Positive results of interplastica 2014

Positive results of interplastica 2014
The CIS market for plastic and rubber products stands for solid business and positive prospects. Despite the dampening effect of political vagaries and the current weakness of the rouble on the demand for plastic and rubber products, the country still has a significant need for investment. Production capacities are being modernized and expanded, particularly in the packaging and medical technology segment. The consumer goods and automotive segments are growing steadily, and the infrastructure of the largest European country with a population of 143 million is facing major challenges. In this situation, innovative solutions for all areas of the plastics and rubber processing industry are very much in demand, particularly because issues such as energy efficiency and recycling are becoming increasingly important.

Accordingly, exhibitors at interplastica 2014 gave a predominantly positive feedback on the four-day international trade fair for plastics and rubber. They reported a keen interest among specialist visitors, promising customer contacts and several signed contracts. Between 28 and 31 January 2014, 20,000 visitors from all members of the CIS attended interplastica and the packaging fair UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA, both of which took place at the same time in Moscow. This result ties in with the one achieved by both trade fairs in the previous year.

Erhard Wienkamp, Division Director of Messe Düsseldorf, was delighted with this positive result: “Thanks to its representative international portfolio, interplastica is perceived and valued as an outstanding platform for technological innovation in Russia. This positive feedback and the fact that there was even a slight increase in the demand for exhibition space - only a few weeks after the flagship fair K 2013 - underlines the importance of this event. The companies know how important their market presence is. Even in turbulent times, they rely on interplastica to present their innovations to customers from the CIS market, to maintain their customer contacts and to initiate new relations. Introducing a clearer structure to the fair, the new hall distribution elicited predominantly positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors."

Organised by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary OOO Messe Düsseldorf Moskau, the 17th interplastica was again hosted at Moscow’s trade fair grounds of Krasnya Presnya. A total of 687 exhibitors from 28 countries presented their products and services on 13,500 sqm net exhibition area, the "Forum" as well as exhibition halls 1 and 8 and, for the first time, hall 3 were fully booked, the latter by a cluster of extrusion and injection moulding machinery manufacturers. Official national participations came from China, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Portugal. The largest contingencies of exhibitors came from Russia, Germany and China.