For the four expo days, Targi Kielce is transformed into a factory
“We return to the pre-pandemic shape. Companies from Asia are returning to the Kielce expo centre after three years break. Companies come in plethora; there are also firms from China, Taiwan and Japan presenting their offers. This year’s PLASTPOL scale can be compared to the 2019 expo. We have used all seven exhibition halls, including the B pavilion. This comes as a positive and a pleasant surprise for us. The expo brings together companies from all over the world, for example from India, Turkey, Italy, Germany and Portugal, but also from Asia – says the PLASTPOL project director, Kamil Perz. – In times of crisis, the plastics processing industry has not avoided problems and the changes brought about by the difficult times. We can see that many more and more companies increasinly swhich their production capacities to respond to the defence industry’s needs. Taking into account the fact that MSPO, the defence industry expo is the largest trade show organised in Kielce, PLASTPOL welcomes both exhibitors and visitors from the military sector. Thus the expo provides the opportunity to become thoroughly familiar with the industry, and look for new customers and output markets.”
The upcoming PLASTPOL promises to be a focal point for industry representatives and business insiders from all around the world; Now, more than 500 companies have already registered to exhibit at PLASTPOL, Targi Kielce presents machines and technologies showcased by leading concerns. For 27 years, the industry and its companies have perceived PLASTPOL as the place to meet significant clients, prosper for new markets and establish critical business contacts. This year’s trade shows follow this path. Targi Kielce will hosts companies presenting their extensive offer, including ARBURG, ENGEL, KRAUSS-MAFFEI, WITTMANN, EREMA, BRENNTAG, EXXONMOBIL, MOL GROUP, LYONDELLBASELL, OMYA, JSW, KOCH-TECHNIK, SUMITOMO and many others.
What is unique about PLASTPOL is that the show turns into a gigantic factory that operates on full capacity for four days. Each of the working machines is operated by the company’s employees and goes through a full production cycle. This makes it possible for you to see the machines in action, which helps in making a decision but is also a great attraction for visitors. Naturally, new products are presented at the PLASTPOL. ARBURG is an example – this year the firm will be presenting a hybrid machine. Allrounder 470 H has been prepared to mark the 100th anniversary of the company. Compared to a typical hydraulic injection moulding machine, the ALLROUNDER 470 H has a 50% better energy balance and saves up to 12,000 kg CO2 per year. The injection moulding machine features many technical innovations, only available from ARBURG. For example, the new oil management concept reduces oil requirements by as much as 35%.
2023 is marked by closing production cycle in the industry; current technology makes it possible to make machines that practically use recycled plastics. Not only is this a pivotal change but also good news for the processing sector, because it allows for a fundamental change in thinking about plastics processing.
The analyses of global institutions which are industry insiders have proven this trend. “The plastics industry keeps developing and introducing new technologies to the manufacturing process; this encompasses more recyclate, less virgin materials, recyclable designs and better performance designed to protect food and beverages better, a significant reduction of waste” – Matt Seaholm, president of Plastics Industry Association.
Italian industry representatives will also share their knowledge as the Plastpol participants are offered the chance to take part in the seminar on the prospects for the Italian plastics processing industry. Importantly, according to Amaplast data, Poland is ranked third market by the Italian processing industry. Thus Poland is ahead of China and many other countries.
The PLASTECH INFO Technical Seminar is one of the accompanying events at this year’s 27th PLASTPOL Expo in Kielce. The finals are held on the second day of the expo – 24 May. The meeting is held under the banner of “Advanced Polymer Materials – Technologies, Processing, Applications“.
PLASTPOL 2023 also hosts the annual presentation of industry report – the PlasticsEurope Polska Foundation delivers the latest data. On top of that, the Foundation in conjunction with the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster – National Key Cluster hold two conferences. The meetings discuss “Coalition for plastics recycling” and “Circular raw materials and products”.