Due in part to two external factors – the new dates for the triennial NPE show in the US (now scheduled at the beginning of April instead of June) and the unilateral decision by the organisers of IPACK-IMA (International show dedicated to packaging and filling, industrial logistics and machines for the food industry) not to coincide with PLAST anymore, as in the past two occasions – the next edition of the International exhibition for plastics and rubber industries will be held at the FIERA MILANO fairgrounds in Rho (Milan) from Tuesday, May 8th to Saturday, May 12th, 2012.
PLAST 2012 therefore return to the beginning of May on the international trade fair calendar, as it was from the mid-eighties to 2003. Regarding the fairgrounds, FIERA MILANO has reserved eight single-floor pavilions for PLAST 2012 for a total of 70,000 m2 of net exhibition area.
Since it will no longer coincide with IPACK-IMA, the product category list for PLAST 2012 returns to include plastic packaging machinery and equipment, package printing, etc.. Even cosidered the new context, PLAST logo has been renewed too.
Finally, the last edition of PLAST, in 2009, registered the presence of 1,478 exhibitors (622 from abroad) and 55,175 visitors (17,589 of which from foreign countries).
December 7, 2009