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Circular Economy at Fakuma 2021

The 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing extends its invitation to the live trade fair in Friedrichshafen from the 12th through the 16th of October, 2021. In addition to the issues of injection moulding, plastics extrusion technology and thermoforming, the industry highlight will also focus attention on the digital transformation in the plastics processing industry, as well as the changeover from a linear to a circular economy.

Increasing Importance of Circular EconomyThe fully up-to-date range of products and services offered at Fakuma provides machine manufacturers, users and consumers with new approaches and solutions to issues including sustainability, environmental protection, recycling and circular economy. In addition to production efficiency, the trade fair also focuses on the conservation of resources and the indispensability of plastics in order to be able to achieve established climate goals. “It’s plainly apparent that the exhibitors have become increasingly eager to address the currently negative image which is unfortunately associated with plastics,” says Annemarie Schur, Fakuma project manager. “The issue of recycling and the transformation from a linear to a circular economy are on the agenda for many companies,” continues Schur, “and thus Fakuma will also make a contribution to increasing the awareness of circular economy, recyclability, product lifecycles and product design to an even greater extent.”

Produce, consume and throw away is a thing of the past. The future calls for transformation to a circular economy. This project for society as a whole, which will change business models, products and services in a sustainable fashion, will be discussed at Fakuma on various levels with the goal of finding and further developing sustainable, viable solutions. 

Publication date: 09/08/2021

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