Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Potsdam

„Plastics made in Berlin-Brandenburg” at the world’s largest International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber in Düsseldorf

Potsdam/Düsseldorf, 15. October 2013 - The German Capital Region with 30 exhibitors (18 Brandenburg, 12 Berlin) marks a participation record at the world’s largest International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber “K 2013”. For the third consecutive time the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg will participate with its own pavilion at the Trade Fair “K 2013” taking place in Düsseldorf from October 16th – 23rd 2013. Following the motto “Plastics by tradition and future – Made in Berlin-Brandenburg” 21 exhibitors from Berlin-Brandenburg will be present at the collective pavilion organized by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Potsdam) in hall 8b stand E 61. Altogether it is a record breaking participation of 30 exhibitors from the German Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg.

The following exhibitors are participating for the first time at the Berlin-Brandenburg Pavilion: foxiflex GmbH & Co. KG, Kloster Lehnin (flexible recoil hoses to feed plastic granulate and fiberglass reinforced plastics), Fraunhofer-PYCO, Teltow (development of polymers and composites; actual focal point at “K 2013”: new nano materials), Mikroskoptechnik Rathenow GmbH (high-precision optical measurement and testing equipment), Märkische Faser GmbH, Premnitz (polyester and polyester fibres), Projektron GmbH, Berlin (software solutions for the plastics and rubber industry), Technamation Technical Europe GmbH, Guben (bio polymers NATUREGRAN, composite EXTRUFIB) as well as the Technische Universität Berlin/Technical University Berlin (Mobile Express-Rheometer: new mobile measurement method for plastics material characteristics).

Brandenburg has developed into a major hub for the European chemistry and synthetics industries. With around 400 companies, 11,600 employees and a turnover of more than €3 billion in the 2011 fiscal year, this cluster is a solid pillar of the region’s industrial landscape and belongs to one of the ten most important growth and export sectors. The cluster management is run by the ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg (ZAB). Hardly any other economic sector in Brandenburg enjoys such close ties with other industries. The range of products stretches from high-quality car paint that is used all over the world to innovative machine parts and system components for the aerospace industry.

Additional information “K”

The International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber “K” is taking place every third year in Düsseldorf. With more than 3,100 exhibitors from 56 countries the show is providing a comprehensive overview on machines and equipment, materials and ready-made products from plastics and rubber. The organizer Messe Düsseldorf is expecting more than 220,000 visitors from all over the world this year.


Jens Ullmann, Director International Trade, IHK Potsdam, mobile: +49 (0) 176 12786251,

E-Mail: jens.ullmann@potsdam.ihk.de