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December 14, 2017 | Tokyo Pack 2018

Tokyo Pack 2018, Asia's international packaging technology and design show, will take place from 2 - 5 October 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Center.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced that the sold-out Bottle Zone at NPE2018 will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor. The new zone will provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this booming sector of the plastics industry.

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Inventra, part of Creon, will host the Fourteenth International «PET 2018» Conference and the Fourth International «RPET and Recycled Plastics 2018» Conference on February 15-16, 2018 at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow.

Now is the time to explore the processing and packaging industries in The Philippines - a powerful market with a large population and is one of the top performers in ASEAN. ProPak Philippines 2019 will be the first highly international professional B2B trade event for the processing and packaging industries to launch in Manila.

December 01, 2017 | Open House event at Maag

The Open House event on November 20/21 had already been the second occasion as part of which Maag, Gala, and Reduction Engineering Scheer showcased their products together. This particular event centered around "Rotomolding" and took place at the subsidiary in Grossostheim, Germany.

The 2018 edition of the Global Blow Moulding Congress will take place on June, 18-20, 2017 in Cologne, Germany. Conference Chairman Noru Tsalic explains: “This is the only international conference focusing on technical and commercial developments in plastic bottles and containers: design, manufacturing, filling and end-of-life stewardship."

November 13, 2017 | R&D/Leverage Open House

The R&D/Leverage open house event included presentations on trends and developments in packaging design and mould manufacturing. Almost 50 attendees from global converters to brand owners attended the three day event, ran from September 20-22. The theme was "Breaking Down the Silos in Plastic Packaging" where R&D demonstrated that working with design, engineering, and manufacturing early in the planning process, fosters innovation and cost efficiency.

The first ever drink technology India in New Delhi got off to a flying start: the regional spin-off of the trade fair for the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid-food industry, together with the partner events of Messe Düsseldorf, occupied 11,000 square meters of floor space at the Pragati Maidan exhibition center in New Delhi during its debut event. Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, was impressed with the event: “We’re thrilled that the premiere here in New Delhi was so popular with our exhibitors and visitors. The results highlight the enormous potential of the Indian beverage industry. By alternating between different regions of India and introducing the new annual format we have created the perfect conditions to be able to serve the entire Indian beverage, dairy and liquid-food industry.”

Expert speakers confirmed for the Petcore Europe Conference 2018: Petcore Europe is pleased to announce its annual conference in Brussels from 7 - 8 February 2018. Building up on the success of the last years, Petcore decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET business & strategy, followed by a networking event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in collection, recycling & sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers.

Maag, a Dover company and worldwide manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletising and filtration systems, and pulverisers for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries, is pleased to announce that it will be attending the upcoming PlastIndia 2018, which will be held from February 7-12, 2018, in the city of Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

October 20, 2017 | Developments in PET sheet

Fakuma, Gneuss, Hall A6, Booth 6501 Gneuss systems are optimised for the challenges of PET recycling. The Gneuss-Processing-Unit, consisting of the Gneuss MRS extruder, rotary filtration systems and online viscometer represent the heart of the Gneuss recycling systems.

October 19, 2017 | Smart machine

Fakuma, Engel, Hall A5, Booth 5204 iQ weight control sold more than 1,500 times-Industry 4.0 has arrived in the injection moulding industry. With production cells becoming more and more complex due to increasing process integration and automation, steering and controlling them must become that much more simple and intuitive. This is an important goal in the smart machine area. Self-adapting assistance systems play a decisive role in this. They increase process consistency and quality without requiring the machine operator to acquire special expertise.

Fakuma, Gabriel Chemie, Booth 5204, Hall B5 Gabriel-Chemie is active in almost all business areas of the plastics and packaging sector. The packaging of drinks and foods is one of the most demanding and sensitive packaging tasks there is. Gabriel-Chemie has developed the “Pure” seal of quality on the basis of an intensive dialogue with processors and manufacturers of brand products.

