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Safety in a time of coronavirus: Cleanzone 2020 shows how it is done

21 Jul 2020

Cleanzone is taking place on 18 and 19 November in Frankfurt am Main, offering the cleanroom industry the opportunity to present the pioneering innovations needed today for protecting against infection and contamination. To ensure that Cleanzone offers a safe environment during a time of coronavirus, Messe Frankfurt has developed a concept uniting hygiene, organisational and medical measures.

Hygiene is paramount here – Cleanzone 2020. Source: Messe Frankfurt / Petra Welzel
Hygiene is paramount here – Cleanzone 2020. Source: Messe Frankfurt / Petra Welzel

Cleanzone, the international trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology, is being held in Frankfurt am Main on 18 and 19 November in Hall 1.2. Cleanroom technology is an interdisciplinary technology that offers nearly unlimited possibilities for research and development to create practical solutions that increase safety. At Cleanzone, manufacturers of contamination control products – for whom face masks, personal protective equipment, air exchange systems and disinfection are already daily practice – can showcase their full range of products that not only safeguard hygiene and quality in production facilities, but also restrict the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Josef Ortner from Ortner Reinraumtechnik, who is also a member of the Cleanzone strategy commission, points in particular to the responsibility and resulting opportunities for the cleanroom industry: “Cleanzone is coming at just the right time, giving the industry the chance to present their innovations for the fight against the novel coronavirus.

I myself do not expect there to be a second COVID-19 wave in autumn like the first one, nor do I believe that there will be a repeat of the large-scale lockdown measures like we had earlier this year, because we now have the capacity to precisely target our response to local outbreaks as the situation demands.”

Kerstin Horaczek, Group Show Director Technology at Messe Frankfurt, is also delighted that Cleanzone can be held in November: “We have been hearing the same thing from all sides: exhibitors and visitors alike want to return to trade fairs so that they can meet one another in person and establish business contacts. That is why we are so pleased that our officially approved hygiene concept will allow Cleanzone to take place in autumn 2020.”

Messe Frankfurt’s hygiene concept

Messe Frankfurt has developed a hygiene and safety concept that has been approved by the responsible authorities of the federal state of Hesse. This concept focuses on distancing, hygiene, fresh air and traceability.

The trade fair’s exhibitors and visitors will be required to complete a full registration with all essential information, including a self-declaration on their own health status. Furthermore, tickets will only be valid for specific days to ensure full traceability of all participants. Online ticketing also allows for a fully digital registration process and contactless payment, while spacious hall designs featuring five-metre-wide aisles for two-way travel and three-metre-wide aisles for one-way traffic ensure proper distancing. The wearing of face masks will also be required if mandated by the regulations in force when Cleanzone opens. Horaczek added that: “We will be providing exhibitors with tips and recommendations on how they can design their stands in compliance with applicable regulations to ensure safety for everyone involved.” Exhibitors and visitors can find the latest information on the safety and hygiene concept on our website:

Messe Frankfurt bases all its measures for improving hygiene on the exhibition grounds on the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. Furthermore, all provisions comply with the applicable requirements set out in Hesse’s ordinance on restricting contact and operations due to the coronavirus issued on 6 July 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 just under 2,600 employees at 29 locations, the company generates annual sales of some €736 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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