Plastics Events and Expos
16 - 23 October 2013
- The No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber worldwide
- The biggest, broadest and most international range of exhibits
- The marketplace for visionary themes and innovative, sustainable solutions
- The most prestigious business and communication platform.
2nd Conference on CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers
7 - 9 October 2013, Haus der Technik, Essen, Germany
For the second year in a row, the conference "CO2 as chemical feedstock - a challenge for sustainable chemistry" will concentrate on this topic. It will be held on 7 - 9 October 2013 in the "Haus der Technik" in Essen, Germany and will be the biggest event on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in 2013. More than 300 participants from the leading industrial and academic players in CO2 utilization are expected to attend the conference and share their recent success stories, as well as new ideas and products in realization.
6th International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology, Bio-based Plastics and Composites
10 - 12 April 2013
The conference theme covers the whole area of biomaterials, additives and industrial biotechnology. Biomaterials are based on the direct use or the biotechnological modification of starch, sugar, plantoil, cellulose/natural fibres as well as special biomolecules such as rubber or lignin. This group of biomaterials includes bio-based plastics, biodegradable ones as well as durables, Wood Polymer Composites (WPC), natural fibre reinforced plastics and natural rubber.
EMO Hannover 2013Hanover will once again be hosting the EMO. From 16 to 21 September, all the sector’s important international players will be meeting up at the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector. Under the motto “Intelligence in Production”, the EMO will be showing what modern-day production technology looks like and who is offering it.
Propak Cape 2014
21 - 23 October 2014
Cape Town International Convention Centre
After a highly successful Propak Africa, Specialised Exhibitions is proud to bring you Propak Cape; the highly successful regional event taking place in the Western Cape, . This trade exhibition, together with co-located shows, offers an excellent opportunity for exhibitors: to generate sales, gain valuable sales leads and develop business connections.
For visitors, it's an exciting platform for all those involved with packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling. Propak Cape, together with co-located shows FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Pro-Label Cape and Print Expo, brings exhibitors together across the various sectors, each having synergy with the other, and visitors can engage with the most progressive companies in the country and view new products, latest industry trends, product developments and on-site product demonstrations.
Although the basic function of packaging is to preserve and protect the pack contents, packaging, particularly in the retail market, has become a fascinating marketing tool that is used to promote and sell products. Visitors will be able to see hot new trends in the area of packaging with a focus on design, extended shelf-life technologies and environment-sensitive advancements.
Exports from the Western Cape are big business, traditionally being dominated by primary products such as fruit, fish and vegetables - accounting for 60% of regional exports - so packaging is a big industry in this area. Add to this the beneficiation process (the manufacturing sector in Cape Town is largely centered on food processing), which brings increasingly higher value to the products, and one can see why the Western Cape is such an important area for these industry sectors, and why Propak Cape has been so successful since its launch in 2002.