Alongside the latest exhibitor products and solutions, key themes of Cleanzone’s tenth year included automation, sustainability, and the challenge of supply chains.
More than 1,500 participants and 82 exhibiting companies from 17 countries gathered at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to share ideas and innovation in cleanroom and cleanliness technology, hygiene, and contamination control.
The importance of the industry came to the fore during the COVID pandemic, and its solutions are still in high demand – from filters and protective clothing to the development of medicines, the demand for increased hygiene measures and comprehensive contamination control. Priority was placed on solutions which help avoid production stoppages in times of crisis.
Running alongside the exhibition, the Cleanzone Conference included information and discussions on automation and supply chains, compliance and QMR as well as new standards and modern cleanroom concepts. The topic of sustainability was addressed in presentations including ‘Delivering energy efficiency solutions in pharmaceutical and life science cleanrooms.’ by Keith Beattie, ‘Towards holistic sustainability through circular economy,’ by Prof. Dr. Julia Krause and ‘Sustainability and Contamination Control in Hospitals,’ by MSc. Remko Noor. Lecturing on ‘Personalized Medicine – Chances and Challenges,’ Morten Schlothauer spoke about the relevance of patient-specific drug manufacturing. Lectures on intralogistics, diversity and the promotion of young talent in the cleanroom sector also proved to be popular.
Cleanzone was also an opportunity to celebrate achievement. Out of eleven applications for the Cleanzone Award, the title and €3,000 went to to Reinraum-Mieten for ‘Cleanroom Rental’, which provides temporary, individually configurable cleanrooms. Wolfgang Marzin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt said: "Ten years of Cleanzone – what an impressive anniversary edition. The trade fair has once again proven that the subject of cleanroom technology is innovative, important, and relevant for the future. The number of different industries, innovations and impulses for the future presented here is remarkable. It's great to see how new things can be created here on site."
Cleanzone will be held every two years, with the next event on 25 and 26 September 2024 in Frankfurt am Main.