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K 2025 kick-off

First meeting of Exhibitors’ Council for plastics and rubber flagship fair in Düsseldorf / Ulrich Reifenhäuser will retain position of Chairman

The first meeting of the Exhibitors’ Council is also the kick-off meeting for K 2025, which will take place from 8 until 15 October, 2025 in Düsseldorf. The panel of experts assembled to discuss the plans concerning the most important fair for the international plastics and rubber industry.

The Exhibitors’ Council assists Messe Düsseldorf with its preparations in the run-up to K 2025 and provides consultancy on basic conceptual and organisatorial matters. Comprised of representatives from exhibiting industrial segments and from important industrial associations, the council covers the entire range of products and services presented at K 2025 – machine and plant engineering, plastics and rubber raw material and auxiliary production as well as the production of semi-finished products and industrial components made from plastics and rubber.
Ulrich Reifenhäuser, Chairman of the Management Board of the Reifenhäuser Group and Chairman of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Council. Thorsten Kühmann, Director of the VDMA plastics and rubber machinery association, will retain his position as head of the communication committee.
The Exhibitors’ Council K 2025 Düsseldorf is comprised of the following other members:
Marc Gregor Baier, BBP Kunststoffwerk, Marbach Baier GmbH,
Ingemar Bühler, PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V.
Siamak Djafarian, Röhm GmbH
Boris Engelhardt. wdk - Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie e.V.
Dr. Stefan Engleder , ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH
Dr. Guiscard Glück, BASF SE
Manfred Hackl, EREMA Engineering Recycling
Dr. Christian Haessler, COVESTRO Deutschland AG
Juliane Hehl, Arburg GmbH & Co. KG
Matthias Lesch, Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG
Gerd Liebig, Sumitomo Demag
Dr. Oliver Möllenstädt, GKV Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie e.V.
Eric Schönel, SIMONA AG
Peter Steinbeck, Windmöller & Hölscher KG
Dr. Axel Tuchlenski, Envalior
Dr. Axel von Wiedersperg, Brückner Group SE
Michael Wittmann, Wittmann Technology GmbH
Every three years companies from throughout the world present the latest technological developments, current solutions and visionary approaches here. Highlighting impressive innovations and forward-looking impulses for climate protection, the circular economy and digitalisation, K in October fully met the high expectations last year. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies from 59 countries and to the tune of 177,500 trade visitors from 169 nations gathered at K 2022.


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