SEMI hands over the coordination of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics to VDMSEMI, the global semiconductor association, hands over the coordination of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) to VDMA. ITRPV is an extremely successful industry platform of the photovoltaics industry which is supported by and gets input from international cell and module producers, leading research institutes, as well as machinery and material manufacturers.
Symposium in Berlin on the Future of Digital Package Printing
21/08/15 Mechanical engineers and branded companies meet for a symposium “Digital Print For Packaging” on December 8th and 9th, 2015. PrintPromotion GmbH takes on non-material project management
Small package sizes in high demand
19/08/15 From November 17 to 20, 2015, the FoodPex, International Trade Fair for the Food Processing and Packaging Industries, will take place in Shanghai. FoodPex is one of the four events (China Pharm, PacPro Asia and BulkPex) under the umbrella of SWOP - the Shanghai World of Packaging. On this occasion, the VDMA Packaging Materials Forum interviewed Peter Steindl, managing partner of FAWEMA GmbH in Engelskirchen.
German machine tool industry posts balanced half-year thanks to foreign orders
30/07/15 Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2015 were 10 percent up on the previous year's figure.
The German wind industry takes a breather
30/07/15 The figures for onshore wind in Germany show a downturn in the first six months of this year. Despite this, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for the whole of 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would make climate goals achievable.
Results of latest composites market survey are available
23/07/15 Since 2013 the trade association Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.de) has been gathering indicators on current and future developments in composites, based on six-monthly member surveys conducted by AVK, CFK Valley, CCeV and VDMA. The results of the fifth survey (first half of 2015) are now available
Nach Angaben der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung plant Finanzminister Schäuble für die Frage der Verschonung von Firmenvermögen nicht nur, das im Unternehmen gebundene, sondern auch das private Vermögen in den Blick zu nehmen. Was zunächst logisch klingen mag, rührt an einer der essentiellen Fragen des aktuellen und wohl auch künftigen Erbschaftsteuerrechts.
A study recently published by the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) rejects gloomy projections of automation and digitalization posing a threat to the labour market.
On 15 July, the European Commission put forward the first specific proposals on a uniform power supply market in Europe. The paper is a first step towards a single European energy market. VDMA essentially regards this as a sensible approach but is calling for security for existing investments.
The European Commission is to present a new proposal on the circular economy by the end of the year, but the European Parliament will adopt a position on the package over the coming days.