16th Plastpol Plastpol plastics and rubber fair returns to Poland
The 16th Plastpol international fair for plastics and rubber processing comes to Targi Kielce (the Kielce Exhibition Centre) in Kielce, Poland, on 29 May 2012 and runs through 1 June. This event has become one of the largest exhibitions in the plastics and rubber business sector in Europe. The 2011 edition of Plastpol showcased 680 exhibitors from 31 countries and attracted some 17,000 professional specialists and business owners.
Plastpol 2011 was 20% bigger than the previous show, setting records for attendance and for the amount of exhibit hall space covered by displays. The organiser Targi Kielce expects that trend to continue this year. One reason given is that Plastpol is the best place in its north-eastern European region for fairgoers to encounter a broad range of state-of-the-art processing technologies and machinery in one showplace. The exhibition is certainly the most multinational trade fair held in Poland; supplier companies come from all over the world to participate.
In addition to companies from Poland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, the 2011 exhibitor list included suppliers from Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and the United States.
Last year’s Plastpol showcased machines and equipment used in plastics and rubber processing, tools and moulds for creating plastic products, the full gamut of plastic materials and components, recycling technologies, and information technology systems that support the plastics-processing industry. In addition, companies from the packaging sector presented both technologies for manufacturing plastic packaging and final packages. The fair was the place to see complete production lines and demonstrations of manufacturing processes resulting in product creation.
The high quality of the products on display at Plastpol 2011 earned their exhibitors numerous prizes. In all, Targi Kielce awarded 23 distinctions and 10 gold medals for product innovations in the categories of machines and equipment for plastic processing, tools and instrumentation for plastics processing, plastics and auxiliary materials, and special techniques and technologies. The organiser also issued 15 distinctions and 3 medals is recognition of display arrangements.
The finals of the third Omniplast competition testing knowledge of the Polish plastics-processing industry take place at Plastpol 2012. This contest, which opened 1 February, is for Polish exhibitors at the fair, and the prizes are discounts on exhibition space rental at the next edition of Plastpol. Robert Kocoń of the company Ampacet Polska has set the bar: he was the first-prize winner of the first two Omniplast challenges.
The trade fair is accompanied by a number of conferences and business insiders’ meetings.