When asked what issues will interest visitors to their stands at GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST most, there is a definite trend in the answers given by exhibitors: energy efficiency and resource minimisation in production processes. As the organiser of the four technology trade fairs, Messe Düsseldorf was quick to respond to this trend and already launched the “ecoMetals” campaign a year ago now. Relevant solutions and processes exhibitors have to offer are being showcased specially under the subtitle “Efficient Process Solutions”. Participants have had an opportunity to register for “ecoMetals” by sending a detailed description of their processes and products to Messe Düsseldorf. The exhibits submitted had to meet one of the following requirements, however: they had to save energy or deploy materials and other resources efficiently in production, make climate-compatible use of renewable energies or involve optimised energy controlling and innovative technologies.
The companies participating are identified specially not only on the websites www.gifa.de, www.metec.de, www.thermprocess.de and www.newcast.de but also in the printed trade fair catalogue and on the stands at the fairs. Messe Düsseldorf is also publishing a separate brochure about the ecoMetals campaign with the names of the exhibitors and the descriptions of their energy-efficient solutions. There is a handy pocket guide with which anyone can find out particularly quickly which exhibitors he wants to visit during the trade fairs.
The participants include such well-known companies as Oskar Frech GmbH, Heinrich Wagner Sinto Maschinenfabrik, Italpresse – Gauss from Italy, Magma, Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke and Vesuvius GmbH Foseco Foundry Division. An initial review of the products presented shows that these companies are making outstanding progress and are playing a pioneering role in the development of low-energy products. The new drive concept from Oskar Frech GmbH, for example, offers potential savings of 30 to 60 per cent compared with conventionally driven hydraulic machines.
Energy efficiency is an issue that is being covered extensively in the high-quality side programme at the four trade fairs too. Since the fairs are closely linked to each other, the forums and congresses will give an entire sector of industry the chance to meet, exchange ideas and discuss trends.
Summary of GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS, NEWCAST 2011
The four international technology trade fairs GIFA (International Foundry Trade Fair), METEC (International Metallurgical Technology Trade Fair), THERMPROCESS (International Trade Fair for Thermo Process Technology) and NEWCAST (International Trade Fair for Precision Castings) are being held in Düsseldorf from 28. June to 2. July 2011. Everything in the city on the River Rhine will be revolving around precision castings, foundry technology, metallurgy and thermo process technology for five days during these events. A high-quality side programme consisting of seminars, international congresses and lecture series is once again being organised at the trade fairs. All four trade fairs and the relevant programmes are focussing on the issue of energy efficiency and resource minimisation. Further information can be obtained in the Internet at www.gmtn.de or at www.gifa.de, www.metec.de, www.thermprocess.de and www.newcast.de.
Messe Düsseldorf organises not only GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST with the general motto “The Bright World of Metals” but also other high-quality trade fairs for the metallurgy and foundry industry all over the world. They include the trade fairs FOND-EX (International Foundry Fair) in the Czech Republic, Metallurgy Litmash (International Trade Fair for Metallurgy Machinery, Plant Technology & Products) in Moscow and Metallurgy India in Bombay. The range for the metal industries is supplemented by two more events at the Düsseldorf location: Valve World Expo (international industrial valve trade fair and congress) and ALUMINIUM, the global trade fair and congress run by Reed Exhibitions.
Press photos, logos and a hall plan as well as all press releases and articles can be found at www.gmtn.de.