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Dusseldorf, Germany

218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibitors from 59 countries.

3,200 exhibitors from 59 nations.


The biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber


With over 3,000 exhibitors, K in 2016 will again be the undisputed flagship event of the industry and hence the ideal business and contact platform for inspirational ideas and forward-looking decisions.

The plastics industry is one of the most innovative segments of the world economy and plastics are seen as the material of the 21st century. Major advances in products and processes – plastics are key.


Many Pioneering Innovations result in Remarkable Number of Business Deals Concluded at the Trade Fair

Exhibitors anticipate Strong Post-Show Business

The recent staging of K 2103, International Trade Fair – No. 1 for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide, in Düsseldorf, Germany exceeded the high expectations of companies from this sector. The growth in this industry along with the confidence of the companies to be able to showcase pioneering product innovations for all sections of the value added chain raised justified hopes for a good trade fair and brisk post-show business - and K 2013 delivered! Exhibitors unanimously reported numerous concrete project enquiries, intense negotiations with trade visitors from throughout the world and a remarkable number of business deals, some of which were concluded spontaneously and several of them worth millions.

Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the K 2013 Exhibitors’ Advisory Board, was extremely pleased with the results: “We had not expected visitors’ willingness to invest to be this high! The many innovative products and applications introduced in Düsseldorf met with great interest from trade visitors. And the innovations were not just admired but many, very concrete negotiations were held and contracts were signed. Many customers are extending their capacities and are investing in new technologies to sharpen their global competitive edge. We very confidently anticipate strong post-fair business and expect continuing growth in our sector.”

The over 3,200 exhibiting raw material producers, processors and machinery manufacturers from 59 countries agreed. They particularly noted the increased internationality of the visitors, their remarkable specialist expertise and the above-average high number of top managers attending.

Some 218,000 trade visitors from more than 120 nations came to K 2013. “Once again it becomes very clear that K is and remains the most important event in the rubber and plastics industry! This is where new technologies are premiered alongside fully matured further developments and this is also where orders are placed for these innovations. Foreign visitors to K 2013, in particular, showed an extremely high willingness to invest and one in two visitors came to Düsseldorf with specific purchasing intentions in mind. Even if the size of delegations from the individual purchasing companies dropped slightly, no firm producing or using plastic goods missed this opportunity to find out about the innovations of today and the trends of the future at K 2013,” stated Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. When K was last held in 2010, 222,486 visitors and 3,094 exhibitors took part.


There are plenty of reasons to join us FOR THE K PLASTICS & RUBBER Trade Fair .

You will meet knowledgeable industry leaders who will address a range of topics, link informative strategies for building your business, and learn how European demographics and psychographics differ from those in the U.S.

Put simply, if you want to tap into the vital European business market, you need to be at the K PLASTICS & RUBBER Trade Fair and Trade Show with TTI Travel, the Trade Fair Travel Specialists!

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