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Promising prospects for China’s biggest powder and bulk event
  • About 200 exhibitors will showcase the latest technology trends in the bulk and powder industry
  • Premiere at IPB: presentation of the award for popular exhibits, closing date for applications is August 31, 2014


The 12th International Powder & Bulk Solids Processing Conference & Exhibition (IPB 2014) will take place from October 14-16, 2014, at INTEX Shanghai. IPB is China’s leading trade show for technologies for size reduction, grinding, mixing, screening, filtering, dosing, and conveying of powder and bulk solids. IPB is also known for its very efficient information exchange between manufactures and plant operators. The exhibition showcases a wide range of technologies and applications for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, coating, mining, and ceramic industries. IPB 2014 will attract about 200 exhibitors from China, Germany, the U.S., the U.K., France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, and India to present first-hand industry information and cutting-edge technologies for the processing and handling of powder and bulk solids.


Why visit IPB 2014?

The initial figures for IPB 2014 are promising. IPB is assembling the leading companies in powder processing and plant engineering. In addition, almost all well-known domestic and overseas companies in the sector of particle size analysis will participate in IPB 2014, including Malvern, DKSH, Micromeritics, Beckman Coulter, Brookfield, HORIBA, and local brands like Bettersize, WINNER, and OMEC. IPB is an ideal platform for visitors to have face-to-face discussions with these companies in a single stop.


Practical approaches to dust explosion protection and control

The INDEX Safety Symposium will run in parallel with IPB 2014. INDEX consists of 35+ members from throughout the safety industry, from plant engineers and safety consultants to equipment manufacturers, service providers, and universities from America to Asia. On the second day of the show, INDEX will gather these specialists together to form an unparalleled group that will discuss recent industry explosion protection solutions, security concepts, and the state of the art of their science. Find details at:


A series of presentations by DEKRA (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will provide a practical approach to controlling dust flash-fire and explosion hazards that are usually associated with the handling, processing, and storing of combustible powders. It will also address practical approaches to eliminating and controlling electrostatically initiated flash fires and explosions during the application of containers and packages for flammable liquids and powders.


Advanced powder characterization for better product development and process optimization

Industry utilizes powders to great effect: A significant proportion of manufactured products involve powders either directly or at some stage during processing. In our current industry climate, optimizing manufacturing and maximizing quality and yield is essential. Traditionally, manufacturing relied heavily on engineers’ experience to optimize processes and overcome problems. However, new technologies are available that can assist in predicting the behavior of powders in each of the many processes employed. A presentation by Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, will show how modern computer-controlled instrumentation can measure the dynamic, bulk, and shear properties of powders, and how such comprehensive knowledge can help develop better products and optimize processing.

Highlights of the supporting program

The Chinese Society of Particuology and the Beijing Society for Powder Technology (BSPT) will organize the annual congress on-site in conjunction with IPB 2014. The congress will focus on the following themes: the preparation of graphene, controlling aerosol particles, nanotech applications, and the fine processing of minerals. In addition, the “Award for the Most Popular Exhibits” will be presented at IPB for the first time. NürnbergMesse China and China Powder Industry are the organizers of the award. The jury committee is made up of experts from BSPT. The award will go to the most popular plants and technologies in basic processing technology of powder and bulk materials, plant engineering and processing components, particle analysis and characterization, nano particle technologies, and measurement control. Relevent companies are invited to apply by August 31, 2014.


Member of the world's leading network for powder and bulk events

IPB is part of the Powder & Bulk Network, a worldwide alliance of international trade shows and conferences for powder and bulk solids handling technologies that spans the globe, with POWTECH in Nuremberg, Germany as the flagship organization. The network provides marketing opportunities for the powder and bulk industry as well as a highly specialized platform for moving into overseas markets.


Detailed information on IPB can be found at:


IPB organizers

NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd.

Chinese Society of Particuology


IPB partners

Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, Japan


Contact for exhibitors

NürnbergMesse China Co., Ltd.

Evian Gu, Project Manager

Tel +86 (0) 21 60 36-12 20

Contact for media

NürnbergMesse GmbH

Geertje Ihde, Christina Freund

Tel +49 (0) 9 11 86 06-83 55