By the second deadline for stand assignment, more than 800 companies have confirmed their participation in PLAST 2018 – International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries scheduled in Milan from 29 May to 1 June 2018.
Five international exhibitions - PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL andINTRALOGISTICA ITALIA – outstanding showcases for machinery, technology and material production for the manufacturing industry, join together in one big event that
PLAST breaks up the 3 years cycle with the next PLAST being held September 26 - 30, 2017, instead of May 8 - 12, 2018. The show will then continue on its usual triennal frequency. This is the big news announced on the first day of the exhibition. NPE moving from the month of March to May 7-11, 2018, as well as the overlapping with FEIPLASTIC this year, has surely affected such decision but not crucially.
Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups to-gether over 160 makers of machinery, moulds and equipment for plastics and rubber) has completed the year 2014 balance sheet for the sector, incorporating ISTAT foreign trade data.
Plastic may not be the most beloved of materials to the more environmentally minded, but Plast 2012, a Milan, Italy-based show held last week, aimed to mold a different opinion of the material in people's minds.
Matt Powell, Assistant Editor at Plant Magazine is amongst a group of nine Canadian and US journalists, from various business and Industrial publications, who are participating to a delegation in Italy to visit the The trade shows trifecta; FLUIDTRANSPLAST 2012