WTH highly satisfied returning from Fakuma
“Plastic is a valuable resource”
(mud) – The WTH exhibition team has returned highly satisfied from the “28th Fakuma” in Friedrichshafen to the company’s location in Stade. Participants unanimously praised the high interest of the visitors, the conversations, and above all, the spirit of the international trade fair for plastic processing. Dr. Silke-Nicola Trzaska, head of WTH-Sales Team sums it up: “We were able to talk to many interested parties who were genuinely interested in our products through trustful exchanges. Despite the sometimes challenging economic conditions, we also expect a good post-fair business.”
“The Plastic Festival” had been announced by the organizers, and according to the assessment of the attendees from Stade and many others, that’s exactly what the fair had become. A total of 1636 exhibitors presented their offerings and innovations in twelve exhibition halls and on the event areas.
According to the organizers, the number of fair participants increased by ten percent this year compared to the previous year, and they came from all over the world. 44 percent of the exhibitors came from abroad to Friedrichshafen – 134 companies from Italy, 120 from China, 79 from Switzerland, 70 from Austria, 58 from Turkey, and 55 from France.
WTH felt very comfortable in this fair environment, as in previous years. The topics focused on digitization, automation, flexibility, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Special attention was also given to establishing closed material cycles, product optimization for recycling, and the processing of recyclables for high-quality applications.
“Plastic is a valuable resource” – this is what the industry wants to emphasize more in the future. The round-table discussion “Plastic – Resource rather than a problem” at Fakuma quickly revealed that there is still much work to be done in terms of public awareness. Circular economy is not just waste management, environmental policy, or industrial and economic policy – it’s all of them combined.
WTH CEO Gero Thieme said, “Fakuma has motivated us through contacts, events, and conversations to continue working with enthusiasm and dedication to ensure that plastic retains its significance and importance in the future. And of course, we’ll be back in Friedrichshafen for the 29th Fakuma from October 15 to 19, 2024.”