News & events
Kick-Off Meeting of the ERFA Clean Production
On the 16th September 2014, the Jack Filter Produktions GmbHhosted the very-successful ERFA Clean Production Event
As it was soon very clear, the new Jack Filter Produktions R&D Centre, situated in Steindorf am Ossiacher See, was a natural choice for the 16th September ERFA (Erfahrungsaustausch or Experience-Exchange) focused on the topic of clean production.
The event was a great opportunity for representatives of regional Government to meet with the representatives of the most propulsive Carinthian companies that are active in the clean production industry. The participants at the event were given an opportunity to acquaint them wiith the latest trends in the industry and get to know the standards and where the industry is heading. The event concluded with a guided shopfloor tour of the Jck Filter Produktions research facility.
The event was a part of the research and networking activities, organized by the Carinthian micro-electronic cluster (ME2C) - for more information please click the following link: http://www.me2c.at/
In Brazil, Hidria is among the top global players
Based on its demonstrated development references in the field of the most demanding projects involving clean rooms for semiconductors and other industrial applications, Hidria IMP Klima has been awarded a contract for an integral project implementing clean rooms in the newly constructed semiconductor manufacturing factory SIX Semiconductores in Brazil.
The new facility in the town of Ribeirao das Neves is denoted "the most modern semiconductor manufacturing plant of the southern hemisphere" and is focussed on the production of high-technology chips for applications in medicine and various industrial applications. In the scope of this demanding project, Hidria IMP Klima is already in the process of delivery of the entire production room air-conditioning system, which has a special design. This important new item on the reference list further contributes to Hidria’s penetration into the markets of Brazil and the broader South America.
The main competitive edge of the products to be manufactured in the Brazilian plant will be the development and manufacture of integrated circuits tailored to the customer's specifications and for special niche projects, which yields way higher added values in comparison to the mass production of semiconductors. Setting up intensive innovation and development activities and the extensive investment in scientific research involved in this project mean a major leap in the field of electronics for the Brazilian industry.
Brazil, ranking among the fastest developing countries in the world, is becoming an ever more important market for Hidria, too, with an exceptional potential for sales growth of Hidria's high-technology products, especially in the air-conditioning and ventilation of closed rooms. In the meantime, in the field of air conditioning as well, Hidria is already involved in the development of high-technology and innovative solutions for various building types. These include the most exacting industrial plants where air quality is crucial for both the production process and for the people occupying the premises.
THE 2014 LOUNGES FAIR IN STUTTGART
This year's edition of the annual Lounges Stuttgart Fair once again brings us many innovations from the field of clean productio and clean production technologies.
Click on the following link for details:
CLEAN PRODUCTION COMPETENCE REGION NEWS
Slovenian National Institute of Biology (NIB) joins the CLEAN PRODUCTION competence region efforts.
The Slovenian National Institute of Biology (NIB - Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo) is the third largest natural sciences research institution in Slovenia and one of the oldest (it started its work in 1960). Today it is one of the most advanced research and development institutions in Slovenia from the field of basic and applicative biological research. The Institute's focus is basic and applicative research on the fields of biotechnology and medicine. In addition the Institute also cooperates closely with pharmaceutical and foodprocessing industries.
One of the Institute's foremost advanced departments is the Department of systems biology and biotechnology.
The Department has many years of experiences in detection and identification of microorganisms. The Department develops methods for isolation and detection of microorganisms from different matrixes and also runs Biosafety level 2 laboratory (BS2) for genetically modified organisms. Detection techniques are based on conventional as well as the latest diagnostic methods, including on-site or close to the patient methods. Automation and high throughput analysis are used. Work in their laboratories is done in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the department is accredited for detection of microorganisms and genetically modified organisms.
Some of the services and research possibilities offered by the Department of systems biology and biotechnology -
Slovenian National Institute of Biology:
1) isolation of microorganisms from various matrixes, from water, air, food and feed, different surfaces and materials (e.g. filters)
2) usage, development and validation techniques for detection and identification of bacteria and viruses
a. Conventional microbiology techniques
b. Molecular tests (LAMP - isothermal amplification of target DNA/RNA, quantitative real-time PCR)
c. Serological tests (ELISA, on site diagnostics)
d. Electron microscopy, fluorescence and light microscopy (FISH)
3) Quality system and metrology
a. measurements according to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard (implemented in the laboratory since 2003)
b. Holder of National ETALON for amount of substance for detection of extremely low amount of nucleic acid molecules
4) Workshop organization with international participation (together with spin-off company Biosistemika)
More information at: http://www.nib.si/
CLEAN PRODUCTION COMPETENCE REGION NEWS
Carinthian Corporation Jack Filter, partner of CLEAN PRODUCTION Slovenia-Carinthia competence region, presents the new Cleanroom hub! The New Hub which is located in Steindorf on the banks of Lake Ossiach is Focused on Development and Production of High performance Filters for the Cleanroom Industry.
