Main topics at Fakuma 2020

Main topics at Fakuma 2020

Roughly 2000 exhibitors will be provided with a comprehensive overview of all plastics technologies at the 27th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from the 13th through the 17th of October, 2020.

As an industry and technology barometer for injection moulding, the international trade fair for plastics processing is the first port of call where innovations covering all aspects of materials, machines, peripherals, processes and simulation are concerned.

Visitors are provided with a comprehensive overview of the following plastics technologies:

  • Injection moulding technology
  • Thermoforming and forming technology
  • Extrusion technology
  • Additive manufacturing / 3D printing technology
  • As well as tooling, materials, process engineering and services

Fakuma is a working event for established practitioners and is consistently aligned to the process sequence in the field of plastics processing. Exhibitors and expert visitors are able to discuss concrete new projects directly with each other on an equal footing.

Digitalisation, networking, extended process integration and system solutions for equipment and peripherals have long since arrived at the plastics processing machines as well, and will continue to drive the industry: to an ever greater extent, numerous options which up until recently were still in the planning stages, or only existed as visions or in theory under the heading of digital transformation, will be implemented and rendered tangible as factual reality at Fakuma 2020.

The issues of environment, sustainability, efficient use of resources and circular economy will of course be important topics in 2020 as well. The fact that circular economy has established itself where the production of plastics processing machines is concerned was already demonstrated at Fakuma 2018 – this will be amongst the most important issues at the event in 2020 and will be dealt with intensively. 

Ultimately, mutual work on all of the decisive steps within the loop is required – including production, as well as product use and disposal. In this respect, Fakuma 2020 will be a highly interesting and indispensable platform which provides information concerning technology trends for environmentally compatible production, the use of recyclates and more efficient injection moulding processes.