In one month, the global plastics industry will converge on Dusseldorf, Germany, for the K Show, which bills itself as the world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber. Many international companies in the fenestration industry will have a presence at the big event.

The K Show is held every three years. The last event, in 2013, drew 218,000 visitors from 120 countries and 3,200 exhibitors from 59 countries, according to Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the show’s organizer. This year’s show, scheduled for October 19-26, could be even larger. As of August, about 3,100 exhibitors from almost 60 nations had registered for the show.

“Nowhere in the world can one experience the full breadth of raw materials, processing and application equipment as completely as at K in Düsseldorf,” said Werner M. Dornscheidt, president and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. “This is the premier platform for the global plastics and rubber industry, and each company aims to present itself here with forward-looking innovations. Another unique feature is the high internationality of exhibitors and visitors. This ensures, firstly, that trade visitors can expect an offering of world market standard across the board. And, secondly, exhibitors here have access to industry experts from over 100 countries and come together with potential customers that they would not otherwise meet.”

Global industry leaders Veka and Kommerling are among the many fenestration-related companies that will be exhibiting at K 2016.

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