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Event Update Fakuma-Virtual: Online meeting place for the plastics industry

| Editor: Steffen Donath

The Fakuma-Virtual digital marketplace deals with plastics processing in all of its aspects.

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Thanks to a variety of features, platform visitors quickly arrive at the desired information and can establish direct contact with the respective suppliers.
Thanks to a variety of features, platform visitors quickly arrive at the desired information and can establish direct contact with the respective suppliers.
(Source: Schall Messen)

Fakuma is deemed the first port of call for injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing. Now that trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG have postponed this year’s trade fair to 2021 due to the pandemic in consultation with the exhibitor advisory board, Fakuma-Virtual is establishing itself as a valuable instrument for presenting innovations to expert visitors covering all aspects of materials, machines, peripherals, processes, simulation, procedures, technologies and tools, as well as plastics processing. The exhibitors unveil their trade fair highlights and product innovations in virtual showrooms with a user-friendly structure. In addition to presenting photos, texts, data sheets and brochures, exhibiting companies also announce dates for exciting webcasts, for which trade visitors can register directly in the showrooms.

Plastics have taken on a new meaning in the current year marked by the pandemic. For example, numerous exhibitors are announcing concrete projects and specific products targeted at curbing the spread of the virus such as safety glasses and masks. Many companies have been able to make use of existing know-how in the areas of automation, digitalisation and production efficiency, and transfer it to current applications. In this sense, Fakuma-Virtual also underscores its value as an industry and technology barometer. In addition to products and solutions for preventing the spread of infection, issues such as environmental compatibility, sustainability, efficient use of resources, circular economy and bioplastics are at the top of the list.

Fakuma 2021 in Preparation

Fakuma is recognised as a globally unique trade fair and is awaited each year with especially great anticipation as an industry highlight. The trade fair promoters have now created an additional, ongoing opportunity for gathering information digitally at a single location in a concise and compact manner with their virtual edition of the event. Of course it won’t be possible for Fakuma-Virtual to replace the personal professional exchange of information between suppliers and users, but it makes Fakuma’s portfolio of products and services continuously available in an ideally structured fashion. With careful planning for the next Fakuma which will be held in Friedrichshafen from 12 through 16 of October 2021, the trade fair promoters are now establishing the necessary and suitable platform for adequately addressing all important issues in the field of plastics processing, which are significant for the present, as well as for the future.

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