With about 500 exhibitors this year's CHEMTECH (20. - 23.02.2019) was again well utilised. These included 46 German companies that exhibited either at the German joint stand or often together with representatives or the local partner - a trend that has been increasing for years. The German presence was thus significantly higher than originally predicted.
This time, the fourth VDMA Management Meeting Process Technology India took place at CHEMTECH on 20.02.2019. With 25 participants it was the best attended industry meeting so far! The mood was excellent, because the year 2018 went very well! Growth rates of between 10 and 20 percent - in some cases even above - were reported from everyone.
IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, will once again present the innovations of the environmental technology sector in Munich in May 2020.
From 12 to 17 May, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, in cooperation with the VDMA and DECHEMA, is leading a business trip to Sao Paulo for manufacturers and technology providers. Target markets are the chemical, biomass, pulp and sugar industries in the state of Sao Paolo (Brazil). A process technology symposium is planned for interested Brazilian users and visits by local companies in the northwest of the state.
For 2019, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is again offering an official federal participation with a joint stand at the IRAN OIL SHOW (IOGRPE "Iran Oil, Refinery & Petrochemical Products Exhibition"). Especially in spite of difficult times, some members want to continue to show presence on site.
In 2019, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is again sponsoring a German joint stand at ADIPEC at the suggestion of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). As in the previous year, the VDMA expects a waiting list due to the strong demand for stands. The Association recommends its members to register immediately with the implementing company.
Every two years the OGI Oil & Gas Indonesia Exhibition takes place in Jakarta parallel to "Mining Indonesia". For the petrochemical and oil & gas industries, it is the most important trade fair in the country. Interested companies can register now.
The VDMA International Trade Fair list for process technology is updated regularly. The latest version can be found on the web of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association in the section "Trade Fairs".
The VDMA invites to the next Oil Gas Petrochemical Networking Meeting on 31.1.2019 in Frankfurt. This time the focus will be on the Gulf region and the topic of Power-to-X. On the evening before the meeting are interested members and guests for dinner together.
On 28 March 2019, the VDMA Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Division is organising a Tank storage & pipeline Excellence Forum at StocExpo Europe (26 - 28 March 2019), the leading tank technology trade fair, in Rotterdam. A lecture is free of charge for interested VDMA members. Registration deadline is 1.2.2019.

Press releases

At the special show "Process Industry 4.0: The Age of Modular Production" ISPE, NAMUR, ProcessNet, VDMA and ZVEI show how the flexibility of plants in the process industry can be significantly increased through modularization.

EU-28 as stabiliser for the growth path
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports to more than one billion euros for the first time in 2018. Compared to the previous year, exports increased significantly (plus 3.9 percent) to around 1,038 million euros (2018) compared to around 999 million euros (2017).
Export market China booming with 54 percent growth
German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to stabilise their exports at a high level in 2017. Compared to the previous year, exports rose slightly (plus 0.4 percent) to around 993 million euros (2017) compared to around 990 million euros (2016).
Making the world a good deal cleaner, conserving resources and maintaining good air and clear water - that requires state-of-the-art mechanical engineering. Around 3,300 exhibitors are demonstrating at IFAT in Munich that the technologies are ready to efficiently separate and recycle recyclable materials, clean water from plastic waste or purify polluted air. The machine manufacturers from Germany play a leading role here.
ACHEMA from 11th to 15th of June 2018 is the leading exhibition for the manufacturers of process plants and equipment. Richard Clemens, Managing Director of VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Association is pleased „that her in Frankfurt we will once again have an opportunity to see “live” and for ourselves what German engineers have to offer when it comes to process plant and equipment. For the manufacturers of process plants and equipment ACHEMA takes place in an economically positive surrounding.
Lectures & German / European Pavilion at GASTECH Barcelona in September 2018 - register now!.
We only need water for drinking, cooking and washing, right? Not even close! Water is in everything around us – from paper to clothes, computers and cars. Do you know how much water runs through your hands every day without you knowing it?
After 5 years of steady growth, the German production of process machinery and equipment dropped by 10 percent to 6.9 billion euros in 2015. Exports of process engineering machinery and equipment reached a volume of 5.5 billion euros. This is an increase of 1 percent compared to last year.
In 2015, the German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports by nearly 3 percent.


Just in time for IFAT, the product directory Process Plant and Equipment has been published.
The new „VDMA Technology Guide Oil – Gas – Petrochemistry 2017/2018“ has been published under the tigle Fossil and Renewable Ressource for sustainable Processes / Fossile und Erneuerbare Ressourcen für zukunftsfähige Prozesse.
The July issue of the VDMA Nachrichten published the article "Beverage industry - Water technology with cleanliness" in its column Focus Technology. This article dealt in depth with the foodstuff water.
In this brochure, member companies of the VDMA Water and Wastewater Technology Group provide a compendium of their range of supplies and services. The 12th edition 2016 is introduced at IFAT and is available for download.
Document for support of enquiry, offer, order processing etc. at the in the title described elastomer sealing material.
Monika Mages
Monika Mages
Process Engineering Department: Consultant for Statistics, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, Marketing Working Group of the Process Engineering and Equipment Association / Member Support / Events and Publications
+49 69 6603-1395
+49 69 6603-1421
Richard Clemens
Richard Clemens
Managing Director
+49 69 6603-1431
+49 69 6603-2431

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