The special show Plastics shape the Future at the K trade fair 2022 demonstrates how plastics is crucial for enabling a sustainable future. It shows which fascinating developments are already taking place today and that visions for tomorrow are just on their way to implementation. Seven focus days take place – with discussions on innovative technologies, keynote speeches, entertaining demonstrations of flagship projects and exciting experimental shows. The special show equally addresses economic, ecological and socio-political aspects while also presenting solutions for problematic issues the plastics industry has to deal with.
The special show is a project of the German plastics industry lead by PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V. and Messe Düsseldorf. Plastics shape the future promises insights and outlooks for exhibitors and trade visitors at K 2022 as well as for the media and the interested public.
The initiative "We are plastics” – consisting of the major associations of plastics manufacturers, processors and machinery manufacturers – will be presenting itself for the first time to the international trade public, including the media, at K, the world's leading trade fair for plastics, in Düsseldorf.read more
The special show Plastics shape the future spans a wide range on seven theme days: From the overall social challenges of our time to the innovations of the industry to more sustainability and fewer emissions.read more
The project of the German plastics industry under the leadership of the plastics producers' association Plastics Europe Deutschland (PED) and Messe Düsseldorf focuses on the three pioneering key themes of K 2022: climate protection, circular economy and digitalization.read more
The world's leading trade fair for plastics, K 2022, is taking place at a time when the circular economy has become the core of the plastics industry's business model. This is exactly what our Managing Director Ingemar Bühler pointed out in his interview at K Preview.read more
The great transformation? An industry becomes climate neutral!Daily program
Which technologies will make the circular economy work?Daily program
Strengthening digital tools: More Power for Circular Economy & Co.Daily program
Oil, gas, CO2: What will the future be made of?Daily program
Global crises - curse or blessing for an industry in transition.Daily program
Our booth in Hall 8a is the meeting point for all players in the plastics processing industry and plastics machinery manufacturing. Get to know the initiative “We are plastics” and find out how you already benefit from the solidarity of the associations – GKV, PlasticsEurope, AVK, FSK, GKV/TecPart, IK, pro-K and VDMA.
At the VDMA Circular Economy Forum at K 2022, we will show how circular economy works in practice in the plastics industry. In ten pavilions, VDMA members – manufacturers of plastics machinery and equipment – together with their partners will be showing their projects and the technologies that make the plastics cycle possible in the first place.