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The Start-up Area - for Cutting-Edge Networking

In recent years, numerous young start-up companies have established themselves that are really turning the plastics processing of tomorrow on it’s head with their innovative solutions. As a long-standing event, Fakuma would like to support these young companies in particular and offer them a platform at the plastics industry’s top event. The prerequisite for participation is simple: The exhibited products must be related to industrial plastics processing.

Young start-up companies receive an all-round carefree package for participation in the START UP AREA of Fakuma, which includes both a chic stand construction package and an attractive marketing package.

The innovative young entrepreneurs at the fair will thus benefit from these three Top-Benefits:

  • Increased public awareness and enhanced brand image thanks to the enormous scope of Fakuma at the international level.
  • Highly beneficial and long-lasting business contacts can be established here in four days.
  • Decision-makers integrate innovative solutions from Fakuma directly into their investment projects.

Stand registration Start-up Area

The Schall team will be pleased to provide further information and individual consultation:


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28th Fakuma in October 2023 – Booking Levels Already High

The next Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing will take place in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023. Key issues include injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, as well as sustainability, circular economy and recycling. The international, world-class live event for the plastics industry will continue its tradition and follow up on the inspiring success achieved in fall 2021.

The exhibition halls in Friedrichshafen are filling up. “One and a half years before the trade fair opens its doors, industry players are already booking floor space at Fakuma, which underscores the great importance of the event throughout the world,” explains Fakuma project manager Annemarie Schur from Schall trade fair promoters. “Fakuma is traditionally one of the top events in the plastics industry, as demonstrated once again by the live trade fair held in the fall of 2021. Fakuma was greatly celebrated and we’ll pick up where we left off again in 2023.”

Fakuma: One of the Most Important Industrial Trade Fairs

1470 exhibitors from 39 countries came to Lake Constance in October 2021 and showcased their innovations covering all aspects of injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing on 85,000 square metres of overall exhibition floor space. Special attention was focused on the issues of environmental protection, circular economy and sustainability. “Recycling and environmental compatibility will be dealt with again extensively in 2023. There can be no doubt that the exhibitors will present ground-breaking innovations and continue to work intensively on pioneering solutions,” affirms the project manager with certainty. Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian, director of the SKZ Institute in Würzburg, appealed for more responsibility in determining what happens to plastics at Fakuma 2021. In his passionate plea for the importance of plastics, he made it clear that they should not only be accepted, but used with enthusiasm. “And we have to do a lot more to educate people about its benefits,” said Bastian last fall. All companies and households are working hard on implementing the energy transition, which won’t be possible without plastics.

Exciting Issues Explored in a Trendsetting Manner

The 28th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from 17 to 21 October 2023 will once again be an exciting and important information and business platform. Exhibitors and expert visitors meet here to exchange ideas on automation and digitalisation, as well as circular economy and the conservation of resources. Numerous traditional world market leaders have already saved the dates for the 29th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen from the 15th through the 19th of October, 2024. “Our proven trade fair concept for Fakuma is unique and enjoys widespread acclaim – and we’ll stick with it,” says Bettina Schall, trade fair promoter and managing director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “Fakuma unites practical relevance with high levels of professional competence, as usual in a familiar atmosphere. More than any other event, Fakuma is the perfect place for discussing new products and forward-looking solutions in the plastics industry on an equal footing.” Save the dates for the upcoming Fakuma events in Friedrichshafen: 17 to 21 October 2023 and 15 to 19 October 2024.


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Fakuma 2021: Inspiring Plastics Live!

The 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing celebrated an inspiring restart in Friedrichshafen from the 12th through the 16th of October, 2021. 1470 exhibitors from 39 countries came to Lake Constance for the first major international on-site event for the plastics industry this fall, and presented injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing on a world-class level Overall emphasis was placed on the issues of sustainability, circular economy and recycling.

