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Topic of the Month

April 2017: Paradise under threat

Even a remote atoll is being impacted by contamination of the world’s oceans by plastic debris. Students and scientists from the University of Bayreuth in Germany analysed marine debris washed ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean and came to worrying conclusions.
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See the K-Preview 2016

Photo: interview at K 2016 preview event
The K-Preview 2016 started in June. During the three theme days we talked to several experts, industry connoisseurs and journalists. Here we inform you with video content.
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Trade fair news

Successful K trade fair with many visitors and good conversations

Plastics Manufacturers' Positive Verdict

Plastics manufacturers are very content with the results of K 2016. The trade fair took off to a strong start with the producers’ stands very well attended even on the first day of the trade fair and on Thursday. Friday also saw pleasantly high attendance and after the traditionally somewhat quieter weekend the second week of K continued with many high-quality conversations on ...
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Innovation Compass

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Tomorrow's themes for the plastic and rubber sectors.

Find out about all the innovations that K 2016 exhibitors have to offer – right here!
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K 2016 and Industry 4.0:

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The VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and its member firms have set themselves the target of bringing Industry 4.0 to life with specific practical examples at K 2016.
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