Facts & Figures

Messe Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
07 - 08/11/2018

Facts & Figures

At SOLIDS Dortmund, key players from all sectors of the industry will present the latest products and solutions for granules, powder and bulk solids.

Solids Dortmund 2018

Who visits?

At SOLIDS Dortmund 2018, exhibitors have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with serious buyers and decision-makers from manufacturing enterprises who have responsibility for processing, handling, transportation and storage of bulk goods in their companies from the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Chemicals
  • Construction & building materials
  • Cosmetics
  • Disposal & recycling
  • Electronics & electrics industry
  • Food & feed industry
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Minerals, soil, mining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant & mechanical engineering
  • Plastics
  • Transport & logistics

The trade show for granules, powder and bulk solids technologies will take place for the ninth time parallel to RECYCLING-TECHNIK Dortmund. This unique combination offers numerous synergies for exhibitors and visitors. In 2018, more than 500 exhibitors and 8,000 trade visitors will be expected in Dortmund.

Extracts of companies at the show:

Boehringer Ingelheim
Coppenrath & Wiese
Dr. Oetker
Philip Morris
Wacker Chemie

Who exhibits?

The exhibition covers the entire value chain of process technologies for granules, powder and bulk solids: 

Solids processing

  • Crushing
  • Agglomeration
  • Cooling, drying
  • Separating sieving
  • Mixing

Materials handling

  • Sorting, filtering
  • Dosing, weighing
  • Compressors
  • Conveyor technologies
  • Measuring & control technology

Safety and environment

  • Explosion protection covers
  • Dust filters, fire & explosion protection, explosion prevention flaps
  • Metal detectors, machine & plant safety
  • Recycling & disposal


  • Material analysis
  • Laboratory testing
  • Online measurement
  • Simulation
  • Quality assessment and control

Solids transport / multimodal transport

  • Delivery, logistics, transport & loading technology, security
  • Intelligent coding technology
  • Coding & tracking systems

Storage of solids

  • Storage & packaging
  • Silos, warehouse technologies
  • Off-loading technologies
  • Blending bed technology

Voices about the trade show

"We were participating at SOLIDS Dortmund for the third time, and again it was more than successful for us. Due to the high quality of the visitors, we have been able to carry out specific technical discussions leading to successful contracts."

Roland Muhr, CEO, Muhr mbH 

"As a Premium Partner of SOLIDS Dortmund 2018, we have the perfect setting required to present ourselves as an innovative full-service partner of the bulk solids industry. The trade show has now become one of the most important events for us."

Dr. Michael Hofmann, manager for conveyor technology, ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH 

"We found the lecture programme exceptionally interesting, with outstanding and highly relevant talks and panel discussions. We learned about the latest trends and developments from qualified experts."

Gerd Lampel, Consulting Engineer 

"An excellent balance of small and large suppliers, as well as the good mix of national and international exhibitors."

Theo Beermann, Senior Engineer BU Steel, thyssenkrupp 

"We especially liked the Guided Tours, where we could meet potential business partners in a kind of ‘speed-dating’ format."

Julian Wolters, Executive Manager, company PZW Gebr. Seibel GmbH & Co. KG 

"SOLIDS Dortmund 2018 is one of the most important platforms for the cross-industry exchange of ideas. As a cooperation partner of the trade show, we can optimally present ourselves as experts for passive and active explosion systems to the top decision-makers from the granules, powder and bulk goods processing industry. We are convinced that we will make profitable business contacts again this year thanks to the unique trade show concept."

Markus Häseli, Director of Sales Europe, IEP Technologies

“SOLIDS Dortmund is a must for the bulk material industry - high visitor quality, perfect location in the heart of the industry and a high-caliber lecture program. I support the trade show as a partner, especially in the area of food and life science technologies. I very much appreciate the opportunity to exchange and network in a professional atmosphere on specialist topics at SOLIDS.”

Prof. Rainer Barnekow
Department of Life Science Technologies, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe

Date and opening hours

SOLIDS Dortmund 2018

Nov 07 2018: 9am - 5pm
Nov 08 2018: 9am - 5pm

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