“We’re back! Finally an on-site trade fair again with innovations you can actually handle!” This is what everyone was saying at this year’s Fakuma 2021 in the exhibition halls in Friedrichshafen. After the compulsory one-year hiatus, the event was held live again from 12 to 16 October. 1470 exhibitors from 39 countries showcased their innovations covering all aspects of injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing on 85,000 square metres of overall exhibition floor space. The fact that 40% of the exhibitors came from outside of Germany substantiates Fakuma’s great significance all over the world, especially in these exceptional times: “For the companies in our industry sector, Fakuma is one of the most important industrial trade fairs of all,” notes Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager at trade fair promoters P. E. Schall. “Fakuma was even more important this year. On the one hand because on-site trade fairs only became possible again in the fall of 2021, and on the other hand because the issues of environmental protection, circular economy and sustainability are an enormous task that we all have to tackle.” This is why Fakuma 2021 also set itself the goal of making a significant contribution to pioneering, forward-looking solutions.

“Now we want to look forward to the future together,” said Bettina Schall, trade fair organiser and managing director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “Fakuma is the ideal platform for tackling the current challenges faced by the industry. Record figures and superlatives don’t matter this fall. The only thing that counts is that we all cooperate to get this restart going and carry on with our work.”

“I’m delighted that something like this is possible again,” said Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian, Institute director of the SKZ in Würzburg, at the trade fair’s opening ceremony. In his technical presentation to an auditorium full of trade press and guest listeners, he pointed out impressively what needs to be done in the industry: “We have to take more responsibility for what happens with plastic.” Martin Bastian made a passionate plea for the cause of 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. “We have to be present in the schools and kindergartens and make it clear that the energy transition will never be possible without plastics.” The plea voiced by Dr Thomas Probst, keynote speaker of the German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung), who offered an exclusive look behind the scenes of the recycling industry and spoke about hurdles and difficulties in recycling, was no less emphatic. “As perceived in general, plastics are not understood,” is the insight he arrives at.

The exhibition halls in Friedrichshafen were very well frequented right from the first day of the event. Interested expert visitors were able to gain an impression of the latest developments and perspectives for concrete solutions in the field of plastics processing. “Many tradition-rich global market leaders have made use of the crisis to advance their innovations.

The trend towards digitalisation is accelerating. Cross-company concepts have been developed for the establishment of a circular economy for plastic products. Every crisis presents opportunities too, and many a clever mind is taking advantage of them,” confirms Sandra Füllsack as well, managing director of Motan Holding GmbH and spokesperson for the Fakuma exhibitor advisory committee. “As a business platform for innovations throughout the value-added chain, Fakuma 2021 was once again the ideal venue for presenting new products and technological solutions, as well as for discussing trendsetting issues.” Extremely practical and with high levels of professional competence, and at the same time in a friendly atmosphere – this is how exhibitors and expert visitors regard the unique and highly esteemed industry event. The next international trade fair for plastics processing, namely the 28th Fakuma, will take place from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2023.


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Fakuma 2021 - Statements, Highlights & Scenes - Thank you and see you again in 2023!

Our sincere thanks go out to all exhibitors and expert visitors for a successful 27th Fakuma at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre! We published trade fair films here every day covering current trade fair activities: Impressions in which the exhibitors creatively and impressively presented new products, world’s firsts, outstanding know-how and infinite innovation power.

Look forward to the 28th Fakuma, International trade fair for plastics processing and save the date now – 17 to 21 October 2023!

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FAKUMA latest news – the exhibition-news from plas.TV

FAKUMA 2021 I BEST OF

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I Prof. Dr. Hans-Josef Endres
Only the look of an expert allows a realistic assessment and an answer to the question of how sustainable the plastics industry already is. In this program, we do just that.

FAKUMA 2021 I spezial I WIS Kunststoffe
Daniel Römhild explained the highlights of the WIS Kunststoffe exhibition stand at FAKUMA 2021 and gave a deeper insight into his company.

FAKUMA I Das Tresen-Gespräch bei Arburg I Tag 4
The Fakuma 2021 is over. Intensive trade fair days are behind us. Over the last beer together, Markus Lüling and Guido Marschall talk about the previous days at the Arburg stand and draw their personal conclusions.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I Sumitomo (SHI) Demag
Dr. Thorsten Thümen spoke to Guido Marschall about Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s presence at FAKUMA 2021 in Friedrichshafen.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I Erema
The Austrian manufacturer of plastic recycling systems, Erema, is once again presenting itself at Fakuma 2021 as a competent partner when it comes to processing plastic waste of all kinds. In an entertaining talk, Michael Heizinger provided insights into the “do’s” and “donts” of the circular economy.

