K 2004 organizers said about 230,000 visitors from more than 100 countries came to the massive Messe Dusseldorf trade show complex Oct. 20-27 in Germany. Attendance at the world's largest plastics show was about the same as at the last K, which was just weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. At this K, officials blamed the slow North American economy for holding down attendance from the region. Those who did flock to Dusseldorf saw an unparalleled array of operating equipment, such as this Varex blown film line from WindmÃ¶ller & HÃ¶lscher KG of Lengerich, Germany.
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