Trade fair Fakuma 2023: Plastics industry marches towards circularity
The 28th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is being awaited with great anticipation. The trade fair for injection moulding, which also serves as a technology and industry barometer for extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, will offer information on new solutions and provide fresh impetus for circular economy in Friedrichshafen from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023.
At Fakuma, expert visitors will gain an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of processes, technologies and tools covering aspects of plastics processing, in particular injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing,
From the 17th to 21st October, 2023, halls A1 to A7 and B1 to B5, as well as the east and west foyer areas and the east concourse, will be occupied by the event at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre. “Roughly six months before the trade fair opens, we’ve already achieved very good booking levels,” explains Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager from trade fair promoters P. E. Schall. “We’re receiving additional bookings continuously — from abroad as well. In any case, we’ll make optimum use of available floor space once again this year. The exhibition halls in Friedrichshafen will be packed, and everyone involved is looking forward to a lively and inspiring Fakuma 2023,” says the project manager.
Lively participation and high levels of internationalism underscore Fakuma’s significance as a technology and business event. Major issues addressed at this year’s trade fair include, of course, circular economy, efficient use of resources and sustainability. The tasks currently faced by the industry are well known: reduced energy consumption, the digitalisation of production processes and the processing of recyclates into high-quality products. “You can clearly sense the needs which are currently driving the plastics industry,” says Annemarie Schur. “Plastic products are designed for recycling right from the start. The issues of recycling, environmental protection and sustainability are omnipresent, amongst the exhibitors as well. They’re focusing on sustainable and efficient plastics manufacturing and processing.”
“The technologies presented at Fakuma are ready for series production. The trade fair visitors know this,” notes Markus Hanetseder, vice president of product management, marketing and communications at Engel. “The trip to Friedrichshafen pays off for them very quickly,” says Hanetseder. He stresses the fact that Fakuma’s high levels of innovative power and great dynamics are the basis for a world-class trade fair audience. As a result, trade visitors will experience trailblazing, future-oriented solutions at this year’s industry event on Lake Constance.
The issues of digitalisation, process automation and energy efficiency are just as high up on the agenda as circular economy and sustainability. Enhanced machines and optimised processes will also be exhibited. New products and forward-looking business models are expected as well. The exhibitor forum with world-class expert presentations will deliver inspiring impetus for all relevant topics.
“Fakuma is internationally recognised as a business platform for innovations throughout the value creation chain,” observes Bettina Schall, trade fair promoter and managing director of P. E. Schall. “We cordially invite all industry players to visit Fakuma 2023 in Friedrichshafen. It’s the ideal platform for discovering new products and technological solutions, as well as for personal and professional dialogue concerning present and future challenges,” says the managing director of the trade fair promoters. Fakuma 2023, with its practice-oriented format and informal atmosphere, will be an essential milestone for finding solutions to the demanding tasks currently faced by the industry.