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FAKUMA to celebrate 20th anniversary
Source:    Editor:    Date:15.Oct.2009
Where "injection molding" is concerned, the FAKUMA (International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing) enjoys a reputation as a top event. For years now, it's been ranked as one of the leading forums anywhere in the world amongst the plastics trade fairs. The 20th FAKUMA, once again held at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre, Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 13 to 17, will point the way to the future for plastics technology beyond 2010 as an anniversary event for the industry.


FAKUMA is widely considered an important event for professionals in the injection molding business.
In 2008, 1705 exhibitors from 35 countries – including 480 from foreign countries near and far – presented their products and services for the first time on more than 870,000 square feet of overall exhibition floor space and attracted over 40,000 expert visitors to Southern border of Germany. Amongst the visitors as well, FAKUMA 2008 registered relatively large numbers of foreign participants amounting to 20%.

Show date: October 13 – 17, 2009
Venue: Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Show organizer: P.E. Schall GmbH
Exhibition frequency: Held at every non-K year
Show website: http://www.fakuma-messe.de/en/fakuma

Surging plastics consumption fuels success of Saudi Plas

Recent surveys have shown that Saudi Arabia possesses the highest per capita consumption of plastics in the Middle East region. At 40 kg a head, the survey puts Saudi consumption of plastics at twice as much as all other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries combined.

Rising income, and a growing population, continues to fuel demand within the food and beverage and consumer goods sectors. This consequently drives up the demand for plastics. Food and beverage packaging, household goods, consumer goods, and construction materials are just a few of the plastic products that are in demand. A wealth of plastic products will be required, for both internal and external utilization, and key decision makers, industrialists, and developers will attend Saudi Plas for the latest products to meet their needs. The biennial shows will be held in Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia from October 18 to 21, at Riyadh International Exhibition Center.

Show date: October 18 – 21, 2009
Venue: Riyadh International Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Show organizer: Riyadh Exhibitions Company Ltd.
Exhibition frequency: Every two years
Show website: http://www.recexpo.com/exhibition_overview.php?id=125

M-PLAS: ASEAN market faces fierce competition

M-PLAS (4th International Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair for Malaysia) will return to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, from November 4 to 7, 2009 at a time coinciding with a continuing shift in the country's plastics and rubber processing sectors that emphasizes higher value addition. Faced with ever-intensifying competition from regional and global competitors, the country's processing sector is committed to climbing the technology tree to survive and prosper.

In 2007, M-PLAS welcomed 6,729 trade visitors from 60 countries who witnessed some of the latest developments, innovations and solutions on plastics and rubber machinery, equipment, products and services presented by the 158 exhibiting companies from 18 countries. Close to 90% of the visitors were from Malaysia with a significant number from neighboring ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

Show date: November 4 – 7, 2009
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Show organizer: Messe Düsseldorf Asia Pte Ltd
Exhibition frequency: Every two years
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (November 4 – 6, 2009)
10:00a – 05:00 pm (November 7, 2009)
Show website: http://www.mplas.com/event.html

PLAST EURASIA to return this November


PLAST EURASIA STANBUL 2009 (19th International stanbul Plastic Industries Fair), a four-days Turkish plastics trade fair organized by TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc., will open on November 19, 2009 in Istanbul with supports from PAGEV (Turkish Plastic Industry Association). The scope of PLAST EURASIA ISTANBUL 2009 will include plastic machinery, chemical and raw materials, machinery auxiliary industry, heat and control equipment, mold, hydraulic and pneumatic, etc.

The previous fair (2008) hosted 1,018 companies and company representatives from 42 countries, with 27,018 home and overseas visitors from 60 countries.

Show date: November 19 – 22, 2009
Venue: Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Büyükçekmece, stanbul, Turkey.
Show organizer: Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions
Exhibition frequency: Held every year
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 07:00 pm (November 19 – 21, 2009)
10:00 am – 06:00 pm (November 22, 2009)
Show website: http://www.plasteurasia.com/

Plastics & Rubber Indonesia targets rapid rubber market growth

Visitors to the annual Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 2009 (The 22nd International Plastics and Rubber Machinery, Processing and Materials Exhibition), held in Jakarta in early December, will find many technologies and innovations. With a wealthy middle class of over 30 million, Indonesia is a bigger market for plastics products than Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore combined. Government policy targets 70% of plastics products to be produced domestically – increasing demand for the latest production technology throughout the country's manufacturing and processing industries.

