ILMAC is the specialist fair for process and laboratory technology and is being held for the 20th time already in 2013. ILMAC depicts all the industrial applications in process and laboratory technology, from research and development via pilot testing and engineering, right through to production and disposal.
The focal topics at ILMAC 2013 will be as follows:
- As in the pharmaceuticals production chain, the manufacturing process continues on without interruption to the primary and secondary packaging stages.
- Pharmaceuticals packaging thus forms an integral part of the production process.
- Various technical overlaps exist between the production process and pharmaceuticals packaging – including as far as the exhibitors are concerned.
- ILMAC offers a high concentration of visitors from the pharmaceuticals sector and hence access to those responsible for pharmaceuticals packaging.
- Those responsible for pharmaceuticals packaging are production specialists at the same time.
Focus on food and beverage technology
Today, food and beverage technology differs only marginally from the pharmaceuticals industry in terms of the interplay between nutrition, food quality and health in the production processes and hygiene regulations. The increasingly rigorous quality and hygiene regulations for this industry call for measures similar to those in the pharmaceuticals industry. Developments in the two industries are running virtually in parallel.
When it comes to mechanical and thermal processes, in particular, and also to the biological and chemical methods involved, additional new markets have been opening up for the manufacturers of production machinery for some time now, since many of their systems and products can also be used in the food industry with just slight changes or even no changes at all.
ILMAC will be depicting these markets to a greater extent in the light of the growing importance of functional and convenience food. Working in close cooperation with the relevant associations and specialist journals and focusing more intensively on the food value chain, we will be taking up the interests of our exhibitors and helping to expand their visitor target groups.