Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology 2018 to focus on the development of Building IoT
Aug 17, 2018

Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology will open its doors in September to reveal the latest technical achievments that China has to offer across the Building IoT sector. The fair has earned significant support from industry peers over the years and is due to host over 250 renowned companies from around the world. With more than 28,000 visitors expected, this year’s fair is set to be its busiest edition ever.

The 2018 edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) will be held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) to present the latest smart home and building innovations. This year, a wide range of technological breakthroughs in the intelligent building sector, including AI & IoT applications, smart lighting, smart parking and smart security will take centre stage, offering participants a comprehensive overview of the industry.

Regarding the future development of the intelligent building industry, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “With the remarkable progress in big data and cloud computing technologies in recent years, cognitive buildings that integrate user-oriented lighting, parking, HVAC and energy-saving functions have become a viable option in the China market. To cope with this rising demand, special attention is being paid to building IoT applications at the fair and dedicated seminars have been arranged to examine the numerous business possibilities.”

The integrated application of IoT, communication technologies and cloud computing has significant implications when it comes to the intelligent building industry and smart city development. The next generation of intelligent buildings will be able to adapt and learn based on experiences with their inhabitants. Thanks to policies in China that have promoted IoT technologies, the future outlook of the intelligent building industry is being redefined. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, it is estimated that the annual growth rate of the IoT market in China will increase more than 30% from 2015 to 2020 and reach a value of RMB 1.9 trillion.

To better integrate resources and enhance the synergy effect of Messe Frankfurt’s series of IoT and intelligent building technologies fairs, SIBT 2018 will be held jointly with Parking China for the first time. Parking China is a specialised fair for public parking solutions and the collaboration between the fairs will demonstrate a cross-sector building ecosystem helping fairgoers to meet new partners and unlock business opportunities. Further information about Parking China will be released in the run up to the fair.

Exhibitors to showcase technological achievements

As the prime trade fair for the intelligent building sector in China, SIBT is trusted by an array of industry players. Some of the heavyweights to present their latest innovations include: EnOcean, KNX, Legrand, Dahua, ANJUBAO, Ave Leelen, HULTON, Dalitek, Aurine, HDL,WISTAR, A-OK, Savekey, Star-net, Tantron, T-Touching, Laffey, Systec, A&R, Rishun, mantunsci and Dnake. Key sectors and exhibitors include:

* Smart hotels
Exhibitor: Guangzhou Rishun Electronics Technology Co Ltd IoT and digitisation are becoming key to the development of hotel management. Rishun’s new products specialise in strong and weak current intelligent control systems for hotels and buildings.

* Intelligent building communication protocols
Exhibitor: Hangzhou Wistar Mechanical & Electric Technology Co Ltd Smart sun shading systems are designed to make living environments more comfortable by blocking harsh sunlight and providing noise reducing capabilities.

* Smart energy-saving solutions
Exhibitor: KNX China
KNX is an open standard for commercial and domestic building automation. In recent years, KNX has enhanced its technologies by adding KNXIoT, KNX Secure and KNX Web Service to promote the continuous development of smart homes and intelligent building.

SIBT is organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd and the China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA). The fair will be held from 3 – 5 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

SIBT will be held concurrently with SSHT to showcase intelligent building technologies and solutions for building energy saving, the smart community and smart hotels. The fair is committed to presenting the concept of Building Internet of Things and driving the industry forward. This will eventually mean the concept of intelligent building evolving from an individual building to a cluster of buildings and moving further towards intelligent technologies and digitisation. Many hope that the idea of cognitive buildings will eventually be realised.

SIBT and SSHT are both headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt also organises a series of light and building technology exhibitions in China including Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. The company's light and building technology fairs also extend to markets in Argentina, India, Thailand, Russia, the UAE and other countries and regions.

