On 11. October 1952, 65 years ago to the day, Messe Düsseldorf opened the first K – the trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry that is still the leading event for this sector today. We are taking a look back at the year in which K began and invite you to accompany us as we return to what was both an eventful and momentous time.
The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber!
The world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry presents everything the sector has to offer. Everything from the latest state of the art and trailblazing innovations to development visions.
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K 2016: Successful as never before
232,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world
Just the sheer number of experts visiting K 2016 impressively confirm the appeal and importance of the trade fair. The high-level exchange amongs experts, the outstanding events, speeches and special shows, the number of international visitors and exhibitors - K 2016 in Düsseldorf was "the place to be"!
K 2016 characterised by internationality and innovative spirit. „I have never seen such a vast number of decisive customers willing to buy at a trade fair before! The number and magnitude of deals, some of which were concluded here spontaneously, as well as the many concrete enquiries about new projects by far exceed our expectations! It was clear from day one that customers wanted to not only find out about new technologies but also purchase them.” Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the K 2016 Advisory Board
Exhibitors in all exhibition segments had prepared for K 2016 for months in order to face international competition with convincing innovations. And they met with enormous approval: trade visitors were thrilled with the wealth of new technical developments presented to them by raw materials producers, machine manufacturers and producers of semi-finished and technical parts.
Also going down well with the experts from throughout the world was the line-up of accompanying events at K 2016. This year saw individual themed days illustrate the impact plastics have on shaping modern living environments. The agenda featured both expert discussions and entertaining presentations and sports activities as well as exciting experiments.