The growth in the necessity for processing and packaging in clean environments has prompted the launch of a new cleanroom and contamination control event. To be held in Brussels between October 12-14 2004, Cleanroom Technology – CTEC – will include a high-level conference and comprehensive exhibition.

The organisers say the requirements for clean and aseptic processing and packaging are spreading beyond the traditional markets of pharmaceuticals and electronics and becoming increasingly important in sectors such as the food and automotive industries.

Within the cleanroom technology sector itself, ongoing innovation and advances in technology add to this dynamism.

Event manager Steve Connolly says: “Increasing regulatory and legislative pressures mean ever higher standards must be attained. The hygiene conditions which must now be maintained in food production, for example, are much more stringent than they were in the past – what the pharma sector must adhere to today, other sectors will face tomorrow.

“Both the CTEC exhibition and conference will address the relevant issues for all levels of clean production and packaging, whether you are in food and beverages or cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Even those with currently low ‘clean’ requirements will benefit from the experience as it is inevitable the pressure on them to improve standards will increase.”

The exhibitor profile includes design and construction, garments and consumables, equipment and services. The conference will feature sessions devoted to regulatory affairs, design, containment, aseptic processing and packaging and business solutions.

The event is organised by Polygon Media, the publishers of Europe’s only pan-European contamination and control journal, Cleanroom Technology, and a portfolio of publications which have an interest in clean production, including Packaging Today International, Manufacturing Chemist, SPC and Healthcare Equipment and Supplies.

Polygon says the support of its publishing business combined with a heavyweight direct mail campaign and advertising schedules in all of Europe’s relevant trade press will make it the largest marketing campaign ever seen for an event in the contamination control sector.