Always K fair is an important innovation fair for the plastics world and far beyond. Therefore resource efficiency with plastics and environmental friendliness was on the agenda of the K 2016 special show as focal topic of Tuesday’s theme day. VIP speaker Prof Dr Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker from Club of Rome introduced into the day with an inspiring lecture, explaining that a change in the use of raw materials and energy is clearly needed to preserve a liveable earth for future generations.
Plastics products can be up to 5.0 times more resource efficient than alternative materials, said Weizsäcker, but industry needs to invest more in resource efficient technology to promote alternatively raw materials like CO2 or biobased feedstock. Of course not all fair visitors in the audience agreed to all of his thesis, even though Weizsäcker stressed the fact that many solutions for e.g. lightweight design in the mobility sector are displayed during this K.