parts2clean 2023 redefines Industrial parts cleaning
As a result of structural changes in the industry, plus several new megatrends and the energy transition itself, the tasks and requirements in industrial parts and surface cleaning are also in a perpetual state of change. The 20th parts2clean takes this development into account with an expanded range of solutions and a new highlight topic: "High Purity". This anniversary edition of the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning will take place from 26 to 28 September at the Stuttgart Exhibition Grounds.
As the leading international networking hub for industrial parts and surface cleaning, parts2clean reflects the requirements of a number of user industries and offers a globally unique portfolio of solutions. This will become even clearer at this year’s anniversary event, thanks to an expanded range of offerings and the event’s new claim titled “Cleaning redefined”. In the words of Hendrik Engelking, Global Director at Deutsche Messe: “In addition to the familiar core areas of industrial parts cleaning, we are thus also covering new and ever-changing tasks that arise – for example, from the mobility and energy turnaround, the trends of automation, digitization and AI, sustainability, and, in some industries, stricter regulatory requirements. For example, cleaning solutions for electronics manufacturing, e-mobility, sensor technology, optical industry, medical and pharmaceutical technology will play a greater role,” he adds. And the energy efficiency of cleaning systems and processes is another area to be covered by the upcoming parts2clean.
High purity – more than just cleaning
For the first time in parts2clean's twenty-year history, this year’s edition will feature a highlight topic, “High Purity”. “The focus here will be on tasks that need to be solved, among other things, for complex mechanical components for the semiconductor supplier industry, in the precision optics and optoelectronics industry, thin-film technology, medical technology, as well as vacuum-technology components for the UHV, XHV and UCV sectors,” reports Engelking. The extremely stringent specifications for ultra-fine particulate, film-chemical, organic and inorganic purity required in these areas can only be met if the entire process chain is taken into consideration. Of course, the cleaning system also plays an important role here, but factors such as the cleanliness of the pre-processes, production materials and media, handling influences and ambient conditions, for example an adapted cleanroom, are just as decisive for stable, achievable results. It is also important to avoid recontamination and cross-contamination
Future-proof solutions for current and future requirements
“With its expanded range of solutions, as well as the highlight topic of High Purity, parts2clean continues to gain in attractiveness as the world's most important tradeshow for industrial parts and surface cleaning,” reports Engelking. And this is also the case in industrial sectors that may not have felt addressed in the past. This is because the cross-sector and cross-material offerings also enable companies to find out about cleaning applications and solutions in sectors of industry in which they have not previously been active. In addition, users from all manufacturing sectors as well as from remanufacturing and recycling will find future-proof solutions to meet current and new requirements in a stable and efficient manner.
Knowledge transfer included – bilingual technical forum
The bilingual technical forum will also make a valuable contribution. The simultaneously translated (German <> English) presentations by renowned speakers from science, research and industry will address current tasks and developments from a number of different business sectors. “Parts2clean thus offers national and international visitors one of the most sought-after sources of knowledge for learning about trends, innovations, benchmark applications and reports from the field,” says Hendrik Engelking. The knowledge meeting point, which is organized jointly with the Fraunhofer-Business Area “Cleaning” and the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT), is integrated into the flagship trade fair, and attendance is free of charge for visitors and exhibitors.