wire® and Tube® 2016 building momentum 30 September 2015

The 15th edition of wire® – the international wire and cable fair – and Tube® – the international tube fair – will simultaneously present their technology highlights for their respective industries from 4th – 8th April 2016 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Germany.

Covering a net exhibition space of currently 58,600m2 (July 2015), wire® will feature machinery for the production and finishing of wire, tools and auxiliary materials in process engineering, as well as materials, special wires and cables. The trade fair will also cover innovations in measurement and control engineering, test engineering and special areas.

wire will occupy Halls 9 to 12, 16 and 17 – with the halls featuring wire, cable and glass fibre machinery, as well as wire and cable products, and the wire and cable trade. Innovations in metal forming will be shown in Hall 15. Hall 16 will open its gates to mesh welding machines and spring making technology. So far 920 companies from 46 countries have registered.

Traditionally, the countries that are particularly well represented by exhibitors are Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, Sweden and Germany. But a large number of registrations have also been received from the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Japan and China.

Tube® has so far received registrations for over 48,000m2 of net exhibition space, covering the full range of pipe and tube manufacturing, processing, treatment and trade. The spectrum includes raw materials, pipes, tubes and accessories, machinery for the production of pipes and tubes, pre-owned machines, as well as tools in process engineering, auxiliary materials, measuring and control engineering and test engineering. The line-up also includes pipelines, OCTG technology, profiles and machines and the Plastic Tube Forum (PTF). So far 741 exhibitors from 41 countries have registered.

Tube will focus on pipe accessories in Halls 1 and 2, while the pipe trade and pipe manufacturing can be found in Halls 2, 3, 4, 7 and 7.1. As before, the China Pavilion will be in Hall 2. Metal forming will occupy Hall 5, and Halls 6 and 7a will feature tube processing machines. Mechanical engineering and construction will be presented in Hall 7a. Halls 1 to 7 will also have profiles for a wide range of applications. The special show PTF (Plastic Tube Forum) will be presented in Hall 7.1.

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