Energy – generally in the form of heat – is needed to smelt ores as well as to refine and cast the metal obtained as a result. Heat is, however, also necessary to produce and process non-metallic materials such as glass, ceramics and polymers or building materials like cement. So it is no surprise that the thermal processes and the furnaces and other equipment required to carry them out are very varied.
The Thermprocess 2015 trade fair, which will take place in Düsseldorf/Germany from 16.06.-20.06.2015, will give an insight into the latest innovations in thermo process technology, the wide range of different applications and future developments. In total, the roughly 300 exhibitors in Halls 9 and 10 have reserved more than 10 300 m² of exhibition space.
A broad insight into the latest developments in the heat engineering field will be given by the additional events that will be taking place at the trade fair. At the Thermprocess symposium, for example, experts will hold discussions about technical innovations relating to heat treatment and modern energy engineering plant concepts.
The symposium is organised by the Thermprocess Technology Trade Association in the German Engineering Association (VDMA). In January 2015, the VDMA reported that German thermo process technology production was 4 % higher in the first half of 2014 than in the same period of the previous year. The orders obtained by the end of the first half of 2014 were 11 % up on the level recorded in the first half of 2013. More commissions were placed primarily by countries outside Germany.