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K-Safety Expo 2018: A collaboration between safety industry and technology of Korea, ICT leader
Aug 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- South Korea has recently suffered from disastrous calamities, such as 5.4 magnitude earthquake in the city of Pohang, fire at a sports center in Jecheon, and gigantic forest fire. Owing to these incidents, "safety" has become Korea's major concern and its government aims to foster and develop the overall industry of safety.

For this reason, Ministry of the Interior and Safety of South Korea is holding K-Safety Expo (Korea International Safety and Security Expo) this November to present the convergence of advanced technology and safety industry. K-Safety Expo is Korea's largest trade fair focused on the safety and security industries. This year marking the 4th edition, K-Safety Expo will be held at Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) from November 14 to 16, 2018.

K-Safety Expo is in steady growth with 345 companies and government agencies plus 46,000 visitors participated for last year; in addition to delegations and overseas buyers of 26 companies from 21 countries and regions including UAE, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia as well.

This year, with Korea being one of the world's leading nations for ICT, K-Safety Expo will introduce the latest safety and security technologies as well as the trends based on cutting-edge technology. Various products and services combining safety industry, in the areas of disaster prevention, security, transportation, and construction, with 4th industrial revolution technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be available.

For general or participation related inquiries, please contact K-Safety Expo 2018 Secretariat at +82- 44-205-4192/+82-31-995-8209 or visit the official website at There will be special benefits exclusively for those who want to have a business meeting with Korean companies or visit as a foreign buyer; thus, it is advised for buyers to pay special attention.

Source: KINTEX

Bright industry outlook echoed by positive exhibitor recruitment at SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou
Aug 10, 2018

GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- SIAF 2019 will be held next year from 10 – 12 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Early signs for the show are positive as exhibitor booking numbers have increased by over 30% compared with this same period last year.

As a sister event of the world-renowned SPS IPC Drives in Nuremburg, Germany, SIAF is the premier hub for intelligent automation solutions in South China. Exhibitor recruitment for the 2019 edition has already surpassed previous years as booth reservations have increased by 36% from this time last year. Some of the renowned brands to return again in 2019 include Balluff, Cognex, IFM, Pepperl + Fuchs, SICK and YASKAWA Shougang. Such encouraging figures indicate industry peers are optimistic about the market growth over the coming years.

A long-time exhibitor of SIAF, Adtech (Shenzhen) Technology Co Ltd, applauded the continued effectiveness of the show. Mr Wang Liang, Marketing Manager, stated: “Our company has been exhibiting at SIAF since 2007. The show has a long history of helping to develop the industry and has earned significant influence within the industrial automation industry in South China. We return each year to the fair in order to increase our brand awareness and to meet new customers.” From small and medium-sized companies specialising in a particular technology to large businesses involved across various industry sectors, SIAF continues to be recognised as an ideal platform to discover new business opportunities.

Similar to last year, various product categories will be arranged into different halls to make navigation for fairgoers more convenient. Hall 5.1 will feature sensors and applications of machine vision, while industrial robotic technologies and accessories, pneumatic systems and components as well as intelligent equipment will all be featured in Hall 2.1. Hall 3.1 and 4.1 will house advanced control technologies, industrial connectors, drive systems and components.

The application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in manufacturing technologies to deliver greater capacity and value by optimising production requirements has become a compelling industry trend. An enhanced product zone dedicated to IIoT, industrial software and systems will allow fairgoers to uncover some of the latest innovations available in the market.

Concurrent event programme gathers influential speakers offering key market insights

Besides being a sourcing platform, SIAF offers a comprehensive platform for fairgoers to expand their knowledge and learn more about

the industrial automation industry. The fair will deliver an engaging programme of talks and panel discussions by gathering key decision makers to explore the latest industry trends and developments. Some of the key presentation topics at the 2019 fair include:

  • Manufacturing
  • - Using electrical automation and Industrial IoT as a means to assist intelligent manufacturing
    - Visualisation of control technology
    - The collaboration of motors and drive components for a more efficient performance

  • Process automation
  • - Shifts in production patterns – from a traditional production line to flexible manufacturing cells
    - Seamless communication technology in flexible manufacturing cells

  • Case studies and solutions
  • - The application of connection technology, sensing technology and machine vision with practical solutions for the automobile manufacturing industry
    - A practical perspective on industrial digital transformation trends
    - Comprehensive solutions for the logistics and warehouse industries

    SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors are the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation and the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society.

