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Fakuma 2023 is set to become a "feast for plastics"

This year's international trade fair for plastics processing will focus on circular economy, recycling and sustainability next week in Friedrichshafen.


At the 28th world's leading trade fair for injection molding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, everything will revolve around ecologically compatible plastics production and processing from October 17-21, 2023, according to organizer P.E. Schall. Of particular importance, he said, are high-quality and durable high-tech plastics solutions that are used in a wide variety of industries, where they are indispensable, such as energy technology, mobility, construction, technical components, and consumer and furnishing products. According to the organizers, the trade show will showcase technological trends and their implementation, and will also highlight how plastics can be embedded in climate protection and the circular economy. Energy efficiency, sustainability, design for recycling and also AI-based solutions are to be addressed in many places. According to the organizers, all halls are occupied and final preparations are nearing completion. Fakuma 2023 promised to become a "feast for plastics". "The mood is good, exhibitors are looking forward to showing their future-proof solutions, and trade visitors can look forward to an inspiring trade show," says Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager at the trade show organizer.
The Fakuma 2023 trade show program will feature a new event format on Oct. 17, 2023, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center West, Room Switzerland, with a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Plastics - Valuable Material instead of Problem Material!" The value of the material and its special significance for society will be the focus of the discussion, which is to simultaneously address problematic aspects and discuss ways to overcome the complex challenges. According to the trade fair organizers, the following representatives from industry, research and politics will take part in the round table discussion: Achim Haid, Department of Circular Economy in the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy Management Baden-Württemberg; Prof. Dr. Martin Bastian, President ZUSE Association and Chairman SKZ Würzburg; Prof. Dr. h.c. Werner Koch, managing partner Werner Koch Maschinentechnik; Ingemar Bühler, managing director Plastics Europe Germany; Lothar Zapf, Center for Food and Packaging Technology. The panel, which is intended to provide food for thought and educate the public about plastics as a material, will be moderated by Dipl.-Ing. Markus Lüling.
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  • (Sept. 22, Sept. 13, 2023)
  • Image: © P.E. Schall

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