FAKUMA 2021I spezial I ARBURG
In a joint tour of the booth, Guido Marschall learns from Dr. Christoph Schumacher many details about the exhibits shown.

FAKUMA I Das Tresen-Gespräch bei Arburg I Tag 3
Das kühle Hopfengetränk fest in der Hand, standen sich Markus Lüling und Guido Marschall auch heute am Tresen gegenüber und diskutierten freundschaftlich die Ereignisse des Messetages.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I ENGEL
ENGEL Austria, manufacturer of injection molding machines and associated automation systems, is exhibiting at the Fakuma with its usual strength. Dr Christoph Steger spoke to Guido Marschall about the highlights of this year’s trade fair appearance.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I Arburg
Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales and Service at Arburg, invited Guido Marschall to a short talk at his booth. See the video above.

FAKUMA 2021 I spezial I TELSONIC
The Swiss company Telsonic invited the plas.TV team to its Fakuma booth and explained the exhibition highlights to the moderator Guido Marschall.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I BARLOG Plastics
Traditionally, we always like to talk to Peter Barlog at the Fakuma. This time it was about the subject of raw material resilience.

FAKUMA 2021 I Das Tresen-Gespräch bei Arburg I Tag 1
Our universally popular bar talk on the evening of the fair was finally able to take place again. As usual, Markus Lüling and Guido Marschall met at the Arburg stand for a cheerful conversation.

FAKUMA 2021 I Messe Talk I motan Gruppe
On the first day of the fair we have a little talk with Sandra Füllsack, Managing Director of the motan Group, on the subject of young talent and skilled workers.

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FAKUMA aktuell | Die Messe-News von plas.TV | Tag 5
Am letzten Messetag haben wir die folgenden Aussteller für Sie auf der Fakuma 2021 besucht: Arburg, FANUC BASF, Netstal und Hellweg.

FAKUMA aktuell | Die Messe-News von plas.TV | Tag 4
Am vierten Messetag haben wir uns für Sie die Highlights der Messetestände von Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, Kurz, Wittmann Battenfeld, Motan, und Technotrans angesehen.

Die Messe-News von plasTV | Tag 3
Am Tag drei der Messe haben wir für Sie die Highlights von ENGEL, Pure Loop, KraussMaffei, Henkel und BOY.

FAKUMA aktuell | Die Messe-News von plas.TV | Tag 2
Wir haben für Sie auf der Fakuma 2021 die Messestände von Barlog, Koch, Hasco, Oerlikon HRSflow und Ewikon besucht und deren Highlights angesehen.

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Exclusively for the 27th Fakuma - U.S. Plastics Market Update

This report provides an update of the U.S. plastics market since the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the COVID-19 recession in the U.S. This report was prepared exclusively for the 27th Fakuma International trade fair for plastics processing in conjunction with the release of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) annual flagship publication – Global Trends – which can be accessed here.Companies interested in a thorough analysis of U.S. plastics trade—from resin, plastics products, machinery, molds for plastics, to other products with plastic content—will find the Global Trends report indispensable. For those who want to crack the U.S. plastics market, the report and its accompanying dataset provide U.S. plastics imports by the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedlue codes.

Download of the U.S. Plastics Market Update
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Fakuma 2021 ready for the starting gun

Only a few more weeks until the first major international presence event for the entire plastics industry in Germany: the 27th Fakuma – International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing – will open its doors in Friedrichshafen from October 12 to 16, 2021. In addition to the topics of injection molding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, the industry highlight will also be devoted above all to the digital transformation and sustainable, production-efficient plastics processing.

“Fakuma as a business platform for innovations along the value chains is the ideal place to present new products and technological solutions as well as to discuss forward-looking issues.” This greeting to all exhibitors and trade visitors is sent by Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, Member of the State Parliament and Minister for Economics, Labor and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg. “Fakuma 2021 is characterized by change. It is no coincidence that the Circular Economy is one of the main themes of this year’s trade fair. The industry now has the chance to present the indispensability of plastic products against the background of sustainability and resource conservation. But the circular economy is much more than recycling and reuse. The development of new business models or the optimization of product design at companies will also become increasingly important.”

