The number of exhibitors opting not to take active part in the upcoming Fakuma 2020 continues to steadily increase.
After Nordson Corporation announced yesterday that it, too, would refrain from actively participating in this year's Fakuma trade show, today saw Germany-based Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik join the group of desistors. The company issued a statement saying that, like other 'market participants from the plastics industry, it will 'also not be actively participating at the Fakuma in its usual form this year' because 'it wouldn’t be possible to provide an informative and relaxed trade show experience'.
While Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) group will retain its exhibit space at the show, it will not send the team that it had planned on, nor exhibit equipment. The company had intended to display its BKG pelletisers and melt delivery systems, EDI polymer extrusion dies, and Xaloy screws and barrels.
“Even with the hygiene measures now required to prevent the spread of infection, trade show participation at this stage of the pandemic would present unacceptable risks for the personnel at our booth and those who visit us,” said Kelly Harings, Nordson PPS global marketing manager.
“Taking part in Fakuma 2020 would have offered Nordson and its customers and prospects valuable business opportunities, and we greatly regret having to make this decision. In the future, Fakuma will continue to be a vital component in the marketing strategy of the Nordson PPS business.”
Hermann Ultraschalltechnik, for its part, said it is now looking forward to Fakuma 2021.