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Cleanzone Award: Great ideas in the spotlight

24 Jun 2020

With the Cleanzone Award, Messe Frankfurt and Wiley-Verlag are helping companies in the cleanroom industry obtain international publicity for their innovations. The award will be presented at Cleanzone, the international trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology, on 19 November. The deadline for submissions is 15 August.

In the rapidly growing cleanroom and hygiene market, innovations are the key engine for success. To help promote innovation within the industry, Messe Frankfurt is once again joining forces with the publisher Wiley-Verlag and its ReinRaumTechnik trade journal to present the Cleanzone Award at Cleanzone 2020, which is taking place on 18 and 19 November. The competition is open to companies, scientific institutions and individuals whose innovations help to increase efficiency and sustainability in cleanroom production processes. Anyone who would like to apply for the Cleanzone Award must submit their innovations to Messe Frankfurt by no later than 15 August. You will find registration forms and additional information at

A five-person panel will select the five most pioneering concepts amongst all submissions.

The panel of judges includes:

  • Josef Buchta, Ingenieurbüro & Reinraumservice Egon Buchta
  • Anja Diete, Messe Frankfurt
  • Josef Ortner, Ortner Reinraumtechnik
  • Dr. Roy Fox, Wiley-Verlag
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmitt, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University

The finalists will present their innovations at the international Cleanzone trade fair on 18 and 19 November both as part of a special poster exhibition and in a live presentation at the Cleanzone Plaza, making the award a magnet for international trade visitors and the trade press. The highlight is the presentation of the award on the second day of the trade fair to the winner chosen by the trade fair public. The award, which was established by Frank Duvernell, has been presented at the Cleanzone trade fair since 2012.

Cleanzone is aimed at decision-makers from all industries that use or build cleanroom production facilities or that are considering their future use to ensure high product quality – from the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries to the food industry, the field of microtechnology and the automotive industry.

The presentation of the Cleanzone Award is always a crowd-puller. (Messe Frankfurt/Sandra Gätke)
The presentation of the Cleanzone Award is always a crowd-puller. (Messe Frankfurt/Sandra Gätke)

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* Preliminary figures for 2019

* vorläufige Kennzahlen 2019