Equiplast, the International Plastics and Rubber event, has contracted 90% of its exhibition space, which suggests that this will be one of the best trade shows in recent years. Nowadays, with five months to go, 140 companies representing more than 300 brands have confirmed their participation as exhibitors at the trade show organised by Fira de Barcelona, which will take place from 30 May to 2 June at the Gran Via venue.
Companies such as AGI, Alimatic, Arburg, BMB, Centrotécnica, Coscollola, Douma, Ferromatik, Haitian. Luiso, Mateu Solé, Mircan, MKP, Negri Bossi, Lapeyra y Taltavull, Protecnic, Roarsa, Roegele, SeproRobotica and Wittmann, among others, will be presenting their products, innovations and solutions so that the plastics sector can meet the challenge posed by the legal obligations of the new waste and packaging Spanish regulations that have recently come into force.
In this sense, Equiplast will be a very important edition in 2023 for the future of a sector that will have to face the new restrictions and limitations on the use of plastics, as well as the promotion of recycling included in the Spanish Law on Waste and Contaminated Soil which, among other issues, imposes a tax on single-use plastic packaging since this January.
As a great novelty, the show will feature the ‘Best in Class’ programme, an initiative that will recognise the best innovation developed in the field of the circular economy, digitalisation and technology transfer by a company in the plastic industry and which is being applied by a client company. Furthermore, in its commitment to promoting sustainability, Equiplast will be exhibiting various products made from recycled material in the Rethinking Plastics exhibition.
For the first time, the event will be held at the end of May and beginning of June, in response to the demands of the main industry agents who consider this to be a more suitable month for their commercial, communication and marketing policy.
With the slogan "Connecting industry, society & sustainability", Equiplast 2023, which will showcase the plastics sector’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of its industrial activity, will focus on the circular economy, technology transfer and digitalisation as the main themes.