Samuel Tevosyan, CEO Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH, Russia: "We had many interesting discussions and fully support interplastica. Russia is a very important market for us and interplastica is one of the most important platforms."
Sergey Zharov, General Director LLC, Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co.KG Maschinenfabrik: "The market and customers are noticeably active in Russia despite the Corona pandemic. We had successful days at interplastica. The visitors had concrete ideas and good new contacts were made."
Thorsten Kühmann, Managing Director of the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association in the VDMA, states from the perspective of the German industry: "Exports of German plastics and rubber machinery to Russia already fell sharply in 2019 compared to previous years. After a strong upward trend in 2020, however, a downward trend set in again in 2021. This means that the Russian market has currently dropped out of the top 10 most important sales countries, but this huge market will retain an important position in the future. Russian plastics processors value the long-standing relations with German mechanical engineering and the promise of quality "Made in Germany". In addition, the machine builders are very well positioned in the topics of recycling and circular economy - which are also gaining enormously in importance in Russia - and can score points with their technologies against non-European competition."
The fact that Russia is planning to fundamentally modernise its infrastructure in the field of waste management in the next few years also brought a great response to the exhibition segment Recycling Solutions, in which exhibitors presented themselves specifically with solutions relating to recycling. Equally in demand was the Additive Minded segment, which was dedicated to applied science and additive technologies.
A highlight of interplastica was once again the Polymer Plaza. With top-class lectures and discussions on raw material production, application and processing, it provided valuable added value for trade fair visitors. Here, too, the theme day on circular economy and recycling was particularly popular.
You can find the photo report on interplastica 2022 here.
The next interplastica in Moscow will take place from 24 to 27 January 2023, again parallel to upakovka. More information is available on the internet at www.interplastica.de and from Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Caroline Erben, Tel. 0211/4560-436, Email: ErbenC@messe-duesseldorf.de , and Thorsten Henke, Tel. 0211/4560-7732, Email HenkeT@messe-duesseldorf.de.