Chinese New Year 2017

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Tomorrow, on 28 January, it is the Chinese New Year and the start of the year of the fire rooster. We wish all of our Chinese colleagues and everybody who is celebrating the New Year today a good time with family and friends! It is also called the spring festival and it is not only a Chinese holiday. It is an important event for ca. 1/5 of the world’s population – also Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and the Philippines celebrate it!

Because of that, we created a little riddle for the spring festival, too. You could find it here: Chinese New Year Riddle. Have fun solving the riddle!

The Yuan coin was completely analyzed by the inductar® EL cube from our new inductar Series for inorganic materials. The analysis of red envelope, rice wine and black powder was done by two of our instruments for the analysis of organic substances:

Additionally we collected some impressions from the making of for you:


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Topping-out ceremony

Topping-out ceremony

On December 4th 2015, only six months after groundbreaking, Elementar celebrated the completion of the structural work with a topping-out ceremony. Around 130 invited guests, among them Jörg Muth, Mayor of Langenselbold, Construction Supervisor Jürgen Knop, Architect Bernd Winter and all construction workers joined the celebration at the construction site. For most of Elementar’s employees, this was the first occasion to have a look at their future workplace.

The event took place in the future production department of Elementar’s new headquarter – luckily the roof was already watertight by this time! After a welcoming speech by President Dr. Hans-Peter Sieper, Mayor Jörg Muth pointed out the good cooperation between Elementar and the city of Langenselbold. Subsequent to the speeches, all guests left the building in order to watch the decorated crown made of fir sprigs being lifted into the air by a crane and to hear the topping-out speech of a carpenter. During his speech, the carpenter emptied a glass of wine and then threw it on the bottom. The glass broke into pieces – a good sign representing good luck and no accidents during the further construction. This kind of ceremony has a long tradition and dates back to the 14th century.

The catering was provided by a food truck that was parked in the larger of the two inner courtyards. While enjoying very delicious burritos and (hot) drinks, time passed quickly. It was a successful event and a major milestone of Elementar’s building project.


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