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Choosing the Right Cleaning Process for Maximum Product Quality, Cost Efficiency and Sustainability


Today, component cleaning is a quality and cost-relevant production factor in every sector of industry, with a steadily growing significance. In addition to the various component cleanliness requirements, future company competitiveness will thus increasingly depend on fulfilling the high standards for resource and energy efficiency. As an information and procurement platform featuring  the world’s most comprehensive range of products and services, parts2clean offers the  right range of solutions for this. The supporting program of the 20th leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning, taking place from 26  to 28 September 2023 at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center (Germany), will provide  information on all the latest trends, innovations and benchmark applications. 

Modified and new components, new manufacturing and coating technologies,  innovative materials and material combinations, the increasing digitization of  manufacturing – these and other trends also require new and adapted cleaning  processes in industrial parts and surface cleaning. In addition to particulate  contamination, there is an increasing focus on filmic contamination – which must be  removed in a stable and efficient way. At the same time, ever-stricter energy efficiency  and climate protection targets need to be met. 

Solutions for every task and industry 

“The exhibitors at this year’s parts2clean will present ideally adapted and future oriented solutions to meet these stiffer requirements,” reports Christoph Nowak,  Project Director at Deutsche Messe. “These include developments in the area of wet  chemical processes and dry cleaning technologies, as well as for improved energy and  resource efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness and flexibility, and the integration of  component cleaning into connected manufacturing processes.” A novelty at the  anniversary event is the addition of the “High Purity” theme to the parts2clean core  areas, which addresses special solutions for the semiconductor supplier industry,  medical technology, sensor technology, electronics and numerous applications related  to electromobility. The leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface  cleaning will be held at the Germany-based Stuttgart Exhibition Center from 26-28  September 2023. 

Supporting program focuses on competition-relevant themes 

The exhibitor presentations across industries, technologies and materials will be  complemented by a supporting program which is ideally adapted to the current  challenges in component cleaning. “With knowledge and expertise as well as  approaches to solutions for process design, adaptation and optimization, the focus is  on competition-relevant topics which are not covered anywhere else to this degree,” notes Nowak.  

Bilingual technical forum – value-added knowledge on basics and trends 

The bilingual technical forum at parts2clean has been one of the highlights of this leading international trade fair for many years. Renowned experts from research and  science, as well as from associations and industry, will offer knowledge and expertise,  as well as benchmark solutions, in simultaneously translated presentations (German <> English) on the following topics at this year’s event: “The basics of industrial  cleaning processes” – this includes presentations on the mode of action of cleaning  processes and media, drying processes, special features and the suitability of product  carriers, and component design that is optimized for cleaning. The session “Monitoring  and controlling cleaning processes” will focus on process automation, the use of AI  (artificial intelligence) for cleaning and analysis processes, and integration into factory  automation systems. In the presentation block “Cleaning for electrical engineering and  electronics”, practical examples and special solutions will be presented, along with fundamental challenges and both the opportunities and limits involved in cleaning  technology.

 The section “High purity applications – challenges and solutions” will  address applications for, among other things, EUV lithography, semiconductor  manufacturing, microtechnology, medical and pharmaceutical technology, while also  highlighting actual innovations. For verification of the technical cleanliness achieved,  the presentations in the “Monitoring and analyzing cleaned surfaces” section will  provide detailed information and solutions.  

Technical cleanliness process chain 

How can the required component cleanliness not only be achieved in the process, but  also be verified? Answers to this question are provided by the special show “Technical  Cleanliness”, organized as a joint project with the CEC (Cleaning Excellence Center).  Both the path to and the implementation of innovative technologies for component  cleanliness as well as the accompanying quality assurance will be demonstrated here.  

FiT2clean Award and special show area  

The Fachverband industrielle Teilereinigung association (FiT) will once again be  represented with a special showcase and an attractive program. One major highlight  will consist of the presentation of the FiT2clean Award on 28 September. This award,  endowed with 10,000 euros, will be presented for the second time during this year’s parts2clean. The award is given annually for outstanding achievements and innovative  solutions in industrial component cleaning. 

Information on the supporting program as well as the complete program of  presentations at the technical forum be available on the parts2clean homepage  tentatively by the beginning of August. 

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