From 11-15 May 2009, 173,000 visitors from all over the world visited the Achema 2009 in order to catch up on the latest products and technologies from chemical engineering, biotechnology, environmental protection and adjacent sectors. This year’s overriding theme was process efficiency, i.e. the efficient use of energy and raw materials. Biotechnological processes and the application of renewable resources were also key topics.
In terms of exhibitors and visitors the 29th Achema was more international than ever before: 46.6 % of the exhibitors and 25 % of the visitors came from abroad.
Among the 2,010 German companies exhibiting were Kaeser, Aerzener, RKR, and Mehrer. The strongest groups of exhibitors from abroad were Italy, the UK, Switzerland, the USA , and France. The number of Chinese exhibitors has doubled since 2006, while that of Indian exhibitors has increased by 23 %.
Also represented at Achema was the Pump Solutions Group, an operating company within Dover Corporation/USA, to which belong Blackmer and Mouvex amongst other pump manufacturers.
The largest exhibition group product-wise were pumps, compressors, valves and fittings. They were followed by laboratory and analytical equipment, thermal and mechanical processing and plant engineering.
(Source: DECHEMA e.V. 1995-2009)