Inspiring presence event at Lake Constance

Fakuma, which will be held in Friedrichshafen from October 12 to 16, 2021, will be the first major attendance event for the plastics industry in Germany this year. Many companies are preparing for their trade show appearances in Friedrichshafen and are looking forward to exchanging ideas live and in person about digital, sustainable and production-efficient plastics processing. “Fakuma traditionally has great significance for us,” says Juliane Hehl, managing partner at Arburg. “The visit to Arburg will certainly be an experience and will be remembered by the trade audience. Because we show with a lot of pioneering spirit and targeted strategy how plastic parts can be produced competitively, sustainably and digitally networked today and tomorrow.”

Many traditional world market leaders have used the crisis to drive innovation and will be presenting their innovations in Friedrichshafen. “The trend toward digitalization has accelerated. Concepts for building a circular economy for plastic products have been developed across companies. Every crisis also has its opportunity, and many clever minds have seized it,” states Sandra Füllsack, Managing Director of Motan Holding GmbH and spokesperson for the Fakuma Exhibitor Advisory Board.

Practical relevance with high professional competence in a familiar atmosphere

Thus, preparations for Fakuma 2021 are in full swing. The world’s leading trade event in injection molding is expected to be the industry and technology barometer for extrusion, thermoforming and 3D printing. Fakuma combines practical relevance with a high level of professional competence in a familiar atmosphere – this makes it a unique and highly valued industry event, favored also by its advantageous location in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance in the border triangle of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trade show will show that cost-effectiveness and sustainability do not have to be mutually exclusive – on the contrary, it will become clear that the quality of the products and the efficiency of processing are increasing with the progress of automation. Conserving resources also means saving energy and thus costs.

Protection and hygiene concept for safe trade fair operations

The transformation to the Circular Economy will be discussed at Fakuma on various levels. To ensure that trade fair activities run smoothly and are safe and efficient for everyone involved, Messe Friedrichshafen has drawn up an up-to-date hygiene concept that has been fully coordinated with the authorities and is based on the generally applicable Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

“As trade fair promoters, we fully follow this protection and hygiene concept of Messe Friedrichshafen,” says Bettina Schall, Managing Director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “We look forward to seeing our exhibitors and trade visitors again!”


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Circular Economy at the Fakuma 2021 industry highlight

The 27th Fakuma – International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing – invites you to Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 12 to 16, 2021, for the presence fair. In addition to the topics of injection molding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, the industry highlight will also focus on the digital transformation in the plastics processing industry and the change from a linear to a circular economy.

Fakuma – International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing – is the world’s leading trade event for injection molding. As the industry and technology barometer for the fields of extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, Fakuma is the first port of call for innovations relating to materials, machinery, peripherals, processes and simulation in plastics processing. Fakuma combines practical relevance with a high level of professional competence in a familiar atmosphere – this makes it a unique and highly valued industry event, favored also by its advantageous location in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance in the border triangle of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Circular economy increasingly important

The cutting-edge range of products and services at Fakuma provides machine manufacturers, users and end consumers with new approaches and solutions for sustainability, environmental protection, recycling and the circular economy. In addition to production efficiency, the trade show also addresses the conservation of resources and the indispensability of plastics in order to to be able to achieve the climate targets that have been set. “There is a clear sense that exhibitors are increasingly keen to address the negative image that unfortunately exists of plastics,” says Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager. “The topic of recycling and the change from a linear to a circular economy is on the agenda of many companies,” Schur continues, “and so Fakuma will also help to educate even more about the circular economy, about recyclability, product life cycles and product design.”

Comprehensive protection and hygiene concept

Produce, consume, throw away – that’s the past. The future is called transformation to the circular economy. This overall social project, which is changing business models, products and services for the long term, will be discussed at Fakuma at various levels with the aim of finding and further developing sustainable and practicable solutions. Schall, the trade fair organizer, provides suitable and ideal conditions to ensure that personal professional exchanges are efficient and optimally successful. “As trade fair promoters, we fully lean on the existing protection and hygiene concept of Messe Friedrichshafen”, states Bettina Schall, Managing Director of P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG. “All individual measures are mentioned in this; they are completely coordinated by the authorities and listed on the basis of the generally valid Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg. Of course, we support this, because our exhibitors and trade visitors are very important to us!”

