The 27th Fakuma, international trade fair for plastics processing, will open its doors in Friedrichshafen from 12 to 16 October 2021, which makes it one of the first major on-site events for the plastics industry in Germany this year. According to the organiser P. E. Schall, in addition to the issues of injection moulding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing, the event will also focus above all on the digital transformation and sustainable plastics processing with efficient production.
Exhibitors as well as visitors expect new approaches and solutions to issues including sustainability, environmental protection, recycling and circular economy for machine manufacturers, users and consumers. 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,” said 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,” continued 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.”
In order to assure that trade fair operations run smoothly and are safe and efficient for everyone involved, Messe Friedrichshafen has prepared an up-to-date, comprehensive hygiene concept which has been extensively coordinated with the responsible authorities and is based on the generally valid Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg (https://www.messe-friedrichshafen.com/organizers-service/coronavirus-checklist).