Düsseldorf, Germany - Polyurethane hose maker Norres Schlauchtechnik had high hopes for the K 2007 fair, but said the final figures "topped all expectations."
A total of 242 000 visitors - 11 000 more than at the previous event - attended this year's K show. Norres said the "popularity of the Norres stand was no less impressive," with large numbers of trade visitors from Germany and abroad "eager to profit from the expert advice of the trade fair team and glean information about the company's newest products."
The hose firm said it "had many discussions with existing and prospective customers" from countries all over the world during the eight-day show from 23 -31 Oct. And even more fruitfully, deals were closed and new projects entered into during the fair, Norres added, revealing no further details.
"The record number of visitors to our stand and the huge interest in our latest innovations confirms the success of our strategy to further extend our quality supremacy and technology lead," said Burkhard Mollen, proprietor and managing director of Norres, in a company statement.
According to this press release, national and international trade visitors alike admired Norres' hoses, commonly used in the plastics industry to transport pellets.
Three product innovations unveiled at K produced the strongest interest, said the company. These included a special safety clamp system for loading and unloading silo vehicles, that also fits spiral wire-reinforced polyurethane hoses.
Norres also launched Airduc PUR 351 and 355 ExTra hoses, capable of electrostatic discharge (providing the spiral is earthed, in accordance with BGR 132), but also flame-retardant and transparent with an electrically conductive inliner.
And the hose maker also showed its newest high-temperature hose, Barduc HT-PUR 382, which is "exceptionally rugged and abrasion-proof with smooth interior and exterior surfaces, making it ideal for transporting hot pellets or broken glass, for example," said the company.
More than half of Norres' visitors were from outside Germany, the company added.