal of refreshing business relations with existing customers and establishing contact with new companies, and we succeeded in both areas in a well-balanced fashion.”
Daniel Fisch from the marketing department at Reinhausen Plasma GmbH, who participated at parts2clean for the first time this year, also drew a positive conclusion: “We had visitors at our booth from the optics and automotive industries, machinery manufacturing and other sectors with concrete micro-cleaning requirements, and in some cases they even brought their workpieces along with them. We were able to provide visitors with information about cleaning solutions with plasma at atmospheric pressure and fielded lots of RFQs. We’re glad we exhibited at parts2clean.”
Content presented at parts2clean, which covered a broad range of industry sectors and materials, also met visitor expectations. Ninety-five percent of attendees reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the exhibition portfolio, which ranged form simple to highly complex cleaning tasks. The program also focused on a holistic approach to the cleaning process, which is becoming more and more common. This includes workpiece carriers, bath maintenance, cleanliness inspection, avoidance of recontamination and temporary corrosion protection.
The 10th parts2clean will take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre October 23-25, 2012.