Details to know about K MESSE 2022

17 Oct 2022

Introducing K Messe

Rubber and plastics are vital for many industries, such as the medical, automotive, and aerospace. Yet, plastics and rubber can be quite challenging to incorporate within a sustainable cycle. There are several means of removing the difficulty of such a challenge. One such method is attending leading trade fairs such as the triennial K Messe.

Why should one attend K Messe 2022?

K Messe is a pivotal networking platform for the plastics and rubber industry. It details the latest innovations, challenges, and market opportunities in the sector. It is also among the central trade shows that present new investment possibilities, such as new operational circular economic solutions. Among them are recycling systems and sustainable material innovations.

The displayed wares often reflect the latest megatrends that influence the industry. For instance, K Messe 2022 features novel technologies related to three themes. These are the Circular Economy, Digitalisation, and Climate Protection. Innovations such as new processing and recycling machinery present each central topic. These are available via the extensive product sectors within the exhibition. The primary ones are:

  • raw materials, auxiliaries
  • machinery and equipment
  • plastics products and processing
  • services, research, and science

The leading themes are the central topics of the event’s various Special Shows and Events. For instance, the 2022 edition features seven specialised sub-events of high interest. These include:

  • Rubberstreet
  • Plastics shape the future special show
  • Bioplastics Business Breakfast
  • Circular Economy Forum
  • Science Campus
  • Start-up Zone
  • Materials and Design Guided Tours

Each specialised sub-events focuses on a specific aspect of the event’s goals and the sector. For instance, Rubberstreet focuses on showcasing the latest rubber and TPES innovations. It enables companies related to such materials to earn recognition and network. Four product sections are available:

  • raw materials, auxiliaries
  • semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
  • machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • services

The Plastics shape the future special show focuses on how plastics can create a sustainable future. It accomplishes the task by presenting the latest developments via an extensive seven-day programme. It features in-depth discussions, impulse lectures, lighthouse projects and experimental shows. These address various aspects, such as economic, ecological and social-political challenges. Each of the seven days features a theme:

  • Great transition (first day)
  • Industry resilience (second day)
  • The 2050 circular plastics goals (third day)
  • Digitalisation (fourth day)
  • Climate protection (fifth day)
  • Raw materials and cycles (sixth day)
  • Global crises (seventh day)

Dr Gerhard Heywang is the presenter and host of the experimental shows. Leading speakers like Martin Jing host each discussion, lecture, and project.

The Bioplastics Business Breakfast focuses on bioplastics and networking. It comprises high-class presentations that discuss new opportunities, innovations, and market developments. For instance, the first day of the Breakfast will focus on bioplastics in packaging. The second day emphasises PHA, opportunities, and challenges. The final day places focus on bioplastics and their durable applications.

The Circular Economy Forum presents the latest practices in the plastics industry. It allows participants to learn about novel technologies, network and earn recognition. The Forum is held in the outdoor location in front of Hall 16 within eleven pavilions. These feature plastic machinery and equipment manufacturers. They display their newest sustainable projects and technologies. They include companies such as:

  • ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
  • battenfeld-cincinnati Germany GmbH
  • Coperion GmbH

The Science Campus, located in Hall 7, focuses on networking and expanding knowledge. The sub-event allows participants to learn about new perspectives from leading researchers. They represent higher education institutions and departments, such as the Fraunhofer Institute. Comparable to the Science Campus is the Start-up Zone. It is the sub-event and location for presenting the wares of innovative start-up companies, such as:

  • Q.Big 3D GmbH
  • Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
  • LabsCubed Inc.
  • Largix Tech Ltd
  • FoxBase GmbH
  • HAGE 3D GmbH
  • Plastship GmbH

The Materials and Design Guided Tours focus on presenting the latest designer-beneficial innovations. Guided tours hosted by Chris Lefteri, a renowned materials design expert, aid in completing this goal. They include examining exhibitors that present wares that define future trends.

How often is K Messe held?

K Messe is a trade fair held once every three years in Messe Dusseldorf. The editions transpire for eight days. For instance, K Messe 2022 Germany will occur between 19.10.2022 and 26.10.2022.

When does each sub-event occur?

The sub-events featured in the programme tend to occur on all eight days. Examples include Rubberstreet, the Circular Economy Forum, the Science Campus, and the Start-up Zone. Some sub-events occur during specific sets of days. For instance, Plastics shape the future is held between the first and seventh day. Likewise, the Bioplastics Business Breakfast occurs between the second and fourth day. Similarly, the Materials and Design Guided Tours are hosted between the fifth and sixth day.

Statistic details to consider

K Messe Düsseldorf is a trade fair that receives over 227,000 participants from 169 countries. The participant group features high internationality, peaking at 73%. It additionally features 68% of the more than 224,000 visitors representing top or middle management. Similarly, 76% of the attendees have direct involvement in decision-making.

The participant group features business, company, and plant managers. Design, manufacturing, production, and quality control specialists also take part. So do sales, distribution, buying, procurement, maintenance, repair, marketing, and advertising experts. Engineers, industry associations, universities, and R&D departments also attend the trade show. K Messe additionally receives participants from related industries, such as:

  • The chemical sector
  • The packaging sector
  • The distribution sector
  • The automotive sector
  • The aerospace sector
  • The electronics sector
  • The construction sector
  • The medical sector
  • The optics sector
  • The energy sector
  • The education sector
  • The consumer goods sector
  • The transport sector
  • The IT sector
  • The sports sector
  • The recreation sector
  • The agriculture sector
  • The engineering sector

Does the trade fair feature leading companies?

K MESSE is a trade fair that often receives leading companies from various industries. For instance, the K MESSE 2022 exhibitor list features leading enterprises such as:

  • Baker Perkins Ltd
  • Baldwin Technology
  • Beckhoff Automation GmbH
  • Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Continental Industries Group Inc
  • Covestro Deutschland AG
  • Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH
  • DuPont Specialty Products
  • Emery Oleochemicals GmbH
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BV
  • Fraunhofer Institut
  • FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals Europe GmbH
  • Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science GmbH
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Koh-I-Noor Machinery a.s.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Europe GmbH
  • Siemens AG Digital Industries Factory Automation

Prepare for K Messe

Preparing for K Messe does include various essential steps. Among them is selecting and securing suitable accommodation. It is vital, as it ensures the preparation of your delegation for diverse opportunities. Completing this step can be challenging, especially when considering options. There are several means of reducing the complexity of the task. Examples include selecting suitable lodging from an extensive database.

Other beneficial trade fairs held in October

K Messe 2022 is a must-attend for many industries. Yet, they should not overlook the various other trade fairs that take place during October 2022. For instance, the construction sector should consider attending Bauma.

Pictures: K Messe/Messe Düsseldorf GmbH