»Future Days: Future Clean«

AR-Ansicht eines Reinigungsprozesses

Shaping the future of cleaning together

Join us as we take a look at the future of industrial cleaning!  

In addition to exciting presentations given by experts from industry and research, this event grants the opportunity to participate in discussions with experts, sharing experiences and challenges and drawing on the wealth of knowledge to develop solutions.

The “FUTURE DAYS: Future Clean” event series is a joint event organized with the Industry Association for Food Technology and Packaging (IVLV e. V.) and is the place to be for expert discussions on the latest trends and innovative technologies from the field of cleaning for the food industry.

Have you developed a new technology that you would like to present to a wide professional audience? Do you have your eye on certain developments that you would like to know more about and discuss with experts?

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The next event will be held on November 6–7, 2024.

(Please note that the event language is German.)

A look back at the 2022 event

Auf dem Bild ist der Moderator der Veranstaltung, Dr. Marc Mauermann vom Fraunhofer IVV mit sitzenden Teilnehmenden vor einer Präsentationsleinwand zu sehen.
teilnehmende der Veranstaltung sitzen im Konferenzraum.
Verschiedene Modelle des Adaptive Jet Cleaners als Demonstratoren ausgestellt auf der Veranstaltung.

Future Days: Future Clean 2022 held in November 2022 in Dresden was a platform for fresh ideas and expert discussions on topical issues facing the food industry: resilience, product safety and sustainable, efficient cleaning processes.

The third edition of the event series provided participants from industry, research and professional associations with comprehensive information and the opportunity to take part in in-depth discussions on current challenges, innovative solutions and the latest developments in the food industry. There was also the chance to try out some of the featured technologies in live demo sessions.

The first day of the event initially focused on the topic of »Resilience in the food industry». The issue was examined in particular from the perspective of holistic risk management, with one lecture investigating the question of whether resilience and recalls go together. To conclude the block of lectures, Dr. Marc Mauermann presented the results of his current study on influencing factors on resilient processes in the food industry.

In the second block of lectures, the focus was on innovative cyber-physical cleaning systems for safe, adaptive cleaning processes and cleaning documentation. A range of innovative technologies were showcased, such as the »AJCsens«, an autonomous jet cleaner equipped with highly integrated inline sensors for capturing the current contamination level in real time; the  »ADVISIM3D«, a simulation tool for designing and testing industrial spray cleaning processes; and the »CleanAssist«, a virtual cleaning assistant for manual cleaning processes.

On the second day of the event, participants were first given an insight into the topic of novel contamination sensors for needs-based process control. Inline cleaning sensors for monitoring the level of contamination in closed systems were presented and Dr. Enrico Fuchs gave a comprehensive overview of the possible applications and limits of sensors for monitoring contamination in the food industry.

The next block of lectures was dedicated to innovative ideas for chemical-free, sustainable cleaning and longer equipment operating times. In addition to a presentation on an ultrasound-based antifouling system, there was another exciting lecture on the link between chemical cleaning agents and the crypto world, followed by the presentation of a novel solution for the chemical-free, resource-efficient cleaning of conveyor belts using steam.

To round off the event, current research topics and projects involving collaboration between the IVLV e. V. and the Dresden research units in the field of hygienic production were presented. Here, the emphasis was on the simulation of cleaning processes as well as novel cleaning solutions, such as the use of the hammer jet effect for spray cleaning. All of the solutions presented for developing and optimizing cleaning processes had the same goal: resource-saving, cost-efficient and safe cleaning.

The feedback from participants and speakers alike, as well as the organizing team, was very positive. In addition to the content itself, the opportunity for direct exchange and networking played a key role in the event’s success.

The expert forum is held every two years: the next one in the Future Days: Future Clean series will take place on November 6–7, 2024. Don’t forget to save the date!