Leading suppliers sign up for fast-growing plastics exhibitions in Essen

Leading suppliers from the fields of plastics recycling, compounding, extrusion and testing have booked stands at four focused exhibitions that will take place at Messe Essen in Germany on 3-4 June 2020.

The Plastics Recycling World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Compounding World Expo and Polymer Testing World Expo will all be free to attend. They will feature five free conference theatres hosting business debates, technical presentations and training seminars. Last year’s debut event in Essen attracted 4,024 visitors.

“We already have over 240 exhibitors signed up for next year’s shows, which is 20% more than the final number at our launch event in Germany in 2018, and we still have over eight months to go,” said Rita Andrews, Head of Exhibitions at AMI, the organiser of the exhibition. “The vast majority of exhibitors at the first expos rebooked their stands, and many new names are signing up, having seen the size and quality of the audience at Essen last year.”

The 240+ companies that have already reserved stands at the event include leading suppliers of polymers and additives, such as BASF, Biesterfeld, Borealis, Cabot, Clariant, Evonik, ExxonMobil, Imerys, Omya, Solvay and Wacker. The international line-up of exhibitors at Essen will also boast an international array of plastics recyclers and waste management companies such as K Kanellakis, Montello, Rodepa, Sogapol, Van Werven, Veolia and Vita Plastics.

Visitors to the Essen expos will also be able to find out about the latest developments from the suppliers of a wide range of extrusion, compounding and recycling equipment. Those that have already signed up include Bühler, Buss, Coperion, Erema, Feddem, Gneuss, KraussMaffei Extrusion, Leistritz, Maag, Motan Colortronic, NGR, Nordson, Starlinger, and Theysohn Extrusion.

The new Polymer Testing World Expo will provide a focused meeting place for scientists, laboratory staff, researchers and R&D professionals who develop, test and analyse plastics materials and products. Relevant exhibitors that have already booked stands at Essen include Frontier Lab, Norner, Dynisco, Brabender, Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions, Fraunhofer, Konica Minolta, Labtech Engineering, and ZBT.

“There is considerable crossover between the different sectors of the plastics industry that are covered by these four focused exhibitions, which will benefit exhibitors and visitors alike,” said Andy Beevers, Events Director at AMI. “For example, 1,722 of the visitors to the last year’s compounding and recycling shows in Essen said that they were involved in materials R&D and testing, which led to the addition of the Polymer Testing World Expo”.

Stands at the exhibitions start at less than €3,000. For more information contact AMI’s exhibition team at [email protected]