Canadian Plastics Processors Impressed By Plast 09
The Plast 09 trade show in Milan, Italy drew almost 56,000 visitors - among them a group of Canadian plastics processors traveling at the invitation of the Italian Trade Commission, and the Italian Plastic and Rubber Processing Machinery and...
The Plast 09 trade show in Milan, Italy drew almost 56,000 visitors – among them a group of Canadian plastics processors traveling at the invitation of the Italian Trade Commission, and the Italian Plastic and Rubber Processing Machinery and Molds Manufacturers Association (ASSOCOMAPLAST).
The show, held in the Milan Fairgrounds from March 24 to March 28, is the second largest plastics and rubber processing technology event in the world, after Germany’s triennial K trade show. This year’s edition of Plast 09 was held simultaneously with IPACK-IMA, a trade show catering to the packaging industry. Two other international trade shows took place at the same time and venue: the Grafitalia 2009 show for printing machines, and the Converflex Europe 2009 show for converting technology. Taken together, the events offered visitors a broad view of complementary and ancillary technologies.
Representatives from Canadian companies IPEX Inc., Plastic Packaging Comp. Inc., Stratus Plastics International Inc., Plastic Age Products Inc., and Go Plastics attended the event, and reported finding a wealth of new technologies and business contacts.
“I was very interested in downstream automation, especially automated bundling and packaging of pipe,” said Chris Ciszek, plant manager at IPEX Inc. “There were several world-class manufacturers of this type of equipment in Italy at the show, and this is something we definitely would be looking to put in our pipe plants in the future.”