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Cleanzone Comeback: optimisations and opportunities for the cleanroom of the future

21 Nov 2022

Individual cancer therapy through mRNA, cleanroom optimisations for energy savings, new education strategies, steps towards the circular economy as well as innovative projects - Cleanzone will launch on 23 November 2022 with solutions for the future.

After two years, Cleanzone opens its doors again for exhibitors and visitors. Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Petra Welzel
After two years, Cleanzone opens its doors again for exhibitors and visitors. Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Petra Welzel

10 years of Cleanzone. The anniversary edition of Cleanzone, international trade fair for cleanroom and cleanliness technology, hygiene and contamination control, opens its doors to visitors and exhibitors on 23 and 24 November in Frankfurt am Main. 82 exhibitors from 17 countries will present their innovations at the trade fair. Almost 40% of the exhibitors come from abroad. Among them, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Türkiye and the United States are particularly well represented. The trade fair is an important meeting place for the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, the chemical industry, healthcare, food technology, plastics technology, microsystems technology, optics, aerospace and the automotive sector. It addresses both classic and new fields of application and creates synergies between the various industries.

"The fact that Cleanzone is taking place this year with an enlarged area shows the important role of clean technology and the relevance of Frankfurt as a central location in Europe. Companies from all sectors that produce under clean conditions meet here and create valuable incentives and innovations for the future", says Wolfgang Marzin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt.

Highlights at Cleanzone

The top themes of this year's Cleanzone "Automation", "Sustainability" and "Supply Chains" address current and industry-relevant topics such as energy efficiency, supply chain problems caused by crises and optimisation of processes. The five nominees also respond to challenges and opportunities in cleanroom technology with their innovations for the Cleanzone Award 2022, which is presented by Messe Frankfurt and Wiley-Verlag. Visitors can vote for their favourites on site from 23 November, and the winner will be presented with the award at a ceremony on 24 November at 1 pm.

The Cleanzone Conference, which is included in the ticket price for the first time this year, reflects the developments and questions in cleanroom technology. It enables personal exchange, networking and discussion between visitors, exhibitors and representatives of the various industries. The knowledge forum will take place over two days with a wide-ranging programme of lectures including top speakers at the Cleanzone Plaza (Hall 1.2, Stand D30). These include talks such as "Delivering energy efficiency solutions in pharmaceutical & life science cleanrooms" by Keith Beattie (EECO2), "Diversity, equity, inclusiveness: The ICCCS's New "50 Young Professionals" Education Strategy" by Conor Murray (ICCCS, International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies) and Hasim Solmaz (Cleanroom Society of Turkey), "How is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft meeting the challenge of recruiting and educating young talent? " by Dr. Udo Gommel (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), "Promoting young talents made by DRRI" by Dr. Gernod Dittel (German Cleanroom Institute), "Towards holistic sustainability through circular economy" by Prof. Julia Krause (Dresden University of Applied Sciences) and "Personalized medicine - Chances and Challenges" by Morten Schlothauer (Tetragon Consulting Unternehmensberatung GmbH). The conference programme is being put together by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the Cleanzone Conference Expert Advisory Board. The panel includes representatives from the German Cleanroom Institute, the international umbrella organisation ICCCS, the VDI (Association of German Engineers) and Vogel Communications.

Another highlight is the mobile laboratory unit "Dikksi Co Vi - Diagnostics of contamination-critical samples for the reliable identification of corona viruses in wastewater" from the Fraunhofer IPA. The anti-corona project is located at the City Entrance on the outdoor exhibition grounds. Furthermore, visitors and exhibitors are cordially invited to the Cleanzone Happy Hour from 5 pm on the Cleanzone Plaza.


International Trade Fair for Cleanroom and Cleanliness Technology, Hygiene and Contamination Control.

Cleanzone will take place on 23 + 24 November 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of 2,200 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. As in the previous year, annual sales for 2021 were significantly lower owing to the COVID-19 pandemic: approximately €154 million compared with Group sales as high as €736 million in pre-pandemic 2019. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. Sustainable business practices are a central pillar in our corporate strategy and strike a healthy balance between ecological and economic interests, social responsibility and diversity. Another of Messe Frankfurt’s strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of 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. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.

With its headquarters 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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