After a five-year break, Plast 2023 returns to Fieramilano Rho from 5 to 8 September. To date, as Mario Magginai, managing director of the organizing body Promaplast, recalled, there are around 1,000 registered companies, two-thirds Italian and one-third foreign.
The number of companies participating for the first time is growing, while there are many companies that will return to exhibit after missing several editions. The aim is to exceed the thousand direct exhibitors of the 2018 edition, which recorded the presence of over 1,500 exhibitors on a net area of 55,000 m2 and at least 63,000 visitors, with a significant increase in attendance from abroad, confirming the internationality and of the attractiveness of the specialized Milanese.
The nineteenth edition of the fair represents a technological showcase in particular as regards machines, equipment and molds for the processing of plastics and rubber, with thousands of units exhibited in the 6 pavilions.
At Plast 2023 there will be representatives of a sector that represents an important reality in the Italian manufacturing panorama, with a production value estimated by the Amaplast trade association at 3.74 billion euros in 2020 and an export quota in the order of 70%.
News and confirmations
Also confirmed in this 2023 edition are the Plast-Mat satellite exhibitions, dedicated to polymeric materials; Rubber, aimed at the rubber industry; 3D Plast for additive manufacturing. In the latter there will be an area for demonstrations and seminars on the topics covered.
In collaboration with ICE – Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies, there will still be an area dedicated to start-ups, to give space to new business ideas in the sector.
To dominate the scene of Plast 2023 https://www.plastonline.org the themes related to the circular economy, sustainability, energy saving, recycling, eco-design. All topics destined to have growing importance, also following the presentation of the European Commission’s proposal for a new regulation on plastic packaging and packaging waste.
An increasingly international event
Among the initiatives developed to attract visitors from abroad, various promotional activities aimed above all at Europe. Among the countries most interested are Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland. Activities dedicated to the countries of North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa have also been developed, both areas experiencing strong growth. In addition to South America, the Middle East and North America.
The organizers of Plast 2023 also expect a recovery in exhibitors and visitors arriving from China and the Asian area in general, in light of the post-pandemic reopening.