Overview: K inside

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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2023!


2022 is drawing to a close – an exciting year in every respect. Marked by many global, unexpected and major challenges, on the one hand, but also by new confidence after the difficult pandemic years, on the other.
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The countdown to K 2022 is on


The set-up for K 2022 at the Düsseldorf Trade Fair is in full swing. The trade fair's logistics team is making sure that everything runs smoothly. Werner Arnold, Team Manager Logistics, explains in an interview all the things that need to be taken into account until all the halls at K are filled.
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K Team Day: A day at K exhibitor Steinert


In August, the K Team from Messe Düsseldorf went to Pulheim to visit Steinert GmbH. The K exhibitor develops machines and processes for recycling a wide range of materials – including, of course, plastics. The team visited the Development & Test Center and had sorting and recycling systems explained and demonstrated.
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"My ambition is to further expand the position of K as the most relevant meeting place for the industry worldwide."


Thomas Franken talks about his expectations for K2022, the challenges the industry faces and what technology is likely to develop in the coming years.
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70 years of K in Düsseldorf – a world career made in Germany


Now online: the anniversary in historical pictures and stories
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New additional service in the run-up to K 2022 in Düsseldorf: Monthly K-Talk starts online on January 20, 2022!


Outlook, orientation, hot topics +++ exciting live discussion rounds with industry experts, users, and representatives from the media and politics +++ K-Talk enables global dialog even before the Leading Trade Fair in the fall +++ on-demand service
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Scientific Council of K 2022 convenes First Meeting


Renewable energies, resource-saving processes, climate neutrality – rising to major challenges is key. These global tasks require creative minds, innovative technologies and high-performance materials.
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50 years fairground in Stockum


For exactly 50 years, trade fairs have been held in Düsseldorf at the exhibition centre in Stockum, which was designed according to the latest findings of the trade fair industry at the time. When it was commissioned in September 1971, the Düsseldorf site was considered the most modern and pioneering trade fair venue in Europe.
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The world's plastics and rubber industry focuses on K 2022 in Düsseldorf


Now the deadline for registrations for K 2022 has been reached, it is clear that the interest taken by exhibitors in the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, to be held in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October 2022, continues unabated.
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Thomas Franken

Interview with Thomas Franken


Thomas Franken has been project manager for the Plastics & Rubber portfolio since last year. In the video, he talks about the Corona-related challenges of recent months – and of course about the new K-MAG. Is the pandemic responsible for the further development of the digital offerings? What does the content in the new online magazine promise? Franken reveals this and more in the video.
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