K 2016 – Pointing the way for the global plastics & rubber industry


Just a few weeks before the closing date for registrations, Messe Düsseldorf is recording a lively demand for exhibition space

With just a few weeks to go before the closing date for registrations for K 2016, one thing is already certain: the fair will again provide a complete overview of the world market of the plastics and rubber industry. Some 3000 exhibitors will be attending the world's leading trade fair between 19th and 26th October 2016. Demand for exhibition space is extremely lively, and all 19 halls of Düsseldorf's fairgrounds will once again be fully occupied. Companies from all over the world have already registered, and will present their innovations in the following categories:

  • Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • Semi-finished products, technical parts, and reinforced plastics
  • Machines and equipment for the plastics & rubber industry.

"Thanks to its unparalleled breadth of offering and the unmatched internationality of exhibitors and visitors, the fair is in a class of its own worldwide. It is the place where key decisions for products and processes and problem-solving are taken, and it points the way forward for the whole industry for the coming years," says Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. "We are delighted that demand for exhibition space is again extremely buoyant. The companies from the world of plastics and rubber know that they can look forward to an excellent springboard for their business success every three years in Düsseldorf. Registration for K 2016 is still possible until 31st May 2015."

The presentations of exhibiting companies at K 2016 will be supplemented by a special show illustrating the potentials of plastics and rubber for future applications. Based on examples from different sectors, it shows the extent to which their diversified properties shape our lives today and the contributions that they can make in the solution of important everyday problems. The special show is being organized by the German plastics industry under the leadership of PlasticsEurope Deutschland and Messe Düsseldorf.

A futher highlight of the supporting program at K 2016 will be the Science Campus, a forum for research and teaching. The Science Campus provides a compact overview of the activities and findings of university and scientific organizations and helps to intensify the dialog between research and industry.

Current information about the K 2016 and the industry is available under www.k-online.com. Regularly updated reports from science and research can be found here, together with articles from the international trade press. The information provided on the website also includes a complete overview of the other events for the plastics and rubber industry in which Messe Düsseldorf is involved. The service is rounded off with a list of the world's most important trade media and a retrospective of K 2013.

The K 2016 will take place across the entire area of the Messe Düsseldorf grounds. Opening times are daily from Wednesday, 19th October, until Wednesday, 26th October 2016, from 10:00 until 18:30 hours.