ACHEMA 2009, which ended on May 15th in Frankfurt..On five days over 173,000 visitors from all over the world visited the 3,767 exhibitors in the exhibition halls in order to catch up on the latest products and technologies from chemical engineering, biotechnology, environmental protection and adjacent sectors. Companies, institutes and research institutions displayed their cutting-edge developments from chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and food technology, biotechnology and related sectors over an area of 134,000 m². Moreover, 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. The total number of chinese exhibitors was 117, reaching a record high in history.
Chinese Fluoroplastics Delegations,which by composition of Chinese Fluoroplastics Processing Subcomittee, Ningbo Tianta Industrial Materials Co.,Ltd,Shanghai Jinyou Fluoroplastics Materials Co.,Ltd, Changzhou zhong'ao Xingcheng Polymer Materials Co., Ltd, Guangzhou JingBang Hydraulic and Seals Technology CO.,Ltd, Jiashan Orient Fluorine & Plastics Factory, Heibei Shenzhou Engineering Plastic Co.,Ltd,Ningbo Smartseal Co.,Ttd, Cixi Dongnan PTFE Product Co., Ltd,and so on,firstly debuted on the exhibition by ways to focus to build booth. Display products including: PTFE semi-finished products for seals, packing, fiber, membrane filtration, construction and other greenhouse film for chemical industry, environmental protection products and other fields.
There were 2,010 companies exhibiting, the strongest group was Italy, as it was in 2006 (300 exhibitors), followed by the United Kingdom (202), Switzerland (161), USA (156) and France (124). China (117) and India (107) come in at places 7 and 8 respectively. The number of Chinese exhibitors has doubled since 2006, while that of Indian exhibitors has increased by 23 %. The largest exhibition group were Pumps, Compressors, Valves and Fittings (960 exhibitors). They were followed by Laboratory and Analytical Equipment (659) , Thermal (437) and Mechanical (404) Processing and Plant Engineering (343).