Quebec embraces Expoplast
The mood was upbeat and the registration desk crowded when Expoplast opened its doors to the Quebec industry. "...
The mood was upbeat and the registration desk crowded when Expoplast opened its doors to the Quebec industry. "This is the first time this year that I’ve seen a line-up at a trade show," said Fred Otto, senior product manager with Instron.
Attendance from Quebec was strong, and visitors from Ottawa and the northeastern United States were spotted. There was a contingent from Iran, a diplomat from Sweden and businessmen from Chile.
As well, the Expoplast sold out on exhibit space, for a total of about 300 companies represented at the show. The event ran for two days, October 23 and 24, in Montreal.
Two injection molding machines were sold at the show, a 150-tonne electric Sumitomo machine and a larger Negri Bossi press. The Sumitomo unit, represented in Canada by Plastics Machinery Inc., was sold to G.B. Book Plastics of Peterborough, ON. The Negri Bossi machine will stay in Montreal at Plasticase Inc.
A solar powered car developed by engineering students at Montreal’s McGill University was featured at the Expoplast ribbon-cutting ceremony and remained on display throughout the show. It car uses carbon-fibre reinforced resin for its main structural components. At 340 lb., it is said to be the lightest solar powered car in the world.