Not all of our readers are able to attend Plast-Ex, Canada's triennial plastics trade show and conference. So this issue is intended to bring a small part of the show to you -- the Show in Print, a preview of machinery, materials and services bein...
Not all of our readers are able to attend Plast-Ex, Canada’s triennial plastics trade show and conference. So this issue is intended to bring a small part of the show to you — the Show in Print, a preview of machinery, materials and services being featured at Plast-Ex.
In terms of show size, Plast-Ex obviously doesn’t rank with NPE or the K show. Still, as a look at the Show in Print will indicate, a large number of major suppliers consider the Canadian market an important and integral part of their business.
Many companies are using the event to showcase state-of-the-art auxiliary machinery, such as laser welders, advanced film gauging systems and super-efficient dryers and blending equipment.
One company is demonstrating its first line of twin screw extruders. Several material suppliers are introducing new resin blends to Canada at the show.
This is how it should be. With its diverse and technologically advanced base of moldmakers and plastics processors, Canada has grown into one of the world’s leading high tech manufacturing hubs.
Under the direction of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Plast-Ex Advisory Committee, Plast-Ex has mirrored that growth, offering show goers not only a plethora of technology to ogle, but also a full slate of seminars and networking/learning events.
I encourage all our readers to make plans to attend or send someone to Plast-Ex. It will be well worth it.