The Innovation Alliance
PLAST is among the most important fairs in the plastic and rubber industry and is held in Milan every three years. From this 2018 edition, it is part of the “The Innovation Alliance” network that has brought together four other international trade shows in a chain logic (IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA), providing a comprehensive technological chain overview. Over 150,000 operators appreciated the new proposal and crowded the stands. Only the Salone del Mobile registers a higher inflow.
PLAST 2018 has registered the presence of 1,500 exhibitors (57% Italian and 43% foreign) on a surface of 55,000 net sqm, with a 20% growth in the exhibiting participation from abroad.
Over 63,000 visitors, based on the estimate of the Organising Committee (the admission ticket for 5 concurrent exhibitions allowed access to all seventeen stands of The Innovation Alliance). 27.5% of visitors from abroad: Europe (66.67%), Asia (21.35%), America (6.29%), Africa (4.94%), Oceania (0.75%); 117 countries of origin, with Spain, France and Germany most represented.
Ferrarini & Benelli’s experience
In our Stand - Plast exhibition section dedicated to the plastic and rubber industry - we met a larger number of operators compared to the 2015 edition (+10%). More than 40% of visits put us in contact with new potential customers from 30 different countries.
The general interest in In Air Plasma and In Air Corona for treating three-dimensional objects or small surfaces is significantly growing. We have also exhibited:
- POLIMETAL high-performance universal corona treatment line equipped with special electrodes and ceramic rollers
- BIKAPPA ROTARY double-sided corona treatment line with aluminium multipoint electrodes or with stainless steel coating
- In Air Plasma and In Air Corona to treat three-dimensional objects or small surfaces
- The new line of EVO generators with touch screen control panel.