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14.11.2019

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K 2019 gives a clear signal for responsible handling of plastics

224,116 visitors from 168 countries came to Düsseldorf for K 2019. Among the various topics at the show, circular economy was agreed to be the hot topic of the year and the years to come.

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27.10.2019

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Plastics and Rubber Industries Underscore Importance of Circular Economy

The 3330 exhibitors at K 2019 emphasized the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and presented concrete solutions. The approximately 225,000 visitors from 165 countries took great interest in recycling systems, sustainable raw mate...

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20.08.2019

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The ‘Who's Who’ of the plastics and rubber world

“New technologies as drivers of innovation for a productive and responsible today, tomorrow and future” is the motto of this year's K trade fair in Düsseldorf.

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08.05.2019

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Stronger Together: Digitisation is Dematerialisation

Established companies rarely seek new growth through new services. It is precisely here that traditional companies and start-ups can successfully learn from each other, as examples from the metal industry show convincingly.

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18.03.2019

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Environmental, economic and social sustainability in foundries

Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.

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13.03.2019

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Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability in Foundries

Foundries are one of the best examples of resource efficiency and sustainability. Because castings implement the recycling concept almost completely.

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15.01.2019

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Markets for Steel and Aluminum Scrap

The resource and energy efficient use of scrap in foundries is an important topic in metallurgical plant construction. The latest trends will be presented at METEC and GIFA in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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10.10.2018

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The Future of Metal Trading is Digital

The fax and telephone era in the metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic supply via the Internet of Things.

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19.09.2018

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The future of metal trading is digital

The fax and telephone era in the steel and metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic steel supply via the Internet of Things –...

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05.07.2018

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Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation.

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20.04.2018

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Electromobility Has No Viable Future Without Foundries

How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation.

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29.03.2018

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Electromobility has no viable future without foundries

How will the supplier industry develop once the combustion engine becomes obsolete? Experts give the all-clear: Electric motors continue to rely on castings. Yet foundries and die-casting companies still need to prepare themselves for the transformation.

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13.04.2017

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Interpack — Hardly a Trade Is so Diverse as the Dusseldorf Industry Event

At Interpack, from packaging materials, corresponding filling and sealing machines as well as the necessary labelling system, you can find a solution for each sort of packaging problem in the fully booked exhibition halls. We’ll get you in the right mood for the event.

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13.01.2017

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Current data, comments, trends and facts

Number of the month – €130 billion.

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29.11.2016

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The Global No.1 Exhibition for Industrial Valves Opens Its Doors

They are made to work everywhere and still vary widely in size and application: fittings that ensure safety in the oil and gas industries, channel fluids through chemical plants, control the supply and drainage of water, gas or highly corrosive media or regulate the correct flow ...

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15.11.2016

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Sustained Strong Demand for Lightweight, Functional Packages

Maximum product protection with a minimum input of materials, decorative design and resource efficiency in production, storage and transport – the requirements are very diverse.The world market for packaging is projected to grow by 3.5% from $839bn in 2015 to $998bn in 2020.

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15.11.2016

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Excellent Mood in Düsseldorf with 230,000 Visitors, 70% From Abroad

Germany - From 19 to 26 October 2016, 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world made for excellent mood at K 2016. According to show organiser Messe Düsseldorf, exhibitors reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight da...

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14.11.2016

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Sustained strong demand for lightweight, functional packages

Maximum product protection with a minimum input of materials, decorative design and resource efficiency in production, storage and transport – the requirements are very diverse.The world market for packaging is projected to grow by 3.5% from $839bn in 2015 to $998bn in 2020.

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08.11.2016

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Open the Sluices: Why Stainless Steel is the Future of Valves

The specialists among the valves: Stainless steel valves take the limelight at Valve World Expo 2016 — With their unrivaled resistance against corrosion, stainless steel valves are the perfect choice for applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. As this market rides...

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03.11.2016

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Keep on Track, Despite Market Turmoils: The Future of Polymers

K2016, the leading fair and expo for plastics and polymers wants to set the industry’s new course between shale gas, feedstock fluctuations and the internet of things — New raw materials. Energy prices. Demand fluctuation: Business as usual is no option for the global plastics in...

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03.11.2016

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Excellent Mood among Plastics and Polymer Specialists

From 19 to 26 October 2016, 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world made for excellent mood at K 2016. According to show organiser Messe Düsseldorf, exhibitors reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight days of the ...

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02.11.2016

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Germany: Excellent mood in Düsseldorf

From 19 to 26 October 2016, 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world made for excellent mood at K 2016. According to show organiser Messe Düsseldorf, exhibitors reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight days of the ...

