Conference: Sustainability is a business model


Submerge into the world of the sustainable mechanical engineering industry, experience unusual perspectives of top-class speakers, discuss with us about energy and material efficiency and celebrate with us the winner of the apprentice contest "Sustainability is a business model".


CHINAPLAS 2015: Save the Date!


20.5.2015: VDMA press event and panel discussion on “energy efficiency” 21.5.2015: Timo Boll plays for Blue Competence


Energy efficiency: collaboration with Euratex


Euratex and the VDMA Textile Machinery Association have agreed to pursue a close collaboration in energy efficiency issues. The goal is to pool activities designed to increase energy efficiency in the textile industry.


NPE 2015: Plastics and rubber machinery: "Resource efficiency is key to economic success!"


We present a number of case studies of what resource efficiency can look like on occasion of NPE 2015. If you are interested to learn more, you can meet all the suppliers named at their stands.


NPE 2015: VDMA Press Event on 23 March 2015


Resource efficiency the key driver of economic success”. A panel of experts will introduce you to a number of technological approaches to conserving resources. The discussion will highlight the competitive advantages for plastics converters.


VDMA - corporate social responsibility (CSR) only feasible on a voluntary basis


VDMA welcomes the fact that the European Commission is not planning any further corporate social responsibility (CSR) regulations for the time being. Further development of the European CSR strategy is only feasible on the basis of the voluntary commitment of companies.


Sustainability – applying the regulations correctly, benefiting from funding


The mechanical and plant engineering sector is committed to its responsibility for ecology and society, and with every new development the sector shows that sustainability increases profitability at the same time. With its Blue Competence initiative, the VDMA is making it clear that acting sustainably is not just good, but useful. However, having insufficient knowledge of the environmental legislation could cost companies dearly.


Additive Manufacturing - Nachhaltig Schicht um Schicht


Während das Thema 3D-Printing in den Medien einen Hype erfährt, setzt die Industrie auf die Edelvariante Additive Manufacturing. Partner der VDMA-Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative Blue Competence zeigen, was heute schon möglich ist.


Ressourceneffizienz lohnt sich


Dirk Eikmeyer, Managing Director / Chairman der battenfeld-cincinnati Germany GmbH, und Michael von Cappeln, Geschäftsführer der battenfeld-cincinnati Austria GmbH, sprechen über Ressourceneffizienz.


Blue Competence at the Hannover Messe 2015


The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) within the frame of Blue Competence focuses on topics as energy and resource efficiency this year in Hannover. Visit us at our booth (hall 17, D 51).


Resource efficiency – VDMA makes an active contribution


Resource efficiency is just another subject in which, like in many other general discussions, none of the parties involved considers the "special characteristics" of the investment goods industry.


Concrete action instead of countless guidelines


Responsibility for society and the environment has always been a key issue in mechanical engineering. With Blue Competence, the industry presents its achievements in sustainability to the public.


VDMA: members ensure more plastics are recycled


“Plastics can not only be found in our waters, but we also have plastics collected in an environmentally friendly manner. And the latter account for a much bigger quantity“, says Naemi Denz, managing director of VDMA Waste and Recycling Technology specialist association on the World Recycling Convention of the International Bureaus of Recycling (BIR) on 27 October 2014 in Paris.


Lightweight construction is pure functional integration


Interview with Rolf Trippler, managing director of Hennecke GmbH. The Sankt Augustin-based firm develops and builds polyurethane processing plant and machinery.


Technical Solution Provider for the Challenges of Our Time


New developments or significantly improved products were responsible for 20 percent of German machine builders’ sales in 2012. About two-thirds of companies managed to introduce at least one product or process innovation between 2010 and 2012.


Thinking in complex processes


Interview with Peter Breuer, Group Trainings and Innovation Management at motan holding GmbH. Based in Konstanz on Lake Constance, the company develops raw and other materials handling systems for the plastics manufacturing and processing industry.


Confronting the megatrends of the future


Interview with Bernd Tröger, Head of Marketing at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag. The company is part of the Plastics Machinery Division of the Japanese Sumitomo Heavy Industries group. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag makes injection moulding machines in Germany.


Blue Competence adds value!


Functional integration is not only a buzzword. Behind it are facts that demonstrate how savings can be made in energy and materials. At Fakuma 2014 the Blue Competence Alliance Members show that this makes economic sense for their customers.


The dirtier the better


Sophisticated recycling provides competitive edge - Interview with Heiko Weber, Head of Project Management at Herbold Meckesheim GmbH.




18. Jahreskonferenz des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

04.06.2018, Tempodrom Berlin