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PARTEC 2016: "Industry meets Science" at the international trade congress for particle technology

The lion’s share of products in our everyday lives contain particles or are based on particulate ingredients and precursors. International scientists and experts in particle technology are meeting at the PARTEC congress in Nuremberg from 19 to 21 April to discuss the latest developments in this field. Held in English, this congress features more than 230 presentations and sessions on topics like particle formation, measuring methods and simulation. One highlight is the award of the Friedrich-Löffler Prize for young scientists by the VDI-GVC (VDI Society for Process and Chemical Engineering), the honorary sponsor of PARTEC. The PARTEC congress takes place every three years alongside the POWTECH exhibition in Nuremberg.

Industry meets Science

About 500 participants are expected to attend PARTEC this year. They will experience one of the largest congresses since PARTEC was founded in 1975. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Nirschl, Head of the Institute for Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will be chairman of the congress in 2016. In keeping with this year’s PARTEC theme of "Industry meets Science", the congress aims to bring together university knowledge and practical challenges and find new solutions together. Leading scientists from the world of particle research and heads of R&D at top companies like Nestlé and Novartis have been secured as keynote speakers. Attendees will explore fundamental application-specific issues relating to particle production and processing together with many other speakers.

Particle power for all areas
Particles play a role in manufacturing processes in a wide variety of sectors from cosmetics, food, medicine to chemicals and in the development of innovative substances and surfaces. The PARTEC programme is just as diverse. The conference rooms in NCC Ost will host sessions on processes like particle formation, particle characterisation, measuring methods and processes like agglomeration, formulation and coating. Computer simulation methods that can help to reliably predict particle behaviour will also be presented and discussed. Awards for young research talent

The VDI Society for Process and Chemical Engineering (VDI-GVC) will present the Friedrich-Löffler Prize for young scientists at the start of the congress. The €3,000 award is designed to foster the next generation of engineering scientists and is handed out every three years. The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) will present the Excellence Award in Mechanics of Particulate Solids on 20 April, the second day of PARTEC.

A short excursion into the world of industry
For the first time, VDI will also offer all PARTEC attendees guided tours of the POWTECH exhibition, which is held concurrently in Nuremberg, on the second day of the congress. Experts will provide information about the latest process technology on an industrial scale at the leading exhibition for mechanical process technology, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids. Twenty tours with six different topics will be available, depending on the attendee's interest, all with the goal of forging new ties between scientists and industry.

Text & Bild: partec.info



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