Review general assembly

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The annual general meeting of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance (FAR) took place on February 27th and 28th in the premises of the Fraunhofer IVV. Among other things, the meeting focused on the transfer of the head office and the associated transformations and new targets. Frank-Holm Rögner (Fraunhofer FEP) was elected speaker of the FAR. Thus, after 6 months of provisional work, the Fraunhofer FEP now takes over the office of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance. The transfer of the office is accompanied by further adjustments that will improve the service and customer friendliness of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance. For example, a new version of the image brochure will be published soon and the newsletter will also receive a fresh layout and expanded information. Following a decision by the members, the growing demand for a new edition of the MARKET AND TREND ANALYSIS IN INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS CLEANING will be met and preparations will start in 2020.

Another major topic was the commitment to the international trade fair Parts2Clean. Also in this area, Mr. Rögner (Fraunhofer FEP) was elected as a new member of the trade fair advisory board and Sascha Reinkober (Fraunhofer IPK) was bid farewell. On the one hand, the 2019 trade fair was reviewed and on the other hand the further planning steps for 2020 were discussed. Despite economic difficulties, last year's trade fair was very well attended. The Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance continues to be the specialist cooperation partner of Deutsche Messe AG for the design of the accompanying expert forum. This year, again, you can submit your application-oriented talk and take the opportunity to present your processes and solutions to an interested audience of experts and generate new contacts. Further information is available here.

One planned event, which could still be postponed due to the current Covid-19 situation, is the 5th symposium on partial component cleaning of functional and joint surfaces on 26 November 2020 in Ulm, Germany. Link

 A selection of the current projects of the member institutes: