Associations & partners

The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN (APPIE)
APPIE is the only Japanese professional organization in the powder and particle processing industry composed of industrial corporations and academic societies. We contribute to the advancement of the powder industry and technology. APPIE hosts and organizes POWTEX TOKYO, the largest international powder technology exhibition in Asia, as well as POWTEX OSAKA. For more information, please visit us.

The organization IND EX® (Intercontinental Association of Experts for INDustrial EXplosion Protection e.V.) was established 2009 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. IND EX® consisting of 50 members and it has seen continuous growth since its inception. IND EX® retains and works with top experts in explosion safety from all over the world. Members come from different professional backgrounds such as plant engineers, safety consultants, equipment manufacturers, service providers and universities.

Explosions can occur in a number of different production processes where the combination of an ignition source, oxygen and dust or gas are presented. The consequences of explosions can be catastrophic:
✓ extensive cost,
✓ production downtime,
✓ loss of market share,
✓ loss of facilities and equipment,
✓ and most importantly, loss of life.

To prevent such occurrences, IND EX® has assembled this team of specialists to address the safety needs of industries at risk of explosions. To achieve this goal, IND EX® has laid out a set of commitments to achieve its objectives.