K 2025 kick-off

K 2025 kick-off

The first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council is also the kick-off meeting for K 2025, which will take place from 8 until 15 October, 2025 in Düsseldorf. The panel of experts assembled to discuss the plans concerning the most important fair for the international plastics and rubber industry. The Exhibitors’ Council assists Messe Düsseldorf with its preparations in the run-up to K 2025 and provides consultancy on basic conceptual and organisatorial matters. Comprised of representatives from exhibiting industrial segments and from important industrial associations, the council covers the entire range of products and services presented at K 2025 – machine and plant engineering, plastics and rubber raw material and auxiliary production as well as the production of semi-finished products and industrial components made from plastics and rubber.

Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the Management Board of the Reifenhäuser Group and Chairman of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Council. Thorsten Kühmann, Director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as head of the communication committee.

Ulrich Reifenhäuser (CSO Reifenhäuser Group, Board Member VDMA Committee for Plastics and Rubber Machinery), Petra Cullmann (Executive Director Messe Düsseldorf), Erhard Wienkamp (Managing Director Messe Düsseldorf), Thomas Franken (Director Plastics & Rubber, Messe Düsseldorf)

The Exhibitors’ Council K 2025 Düsseldorf is comprised of the following other members:

Marc Gregor Baier
BBP Kunststoffwerk Marbach Baier GmbH

Ingemar Bühler    
PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.

Siamak Djafarian
Röhm GmbH

Boris Engelhardt
wdk - Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie e.V.

Dr. Stefan Engleder    
Engel Austria GmbH

Dr. Guiscard Glück
Basf SE

Manfred Hackl
Erema Engineering Recycling

Dr. Christian Haessler                            
Covestro Deutschland AG

Juliane Hehl                                                                                                      
Arburg GmbH & Co. KG

Matthias Lesch
Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG

Gerd Liebig
Sumitomo Demag

Dr. Oliver Möllenstädt
GKV Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V.

Eric Schönel
Simona AG

Peter Steinbeck
Windmöller & Hölscher KG

Dr. Axel Tuchlenski

Dr. Axel von Wiedersperg
Brückner Group SE

Michael Wittmann
Wittmann Technology GmbH

Every three years companies from throughout the world present the latest technological developments, current solutions and visionary approaches here. Highlighting impressive innovations and forward-looking impulses for climate protection, the circular economy and digitalisation, K in October fully met the high expectations last year. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and to the tune of 177,500 trade visitors from 169 nations gathered at K 2022.  

For a review of K 2022 with Highlight Tours, videos featuring the Specials and exhibitor interviews click here: www.k-online.com/review

As in previous years, the most important international suppliers and service providers of the plastics and rubber industry will exhibit at the K 2025. Over the next few months, the organisers will define the main topics of the upcoming flagship fair. Application documents will be sent to exhibitors at the beginning of 2024.