Corona checklist

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The personal contact is not replaceable

Personal contact with customers, partners and interested parties at trade shows cannot be replaced by digital formats. This clear statement by Sandra Füllsack, Managing Director of Motan Holding Gmbh in Constance, is representative of many exhibitors and trade visitors who are looking forward to Fakuma 2021.

What are the current and future challenges facing the plastics processing industry?

After digitization in particular has been the focus of attention in recent years, the discussion about the image of plastics has gained in importance. Energy efficiency, the use of recycled materials and the circular economy are coupled with issues of economic efficiency and increased demands on quality.

How do you see German plastics processing companies positioned with regard to digitalization and automation?

The German plastics industry has done its homework and already offers many solutions in the area of digitization. The shortage of skilled workers is also forcing the industry to increase automation in the area of production. However, the potential of digitization is far from exhausted. We are only at the beginning of a development that will certainly continue for years to come. To this end, there is a need to catch up in the area of infrastructure and the standardization of interfaces. Germany must continue to make progress in this area if it is not to be overtaken by other regions that are also highly technologized or very ambitious. There, for example, standardized interfaces for communication or climate protection targets with regard to CO2 footprint are already specified by the governments (example IE3), this again additionally accelerates in product development with regard to automation and digitalization in these regions.

The industry is intensively engaged in the transformation from a linear to a circular economy. How far are we here?

In principle, there is agreement on where the journey must go. Initial solutions have already been developed and are in operation, but the potential of the circular economy is far from exhausted. Synergy effects from other trends are not yet being used holistically and fully or are still in their infancy – such as digitization, alternative materials or processes, renewable energies. It is important for success that all stakeholders work together and that the roadmap is also coordinated with policymakers.

Plastics are ubiquitous in every area - and often do not have a good image. How do you think we can raise the profile of plastics?

It is important to explain when plastic is good and necessary in its use, for example in medicine, and where it is not absolutely necessary to use plastic, keyword single-use plastics. In parallel, the circular economy should be promoted in order to use plastics for as long as possible. But education about recycling is also important, because only if plastics remain in the cycle can they be reused and everyone can make their contribution.

How important is it for you personally or for your company to be present at trade shows and to exchange ideas with customers in person - specifically at Fakuma 2021?

A digital trade show is indeed very efficient and sustainable in terms of time, costs and energy consumption (travel, booth). However, our digital trade show participations also showed us that personal contact with customers, partners and interested parties at presence trade shows cannot be replaced by digital formats. We are aware of this importance of customer contact (not only at trade fairs), and we want to continue to build on this. But in parallel, we also have to think about alternative formats or a combination of both, with which we can additionally reach our customers and interested parties.

With which product highlight will you come to Fakuma 2021 in Friedrichshafen?

Our company will show several product highlights at Fakuma in autumn: The MINICOLOR SG V – Volumetric dosing and mixing unit with new control system, the dryer with new control system and new product design LUXOR SG 50 with dry hopper 150l, GRAVICOLOR 110 with new product design and optimizations as well as the Moisture Minder for online moisture measurement.

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Digitization in mechanical engineering - an evolutionary process!

Current topics in the plastics processing industry include increasing energy efficiency in production, the circular economy, and the development and processing of non-petroleum-based polymers. Michael Wittmann, President of WITTMANN Technology in Vienna, emphasizes in an exclusive interview with P. E. Schall GmbH that personal exchange at the Fakuma 2021 attendance trade fair is unavoidable and an enrichment for getting to know the needs of customers and business partners.

What are the current and future challenges facing the plastics processing industry?

A very current challenge is the largely sluggish, sometimes inadequate supply of materials that preoccupies our industry and which was previously unknown in this form. However, according to popular opinion, this situation should ease again by the end of the year, early 2022. In addition, our customers and business partners are working very intensively on increasing energy efficiency in production and thus reducing CO2 emissions, the effects of a circular economy, and the development and processing of polymers that are not based on petroleum and offer the potential to be accepted by society in the long term. Likewise, increasing the level of digitalization and better production controls are important development trends in the companies.