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02.11.2016

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Excellent mood in Düsseldorf with 230,000 visitors, 70% from abroad

Germany - From 19 to 26 October 2016, 230,000 investment-oriented visitors from all over the world made for excellent mood at K 2016. According to show organiser Messe Düsseldorf, exhibitors reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight da...

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11.10.2016

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Touchpoint 3D fab+print at K 2016

Germany – Hardly any technology is currently attracting so much attention as additive manufacturing.

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10.10.2016

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Digital design and automation influence moulding productivity

United States - Trends shaping the North American plastics industry include growing use of advanced digital design and manufacturing software and increased automation of production. Recent developments give companies throughout the product chain more ways to optimise operations, ...

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10.10.2016

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Cautious optimism

Europe - Despite a plethora of challenges ranging from waste in the oceans to several cases of force majeure at raw material suppliers, Europe's plastics industry is looking forward to K 2016 in a robust state and with cautious optimism; but there are also obstacles to overcome.

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02.09.2016

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Top Trade Fairs and Exhibitions for Your Entry into the Gulf Countries

The history of the smaller countries in the Persian Gulf as trade centres also reflects in a great variety of trade fairs. Industrial enterprises find a number of events here with interesting areas of focus.

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25.08.2016

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Gulf countries benefit with wide range of trade fairs

The history of the smaller countries in the Persian Gulf as trade centres also reflects in a great variety of trade fairs. Industrial enterprises find a number of events here with interesting areas of focus.

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10.12.2015

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METAV 2016

International exhibition for metalworking technologies.The substantive core of METAV is the value creation chains involved in production technology, from planning work using CAD/CAM all the way through to automation, with the focus on machine tools and production systems, high-pr...

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25.11.2015

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德国机器工具行业在俄罗斯市场保持优势地位

凭借优秀的100家参展商,在俄罗斯最重要的机器工具展览会2015年国际机床及工具展览会中,德国制造商成为规模最大的国外群体。VDW在周二表示许多德国制造商也将亲自或通过俄罗斯代理来参展。

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06.10.2015

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Russia: The German machine tools industry holds on to the russian market

With a good 100 exhibitors German manufacturers will present themselves as the biggest foreign community participating in the Metalloobrabotka 2015, the most important machine tool exhibition in Russia. A number of German manufacturers will also present on their own or through th...

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25.08.2015

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World's biggest plastics show fully booked

Germany - Every three years, the world’s plastics industry descends on Düsseldorf for the K Show, the largest such exhibition in the world. According to Messe Düsseldorf's president and CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, all 19 exhibition halls are fully booked for the 2016 event (...

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20.11.2014

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Packaging and Beverage Under One Roof

The trade fair duo drink technology India and International PackTech India were extremely successful with a visitor increase of 37 per cent. Held from September 25–27, 2014, around 10,250 trade visitors came to the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai to obtain info...

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20.08.2014

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Trade Show Duo Meets Rising Demand for Packaged Food and Beverages

Drink technology India (dti) and International PackTech India are entering into the third year of their successful association, highlighting the latest technological advancements catering to the beverage and food industry.

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08.07.2014

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BRICS–States–Boom Challenges the International Valves and Fittings Industry

Some valve makers fear emerging markets, others place their bets on them. Competition from companies from threshold countries is growing rapidly, yet at the same time demand for machinery and plants from industrialized Western countries is high in order to maintain the upswing. O...

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15.10.2013

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Expertise Worldwide – Düsseldorf Becomes Plastics-Capital for One Week

The K 2013, is just around the corner: This specialist trade shows “made in Düsseldorf” provides the highly innovative and fast-growing plastics and rubber segment with access to global markets...

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15.10.2013

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Functional Materials and System Solutions Take Center Stage

The world’s leading event for the plastics industry projects the image of an industry in upheaval. Demand remains strong for lightweight materials and composites, but new competitors are putting chemical companies under pressure. Hopes are pinned on customer-specific solutions an...

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02.07.2012

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Floor-space demand shows exhibitor interest in K 2013

K 2013 is continuing where the successful 2010 fair left off, according to organiser Messe Düsseldorf. The official registration deadline has passed, and demand for stand space has risen sharply, with all19 halls of Düsseldorf’s exhibition grounds to be fully occupied.

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19.07.2011

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Nuclear Energy Market Stays Important for Valve Makers

The disaster in the Fukushima nuclear power plant has put the renaissance of nuclear energy in the last few years into question again. Even though the world will not turn its back on nuclear energy, it can be expected that the valve industry will have to come to grips with rising...

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11.05.2011

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Interpack 2011: Packaging Industry Fights Back Against Phony Pharmaceuticals

Making pharmaceutical packaging as safe and secure as possible is the declared goal of the exhibitors at this year’s Interpack. There are a number of ways of doing that, e.g. through the use of high-speed cameras during the packaging process, innovative labels or very gentle fill...

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