Michael Baumeister, managing director technology and logistics of plastic packaging machinery supplier Brückner Maschinenbau emphasized that packaging industry and new technologies will play a crucial role in achieving sustainability and circular economy.
German and Austrian manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery have seen a steady growth in their staff in China, according to the latest figures published by the German mechanical engineering association VDMA.
The global plastics and rubber industry has averaged annual growth of between 4 and 5 percent since the turn of the millennium, with the Middle East witnessing phenomenal expansion in its polymerization capacities along with the Asia-Pacific region.
The circular economy will be one of the leading issues at this year's K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Visitors will be greeted by a variety of proposals and solutions relating to this “green” topic.
Visitors to K 2019 will see a special show, “Plastics shape the future,” which will present pioneering applications for polymer materials and take a closer look at how these materials are affecting modern environments.