What will the process industry look like in 2025? More flexible, more integrated, more biological, experts say. Three focal topics bring “Flexible Production”, “Chemical and pharma logistics” and “Biotech for Chemistry” to the forefront at ACHEMA 2018.

Two months before the start there are unmistakable signs that ACHEMA 2018 will be a crowd-puller. More than 3.500 exhibitors from all around the globe have already booked a stand at this leading show for the process industries in Frankfurt am Main. From 11 to 15 June 2018 they will be showcasing their innovations for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries from laboratory to large-scale plant through to the packaging line. And there is no lack of topics: the energy turnaround, novel antibiotics, water treatment and innovative materials, to name but a few – chemistry and process engineering present solutions for practically all sectors. 

Given the immense interest of exhibitors, the organizers anticipate a corresponding rush of visitors. More than167,000 participants are needed to exceed the figure for the last event in 2015 which for one week made Frankfurt am Main the epicentre of the global process industries. Particularly in pharmaceutical technology and automation the demand for space has already exceeded supply. Moreover, the “classical” ACHEMA exhibition groups, such as pumps, process engineering and the laboratory sector, have also shown a keen interest. ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. The spectrum ranges from laboratory equipment, pumps and analytical devices to packaging machinery, boilers and stirrers through to safety technology, materials and software, thus covering the entire needs of the chemical, pharmaceutical and food production industries. The accompanying congress, featuring 800 scientific lectures and numerous guest and partner events, complements the wide range of themes of the exhibition.