    The 2019 show will be held concurrently with Asiamold - Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition. Asiamold focuses on additive manufacturing, moulding and 3D printing technologies which all make use of industrial automation technology. Exhibitors will no doubt benefit from the business opportunities presented at the two fairs.

    For more information about the 2019 show, please visit, or email

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    ProPak China 2018 shows significant growth and drives innovation
    Aug 01, 2018

    SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 14, 2018, ProPak China 2018, organized by UBM Sinoexpo, closed after three successful days. This year, ProPak China recorded its highest figures ever in both exhibition space and exhibitor number. A total of 680 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions showed their products and services and grew the show by 19%. Exhibition space also grew to 45,325m2 - 13% more than in 2017. Together with Fi-Asia China and Starch Expo, ProPak China 2018 has continued its success with strong visitor growth. 25,144 visitors from 95 countries and regions came to the exhibition, up 13% compared to ProPak China 2017.

    Leading companies kicked off a new era of processing and packaging

    As the premier processing and packaging event for China, ProPak China 2018 saw the presence of leading international companies from around the world, including Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Malaysia, Spain, the UK and the USA. They showcased advanced equipment and technologies in packaging machinery, food processing, liquid processing, weighing and measuring equipment, packaging materials and containers, industrial robots, warehousing and logistic technologies, and quality-testing equipment, which provided abundant choices and solutions for the industry.

    Mr. Ashwani Kumar Sharma, President & CEO, Uflex Ltd., commented: "We displayed our innovative 'Holographic Aseptic Packs' and it created a strong buzz in the show. Our team received a fabulous response and enquiries from various countries, in fact we have already started talking business with some of the beverage and dairy companies. We truly believed it was an ideal decision to be part of ProPak China 2018."

    High-quality technical forums feature leading experts

    A series of technical forums were held along with the exhibition. AIPIA Summit China 2018 invited authoritative experts and leading companies in packaging from Canada, Japan, Netherlands, the UK and the USA to share updated information on active packaging, printing electronics, intelligent packaging and anti-counterfeiting labels. The forum on the New Retail Age - the Intelligent Development of Fresh Food E-commerce and Cold Chain Logistics (sponsored by China National Food Industry Association), was a brainstorm on green cold chain sharing logistics service developed by e-commerce companies. In the symposium on FMCG New Packaging Materials & Technologies in China, an Elite Forum on the Trend of Future Packaging, senior executives of packaging development from Kraft Heinz and Starbucks discussed sustainable packaging and shared packaging. At the Seminar on Packaging Industry Embracing a New Era of Intelligent Manufacturing, Kuka, Step Electric and Triowin shared cases of applying robots in the packaging industry. At the Joint Conference on Shanghai Yangtze River Delta Beverages, representatives of Shanghai Beverage Association, Coca Cola and Suntory discussed beverage package innovation and labelling. Additionally, SJGLE Buyers Sourcing Event provided a one-to-one matchmaking service on site so as to precisely meet buyers' demands for packaging.

    A new partnership for ProPak China and FoodPack China 2019

    The organizers of ProPak China - UBM Sinoexpo Ltd. and China International Exhibition Ltd. signed an agreement with the organizers of FoodPack China – the China National Packaging and Food Machinery Corporation (CPFMC) and China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association (CFPMA). Running June 19-21, 2019, the two shows will be held concurrently in a new venue - National Exhibition Convention Center Shanghai (NECC) with several other sectors including food ingredients, starch, health ingredients and agriculture. "We will build up a super-sized show covering the whole supply chain from process to packaging of the food industries in Shanghai next June. The strong alliance of both ProPak China and FoodPack China will give us the leading position in the area of processing and packaging," said Mr. Wang Mingliang, Founder and Director of UBM Sinoexpo Ltd.

