K2022: focus on climate protection, circular economy and digitalisation

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Putting aside the pandemic, it is show time again: with the triennially-held plastics show K returning this year from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany.

As the largest plastics show globally, it is touted as “the most relevant meeting point for the entire industry worldwide”.

The organiser Messe Düsseldorf says, “Exhibitors from throughout the world come to Düsseldorf to demonstrate the operational excellence of the industry and actively chart the course for the future together with visitors. And this course clearly leads to climate protection, circular economy and digitalisation – and these are also the three declared guiding themes of K2022 this year.”

The exhibitor list comprises suppliers from Europe, especially from Germany, Italy, Austria, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France as well as from the US. At the same time, K clearly reflects the changes affecting the global market: the number and presentation areas of companies from Asia have remained at a constant high for several years now. And the organiser says it “can expect impressive appearances, especially from China, Taiwan, India, South Korea and Japan”.

The approximately 3,000 exhibitors from 61 countries will occupy Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in its entirety. The exhibitor database of K2022 is accessible at

Plus, K2022 is now providing pooled expert know-how with its K-Talk. Once a month this digital live talk in English features panel discussions with a changing line-up of international participants dealing with different focal themes but always with a focus on the three guiding themes of K2022. The first K-Talk was held on 20 January under the heading “Climate Protection and Plastics – Do they Go Together?” – and like all following K-Talks – is still available on-demand. The K-Talk in February will be all about plastics in medicine while the discussion in March is dedicated to mechanical engineering.

As well, the Ticketshop for K2022 opens in April 2022.

K was organised by Messe Düsseldorf for the first time in 1952 and has been held at three-year intervals ever since. The latest K in 2019 registered 3,330 exhibitors from 63 countries on 177,000 sq m net exhibition space and 224,116 trade visitors, of these 73% from abroad.


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