20th Fakuma Breaks the 1000th Mark!

The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing is defying the economic slump with 992 currently registered exhibiting companies, once again with strong foreign participation amounting to 25%.

As of the beginning of June, project manager Annemarie Lipp once again announced very strong interested in the 20th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing: “992 companies from inside and outside of Germany have made firm bookings to date, which amounts to a very clear, forward-moving signal in these economically difficult times. In addition to this, with 758 domestic and 234 foreign exhibitors, we’re once again experiencing strong participation from Germany, as well as from all of the relevant industrial nations and newly industrialized countries. We’re confident that we’ll be able to break the 1000 mark before the summer holiday season begins, and can promise exhibitors and expert visitors alike a highly interesting 20th Fakuma with a clear-cut technological and business orientation.”

20th Fakuma – Highly practical, dazzling array of information
That this will indeed be the case is made apparent by the fact that private trade fair promoters P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG will orchestrate a truly dazzling information and communications array for the anniversary event which will take place at the ultramodern, further expanded Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre on Lake Constance from the 13th through the 17th of October, 2009. For example, in addition to internationally unique exhibition offerings which cover all industry sectors in a comprehensive fashion, further opportunities for information and the exchange of ideas will also be provided in the form of the time tested exhibitor forum in hall B5, innovative theme parks covering microsystems technology as well as training and research in hall A6, and last but not least the well established plastics TV broadcasters who will also set up their studio in hall B5.

20th Fakuma – All plastics technologies on board
Now that recovery trends are beginning to take hold to a slight degree in various industry sectors, plastics processing may well be one of the first segments to profit from this situation. After all, tremendous effort towards lightweight construction, functions integration and efficient use of resources is leading in many cases to substitutes for metal components and sheet metal assemblies – through the use of modern and diverse, high performance plastics. These in turn frequently necessitate new, or at least more refined tooling systems and production setups, thus going full circle with regard to interest groups and target groups at the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing – especially in light of the fact that the field of plastics processing is only presented with all of its technologies, such as injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming, at Fakuma, which offers all of these sectors an ideal presentation and business platform.


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