    This strategic cooperation will help ProPak China expand its scale quickly and cement its position as the leading specialized event for the processing and packaging industries in China. Alongside the concurrent UBM flagship shows in health and food ingredients, nutrition and health products, starch and agriculture industries, the total floor space of the joint exhibition in 2019 will reach 180,000 m2 and Chinese and overseas buyers are likely to grow substantially as a result.

    Participation is highly anticipated at ProPak China 2019, National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, June 19-21, 2019.

    For more information, please contact:

    Spric Tian
    Tel: +86-21-3339 2260

    Marek Szandrowski
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7560 4321

    About ProPak China

    ProPak China is organized by UBM Sinoexpo -- a division of UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit for the latest news and information.

    Source: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

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    Consoveyo Completes Conveyor System Installation for JTC Food Hub @ Senoko
    Jul 31, 2018

    Singapore, 31 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Consoveyo Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Consoveyo), part of Körber Logistics Systems, announces the successful implementation of a new turnkey interfloor conveyor system at JTC Food Hub @ Senoko, for JTC Corporation (JTC) in Singapore.

    “This project is a testament to the quality of Consoveyo’s automated logistics solutions, and it reaffirms our position as one of Southeast Asia’s leading suppliers of automated intralogistics solutions,” shared Poul Lorentzen, General Manager of Consoveyo. “Our partnership with JTC demonstrates our ability to work well with statutory boards, and will hopefully serve as a springboard for Consoveyo to establish a stronger industry presence across the region.”

    The JTC Food Hub @ Senoko is a new seven-storey facility for the food manufacturing industry, developed by JTC in close collaboration with the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA), and Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF). It is Singapore’s first multi-tenanted ramp-up development with an integrated cold room and warehouse facility (CWF) that aims to help food manufacturers boost productivity and enhance their competitiveness.

    The Food Hub also offers its tenants a range of material handling equipment to vertically transport goods. The equipment include cargo lifts and a pallet conveyor system linked to pallet lifts for automatic transfers of raw or ready-to-eat products between floors to improve operational efficiency.

    With over 20 years of experience in Singapore, Consoveyo has established itself as a global leader for automated material handling and storage systems. Within the Food Hub, Consoveyo supplied and installed a comprehensive Conveying System with 10 automated pallet lifters, each 42m in height. The entire Conveying System will support transportation of palletised goods between the tenants’ factory units and the shared CWF on the first floor.

    This Conveying System also features human-to-conveyor interface via manual pallet jacks on tenant levels, forklifts, and potentially AGVs on ground levels. The interfloor System also takes into consideration building elements such as fire alarms to trigger fire protection features like fire shutter doors and high speed doors that provide insulation, and minimise energy loss due to leakage of cold air during material flow transfers.

    Lorentzen concluded, “As Consoveyo continues to expand its presence in Asia, we are confident that our robust automated intralogistics solutions and long-term focused customer service will continue to benefit customers across various industries. With a strong, professional team providing local support in Southeast Asia, we are excited about future growth opportunities here.”


    About Consoveyo

    Consoveyo, S.A. is a system integrator and leading provider of automated material handling systems headquartered in Porto, Portugal. The wide range of services and integrated solutions includes automated storage and retrieval systems, automated distribution centers, order fulfillment systems and internal transport systems. Consoveyo is part of the Körber Group’s Business Area Logistics Systems.

