Interplastica Moscow 2009 on growth track

The plastics and rubber processing industry in Russia is continuing to benefit from the strong domestic economy, with experts predicting growth in GDP of around six percent in the coming years.

Consumerrelated sectors in particular are recording impressive growth rates. The boom in the food industry (demand for plastic packaging), the construction industry (plastic pipes, insulating materials, window profiles) and the automotive industry is creating brisk growth in demand for plastics and rubber machinery, raw materials and semifinished products.

For suppliers of these products, from standard to high-priced items, Russia and its neighbouring countries will remain a highly attractive market for the foreseeable future. Interplastica Moscow, the International Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, is the region`s leading forum for the industry. For years it has been enjoying increasing success and continuous growth in exhibitor and visitor numbers as well as exhibition space booked.

The twelfth Interplastica fair will be staged at the fairgrounds in Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow from 27 to 30 January 2009, and demand for exhibition space is already very high. Organisers Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary OOO Messe Düsseldorf Moscow expect a total of 600 exhibitors to take up around 13,800 square metres of net exhibition space.

To date, exhibitors from 29 nations have registered to take part and there will be official national presentations from China, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Taiwan and Turkey. The largest contingents will once again be from Germany and Italy. Over 140 German companies will occupy roughly 3,600 square metres of net floor space, while Italian suppliers will advertise their products and services on an area measuring around 1,800 square metres. More than 120 exhibitors from the host country Russia have registered so far.

The main focus of Interplastica 2009 will be machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry, processing and recycling machinery, tooling, accessories, measuring, control and testing equipment, raw and auxiliary materials, plastic and rubber products, logistics, storage equipment, and services. The previous edition of Interplastica and concurrently staged Upakovka/Upak Italia in 2008 were attended by 24,000 trade visitors, mainly from the plastics processing, chemical, machine building and user industries. The exhibitors were very satisfied with the number and decision making powers of the visitors; many new business contacts were forged and numerous orders placed.

In 2009, Upakovka/Upak Italia will again be staged concurrently with
Interplastica at the Moscow fairgrounds. The International Trade Fair Machinery and Equipment for the Manufacture of Packaging, Packaging Machinery, Confectionery Machinery, Packaging and Packaging Aids will occupy Halls 2/1 to 2/3, which are directly linked to the Interplastica halls. Together the two trade fairs will offer exhibitors and visitors interesting synergy effects and a comprehensive showcase of both dynamic growth industries.

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