Circular Economy at Industry Highlight Fakuma 2021

The 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing extends its invitation to the live trade fair in Friedrichshafen from the 12th through the 16th of October, 2021. In addition to the issues of injection moulding, extrusion technology and thermoforming, the industry highlight will also focus attention on the digital transformation in the plastics processing industry, as well as the changeover from a linear to a circular economy.

The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is the world’s leading technical event for injection moulding. As an industry and technology barometer in the fields of extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, Fakuma is the first port of call for innovations covering all aspects of materials, machines, peripherals, processes and simulation in plastics processing. Fakuma combines practical relevance with outstanding professional competence in a friendly atmosphere, which makes it a unique and highly esteemed industry event that also benefits from its advantageous location in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet.
 

Increasing Importance of Circular Economy

The fully up-to-date range of products and services offered at Fakuma provides machine manufacturers, users and consumers with new approaches and solutions to issues including sustainability, environmental protection, recycling and circular economy. In addition to production efficiency, the trade fair also focuses on the conservation of resources and the indispensability of plastics in order to be able to achieve established climate goals. “It’s plainly apparent that the exhibitors have become increasingly eager to address the currently negative image which is unfortunately associated with plastics,” says Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager. The issue of recycling and the transformation from a linear to a circular economy are on the agenda for many companies,” continues Schur, “and thus Fakuma will also make a contribution to increasing the awareness of circular economy, recyclability, product lifecycles and product design to an even greater extent.”
 

Comprehensive Safety and Hygiene Concept

Produce, consume and throw away is a thing of the past. The future calls for transformation to a circular economy. This project for society as a whole, which will change business models, products and services in a sustainable fashion, will be discussed at Fakuma on various levels with the goal of finding and further developing sustainable, viable solutions. Schall trade fair promoters will provide suitable, ideal conditions for efficient, maximised success of on-site, face-to-face expert exchanges. “As the promoters of Fakuma, we are fully aligning ourselves to the hygiene concept adopted by the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre,” states Bettina Schall, managing director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG (https://www.messe-friedrichshafen.com/organizers-service/coronavirus-checklist). “All of the specific measures are listed here, which have been extensively coordinated with the responsible authorities and implemented on the basis of the generally valid Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg. We of course support this as well, because our exhibitors and expert visitors are very important to us.”