First Global powder & bulk associations summit 2016

During POWTECH 2016, the first Global powder & bulk associations summit took place the 20th of April at Nuernberg/Germany. Invited by Messe Nuernberg and DSIV- Deutscher Schüttgut-Industrie Verband, nine representatives of the international powder&bulk industry meet to discuss further cooperation.


Participants had been: Murat ÖZGÜL (Bulk Material Management Association of Turkey); Ferran SIMÓN (Techsolids, Spain), Ichiro YOSHIHARA (Observer status for APPIE, Japan); Perry VERBENE & Carlos OOIJEN (Machevo & Bulk, Netherlands); Tony MARSH (Powder & Bulk Solids / UBM, USA); Stefan PENNO & Jochen BAUMGARTNER (DSIV – Deutscher Schüttgutindustrie Verband, Germany); Stefanie KRAUSS (POWTECH / DSIV)

Presentation of the association

Hereby you will find a brief introduction to the different Associations as presented at the meeting:

1. Bulk Material Management Association of Turkey
This very young association was founded recently this year. They will start their member acquisition with the help of a bulk material handling forum which takes place 2-3 June 2016, Istanbul. This international forum will be held in Turkish / English language. Matchmaking services is included. Turkey is a hugh market for mining / cement industry.

The Spanish Association was founded by the exhibition organizer of EXPOSOLIDOS. The next and 8th Edition of this event will be on 14-16 February 2017. At the time Techsolids have around 40 members, mostly manufacturers from Spain and Portugal. The aim is to attract more clients to be member of the association. Techsolids is offering free workshops to their members.

The Japanese Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering was founded in 1971. Actually 363 members are organized in 19 technical groups. APPIE is as well organizer of POWTEX Tokyo, were a full range of state-of-the-art powder technologies and applications will be shown.  APPIE is a publisher of monthly magazines and different books. They are also involved in setting national standards (ISO).


4 .Machevo & Bulk Vereniging
The Dutch association has 110 members and was in former days owner of its own exhibition in Utrecht for bulk handling companies. Their aim is to connect members and be a voice towards the market. They offer visits at companies and universities and organizing the “machevo connect” event. Their focus is on powders and granules (heavy bulk is not core business) for industries like food, chemical or recycling. The association support smaller companies with a presentation on their pavilion at international exhibitions.


5. Powder & Bulk Solids
America does not have a national powder&bulk association yet. Close to the idea is PEMA which is the Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association.  International Powder & Bulk Solids celebrates now 40 years of bringing the world’s processing and bulk material handling industry together in the States. The Conference & exhibition as well as media products are owned by UBM. The exhibition takes place every 3 years – next is in April 24-26, 2018.


6. DSIV Deutscher Schüttgut-Industrie Verband
The German Powder and Bulk Association is a very young one and had been founded in 2012. Actually the association counts 66 members. 31 are company members. The association is organizing educational events and networking meetings. Newly installed is a Leadership–Forum. They have a close link to universities and mayor companies to support exchange of ideas and best practice. The aim for the future is to create a global bulk family.


POWTECH is the leading Trade Fair for Processing, Analysis, and Handling of Powder and Bulk Solids. In 2016 the exhibition took place with 891 exhibitors at a surface of 27,711 m². The POWTECH World –includes IPB (China), PBSI (India) and POWTECH Brasil. POWTECH offers different platforms to exhibitors to meet their target group in different markets – with the aim to make business. Messe Nuernberg supports the powder bulk industry by offering networking facilities as well.

Future cooperation of the international associations

All the participants of the First Global powder & bulk associations summit 2016 agreed in strengthen the cooperation and communication between the associations. Practically one of the first steps is to use the website to introduce and link the associations. Further cooperation should include a program and special offer for young professionals /trainees: similar to Full Scale Laboratory of the Bulk Solids Innovation Center (Kansas State University). A matchmaking service to members of all associations is planed during POWTECH 2017 (26 – 28 September). For this show speaking slots or a forum in English language will be planned together with all associations. We keep in touch and work on close relationship and cooperation had been the final conclusion.

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