Hannover/Stuttgart. parts2clean in Stuttgart demonstrated the increasing importance of cleaning processes in the age of Industrie 4.0 and AI. Steadily growing demand for clean surfaces and components requires highly efficient cleaning technologies as well as seamless integration of processes throughout the production chain. Exhibitors from more than ten countries informed the trade visitors about new products and solutions for clean parts and surfaces. "We are delighted that parts2clean restarted so successfully and confirmed its role as the most important international platform for industrial parts and surface cleaning," says Arno Reich, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe AG. "We are very satisfied with the number of visitors under the given conditions, especially since the quality was extremely high."

Roughly 2,000 visitors came to parts2clean in Stuttgart, one in five of them from abroad. The strongest visitor countries were Austria, France, Italy, and Switzerland. Visitor quality was excellent: every third visitor came from top management, every fifth from the department manager level. Every third visitor came to part2clean with specific investment plans. The strongest visitor industries were the automotive industry (33 percent) as well as mechanical and plant engineering, followed by medical and semiconductor technology and the aerospace industry.

Innovations and further developments

parts2clean featured numerous new and further developments. Trade show premieres included plant, process and process technology, clean and cleaning rooms, cleaning media and containers, work piece carriers and washing baskets, degreasing and cleaning solutions, ultrasonic devices for cleaning, bathroom maintenance, cleanliness control, corrosion protection, and packaging.

Expert forum a magnet for visitors

Fraunhofer’s cleaning division organized the parts2clean forum, which provided a unique knowledge platform for all topics related to parts and surface cleaning. Hundreds attended the forum on-site and 1,500 participants joined online. Frank-Holm Rögner, division manager at Fraunhofer, reported, "We are extremely satisfied with the high level of participation in our forum, where we were able to welcome not only national but also international visitors. The number of visitors is lower overall than in 2019, but the quality is very good. The topics ‘challenges due to film contamination’ and 'cleaning for medical and pharmaceutical technology’ were particularly well received. There was also strong interest in the areas of standardization and guidelines and the exhibitor product presentations. The demand for up-to-date information is huge, which is a great position for the parts2clean forum."

The exhibitors were also completely satisfied:

Samuel Wolf, Assistance to the Management, vapic GmbH
"As the leading trade fair for industrial parts cleaning, parts2clean has been the most important of all trade shows for us for years. What makes parts2clean special is that customers come with specific project ideas and want to develop solutions together on-site. Visitors demand a wide range of specialist knowledge to meet their requirements. We rate this year’s show just as successful as parts2clean 2019 and thank all visitors for their interest. We look forward to starting the new projects."

Wolfgang Kaufmann, Head of Sales, Zippel GmbH
"We were pleasantly surprised that on the morning of the first day we had many visitors at the exhibit. That was the best morning at the show so far. The other two days of the fair were also very well attended. Of course, we cannot compare the absolute number with 2019, but the visitors who were at parts2clean were specifically looking for solutions and were not only interested in our standard systems, but also in tailor-made solutions, which we manufacture completely customer-specific."

The next parts2clean runs from 11 to 13 October 2022 in Stuttgart.