Over four days, some 600 exhibitors from around the globe will present their complete range of products and services: plants, machinery, equipment, processes and raw materials. All segments will be represented, ranging from classic ceramics to industrial ceramics to technical ceramics and powder metallurgy. As a trade show for equipment suppliers, ceramitec is the meeting point for leading manufacturers, users and scientists. Here, they meet, exchanging views and information. This creates synergies and makes new technologies and applications from the industry, research and development more widely known.
Four halls for ceramics
In 2018, ceramitec will take place in Halls A5, A6, B5 and B6 and can be reached via the East Entrance. Raw materials and additives, powder, production materials and ancillaries will be on display in Hall A6. Hall A5 will accommodate refractory materials, kiln furniture, kilns and equipment for kilns, and research. In Hall B6, visitors will find plants, machinery, and equipment for whitewares and refractory ceramics, technical ceramics and powder metallurgy, and finally, in Hall B5, plants, machinery, and equipment for heavy clay ceramics.
More than 15 000 participants from over 90 countries are expected to attend the event with around 20 000 m² exhibition space over four halls.
ceramitec’s high proportion of foreign participants impressively demonstrates the trade show’s international importance. In 2015, the event boasted more than 373 international exhibitors. Over 60 % of the participants came from abroad.
High-calibre conference programme
Just like previous editions, ceramitec 2018 will be accompanied by a high-calibre conference programme. The ceramitec Forum in Hall A5 constitutes the platform for knowledge and know-how transfer, for research and development. Attendance at the specialist lectures and panel discussions is free of charge. All lectures are offered with simultaneous translation in German and English.
In addition, the Annual Meeting of the German Ceramic Society (Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft – DKG) will be held parallel to the trade show for the first time. In the conference rooms above the exhibition halls, lectures on topics like ceramics in energy technology or Industry 4.0 are planned. Thanks to the DKG lecture programme, it will be possible to span a bridge between industry and science, also for the benefit of the visitors.