Blogpost updated January 2018
The K in Düsseldorf can look back on more than 60 years of history. In 1952 the fair was organised for the first time by the Nordwestdeutsche Ausstellungsgesellschaft – NOWEA, today’s Messe Düsseldorf. It takes place every 3 years. The next K, the K 2019, will take place in October 2019, from 16th to 23rd October. 270 exhibitors were at the start of the first K and 165,000 visitors came to the fair.
The number of exhibitors has increased considerably since then. In 2016 there were 3,293 exhibitors from 59 countries at K in Düsseldorf. In contrast, the number of visitors increased only moderately to 232,053. In the meantime, K in Düsseldorf has become the world’s largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry.
The range covers the entire industrial sector:
- Machines and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry
- Raw materials and auxiliary materials
- Semi-finished products/Technical parts made of plastics and rubber
- Services, research and science
Orientation with K Innovation Compass
With the K Innovation Compass on k-online.de, renowned scientists in polymer research and technology comment on current topics in the industry in leading essays and point out trends that will determine market development in the coming years.
Review of K 2016
K 2016 focused on four major themes: resource efficiency, new materials, lightweight construction and, as at the Hanover Industrial Fair, industry 4.0. This harmony will have a lasting impact on the plastics and rubber industry over the next few years.
At trade fairs with so much potential for innovation, exhibitors can’t afford to be inferior with their stands. Those who advertise intelligent and innovative products must present themselves accordingly in their external presentation, i.e. at their trade fair stand. WUM Design with our many years of experience in stand construction develops a stand concept for you which corresponds with your innovative products and takes up the latest trends in stand construction. We try to integrate your products into the exhibition stand in such a way that they remain in the visitor’s memory for a long time.
Die K in Facts
- Industry sector: Plastics Industry
- First fair: 1952
- Frequency: every three years
- Next date: 16.10. – 23.10.2019
- Visitors: 232.053
- Exhibitor: 3.293
- Exhibition area: 173,025 sqm
- Location: Messe Düsseldorf