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!”

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