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New date and new product groups for Cleanzone 2020

11 Dec 2019

Cleanzone 2020 will be held on a new date. The international trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology is taking place on 18 and 19 November 2020. Also new: product groups will be presented in accordance with the logic of cleanroom production processes.

Cleanzone Product, Messe Frankfurt/Petra Welzel
Cleanzone Product, Messe Frankfurt/Petra Welzel

The dates and days of the week for Cleanzone 2020 have changed. In 2020, the international trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology will be taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 November in Hall 1.2 on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Registration is now open at for anyone interested in exhibiting at the trade fair – and those who do so by 15 January 2020 can take advantage of our special early-bird rate.

Also new in 2020: product groups will be presented in accordance with the logic of cleanroom processes. Cleanzone’s product groups will be assigned to six primary categories: Architecture/Planning, Building Technology / Construction, Equipment & Fixtures/Furnishings, Measurement Technology, Hygiene/Microbiology and Outward Transfer. These categories are based on the logistics chain in cleanroom production, extending from airlock entry to packing.

Kerstin Horaczek, Group Show Director Technology at Messe Frankfurt, explains the reasons for the event’s new structure: “By implementing this new arrangement at Cleanzone, we are able to reflect the full scope of the complex processes involved in contamination control. This makes it even clearer that the international trade fair covers all aspects of cleanroom technology and allows us to support its international growth for exhibitors and visitors alike.” The new product group alignment provides exhibitors with an attractive venue in which to present their latest innovations while simultaneously affording visitors a comprehensive overview of the full range of innovative prowess on offer in each category.

The idea for this new structure originated in a meeting of the Cleanzone strategy commission in early 2019. As a member of the commission, Josef Ortner played a significant role in this development, and he explains why he considers these categories to be so important: “Exhibitors and users need a market showcase featuring high-quality providers, as well as the opportunity for knowledge transfer and sharing expertise. Cleanzone and its Frankfurt location are ideal for presenting the full spectrum of what the international cleanroom industry has to offer for users and the supplier sector.

From airlock entry to packing, on 19 and 20 November 2019 there were 80 providers from 13 countries on hand to present their pioneering solutions for the full scope of complex material flows in cleanrooms. Frankfurt played host to 1,300 participants from 42 countries.

The next Cleanzone will be taking place on 18 and 19 November 2020.

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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