K-Fair Recap: the trends for the plastics industry

K-Fair Recap | March, 2023 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

About K-Fair Recap 2023

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, BASF hosted the K-Fair Recap event at the onono (Center for Scientific and Digital Experiments), aiming to highlight the key themes discussed at the prestigious K Fair, the world’s largest plastics fair held in Germany. The event focused on actively engaging market players and gathering valuable insights into emerging trends within industries where plastics play a crucial role. With a strong emphasis on innovation, circular economy, and sustainability, BASF aimed to facilitate meaningful discussions and gather diverse perspectives on these pivotal topics.

According to the days of the Recap K-Fair program:

Day 1: Industry highlights and trends

Day 2: Challenges and opportunities in the use of recycled resins

Day 3: Post-consumer recycling in the automotive industry

The K-Fair Recap 2023 also had a dedicated space for startups. In the “Startup Arena” four solutions were presented: Trashin, B-Plast, EcoPanplas and Resycure. There was also the “challenge” space where startups got to know BASF’s circularity and recyclability challenges firsthand. 

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF’s portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions.

Further information at www.basf.com

Resycure at K-Fair Recap 2023

As an Impact Startup within ChemovatorBASF’s Venture Incubator, Resycure attended K-Fair Recap 2023. We as Resycure have a groundbreaking business model that revolutionizes the circular economy. We incentivize and simplify plastic recycling, enabling Brand Owners, Converters, and Manufacturers of all sizes to secure long-term supply agreements with Recyclers while meeting their specific volume needs and specifications under favorable conditions, minimizing risk.

Michel Weinketz, our Co-Founder, took on the role of moderator for a panel discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities in the packaging recycling market in Brazil. Joining the panel were Leandro Tanaka, CEO of the Clean Plastic Group, and Mauricio Jaroski, Energy, Renewables & Recycling Unit Manager from MaxiQuim.

This collaborative initiative aimed to foster connections and facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders, including different business areas, customers, startups, and partners within the innovation ecosystem. By bringing these diverse perspectives together, the event aimed to explore sustainable growth opportunities across the entire plastic production chain.