The Carinthian Corporation Jack filter (an active partner in the Slovenia-Carinthia CLEAN PRODUCTION competence region - see all the suppliers HERE) counts as one of the leading manufacturers of Air filters in the area of Dust removal, Air, Climate and Cleanroom Technologies.
The new Cleanroom Hub will be opened in July 2014, on an area of 3500 m² using Mini Pleat Technology the production of Particle Filters for the Cleanroom Industry will be more efficient than ever.
The Application areas are: Operation Theatres in Hospitals, the Electronic Semiconductor industry, the pharmaceutical industry and the Food Industry.
Jack Filter uses the newest generation of Testing Rig. This makes it possible to optimize High Performance Filters in Filtration Efficiency, Air Current, Energy Consumption and Financial Costs of the Products Life Cycle. Intensive focus on Research and Development has resulted in a cutting edge Portfolio of Products, 70% of our Filter designs are not older than 3 Years. Our Production methods are highly automated, using where possible fully automatic Robots to keep a constantly high standard. Our customers Profit from Process speeds and Short Delivery times. With the Flexible yet Efficient production methods we can also produce Filters in Small amounts or with customer specific designs.
The new Cleanroom Hub is the next step in the future for Jack Filter and the biggest investment in the Company’s History. The Company strengths in Effectiveness, Speed and Service will be increased with a well-adapted, balanced and motivated Team who are highly qualified.
The New Cleanroon Hub – Data & Facts
Floor Space 3500m², Production area 2100m²,
The Production and Testing Rig are in a Class 6 Cleanroom Area.
Warehouse with a Capacity of over 600 Palettes
25 Jobs in the Area of Development, Production and Administration
Graphic 3-D rendering of the new cleanroom hub:
More information available at: http://www.jackfilter.at/
Publication of materials from the CLEAN PRODUCTION Villach symposium
You can now access all the materials that were provided by the participants of the first international clean production symposium, that took place on 27. November in Villach.
To access the materials simply go to the new downloads page which can be reached HERE.The chosen material can be downloaded by clicking in the link provided next to the material. All in all you have 15 different presentations at your disposal, all of them prepared by the participants of the symposium.
With the administrative end of the CLEAN PRODUCTION project (31. February 2014), the story of this webpage won't end, On the contrary – we are planning to continue the project in the new financial perspective of the INTERREG Slovenia - Austria 2014-2020.
We are still open for new ideas regarding possible cooperation and ideas regarding new networking events. If you are interested in cooperation with us, do not hesitate to contact us HERE.
CLEAN PRODUCTION Symposium in Villach - REPORT
On Wednesday, 27th November, the historical Villach Warmbadenhof hotel in Villach, Carinthia, Austria, hosted the first international symposium of the competence region Carinthia / Slovenia, dedicated to the area of clean production.
This one-of-a-kind event represented a suitable conclusion of the cross-border CLEAN PRODUCTION project, a part of the INTERREG Slovenia – Austria 2007-2013 cross border cooperation programme, and that has also gained support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Slovenian Ministry for Economic Development and Technology and the Carinthian Economy Support Fund.
The event had a surprisingly very high attendance, since it managed to attract almost 90 representatives of companies and scientific institutions from both sides of the Karawanken border. The event was made more exclusive with attendance of high-profile guests: the participants were thus given a welcome address by Ms. Gabi Schaunig Ph.D., deputy-governor of Carinthia, responsible for finances and technology development. The panel-part of the event included presentations from industry experts from Slovenia, Austria and Germany.
The Symposium began by the CLEAN PRODUCTION project presentation made by Mr. Stephan Payer, representative of the Villach Microelectronics cluster, followed by Mr. Alexander Schwarz Musch Ph.D., professor at the Villach Business School, who presented the project results (the results were also available for participants in printed leaflet forms). As the third presentation from project partners, Ms. Tanja Mohorič from Hidria, director of the European projects department at Hidria, made a short presentation of the project’s web page and communication activities.
The main presentation of the first part of the Symposium was by Mr. Udo Gommel Ph.D., director of the Department for ultra-clean technologies and micro-manufacturing processes at the Fraunhofer Institute from Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Gommel is a well-known expert on clean manufacturing processes and he presented to the audience the latest trends in clean production development, complete with market potential of clean technologies in different industries, raging from semiconductor industry to automotive.
After a short lunch-break, the Symposium continued with three parallel moderated discussions themed around different industries in which clean production processes are used nowadays. These included:
1. Where Clean Production Saves Lives, with representatives of companies Hidria IMP Klima and Lotrič Metrology, both from Slovenia and representatives of the University Hospital Graz.
2. Clean Production of Electro-Mechanical Modules, with representatives of Slovenian company Letrika and Carinthian company Flextronics.
