News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas
Marketing Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Quota 1,000 exceeded

As of 30 June 2017, more than 1,000 companies have confirmed their participation in Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries that will take place in Milan from May 29 to June 1, 2018.

“With just under a year to go, nearly 90% of the available space has been reserved”, comments the satisfied president of Promaplast, the organizer of the event, Alessandro Grassi, “with a significant increase in the space requested by foreign participants (+34% with respect to three years ago), confirming the international stature of the fair. So we have high expectations for the final results of PLAST 2018”. The overall number of direct exhibitors has also increased, with particular reference to those coming from abroad (+15%).

The increase in reservations is spread across all geographical quadrants. And the trend is also analogously positive for all goods categories represented at the fair: machinery, equipment, and moulds for the various manufacturing processes (injection moulding, extrusion etc.), raw materials (plastics and rubber), additives etc.

The organization office has started the assignment phase - dividing the halls by category - and will communicate the assignment to exhibitors by the end of August. Of course it is still possible to sign up for Plast 2018 as long as spaces are available. In this first phase of assignments, those who act quickly can still be guaranteed a place within the hall dedicated to their specific goods category. After this phase, interested companies may participate only if there are residual spaces and will have to wait until all stand assignments have been settled for previously registered exhibitors.

Plast 2018 exhibitors will be offered a series of updated services, including the web portals

Expopage and Smart Catalog of FieraMilano, free WiFi at the fairgrounds, one free automobile parking place for each exhibitor, carpeting in the aisles etc.

Plast 2018 is a member of “The Innovation Alliance”, bringing five international fairs together for the first time (Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech, Plast, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia), accessible with a single admission ticket. In a logic of unified supply chain and sectorial affinity, these events will showcase the technological excellence of the different industries: from plastics and rubber processing to industrial moulding, from manufacturing to packaging, from custom graphics for packaging and labels to goods handling and storage. The event will occupy all the halls at the FieraMilano fairgrounds.

To round out the technology and materials on display for the plastics and rubber sector, Plast 2018 will also feature three satellite fairs: Rubber 2018 (in collaboration with Assogomma), 3D Plast (3D printing and associated technologies), and Plast-Mat (innovative materials).

“Plast will thus represent the most important European date in 2018 for the plastics and rubber industry”, adds Grassi, “with the hope that it will still benefit from a favourable economic context like the one that currently characterizes the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery industry, which, in the first quarter of 2017, recorded double-digit growth in both exports and imports”.

The list of participants in the fair is available at