Fakuma Celebrates 25th Birthday
in the Fall of 2017!
15 months still remain until opening day, but attention will once again be focused entirely on plastics technology from 17 to 21 October 2017 on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet! At the premiere event there was really no way of foreseeing that Fakuma would evolve into a "Mecca for plastics processing companies" at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre - in particular for injection moulding. The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is now able to celebrate its 25th birthday and in all probability will once again host 1700 exhibitors from 30 nations as the information, communication and procurement platform for plastics processing.
Although the product and service portfolios of the manufacturers and distributors (i.e. Fakuma's exhibitors) have changed during the course of the years, injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming technologies still make up the great majority of the exhibition offerings. From well-established and new materials, continuously optimised production processes and increasing functions integration, right on up to the portrayal of consistent processes or alternative 3D printing in industrial quality- Fakuma has often paved the way to new approaches for innovative solutions in plastics processing, and has thus repeatedly created new markets during its 24 sessions to date!
Challenges such as lightweight design, substitution of aluminium and steel and reduced consumption of materials and energy have lead, and are leading, to new developments in the field of plastics, entirely new material combinations, unconventional manufacturing process mixes, new tooling designs and much more - and they're making their way from theory to practice, or from the developmental stage to industrial use, at trade fairs like Fakuma.
Not excluding the possibility of going astray, developers, manufacturers and distributors at Fakuma explore the opportunities for their products and solutions, and alone that and nothing else is the primary concern, and thus the purpose of a trade fair!
And thus it's no wonder that "market and marketing-oriented" companies and institutions have once again decided to participate at Fakuma, which is currently the case to a very great extent. Already at a very early registration stage, Fakuma project manager Annemarie Schur is announcing strong booking and reservation activity.
"More than 65% of the exhibitors who participated at Fakuma 2015 have already made firm bookings for the event in 2017, and the list is growing every day. This is a valuable indicator for us with which we are of course quite pleased, and it also shows the great importance placed on this technical event by the manufacturers and distributors. The fact that participation of foreign exhibitors is also once again increasing and that we're already able to welcome companies from 30 countries is noteworthy as well!"
In light of these prospects, the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is headed for record-breaking participation and a full house once again in its anniversary year!
Bilder: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Quelle: P.E. Schall