K 2016


Excellent results this year in Dusseldorf for the 2016 edition of K - Kunststoff Kautschuk.

The most important convention in the world for the plastics and rubber industries where, every three years, the participating companies present their most innovative solutions at the highest international level.

With 3285 exhibitors from 59 countries, 230,000 visitors from 160 countries, and 59% of international visitors, K 2016 was an edition full of novelty and decisive impulses.

Winning numbers for Uteco Group, with a total of about 600 visitors from all over the world, 40% more than the influx of 2013 and among them also numerous Brand Owners and managers of major international groups.

In addition to the high turnout and interest shown towards the innovations presented, Uteco can also report the success of the show in terms of the numerous negotiations resulted in orders, with 10 contracts signed for a total of 13 million euro for applications relating to Flexo, Roto and Coupling and Digital.

The Uteco stand featured the latest innovations in the industry as well as future design concepts. New proposals for the Coating & Laminating (with leading machines Mira, Izar, Rainbow EVO, Mistral and Horizon 4.0), digital technology (in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company), printed electronics, special and innovative films made for lamination (in collaboration with Verbano film), roto units, flexo units and coating machines in line with extruders, as well as for extrusion coating dedicated to liquid packaging to flexible packaging and other industrial applications.

In particular, Uteco Group presented the totally innovative MULTI-PURPOSE concept where, on a single unit, you can achieve maximum flexibility in the various coating technologies. Replacing only the "Cart" the machine can be configured for coating with roto technology, flexo, semiflexo, reverse roll, and chambered doctor blade, all designed for coating and laminating solvent, water, UV and EB.

Following the great interest shown during the exhibition days (and to the great success of Drupa 2016), there has been interest to experience first hand the technologies offered by the Group, ranging from Converting: multi-purpose, hot-melt, laminating & coating; the press: new Eco-One, Crystal, Onyx XS for flexo line and Next 450 for roto line.

In the coming weeks, on 24 and 25 November, Uteco will hold at the Centre for Research & Development Uteco Converdrome® in Colognola ai Colli the ROTO'S DAYS, which will feature for two days the new gravure model “Next 450” and will present a number potential capabilities of this completely redesigned line.

Following K 2016, in addition to the many events already organized by Uteco and under construction in the coming months, will follow the preparations for the event "The Innovation Alliance" (29 May-1 June 2018) will, a big and ambitious event which contains five important fairs (IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, INTRALOGISTICS ITALY, PLAST and PRINT4ALL) dedicated not only to the Printing and Converting, but also package solutions and integrated systems for industrial handling, to the plastics and rubbers. An all Italian manufacturing showcase that will allow exhibitors to present their technologies and create new business opportunities.

See you all at our next events!