Hamburg Messe installs UV-C air purifier

UV light eradicates up to to 95 per cent of viruses and bacteria indoors and lowers risk of infection
06 August 2021
Hamburg Messe

Hamburg Messe is using UV-C air purifiers to combat viruses and bacteria as part of its COVID-19 hygiene plans.  The air purifiers supplement existing systems in the exhibition halls and reduce the risk of infections. UV light technology disinfects indoor air more efficiently than conventional air filters.

UV-C technology to provide additional safety

"Coupled with the additional hygiene measures, we can achieve an air sterilisation of 95 per cent in our large halls and offer our visitors and exhibitors the best possible protection," said Lars Kanbach, Corporate Division Manager Technology and Infrastructure at Hamburg Messe. The UV-C air purifiers have been integrated into the air-conditioning and ventilation systems and wipe out viruses and bacteria throughout the building. More than one billion litres of air can be purified per hour. "UV-C technology is a proven option that offers safety and can be integrated separately," said Martin Ferres, a representative of the Bäro air purification company. The use of UV light supplements existing hygiene measures during trade fairs and large events,

Photopia opens its doors

Hamburg Messe's Annual Report 2020 read: "We are optimists!" Results were poor given the pandemic and a halt to events extending well into 2021. Yet, the pandemic has shown clearly that people remain keen on personal meetings, shared experiences and togetherness, the report highlighted.

The Photopia Hamburg trade fair is among those returrning to the fairgrounds and gets underway from September 23-26, 2021. The four-day festival is aimed at the entire digital imaging industry as well as professional and amateur photographers, mobile phone users and all those with a passion for photography and shooting movies. Several photo events and installations will be held across the city parallel to the fair.