Currently the world's second largest rubber producer, after Thailand, Indonesia will become the number one producer by 2020. Annual production is forecast to reach four million tons or 31% of the world's total natural rubber production. The government will utilize the increased revenue to revitalize the rubber processing industry and maximize added value within Indonesia, stimulating the demand for processing technology and production machinery.

Show date: December 02 – 05, 2009
Venue: Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia
Show organizer: PT Pamerindo Buana Abadi
Show website: http://www.plasticsandrubberindonesia.com

TAIPEI PLAS 2010 to boost 3C and auto parts industries


Last edition of TAIPEI PLAS attracted 17,683 visitors
With a history stretching back two decades, TAIPEI PLAS 2010 (The 12th Taipei International Plastics & Rubber Industry Show), which will be staged at Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Hall on March 5-9, 2010, offers plastics and rubber manufacturer effective exposure to prospective customers from various parts of the world. The 2010 show will welcome a record 450 exhibitors who will use 2,500 booths to stage the latest products from the plastics and rubber making world. It’s here where visitors can see every facet of production, meet CEOs and industry professionals who will be flying in from across Asia to check out the vast array of breakthrough processing machinery, parts, finished products and materials.

TAIPEI PLAS and the plastics and rubber industry in Taiwan continues to chalk up stellar results due to its strategic importance to the electronics industry and the continual growth in the Asian auto and auto parts industry. As a result, both the number of exhibitors and booths last year has hit record size. The 2008 event drew participation from 429 companies, showing their products in 2,466 booths. These figures represent a 14% and 22% jump from the last time.

Show date: March 5 – 9, 2010
Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC)
Show organizer: Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Exhibition frequency: Biennial since 1987
Show website: http://www.taipeiplas.com.tw/
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

PLASTICS & RUBBER VIETNAM 2010 finds new venue

The fastest growing ASEAN economy will welcome PLASTICS & RUBBER VIETNAM 2010 (The 3rd International Plastics & Rubber Technologies & Materials Exhibition for Vietnam) at the brand new Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC). The venue is located only 15 minutes from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City and 30 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Host country Vietnam is rising in prominence as a global manufacturing center. Its plastics and rubber industries are transforming rapidly to serve an increasingly diversified industrial base. Despite a turbulent global economy, Vietnam’s economy is forecast to grow at 4.0% in 2009, recovering further to 6.5% in 2010. The National Assembly has set its sights higher with a targeted GDP growth rate of 6.5% for 2009. The export growth target for 2009 has been set at 13%.

Show date: March 18 – 20, 2010
Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center(SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show organizer: Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd and Messe Düsseldorf Asia Pte Ltd
Show website: http://www.plasticsvietnam.com/plastic_rubber/2010/en/index.asp

CHINAPLAS 2010 set to break records


CHINAPLAS 2010 will rotate back to Shanghai, an important city for China’s plastics industry in Eastern China.
CHINAPLAS (International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) is the only exhibition in the plastics and rubber industries in China being certified as “UFI Approved Event” by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). Besides, CHINAPLAS 2010 will be the 21st consecutive edition to earn the exclusive support of EUROMAP (European Committee of Machinery Manufacturers for the Plastics & Rubber Industries) in China. These recognition and support given to CHINAPLAS is good proof of the professional standard of the show. More importantly, it reflects the market significance of CHINAPLAS in being Asia's No. 1 and the world's third largest plastics and rubber trade fair. Its market influence is just after K Fair in Germany and NPE in the USA, the industry's No. 1 and No. 2 trade fair.

The coming edition of CHINAPLAS will break the record of show scale to reach 145,000 square meters. It is expected to have more than 1,900 international exhibitors from 35 countries/regions.

Show date: April 19 – 22, 2010
Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC)
Show organizer: Adsale Exhibitions Service Ltd
Exhibition frequency: Every year
Estimated exhibition area: 145,000 square meters
Estimated number of exhibitor: 1,900
Show website: http://www.chinaplasonline.com/

Source: Information of the exhibitions above was provided by the shows’ organizers
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