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Innovations in industrial plastics processing

More than 1800 exhibitors will present their international offerings at the world’s leading technical event for industrial plastics processing. Fakuma will take place at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre from 16 to 20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Plastics are long since not just a German or European business factor. This is demonstrated by the expert visitors who have travelled from distant countries to attend the industry event in recent years. Expert visitors, specialists and decision-makers journeyed to the last event in 2017 from more than 120 countries. 48,375 expert visitors accepted the invitation of the roughly 1900 exhibitors to attend the event in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet – and the numbers continue to rise. In addition to innumerable participants from Germany and elsewhere in Europe, above all the number of visitors from Asia is increasing. And the Asians are profiting from international growth of the industrial sector as well. In particular, Chinese competitors have become stronger according to Euromap. In 2017, they produced machines and systems valued at €11.1 billion – 180% more than in 2009.

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