Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e. V. (GKV), final press release of K 2013

K’ 2013: Plastic Processors Pleased with Positive Results at the Fair

Bad Homburg/Düsseldorf, 23 October 2013. Expectations of the German plastics processing industry were fully met at the world’s leading plastics technology fair K’ 2013. At this event running over the past few days plastics processors were able to make and develop numerous business contacts. The Central Federation of the Plastics Processing Industries (Gesamtverband Kunststoff¬verarbeitende Industrie e. V. – GKV), the leading association in this field in Germany, was pleased with the positive results of K’ 2013 as the fair drew to a close.
The German plastics processing industry was very satisfied with how the fair progressed and now anticipates order levels within the sector to be positively impacted as a result. This means K’ 2013 has triggered further impulses for plastics processing in Germany that will have an encouraging effect on sales growth over the next few months. In 2012 the plastics processing industry posted slight growth of Euro 56.2b. The vast majority of exhibiting companies specialised in plastic processing now reported avid interest from trade visitors. The competence of trade visitors was also explicitly praised. According to the GKV, K’ 2013 presented an excellent setting for the development of international business contacts, also for small to medium-sized processing firms. Attracting special interest from visitors were innovative product and component designs such as surfaces finishes with special visual, tactile or hygienic properties and reinforced plastics with applications for mass production.

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Christine Fischer
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The GKV is the leading organisation of the plastics processing industry in Germany. As an umbrella association it bundles together and represents the shared interests of its supporting associations and acts here as a mouthpiece for the industry in its dialogue with policymakers and the public.

With annual turnover of € 56.2 b and 299,000 employees in 2,825 companies the plastics processing industry is one of Germany’s most important economic sectors.

With a high proportion of small and medium-sized businesses the sector boasts great innovative power and a varied product range. Plastics are processed into packaging, building supplies, technical components, semi-finished products, consumer goods and many other products.

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