Due to the dynamic spread of the coronavirus and various decrees issued by the health authorities, we will use all available opportunities to work from home. In doing so, we will contribute to slowing the spread of Covid-19. From 6 to 17 April, Messe Düsseldorf will be in a company shutdown.
Taking up the current challenges, around 3,200 international exhibitors will be showing you the latest developments and groundbreaking innovations in the plastics and rubber industry. The current challenges of our era not only will be among the hot topics touched on at the exhibitors’ stands but will also be covered comprehensively in the supporting programme. We invite you to discuss with exhibitors and experts at K 2019!
Scientists have succeeded in reprogramming the diet of the bacterium E. coli in such a way that it can use formic acid or methanol as its sole source of nutrition. These simple organic compounds can be produced efficiently from carbon dioxide (CO2) by chemical processes, so that this greenhouse gas could be used sensibly in the future and its contribution to climate change could be reduced.