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BASF opens its own virtual platform for Fakuma 2020


  • Virtual platform offers chats with experts, product presentations, a digital coffee lounge and more
  • Lectures and theme stands on important topics such as digitalization and sustainability
  • Product highlights such as Ultramid® F Balance, the biobased thermoplastic polyurethane Elastollan® N
    Registration at

September, 23 - Fakuma, one of the world's most important trade fairs for plastics processing, will not take place this year as usual. BASF offers customers and interested parties an alternative: a dedicated virtual platform that will be online from October 13 to 20, offering more than 20 theme stands on 3D printing, processing technologies, electromobility and more. "We want to give our customers, whom we would of course have been very happy to welcome personally at the trade show, the opportunity to interact with our experts," says Jürgen Becky, head of the Performance Materials business unit in Europe.

Presentations, live chats and more

A varied program awaits visitors to the virtual trade fair. 15 presentations on current topics in the plastics industry such as digitalization, sustainability and electric mobility are on the agenda. These will take place from October 13 to 15 and from October 19 to 20. Afterwards, BASF experts will be available for live chats to discuss with visitors. In addition, more than 20 theme stands, ranging from household applications and metal replacement to tailor-made solutions for the mobility of today and tomorrow, are waiting to be discovered. Live chats to get in touch with the experts will also be offered at the booth. Product samples of the new Ultramid® F Balance, a transparent, flexible and partly bio-based material, can also be ordered. Registration for the virtual platform can be done at On this website, one can already catch a first glimpse of the topics presented at the fair.

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials’ know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a portfolio of products and services combined with understanding of application-oriented system solutions. In 2019, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of €6.06 bn.

Source: BASF