Industry turns out for Expoplast 2008
Against a backdrop of global financial meltdown and a plastics industry under stress, October's Expoplast trade show in Montreal was a "solid success," according to the CPIA.
Against a backdrop of global financial meltdown and a plastics industry under stress, October’s Expoplast trade show in Montreal was a “solid success,” according to the CPIA.
While the number of companies exhibiting was slightly less than at the previous event in 2005 and the number of attendees were slightly reduced, the overall value of Expoplast to the industry and the community it serves was very high, said CPIA’s Tom Sockett, Expoplast show manager.
In addition to the show itself, the occasion marked the 11th edition of the Galea awards. Awards were presented to Felix Composites, a Saint-Hubert, Que. based company specializing in elastomer compounds; Kingsey Falls, Que.-based Cascades Specialized Products Group; and Montreal-based IPEX Inc., which specializes in the manufacturing of pipe and fitting systems made of PVC, ABS, PP and composites.
Composites also took centre stage at this year’s Expoplast. “This was the first attempt to build a composites presence at Expoplast, and despite a difficult environment, it went very well,” said Duncan Cross, director of the CPIA’s Composites Council. Five companies and seven not-for-profit associations participated in the first ever Composites Pavilion.