Innovation Compass

Tomorrow's themes for the plastic and rubber sectors

Innovation is the hallmark of K – like no other trade fair for the plastic and rubber industries it offers the widest and most varied range of ideas and products. Find out about all the innovations that K 2016 exhibitors have to offer – right here!

Focal topics 2016

Future Perspectives & Global Challenges

  • Resource Efficiency

New Materials

  • Additives & Fillers for Rubbers & Plastics
  • Controlled radical polymerization
  • Function and self-reinforcing polymers

Digitalisation of the value Chain

  • Industry 4.0
  • Simulation
  • Functional integration
  • Individualised production

Lightweight Construction

  • Composites
  • Hybrid Materials, processes and systems
  • Foams
  • Self-reinforcing plastics

Scientific Council


The K 2019 Innovation Circle, whose purpose is to develop the Innovation Compass further, is composed of representatives of the Exhibitors Council of K 2019 and Messe Düsseldorf along with the newly appointed Scientific Council.

The members of the scientific council

Articles on focal topics

The focal topics of the Innovation Compass describe the products and processes that will sustainably determine market developments in the plastics and rubber industries over the next few years.
All articles on focal topics at a glance
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These are the innovation highlights

Find all products of K 2016, labeled with  "Innovation@K".
See product list