The infographic shows the amount of preparation that has gone into Interplas 2014
After months of planning, preparation and anticipation, Interplas 2014 will finally open its doors on September 30th for what is expected to be the biggest and best iteration of the show to date.
With an expanded, sold-out floor plan and visitor numbers anticipated to be in excess of 12,000 plastics industry professionals, students, media and investors from every corner of the world, the anticipation for what has been billed the 'must attend' plastics industry trade show is palpable.
"Interplas 2014 is shaping up to be the industry event of the year thanks to the calibre of exhibitors from all over the world and of course our stellar line up of industry experts set to take to the stage,” Duncan Wood, COO and Event Director, commented. The event is bigger and better than Interplas 2011 by far and I am sure it will exceed the expectations of all our visitors."
In addition to featuring a show floor that is not only one-third larger than 2011's outing, the exhibition will see the launch of brand new products to the UK market, including a “European first” from Sumitomo Demag, a new moulding machine series launch from Zhafir as well as the first public showing of Negri Bossi’s evolved ‘Canbio’ machine series.
Materials exhibitors do not disappoint, with new product ranges being launched by 4Plas, as well as recently developed colour masterbatch from Silvergate and antibacterial polymers from Albis UK.
The conference side of Interplas will be given an auspicious start, with Philip Law, Director General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), commencing proceedings in the opening keynote. On day two, Shadow Minister for Industry, Iain Wright MP, will deliver the key address, covering the state of British industry and how the Commons are supporting business.
In addition to the firebrands of academia and industry taking to the stage in theatre one, visitors can look forward to specialised talks in theatre two, with a medical focus in association with Medical Plastics News on October 1st, and the NetComposites polymer industry session on October 2nd.
On the show floor, visitors can turn detective in Interplas 2014's special MoDiP exhibition of iconic pieces from the history of design in plastics and be thrilled and entertained by artist Glen West's 'Melting Plastic Art'. More about both these exhibits can be found on the following pages.
In addition to being opened by the BPF, the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA) has thrown its support behind Interplas 2014, along with the GTMA and Materials KTN.