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Western Japan’s quadrennial show on industrial furnaces, Thermal Technology, begins countdown

24 Jan 2019

Thermal Technology 2019, the exhibition on industrial furnaces and equipment, has opened exhibitor registration for the coming edition held on 17 – 18 October at the Knowledge Capital Convention Center, Osaka, Japan. Thermal Technology is the only show in Western Japan which covers the field of industrial furnaces and related technology, one of the key industries in the region.

Since Thermal Technology’s initial launch in 2007, the show has increased its reputation as an indispensable destination providing a firm business platform for manufacturers, suppliers, users and researchers. The show has had a high reputation even academic industry, though it start only for members of its associations. The previous edition in 2015 welcomed 47 exhibitors and 844 visitors, and received much positive feedback from participants.

Since its launch in 2007, the show has continued to increase its reputation.

Thermal Technology 2019 will once again provide an active communication platform where knowledge, technology and business comes together. Mr Taro Kobayashi, Chairman of fair organiser the Japan Industrial Furnace Manufacturers Association commented: “The show has been developed as a business platform not only for announcing new products, but also for the exchange of thermal technology knowledge and innovation through its conference and other fringe programme events.” 

The 2019 edition is expected to welcome 80 exhibitors and 1,200 visitors, which is a significant increase on the previous edition’s figures. In terms of product areas on display from exhibitors, the show will cover the likes of industrial furnaces, environmental protection, cooling technology, IT related equipment, energy supply, and more.

Thermal Technology also aims to attract a broad spectrum of visitors to the show, to provide a gathering of the entire industrial furnace spectrum. This includes distributors, agencies, universities, research institutes, students, government administrations, associations, embassies, and a number of other related industries.

Each of these professions are expected to come from the fields of industrial furnaces, steel, non-ferrous, casting, forging, heat treatment, ceramic, transport equipment, semiconductors, machinery, chemicals, glass, construction, automotive, aerospace, electronics, machines, precision apparatus, metal products, communications, software, chemistry, and the environment.

What’s more, the 2019 show will feature a number of concurrent conferences and special exhibitor presentations, each of which will highlight the very latest trends and issues across the industry. 

Held every four years, Thermal Technology is organised by the Japan Industrial Furnace Manufacturers Associations (JIFMA) and managed by Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd. For more information about the show and how to register as a participant, please visit

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*preliminary figures 2018