Dusseldorf, Germany -- Against a backdrop of global economic and political uncertainty, K 2001 kicked off yesterday...
October 25, 2001 by Canadian Plastics
Dusseldorf, Germany — Against a backdrop of global economic and political uncertainty, K 2001 kicked off yesterday with all 230,000 sq. m. of Dusseldorf’s Messe Trade Fair Centre sold to exhibiting companies. This is the largest amount of exhibition floor space in the event’s 50-year history, thanks to a 24,000 sq. m. expansion of Hall 6.
Over 2,500 companies are exhibiting at the show, representing what K Show officials call the three pillars of the plastics and rubber industries: Raw materials/auxiliaries; semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastic products; and machinery and equipment. Over twenty Canadian companies are exhibiting at the show as part of the Canadian Pavilion. A report on the Canadian portion of the show will be posted on this Web site later in the week.
Surveys have found that almost 50 percent of all exhibits are directly targeted to industrial users of plastics and rubber semi-finished products and technical parts. Approximately two-thirds of K exhibitors showcasing products for industrial use target the automotive industry. About half of all companies feature innovations for the consumer goods industry, while about one-third of all exhibitors target the construction and medical markets. It is anticipated the show will be the stage for the launch of many new products and technological innovations. Stay tuned to this Web site for details.