K 2016 – pointing the way forward for the world's plastics and rubber industry

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A few weeks before the closing date for registrations, Messe Düsseldorf is recording extremely lively demand for exhibition space.

March 2015 - With a few weeks to go before the closing date for registrations for K 2016, one thing is already certain: the fair will again provide a complete overview of the world market of the plastics and rubber industry. Some 3,000 exhibitors will be attending the world's premier fair, which is taking place from 19 to 26 October 2016. Demand for exhibition space is extremely lively, and all 19 halls of Düsseldorf's fairgrounds will once again be fully occupied. Companies from all continents have already registered to present their innovations in the following exhibit categories:

  • Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
  • Machines and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry. 

"Thanks to its unparalleled breadth of offering and the unmatched internationality of exhibitors and visitors, the fair is in a class of its own worldwide. It is the place where key decisions for products and processes and problem-solving are taken, and it points the way forward for the whole industry for the coming years," says Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. "We are delighted that demand for exhibition space is again extremely buoyant. The companies from the world of plastics and rubber know that they can look forward to an excellent springboard for their business success every three years in Düsseldorf. Registration for K 2016 is still possible until 31 May 2015." 

The presentations of exhibiting companies at K 2016 will be supplemented by a special show illustrating the potential of plastics and rubber for forward-looking applications. With reference to examples from different sectors, it shows the extent to which their diversified properties shape our lives today and the contributions that they can make in the solution of important everyday problems. The special show is being organised by the German plastics industry under the auspices of PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. and Messe Düsseldorf. 

Another highlight of the supporting programme at K 2016 will be the Science Campus, the forum for research and teaching. The Science Campus provides a compact overview of the activities and findings of university and scientific organisations and helps to intensify dialogue between research and industry. 

Current information on everything to do with K 2016 and the industry is available at www.k-online.com. Regularly updated, reports from science and research can be found here along with articles from the international trade press. The gamut of information provided by the website also extends to a complete overview of the other events for the plastics and rubber industry in which Messe Düsseldorf is involved. The service is rounded off with a list of the world's most important trade media and a retrospective of K 2013. 

K 2016 is taking place over the entire area of the Messe Düsseldorf grounds. It will be open daily from Wednesday, 19 October, until Wednesday, 26 October 2016, from 10 am to 6.30 pm.

Information on K 2016 on the social networks:

Press office K 2016

Eva Rugenstein
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-240
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87240

Desislava Angelova
(Sekretariat der Abteilungsleitung)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-242
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87242

Sabrina Giewald
(Sekretariat der Abteilungsleitung)
Tel.: +49 (0)211 4560-242
Fax: +49 (0)211 4560-87242

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