How do you see German plastics processing companies positioned with regard to digitalization and automation?

The degree of digitization varies greatly depending on the size of the company. Likewise, there is a very different understanding of how the term “digitization” is interpreted depending on the contact person. Many small businesses (SMEs) with a machine park of up to around 25 SGMs understand digitization to mean the networking of internal business processes, in some cases also through integration into the supply chains of larger customers. For large companies, practically always with an international setup and an advanced degree of networking, digitization is moving in the direction of realizing a “glass factory”.

The digitization of machinery is progressing in Germany, but with a great deal of potential for the future. One stumbling block is the inadequate existence of standardized interfaces, since many peripheral devices are not yet covered by any Euromap standard and the standardization process is progressing relatively slowly. Another difficulty that applies to the machine industry in general is the very long service life of production machines. In some cases, older machines can only be digitized with a disproportionately large financial and technical outlay, which is then generally avoided. In this respect, digitization in the machine industry is a gradual process that is also taking place in this evolutionary form.

The industry is intensively engaged in the transformation from a linear to a circular economy. How far are we here?

Even today, injection molding machines are used for applications involving a wide variety of material grades. The material spectrum to be processed ranges from pure virgin material to regrind and regranulate to the processing of 100 percent regrind. The processing of recyclate in injection molding machines is not the great novelty or challenge, but rather a functioning collection system that ensures good separation and relatively high grade purity. A successful example of circular economy is the bottle-to-bottle recycling of PET bottles.

Plastics are ubiquitous in every area - and often do not have a good image. How do you think we can raise the profile of plastics?

As long as plastic waste is introduced into the environment in an uncontrolled manner, it will not be possible to raise the image of plastic. And as long as there are countries in the world that have not established a waste collection system, or one that does not function sufficiently, any kind of waste, and so also the long-lasting plastic products, will end up in the environment. This is not a causal problem of plastic, but stems from the fact that plastic is now found in so many applications in daily life and around the world. Any other material that is assigned little or no material value will meet the same fate. My assessment is thus that plastic will continue to live with a bad reputation, but will remain unavoidable due to its versatility and lower CO2 footprint compared to virtually all other materials. Biodegradable plastics would certainly be a solution, but they must first meet the numerous functionality criteria and not compete with the food industry.

How important is it for you personally or for your company to be present at trade shows and to exchange ideas with customers in person - specifically at Fakuma 2021?

A personal exchange is essential in our industry and an enrichment for getting to know the needs of our customers and business partners. In any case, we are looking forward to Fakuma 2021 and hope that it can take place in the communicated form in compliance with the currently given hygiene measures.

How have you been able to use the Fakuma-virtuell trade fair portal for yourself and your customers in recent months?

In our view, the trade show portal is particularly suitable for making information about exhibits shown at Fakuma easily accessible to interested parties for a longer period of time, or for arousing curiosity in the run-up to Fakuma and encouraging people to visit the trade show booth.

With which product highlight will you come to Fakuma 2021 in Friedrichshafen?

The highlight of our presentation this year from the injection molding machine sector is the new SmartPlus. This is a servo-hydraulic machine characterized by a high degree of economy, energy efficiency and stability. By using proven technologies and selected options, short delivery times and an excellent price/performance ratio can be offered for this machine in the future.

The robot series is being expanded to include the SONIC 108 high-speed unit – suitable for use on smaller injection molding machines with clamping forces of 50 tons and above. The revised WX153 robot will also be presented – the ideal automation solution for injection molding machines with 500 to 1,300 tons clamping force.

In the area of mold temperature control, two new devices will be presented. The TEMPRO basic Large 120 temperature control unit for use on large and heavy injection molds and the TEMPRO plus D200, the new water temperature control unit for high-temperature applications.

The successful series of CARD compressed air dryers also receives a double addition with the CARD primus 10S and the CARD primus 20S. In the case of CARD primus units, package solutions are offered that also include a conveying device with conveying hose and suction lance. CARD primus dryers are suitable for temperatures up to 200 degrees Celsius and have a wide range of applications.

In the recycling sector, WITTMANN is coming up with revisions of its G-Max 23 and G-Max 33 granulators. The units now have larger hopper openings, and the material outlet can now be selected between fixed and rotatable versions.

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