3. Biotech and Food Meet Clean Technology, with representatives of the Slovenian National Institute for Biology and representatives of two Carinthian companies Ortner Reinraumtechnik and Hygienic Design.
The final part of the symposium consisted of the presentation of two education case-studies: the ‘Clean Process Engineering Programme’ that is being provided on the Technical University in Graz and the ‘Expert in Clean-Room Engineering ‘high education program provided by Carinthian Education Centre.
The event concluded with a moderated round-table discussion and addressed also the rich possibilities of extending the cooperation started in the competence region by this project also in the future, hopefully with a firm support from the local Carinthian as well as Slovenian national authorities.
Next event: CLEAN PRODUCTION Symposium in Villach on the 27th of November!
Next event: CLEAN PRODUCTION Symposium in Villach on the 27th of November. See the details below…
INTERNATIONAL CLEAN PRODUCTION SYMPOSIUM IN VILLACH, AUSTRIA, 27th NOVEMBER 2013, SUPPORTED BY:
CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT PROGRAMME!
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 15.11.2013! NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED!
CLEAN PRODUCTION Godovič Networking Event - REPORT
Today we take a look at the CLEAN PRODUCTION networking event in Godovič, Slovenia, that was organized as a part of the CLEAN PRODUCTION cross-border Slovenia-Carinthia cooperation project and took place on 27th June 2013.
On the 27th June 2013, Godovič, Slovenia hosted its first specialized networking event intended to bring together interested companies and actors from the field of clean industry and CLEAN PRODUCTION. The event was hosted on the premises of the Hidria Klima Institute - a part of the Hidria Corporation (itself also a partner of the project)
The event ultimately brought together 14 copanies/participants from the both sides of the border.
Participants from Carinthia included the CLEAN PRODUCTION project partners Managementkompetenz UB and Verein me2c - Micro Electronic Cluster, and the following Carinthian companies: LAM Research AG, JACK Filter Produktions GmbH, Ortner Reinraumtechnik GmbH and ZNT Zentren für Neue Technologien GmbH - Zweigniederlassung Villach.
Participants from Slovenia included the representatives of the CLEAN PRODUCTION project partners Hidria d.d. and NELA Razvojni center d.o.o. and representatives of the following Slovenian companies: Hidria IMP Klima d.o.o., Lotrič Meroslovje d.o.o., SiEVA d.o.o., LTH Castings d.o.o., Droga Kolinska d.d., IMGRAD d.o.o. and MEDICA Inženiring d.o.o.
The event kicked-off with the general presentation of the CLEAN PRODUCTION program and its aims and goals, that was presented by Ms. Tanja Mohorič. Dr. Alexander Schwarz-Musch then presented the results of the CLEAN PRODUCTION cross-border industry analysis and its implications for the following activities of the project.
The main part of the event was dedicated to the presentation of three distinct cases of investment- and process- solutions in the CLEAN PRODUCTION industry:
1. Mr. Michael Dalmer from LAM Research AG presented the case of a 40-million clean room and clean manufacturing falicility investment, that is to be used in the semi-conductor industry.
2. Ms. Stefanie Rud from Ortner Reinraumtechnik presented the case of a HEPA Filter-equipped transport system designed specifically for the needs of the phramaceutical industry, more precisely - the Baxter and Pfizer companies.
3. Ms. Tanja Frantar Zabret from Medica Inženiring presented the case of renovation of the hematology department of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre.
The event was concluded with a round-table discussion, moderated by dr. Alexander Schwarz-Musch, that addressed the latest trends and challenges in the CLEAN PRODUCTION industries.
All the time between the parts of the event was dedicated to networking and establishig of contacts between the companies, which the participants used gladly and the event established many new in the future potentially very successful partnerships.
THE NETWORKING EVENT IN GODOVIČ WAS ONLY A PRELUDE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT OF THE CLEAN PRODUCTION PROJECT - THE INTERNATIONAL CLEAN PRODUCTION SYMPOSIUM IN VILLACH, ON 27th NOVEMBER 2013
The CLEAN PRODUCTION Website will publish more information regarding the latter event, soon!
The CLEAN PRODUCTION Project Webpage is Launched!
The information webpage of the Austria-Slovenia 2007-2013 Cross-Border INTERREG Regional Cooperation Programme Project CLEAN PRODUCTION has been officialy launched on 17th October 2013.
Project CLEAN PRODUCTION is a cross-border project aimed at fostering partnering and networking activities among companies who are active in the field of clean production and clean production technologies and are based in Slovenia and Carinthia. The project’s aim is first to initiate the creation of a comprehensive supplier-network for clean room technologies encompassing companies from Slovenia and Carinthia and second, to present Slovenia and Carinthia as a part of a wider competence region with experience, competence and references in the field of clean production technologies.