    About Körber Logistics Systems

    The Business Area Logistics Systems, belonging to the international technology group Körber and based in Bad Nauheim, Germany, is the leading provider of fully integrated applications for the optimization of complex internal and external logistics processes. Under the umbrella brand Körber Logistics, the Business Area provides digital solutions for the smart factory (production logistics), the warehouse, distribution center, e-commerce, and management of the entire supply chain. In three Business Units, the umbrella brand unites the companies Aberle GmbH and Consoveyo S.A. (System Integration), Langhammer GmbH and Riantics A/S (Product Solutions), Aberle Software GmbH, Cirrus Logistics, DMLogic, HighJump, Inconso AG and Voiteq (Software). They offer an extensive range of products and services, from system integration to technologies for storage, palletizing, de-palletizing and conveyor systems, through to software.

    About Körber

    Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco and Corporate Ventures and Körber Digital.

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    Ms Gracine Wee | e: | t: +65 6220 4787

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    Semtech's LoRa Technology Creates Smarter Streets in India
    Jul 26, 2018

    Ahoy Systems smart street light solutions offer ultra-low power capabilities to save cities on utility costs

    CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Ahoy Systems, an electronic design house and OEM for several smart city devices, incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart street-lighting products.

    “Our smart street lights are built to ensure city efficiency and sustainability, without compromising the safety of streets for pedestrians and drivers. Smart cities leverage our smart lights to reduce their energy footprint and cut down on maintenance costs,” said Neel Maharaj, CEO at Ahoy Systems. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology provides the ideal IoT platform for cities to drastically reduce their electricity costs without compromising infrastructure quality and community services.”

    Ahoy Systems provides smart street lighting solutions for municipalities, network operators, LED companies, residential managers, and parking lots. The LoRa-enabled street lights offer “ultra-low” electricity consumption that pays for itself in less than four years, important as electricity consumption by street lights constitutes a huge portion of an average city’s budget. Ahoy Systems smart street lighting solution is easily incorporated into preexisting LED streetlamp infrastructure, offering a low deployment cost. The smart streetlamps automatically dim according to programmable schedules, detect moonlight and dim accordingly, and can send automated messages to managers upon malfunction detection.

    “With Semtech’s LoRa Technology and smart city IoT networking, Ahoy Systems can offer street light solutions that increase energy efficiency and reduce city operating costs. LoRa solutions are easy to implement into existing infrastructure and allow smart monitoring of the grid over a LoRaWAN network,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “With hundreds of global cities adopting LoRa Technology for smart city solutions, it’s clear the technology is the ideal IoT platform for smart cities to create a smarter planet while enhancing community services.”

    About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

    Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

    About Ahoy Systems

    Ahoy systems is focused on smart cities, LoRaWAN, and e-surveillance systems to improve operational efficiency of companies, cities and countries in a short time and with the lowest costs. To learn more about how Ahoy Systems can make your city smarter, visit the website.

    About Semtech

    Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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    Semtech, the Semtech logo and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRaWAN is a trademark or service mark, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.


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    parts2clean supporting program extensive know-how and added value for future-oriented parts cleaning
    Jul 25, 2018

    – Bilingual Industry Forum incorporating Innovations and QSRein 4.0 Forum
    – New and established special presentations on a variety of topics

    Hannover. Lightweight construction, changing manufacturing and coating technologies, new materials and material combinations, the digitization of production, electromobility and autonomous vehicles – these trends are putting pressure on manufacturers to clean parts and surfaces to ever higher standards. “The solutions on offer from exhibitors at this year’s parts2clean are designed to not only meet current standards for the cleanliness of parts and components, but also even more stringent requirements coming up in the future – and that with consistently reliable results, and at affordable cost”, remarked Olaf Daebler, Global Director for parts2clean at Deutsche Messe. But the products and services showcased by exhibitors at the Leading International Trade Fair for Industrial Parts and Surface Cleaning are not the only reason parts2clean is a must for cleaning technology users from every branch of industry; the show’s supporting program also offers an unparalleled wealth of know-how and added value. Among the supporting events are the information-rich, bilingual Industry Forum and the associated Innovations and QSRein 4.0 Forum as well as a special presentation on “Process Flow in Parts Cleaning, Including Cleanliness Checks”, one on QSRein 4.0 and another on the role of automation in parts cleaning.

