Issue 06 | 2019
In Düsseldorf, Germany, end of October, the triennial K-show demonstrated that even in turbulent times plastics continue to be an innovative and indispensable material, attracting around 225000 trade visitors from 168 countries.
The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and to this end already presented numerous concrete solutions, including more than 150 companies showing bioplastics products and services. Companies struck a nerve with visitors, who took great interest especially in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, and resource-saving processes. Furthermore, K 2019 was characterised by a high propensity to invest as before. The intention among the international trade audience to get perfectly geared up for the future with the latest technologies was clearly perceivable. Despite the current tensions in world trade or the business climate in some consumer sectors. This year’s K has by far exceeded the organizers expectations and was able to generate key impetus for sustainable governance and new business models.