K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday (23 October 2019). The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and to this end already presented concrete solutions. Companies struck a nerve with people with this focus because the approximately 225,000 visitors from 165 countries took great interest especially in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, resource-saving processes.
The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 countries proved that plastic is still an innovative, indispensable and future-oriented material. But establishing a circular economy along the entire material chain and proposing concrete solutions still a vital target for most of the company. Some 225,000 visitors from 165 countries have shown great interest in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, and resource-saving processes.
The background of the exhibition: the trade war between China and the United States, the downturn of traditional cars, intelligent cars, China's ban on the import of waste plastics, the global attention to a circular economy, green environmental protection, the exhibition is opened in such a background.
This time the following directions were seen: recycling economy, utilization of recycled plastics, degradation of plastics, thermoplastic composite materials, 3D printing;Future automotive, automotive electronics, interior comfort, lightweight, foaming materials, high-strength plastics, smart home, 5G materials;Plastic welding, injection molding foam, injection molding packaging automation, injection molding assembly automation, industrial chain upstream and downstream coordination, industry 4.0, strength and form.