    Special presentations on hot topics

    The special presentation “Process Flow in Parts Cleaning, Including Cleanliness Checks”, staged in conjunction with the CEC (Cleaning Excellence Center), provides live coverage of the deburring of workpieces, cleaning in a cleanroom environment, and the contamination-free transfer of parts to a Class ISO 7-compliant clean room for cleanliness checks using a cleanroom-compatible transfer cart. These checks are likewise performed live and involve a series of processes: rinsing, filter drying, gravimetric analysis, visual checks using optical microscopy, and protocol generation. Specialists in industrial cleanliness will be giving visitors guided tours of this special presentation on all three days of the show (mornings and afternoons).

    Visitors to the special display on the role of automation in parts cleaning will discover what solutions are already available for these applications, such as robots for parts handling, and what future trends are starting to emerge. Another special presentation is entitled “QSRein 4.0 – Opportunities for Industrial Parts Cleaning”. Here the focus is on new approaches and possibilities in plant engineering, and on process solutions for parts cleaning in the future.

    Knowledge and innovations for parts and surface cleaning

    The three-day Industry Forum at parts2clean, organized by the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance (FAR), is one of the most internationally respected knowledge resources for parts and surface cleaning. The talks by renowned experts from industry and science will be given in simultaneous translation (German <> English), and are grouped together under the following topic clusters: “Cleaning processes”, “Maintenance and operation of plant and process chains”, “Analytics”, “Field reports and examples of best practice from various sectors”, and “Automation/robotics and Industry 4.0 in parts cleaning”. “Thanks to the excellence of its guest speakers and the quality of the information provided, the parts2clean Industry Forum effectively serves as a high-caliber seminar”, comments Daebler, adding “And the forum is open to all parts2clean visitors.” Also part of the Industry Forum is the successful “Innovations for parts cleaning” session held by the German Industrial Parts Cleaning Association (FiT). The agenda features talks about innovative products and solutions in chemistry and processes, plant engineering and equipment, measuring, testing and control, as well as consultancy, applications and services. Also organized by FiT is the session “QSRein 4.0 – Opportunities for Industrial Parts Cleaning”.

    The complete program for the Industry Forum and the special sessions will be available from about mid-September on the parts2clean website under the “Supporting program” menu.

    Guided Tours – the shortest route to the ideal solution

    The Guided Tours program enables visiting professionals to gather information on everything of particular interest to them, while at the same time being exposed to the very latest technical developments at selected exhibitor stands. As such, the tours cover every link in the parts and surface cleaning process chain. The tours will each take about two hours, and are available for groups of up to 25 persons (max.) on all three days of the show. Each tour is led by a trained guide, with commentary in English.

    Deutsche Messe AG

    As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue of 356 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than100 countries.

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    Your contact for further information:
    Doris Schulz, SCHULZ.PRESSE.TEXT.
    Tel.: +49 711 854085

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    YiwuTex Successfully Concludes Continuously Supports the Textile Industry in 2019
    Jul 20, 2018

    YIWU, CHINA --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 19th China Yiwu International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry (YiwuTex 2018) has successfully concluded on 19 May 2018 at the Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China. The one-stop sourcing and information fair is co-organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Yiwu China Commodity City Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Jinhua Printing Industrial Association. Under the theme of “Smart Manufacturing‧Green Innovation”, the 3-day fair has demonstrated a diversity of advanced machinery, technologies and products, stretching over upstream and downstream across textiles, knitting, garments and printing in the entire industry. It aims at promoting innovative advancement and sustainable development of the textile industry, as well as helping enterprises identify suitable business partners to achieve higher productivity and effectiveness.

