Cologne/Trostberg. AlzChem's participation in Chempsec Europe, the biggest chemicals trade fair in Europe, was very successful for the company's specialists.
398 companies and organizations from 31 countries exhibited at the trade fair, and more than 6000 visitors came – 21% more than the previous year in Budapest. Representatives of the international chemicals industry met together over three days to discuss new products and technologies and to talk about current developments in client industries such as the agriculture and automotive segments.
The trade fair itself lasted two days and also featured a very interesting parallel program marking Chemspec Europe's 30th anniversary. This included symposia on the development of the markets for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals and trends in the legal regulations governing these markets.
Naturally AlzChem also used the opportunity to present new "Made in Bavaria" products. Dr. Georg Weichselbaumer, head of marketing for the fine chemicals division, had this to say: "Overall the mood was positive. Because the overall economic situation is good there were the usual rumors flying around about takeovers and mergers in our industry and in the client industries. Although the storage facilities of our customers in the agricultural industry – which is a very important one for us – are still partly full as a result of an above-average good harvest last year, our products continue to be in high demand due to AlzChem's broad product range. Many customers were interested in the so-called metal-organic compounds used to manufacture high performance substances; and there was very strong interest as well in sodium sarcosinate, a raw material used in industrial and cosmetic cleaning agents, and whose production at AlzChem started up a few months ago.
"Chemspec was a big success for AlzChem, and we are already looking forward to the next fair", AlzChem director Stefan Greger was pleased to report. The next Chemspec Europe will be in Basle in 2016.