Fakuma 2015 - more international than ever

Fakuma 2015 - more international than ever
With a fully occupied exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, the 24th edition of Fakuma is headed for record-breaking figures. And thus the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is firming up its recognised reputation as Europe's number one industry event for injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming technologies.

With its user-oriented focus on plastics processing, Fakuma has acquired a special status, because similarly positioned trade fairs have a more plastics-polytechnical orientation and thus a different emphasis.

Manufacturers and distributors from 35 industrialised nations will present a sparkling array of new technologies and processes at this year's Fakuma, as well as applications from which the industry sector will already be able to profit in October 2015. Time is money, and short time-to-market promises an advantage and thus more business success, for which reason the manufacturers and distributors will present a host of world's firsts and innovative processes at Fakuma 2015.

Within this context, additive and generative 3D processes have of course taken on an exceptional role, even though precisely this segment and its associated processes, such as STL and laser sintering, have been part of Fakuma's exhibition portfolio for more than 20 years, whereas they were used in the past above all for prototyping and the production of samples. Based on rapidly expanding material diversity and material characteristics which are customised for specific functions, the spread of 3D processes might well be greatly accelerated and more than just round out offerings for manufacturing processes involving plastic processing.

The extent to which the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing has established its omnipresence within the industry sector is illustrated by further increases in the number of foreign manufacturers and distributors from more than 35 industrialised nations. As has traditionally been the case, Germany is represented by the largest number of exhibitors (925 companies) followed by Italy (102), Switzerland (97), Austria (63), France (43), China (41), Portugal (27), the Netherlands (25), the Czech Republic (20) and Turkey (17), so the Europe still plays the leading role.

At any rate, manufacturers and distributors from all over the world view Fakuma as the most suitable business platform for presenting their companies to expert visitors in the highly demanding German and European markets. Fakuma 2015 will take place at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet from the 13th through the 17th of October, and is expecting roughly 46,000 expert visitors from well over 100 countries.