At the exhibition tour Prof. Schwan was informed about ultrasonic welding.CEO Thomas Herrmann and product manager Volker Aust from Herrmann Ultraschall explained ultrasonic welding in various industrial applications, like for the automotive, medical and consumer industries.
Highlight was the ultrasonic live exhibit "functional integration" which links various process steps. Prof. Schwan talked about her long-term political engagement with a social focus. Industry and politics are to meet more often to talk about new ways and chances. Especially families and working women will need more possibilities for flexible work time. This aspect of sustainability is as crucial as conservation of resources or knowledge management. Thomas Herrmann emphasized the importance of social responsibility for Herrmann Ultraschall. The Herrmann-Academy for example was founded to continually foster professional training and education. Mrs. Schwan was invited by the VDMA (Verein Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer) to open the trade show FAKUMA as a valued guest speaker. She commended the German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers for their efforts when it comes to innovations and sustainability.