GIFA Organizers Spotlighting Energy, Resource Conservation

Jan. 28, 2011
ecoMetals campaign will highlight exhibitors innovation, competence

The organizers of GIFA 2011 and its companion trade expos are promoting the energy-saving and natural resource-conserving possibilities of the industries to be covered by the five-day event that starts June 28, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The “ecoMetals” campaign will highlight exhibitors that are presenting noteworthy new developments in energy and resource efficiency.

GIFA 2011 is a quadrennial event that draws thousands of exhibitors and attendees from around the world. The event will be presented together with a technical conference, the 12th International Foundry Trade Fair and WFO Technical Forum, as well as three other trade events and companion technical programs covering parallel industries.

“All of the ecoMetals solutions presented can claim to be groundbreaking in their respective markets, viable and sustainable,” according to Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, the managing director of GIFA and the other trade fairs.

The campaign will seek to convey that efficient machines and systems, as well as advanced processes and services, are important to metalcasting operations as well as their customers. It will involve equipment and product design (e.g., industrial furnaces) as well as process technologies (e.g., simulation software) and material selection and product design.

“The economical use of energy and materials is becoming an increasingly important competitive factor,” according to Max Schumacher, an environmental expert with the German Foundry Association.

Messe Dsseldorf is staging GIFA 2011, the 12th International Foundry Trade Fair and WFO Technical Forum; METEC 2011, the 8th International Metallurgical Technology Trade Fair ad Congress; THERMPROCESS 2011, the 10th International Trade Fair and Symposium for Thermo Process Technology; and NEWCAST 2011, the 3rd International Trade Fair for Precision Castings. These events will be held simultaneously at the fairgrounds in Dsseldorf, Germany June 28 to July 2.