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At K 2010, the 18th international trade fair for plastics and rubber, some 3,100 exhibitors from 57 countries will again present their latest developments for all sectors of the plastics and rubber industry on 1.7 million square feet of net exhibit space. About 60 % of the space will be occupied by exhibitors from countries other than Germany. K 2010 will be held from 27 October – 3 November 2010 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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There seems to be no limit to what injection moulding is capable of. With the varied injection moulding processes available, seemingly any plastic article can be conjured up, however complex the geometry. Such specialised innovative methods as co-injection, in-mould decoration, insert moulding, foam injection moulding, gas- and water-assisted injection moulding, combined processes, thin-wall technology and, increasingly, micro- and nanotechnology help to satisfy the wide-ranging needs of the various user industries.

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Few customer industries have been hit as heavily by the 2009 economic crisis as the construction sector. Sales of pipes, profiles and boards have fallen dramatically. Since the end of 2008, manufacturers of semi-finished products, plastics processors and machine manufacturers have experienced a significant drop in business, introduced short-time working and in some cases even throttled back their capacity. By the time of K 2010, manufacturers of pipes, profiles, boards and insulating materials are hoping for a revival of business.

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When most people think about rubber, the first thing that comes to mind is probably car tyres. After all, we see them everywhere on our streets and roads, and many of us have to ensure that they are regularly inspected and replaced.

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No other trade fair in the plastics and rubber industry presents an array of products and novelties as large and varied as K 2010, says organiser Messe Düsseldorf. The high international representation among the 3,000 exhibitors who will be in Düsseldorf from 27 October to 3 November 2010 guarantees that all segments will be reflected at world market level. And because each participant naturally wishes to showcase attractive innovations, preparations for K 2010 are in full swing at all of the exhibiting companies.

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For more than 35 years, Krelus AG has specialised in the supply of tailor-made infrared heater systems for applications such as:

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Packages may not be able to speak yet. But if they were, they would tell the consumer when their contents have reached their sell-by date, where and at what temperature the packaged product has to be stored and the applications it is intended for. All the same, modern packages already come with all this information. Intelligent packages that satisfy many criteria in addition to supplying the necessary consumer information are on the advance – and not only where foods are concerned. The plastic film industry has therefore been hit much less hard by the 2009 economic crisis than other branches of the plastics industry.

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The triennial international trade fair for plastics and rubber, K 2010, will open its doors from 27 October – 3 November 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Despite the difficult economic times for the industry, some 3,000 exhibitors have registered and all 19 of the available halls will be occupied.

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The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) has announced that NPE2012, the next edition of the triennial international plastics exposition, will take place 1 – 5 April 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, USA.

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The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) has announced that the NPE2012, the next edition of the triennial NPE international plastics exposition, will take place 1 – 5 April 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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