A stand-alone portfolio unites the leading trade fairs for the industry of metal and flow technologies.
Metalflow Alliance: Your gate to the full world of metal
Flow and metal technologies are becoming increasingly important worldwide. Their technological innovations have reached high standards and are beginning to open up new horizons regarding current topics such as energy and resource efficiency.
The Metalflow Alliance comprises more than 30 trade fairs from the Metal and Flow Technologies segment. More than 9800 exhibitors are now part of the Alliance, and more than 338,000 visitors have visited their trade shows so far.
If you as a trade visitor are interested in these trade fairs, you are also in the right place. All information about the Metalflow Alliance can be found on this portal or on the following pages. This portal gives you an overview of which trade fairs are in the field of metal and flow technologies and where you can count on the proven expertise of Messe Düsseldorf anywhere in the world. Here you will find the undisputed No. 1 trade fairs in their fields, as well as current trends and forward-looking solutions.
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The "HyTraGen" (Hydrogen-Tram for next Generation) research project has begun in Chemnitz. Hörmann Vehicle Engineering GmbH and Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) want to put Europe's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered streetcar into operation by the end of 2026.
The Erlangen-based company Hydrogenious LOHC is investigating the use of the chemical hydrogen carrier benzyltoluene for industrial customers in the Danube region. The "Green Hydrogen@Blue Danube" project has now been recognized by the European Commission as an IPCEI project.
Patrizia SE, the parent company of storage operator Storag Etzel, and Gasunie have concluded an option agreement for the storage of hydrogen. The Dutch gas network operator plans to store hydrogen in the multi-chamber storage facility of the "H2Cast Etzel" project. The first phase of project development is now set to begin.
Taiwan has a very strict set of regulations for pipeline safety. Following a serious accident a few years ago, the regulations there were tightened considerably. The new regulations are based on the German “Technische Regel für Rohrfernleitungen (TRFL)” and the American “Recommended practice 1130” of the American Petroleum Institute (API RP 1130).
Edith Sandvoss, an experienced Supervisory Board member and shareholder, has decided to step down from her position on the Supervisory Board of SAMSON AG for personal reasons and at her own request. Carsten Reinhardt will succeed her until the next Supervisory Board election in 2025.
A global company that provides automation solutions and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries has made a change to its management team. Janne Pynnönen took up the position of Senior Vice President for Operational Development at Valmet on 1 February 2024.
The projects of the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Raketentechnik und Raumfahrt e. V. (WARR) aim to be the first student team in Europe to develop a hybrid rocket with a cryogenic engine. The students' task is to design a sounding rocket that combines technological excellence with safety and efficiency.
The HEAT4ENERGY project aims to utilise industrial waste heat and convert it into electrical energy. To this end, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is developing and testing innovative materials for use in thermomagnetic generators.
Microsoft is planning to invest 3.2 billion euros in Germany by 2026 in order to drive forward the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. According to Microsoft, this investment is the largest in the company's 40-year history in Germany.
The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) has published its seminar programme for this year. It includes a wide range of seminars on various topics, including ultrasonic measurement technology, optical spectroscopy, displacement measurement, industrial image processing and a discussion on "Chat-GPT - hype or hysteria".
Dresden-based Sunfire GmbH has completed the installation of what the company claims is Finland's first industrial-scale electrolyzer. Around a year after the foundation stone was laid, the finished plant is now ready for operation in the town of Harjavalta.
The Düsseldorf district government has granted Duisburg-based steel manufacturer Thyssenkrupp Steel approval for the early start of construction of its Duisburg direct reduction plant (DRI plant). The company expects final approval by the end of 2024.
The Oldenburg-based energy service provider EWE has joined the hydrogen infrastructure project "Flow - making hydrogen happen". EWE Gas Storage CEO Peter Schmidt signed the declaration of accession with initiator Gascade in Kassel.
The VDE's interdisciplinary expert group recently published a new impulse paper that takes an in-depth look at the resilience of German electricity and communication grids. Interested parties can download the paper free of charge.
TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH, as a leading testing company, has received the coveted accreditation from the German accreditation body DAkkS. This accreditation authorises the company to test and certify H2 generation systems and electrolysis systems in accordance with the requirements of ISO 22734:2019.
HIMA has acquired the Norwegian technology company Origo Solutions, as the company reports in a press release. The corresponding company purchase agreement was signed on 8 January and came into effect on 31 January.
A German company in the field of torque-controlled, precision bolting technology is extremely satisfied with its results for 2023. The outlook for the new financial year is also extremely positive. This optimistic assessment results not only from the promising potential in the industries served to date, but also from new opportunities in steel construction.
According to a ZVEI press release, incoming orders in the German electrical and digital industry in December 2023 were 5.3% below the previous year's level. Dr Andreas Gontermann, Chief Economist of the ZVEI, commented: "Looking back, the industry therefore recorded a total of nine months of declining orders last year," said ZVEI Chief Economist Dr Andreas Gontermann.
A Swiss ball valve manufacturer has expanded its production capacities. The high global demand for the PFA ball valve with the patented TrueFloat® technology has had a significant influence on this development. ChemValve-Schmid has been manufacturing high-quality PTFE valves for more than 30 years.
The reliability of the sealing technology in insulin pumps is of vital importance for people with type 1 diabetes. Ensuring the long-term functionality of these small devices is therefore of crucial importance.
In order to monitor and reduce sustainability risks within the supply chain, GF Piping Systems has signed a contract with Prewave. The company offers an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered risk assessment to help customers comply with the Corporate Social Responsibility Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The directive was launched by the European Union (EU) in June 2023.
In December 2023, incoming orders in the mechanical and plant engineering sector in North Rhine-Westphalia recorded a price-adjusted decline of 25 percent compared to the previous year. Domestic orders fell by 30 percent, while orders from abroad fell by 22 percent.
The importance of hydrogen for the long-term success of the energy transition is undisputed. It plays an outstanding role in sealing technology in particular, as numerous components of hydrogen and fuel cells are based on special manufacturing processes for seal production.
thyssenkrupp Materials de México recently opened a new service centre in San Luis Potosí. This centre has a strong focus on sustainability and electromobility in the automotive industry. With an investment of 34 million euros, around 65 new jobs will be created. The opening marks a milestone in the total investment of 100 million euros in North America within 15 months.
On 8 February 2024, the Initiative Energien Speichern e.V. (INES) published the February update on the association's own gas scenarios. It shows that the average temperatures in the months of winter 2023/2024 have so far been above the assumed normal temperatures.