With attendance through Tuesday evening hitting 207,500 unique visitors, the K tradeshow once again worked its magnet-like pull on the industry’s experts, bringing processors together from around the world to discover the best the suppliers have to offer. Needless to say, exhibitors are thrilled at the strength of the show. “Fantastic!” was the response that KSD staffers heard at stands large and small, and across all processes.
Edgar Gandelheidt, managing director of Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion (Stand 17C22), says this is the first time in his lengthy K experience where customers actually wanted to sign deals for equipment before the show started so they could reduce their delivery time. This reaction, he says, came from customers around the world and for all types of equipment. Ebullience echoed in the voice of Ignacio Muñoz, CEO at Molecor Technologia (Stand 16D3), a pipe extrusion processor that also makes machinery for pipe orientation, who told the KSD, “[The show] has been overwhelming; it’s almost too much.”...