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Euromap: Plastics machinery industry well positioned despite crisis

The European association of plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers expects a positive development and at K 2022 good results.

Euromap says it expects the production value for plastics and rubber machinery in 2022 to be the same as in the previous year at around 15 billion euros and significant growth rates for the period 2021 to 2026. A growth of 21 percent is expected within that period of time, since according to the association's research, demand for machinery and equipment for processing plastics and rubber exists in all major sales markets and will continue to grow. The industry was in the midst of the transformation process towards a circular economy and is making a decisive contribution with its technologies to realizing the closed loop for plastics. The industry intended to continue along this path and is committed to the key themes of K 2022 - circular economy, digitalization, climate protection. At the trade show in Düsseldorf from October 19 to 26, the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association and 13 member companies will once again present innovations in its "Circular Economy Forum." In the open-air area between Halls 10 and 16, the companies want to demonstrate the important role that technology plays in implementing the circular economy in the plastics industry. In the center of the forum, in the VDMA Dome, stations of the plastics cycle are to be shown on running machines, from preparation and regranulation to the processing of recyclates. In this way, the VDMA Dome will provide an overview of important technology-relevant process steps in the plastics cycle. With the installation "The Machine", almost 40 companies want to present their technology highlights for the circular economy. In the VDMA Dome, visitors will also have the opportunity to experience live platform-independent and cross-manufacturer machine-to-machine communication in a showcase. Manufacturers from Europe, China, Japan and Canada will show how their machines use the OPC United Architecture (UA) computer protocol to send live data, which can be accessed via smartphone and in the VDMA Dome, to a central demonstrator.



  • (Oct. 5, 2022)
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