K 2013 Trade Fair in Düsseldorf

Nov 13, 2013

K 2013 Trade Fair in Düsseldorf SILON took part in the international K 2013 Trade Fair in Dusseldorf again this year. This trade fair is the most important plastic and rubber product trade fair in the world. As a major producer of polymer compounds, SILON is a traditional exhibitor at this trade fair.

This year we focused on presenting our innovative technology for manufacturing pipes and cables from our PEX-b material (cross-linkable PE).
The new technology concerns the final  process of treatment and cross-linking of manufactured pipes and cables by thermal treatment of the finished product in a special thermal treatment chamber.

Our stand was visited by a large number of potential clients and business partners. Attendance at the trade fair significantly exceeded attendance in 2010. Most visitors expressed great interest in our business partner’s (the De Lama Company) sterilization equipment intended for cross-linking PEX-b piping, which was part of our display.


In comparison to standard production technologies, which use hot water or steam, this new technology results in significant savings in total costs - particularly energy, time and the related logistics. The whole final treatment process takes half the time and is a major innovation. It will bring about major changes in the future of manufacture of new products from our PEX-b polymer.

The K 2013 Trade Fair was a great success for SILON and is a major step towards a new future.

Our display succeeded in attracting many new customers. Our customers’ and visitors’ countries of origin were made up of the following approximate percentages: 30% from Germany, 50% from the EU and 20% from overseas (America, Asia, Africa, Australia).


The displayed De Lama Company sterilization equipment is part of the equipment of our new “Technikum” research and development center and is available for production and treatment of samples of our customer’s products as standard.