    A Fair Highly Acclaimed by the Textile Industry

    Manufacturers and suppliers from various places have gathered in YiwuTex 2018 covering an area of over 14,500 sq.m., including Chemtax, LGL, BTSR, Groz-Beckert, Memminger-Iro, Kern-Liebers, ALOME, etc. In addition, the fair has attracted more than 8,604 visitor attendance from 42 countries and regions. Among them 5% are from overseas, including India, Thailand, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, etc. A total of 34 delegations formed by associations and local renowned enterprises have attended the fair, including Langsha Group, Yongchun Technology, Huading Group, Ju Xin Dyeing and Finishing, and Yong Le Accessories. Around 90% of the visitors are satisfied with the exhibition’s performance, 87% of them are impressed by the high quality of the exhibits. Compliments from exhibitors and visitors have recognized the professionalism and business value of YiwuTex 2018.

    Advanced Smart Machinery and Technologies in Four Thematic Zones

    Exhibits are systematically divided into four thematic zones in YiwuTex 2018 according to different textile production areas, “Knitting and Hosiery Machinery Zone” has showcased seamless underwear, knitting and hosiery machinery. Cutting, laser, CAD/CAM systems, webbing zipper forming machines and trademark printing machines have been shown in the “Sewing and Automatic Garment Machinery Zone”, while the “Textile Printing Industry Zone” has gathered printing equipment, materials and related software. There are yarn, textile fabric, cloth and knitting home textile in the “Knitting Products Zone”. Exhibitors have exerted great efforts in introducing the advanced designs, innovative technologies and smart machinery to textile and garment enterprises. In the fair, exhibitors and visitors join hands to identify high productive yet low cost solutions, in order to achieve business upgrade and sustainable development.

    Market News and Networking Chances in Professional Conferences

    A series of conferences and events have been organized in YiwuTex 2018 to help enterprises implement energy saving, digital production and sustainable development, including “New Production Trend Seminar”, “Brands Talk: Hosiery and Seamless Apparel”, “Textile Printing Trend Summit Forum – Yiwu Station” and “Private Sourcing Event”. Overwhelming responses have been received in the events, where industry experts and representatives from well-known brands shared their insights and analysis about hot topics of industry 4.0 and smart machinery with the audience.

    YiwuTex 2019 will be held again on 16-18 May 2019, supporting the textile industry to exploit business opportunities. For more information, please visit the fair website

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    Asiamold 2019 continues to attract renowned industry exhibitors
    Jul 17, 2018

    GUANGZHOU --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 2019 edition of Asiamold returns next March to showcase the latest moulding products and technologies, with many leading companies having already confirmed their participation. As the leading industry event in South China and the first to be held at the start of the Chinese sourcing year, the fair will continue to serve as a premium trading platform for exhibitors and professional buyers.

    The 13th edition of Asiamold – Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition will return to the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from 10 – 12 March 2019, and will be held concurrently with SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) once again. Together, both shows will help industry players unlock the business opportunities brought by the Chinese government’s Made in China 2025 strategic plan.

    Within the first few months of the fair being open to exhibitors for application, many moulding exhibitors from the previous edition had already confirmed their participation. Some of the leading suppliers who will present a unique selection of solutions and innovative products include Dongguan Gunri Precision Mold, Dynacast (Dongguan) Ltd, FinderSoft Group, Shenzhen Moldfast Hot Runner Co Ltd, Shenzhen Yangfan Precision Mould and Zhongshan GreatSimple Technology Co Ltd, as well as many others.

    The last edition of Asiamold was a great success in terms of the visitor number and the exhibition results. Held together with SIAF, the two fairs were attended by 896 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions from around the world who occupied five exhibition halls across 60,000 sqm of exhibition space. The range of leading edge products and solutions on offer attracted 72,068 visitors from 40 countries and regions. In addition, over 80 presentations were given during the concurrent fringe programme.

