K 2013
Messe Düsseldorf - Germany
16/10/2013 - 23/10/2013 (All day)
International Trade Fair
No. 1 for Plastics and Rubber Worldwide
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Special Show at K 2013
Plastics move the world!

The K 2013 special show entitled "Kunststoff bewegt – Plastics move the World” highlighted the contribution made by plastics to a "life in movement”. The aim here was to address the direct contribution of plastics to the varied facets of mobility as well as emotional movement – for instance, by way of art and design. Future-oriented issues revolving around the major themes of population growth, energy needs and climate change were also discussed. The stand opening on 16 October saw Germany’s former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer discuss the issue of sustainability.

The show is hosted by the German plastics industry under the aegis of PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. and Messe Düsseldorf.
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Plastics move our lives in more ways then one, both in the figurative and the literal sense. About 3,100 exhibitors will document this enormous potential at the K 2013, the largest international trade show for plastics and rubber, which starts on 16 October and ends on 23 October in Düsseldorf/Germany. Selected exhibits will also be presented at a special show with the title "Plastics move the world”. They illustrate the many improvements already attributed to plastic products today and their potential contribution to future challenges, e.g. by protecting global resources in the future.

The special show in hall 6 takes a broad approach to the meaning of the word "to move”. It includes not merely the direct contributions of plastics to different areas of mobility, but also emotional aspects, e.g. their effect on art and design, and their potential for solving future problems such as demographic growth, increasing energy consumption and climate change.

The special show will provide interesting information, not just for exhibitors and specialists visiting the K 2013, but also for a wider public audience. This well-established event enhances the presentations given by exhibiting companies as it provides an insight into pioneering, innovative aspects and promotes the unique position of the K Düsseldorf as a trend indicator and innovation forum for the entire industry.

The show was hosted by the German plastics industry under the aegis of PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. and Messe Düsseldorf.
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