The 15th EuroMold closed its gates on Dec 6, 2008, and had for four days hosted 58.842 trade visitors. At the 15th jubilee of the World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development, which was inaugurated by Prof. Hans-Olaf Henkel, 1523 exhibitors from 38 countries showcased their products and services on the exhibition centre Frankfurt/Main.
On more than 75.000 m² floor space the World Fair presented numerous special feature shows in the halls 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 8.0, 9.0 and the Galleria, and set up new standards with its versatile supporting programme.
A considerable number of exhibitors from different industrial sectors reported very good business contacts and many conclusions of contracts. The 15th EuroMold showed up impressively how companies from all areas of product development can be successful, despite the existing financial crisis.
Especially the sector Rapid Prototyping with a remarkable increase of exhibitors showed many top-class innovations: Among others Huntsman, the winner of this year’s EuroMold-AWARD, presented a novelty within Rapid Manufacturing and could sign up a contract at EuroMold 2009.
Also in other areas within the process chain, like for instance design or special machine tools, exhibitors stated prosperous contacts and partly business transactions during the show.
Very well attended were all international conferences, as for example the Mold- and Toolmaking Synergy Symposium Russia. Also the Indian Mold- and Toolmaking Synergy Symposium, the 10th Terry Wohlers conference, and, the symposium of Society of Plastics Engineers were very well attended and appreciated.