It’s filling up at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre: The 28th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will take place from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023. Innovations from the fields of injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing will be at the centre of attention. The internationally esteemed trade fair brings the entire plastics industry together. This top event is a technology signpost for plastics production and processing and will highlight further solutions dealing with the issues of sustainability, circular economy and recycling.
At the end of January 2023, trade fair promoters P. E. Schall had already registered 1169 exhibitors from 38 countries. “Halls A1 to A7 and B1 to B5, as well as the east and west foyer areas, including the east concourse, are nearly full,” reports Fakuma project manager Annemarie Schur. “We’re very pleased to announce that nine months before the trade fair begins, it’s becoming apparent that the halls will be full again at Fakuma 2023,” says Schur. 42% of the exhibitors registered thus far come from outside of Germany – more than at the last Fakuma in 2021. “One senses the significance of issues like environmental protection and the digital transformation, as well as sustainable and efficient plastics processing,” explains the project manager. “Expert visitors can expect to find essential innovations for pioneering, future-oriented solutions.”
In Focus: Circular Economy and Energy EfficiencyFakuma 2021 once again made it plainly evident that the trend towards digitalisation has accelerated and that future-oriented concepts are being developed in order to establish a circular economy for plastic products. And thus as a recognised business platform for innovations throughout the value creation chain, Fakuma is the ideal setting for presenting new products and technological solutions, as well as for discussing forward-looking issues and addressing relevant topics in a concise manner. For example at his technical presentation to an auditorium full of trade press and guest listeners, Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian, director of the SKZ Institute in Würzburg, pointed out impressively what needs to be done in the industry: “We have to take on more responsibility for what’s happening with plastics. We have to ensure that plastic isn’t just accepted, but rather used with enthusiasm as well. And we have to do a lot more to educate people about its benefits,” says Bastian.
User-Oriented, Highly Practical and Technically CompetentAs a result, circular economy is one of the major themes of this year’s trade fair. “Once again, Fakuma 2023 will provide a suitable platform for discussing current challenges faced by the industry and addressing them in a targeted manner,” notes Bettina Schall, managing director of trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. Expert visitors and exhibitors will meet again this year and conduct discussions on an equal footing at high levels of expertise in an informal atmosphere. Fakuma will demonstrate the indispensability of plastic products against the background of sustainability and the efficient use of resources. Trade fair visitors can look forward to experiencing the extent to which a pioneering spirit and a targeted strategy can be leveraged to produce plastic parts in a competitive, sustainable and digitally networked manner.
“Plastic is a Resource, not a Waste Material”Preparations for this year’s edition of the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing are running at full bore. As representatives of the entire exhibitor community, the exhibitor advisory board is also looking forward to the event. “Fakuma is a technical event that you shouldn’t miss under any circumstances,” explains Rüdiger Dzuban, marketing and sales manager at Oni in Lindlar, Germany. “We’ll experience the immense value of plastics here, because plastic is a resource and not a waste material,” observes Dzuban.
The world’s leading trade fair for injection moulding, which also serves as a technology and industry barometer for extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, is being eagerly awaited and will provide new impetus for circular economy. An exhibitor forum with world-class technical presentations is once again in preparation as well. “Fakuma 2021 was highly acclaimed and we’ll build upon this in 2023,” says Bettina Schall. “Technological developments give rise to new solutions for current challenges. For this reason, we cordially invite all industry players to the 28th Fakuma to discuss important current and future issues from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023.”