    3D Printing Asia Zone serves China’s growing additive manufacturing needs

    Over the years, the fair’s thematic zones have become one of the key components to its success, helping leading manufacturing industry professionals with their sourcing needs, and to showcase the entire process chain. This year, zones at the fair include Asiametal, Foundry and Die-casting as well as Laser and Welding Asia, while the 3D Printing Asia Zone will address the needs of China’s rapidly developing additive manufacturing industry. Together with SIAF, visitors can also expect automotive mould enterprises to be another key highlight of the show. Aside from the exhibition, a comprehensive schedule of concurrent events will also be held to foster technology exchange and stimulate networking between exhibitors and visitors.

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    Seoul Semiconductor's LED SunLike Improves Eye Health and Sleep Quality, According to Clinical Study
    Jul 12, 2018

    ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global market leader in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, announced that a research has shown that its “SunLike” is an optimized LED for human centric lighting that improves eye health and sleep quality.

    The research team of Biomedical Information Laboratory, Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea, has reported that using SunLike based lighting, the eye discomfort is significantly reduced and the sleep quality is improved compared to conventional LED lighting users.

    The researchers conducted experiments on adults including graduate students at Seoul National University, who spend a lot of time studying at their desk indoors. Each participant was instructed to use SunLike desk lamp and conventional LED lamp for 3 hours before bedtime. The team conducted a questionnaire and analyzed the vital signs of participants recorded during sleep.

    Subjective evaluation through questionnaires showed a significant decrease in eye fatigue and a marked improvement in sleep quality. The researchers found that improvement of the feeling of not refreshing after a sleep in the following morning was statistically significant.

    As a result of analyzing the measured vital sign, the time it takes to fall asleep is 23% faster and the time to break during sleep was also improved by 43%. Therefore, the research team found that sleep efficiency as an indicator of sleep was significantly improved from 88% to 94%.

    “We conclude that these effects are due to the stabilization of the autonomic nervous system rhythm, which is manifested by inactivation of sympathetic nerve and activity of parasympathetic nerve by SunLike based lighting,” said the research team of SNU. “Light affects people’s circadian rhythm. In order to improve biorhythm, we can adjust the light according to time zone and use a light source close to sunlight,” said the research team of SNU.

    SunLike is an advanced light source that combines the latest optical and compound semiconductor technology of Seoul Semiconductor and *TRI-R technology, a sunlight spectrum reproduction technology, that is a registered trademark by the Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. It that lowers blue light peak similar to sunlight spectrum contributes to maintaining a stable human circadian rhythms and enhancing the color clarity of objects.

    In addition, as a result of analyzing the blue light emitted by the LED ‘SunLike’, it received Eye Safety Certification for level RG-1, the highest level of safety, from Korea Testing & Research Institute last November. This is the level given to a safe light source without any photobiological hazards.

    “Since its launch on June 29th, last year in Frankfurt, Germany, with Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., SunLike has being supplied to global customers in US, Europe, China and Japan that manufacture home lightings, smart desk stands and lamps. It is also currently working on more than 200 projects for SunLike with customers, suppliers and researchers,” said Minsoo Son, marketing vice president of Seoul Semiconductor. “We will prove SunLike is the innovative LED which adds value for human centric lighting by demonstrating differentiated quality and competitiveness to exceed customers’ expectations.”

    *TRI-R, supported by Toshiba Materials, finds in the definition “The light closest to the sun for human well-being” as its original concept. The sun light spectrum is developed by the same company and can be reproduced by a white LED light source technology.

    About Seoul Semiconductor
    Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes light emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As the fourth-largest LED manufacturer globally, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 12,000 patents, offers a wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which provides market leading color uniformity and cost savings at the fixture level, providing high lumen density and design flexibility; NanoDriver Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED drivers; Acrich, the world's first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, including all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit fabrication, as well as multi-junction technology (MJT); and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more than 90% NTSC. To learn more, visit


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