October 17, 2017 | Dust becomes valuable

Fakuma: Herbold Meckesheim, Hall A6, Booth 6511 Herbold Meckesheim’s portfolio is comprised of single machines and plants for size reducing, washing, separating, drying, and agglomerating contaminated, mixed post-consumer plastics.

Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo 2017 welcomed nearly 1,000 more attendees than 2015, making it the largest Pack Expo Las Vegas in history. Preliminary numbers reveal 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies convened over almost 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pack Expo is produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

October 09, 2017 | Simple-connected

Fakuma, Sesotec, Hall B1, Booth 1302 Sesotec presents Industry 4.0-ready metal separators to trade visitors. The objective of plastics manufacturers and processors is to produce a maximum quantity of products in constant high quality. For achieving this objective the digitisation of processes is of decisive importance.

Fakuma: Piovan, Hall A7, Booth 7201 In the near future, the manufacturing processes will be increasingly integrated and the industry will embrace a smart factory approach. Aiming to deliver solutions that will help the plastics processors to achieve progress on this challenging path, Piovan will show new products at Fakuma.

October 05, 2017 | High speed for packaging

Fakuma: Sumitomo Demag, Hall B1, Booth 1105 Three machines will be displayed on the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s own stand and a further three exhibited in conjunction with partner companies. Highlights include the latest generation of the all-electric IntElect series, a high speed El Exis SP machine for injection compression moulding of decorated thin walled packaging lids and a multi-component Systec Multi injection moulding machine with an Industry 4.0 application.

October 04, 2017 | Smart machines

Fakuma: Arburg, Hall A3, Booth 3103 Arburg is presenting “smart” machines, processes and turnkey solutions for plastics processing. After Arburg has shown the hybrid Allrounder 1120 H, for injection moulding at the K 2016 the next step follows at the Fakuma 2017: a hybrid Allrounder 920 H will be presented for the first time with a new design and new Gestica control system.

Fakuma: Cold Jet, Hall B3, Booth 3223 Cold Jet is developing environmentally responsible dry ice cleaning solutions and production equipment. The company will present its automated surface preparation and cleaning solutions at Fakuma. This technology is aimed to provide profound clean for many applications.

Fakuma: Maag, HallA6, Booth 6202 Maag is formed by four successful and experienced companies: Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries and Reduction Engineering Scheer have joined forces to help customers in plastics processing.

Fakuma: Erema, Hall A6 Booth 6314 With the founding of the Powerfil business unit, Erema, the manufacturer of plastics recycling systems, extends its portfolio and now also offers the proven melt filter as individual components for existing extrusion plants. Technical modifications were made to the filter systems prior to the foundation of the business unit.

September 27, 2017 | Welcome to Russia!

From February 27 to March 1st, 2018 Beviale Moscow will open its gates at the Crocus Expo in Moscow. For the third time it offers the local beverage industry a one-of-a-kind business platform.

September 22, 2017 | Happy Birthday Fakuma!

Full house for the 25th birthday of the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre: with roughly 1700 exhibitors from 35 countries and a fully occupied exhibition centre in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance, the Fakuma will celebrate its anniversary as befits its social status from the 17th through the 21st of October, 2017.

September 19, 2017 | Sipa and Erema hold Open House

A very special Open House was held from 4 to 6 September at the Sipa headquarters in Vittorio Veneto, Italy, where the unique direct processing of washed PET flakes to make food contact grade preforms was demonstrated live on the world's first PET Inline Preform system. The system will be in industrial operation next year.

Petcore Europe’s annual conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium from February 7-8, 2018. Building up on the success of the last years, the organisers decided to expand the 2018 conference edition to two days. The first half day is exclusively dedicated to PET Business & Strategy, followed by a Networking Event in the evening. The second day focuses on Trends in Collection, Recycling & Sustainability and features presentations from research, industry and EU decision makers.

At around three months before the start of drink technology India (dti), the event is attracting strong interest from exhibitors. Over 90 percent of the available exhibition space is booked. Which means the event is approaching full capacity. Among the companies that have signed up to exhibit are leading names in the sector, for example, ACE Technologies, Anton Paar, Chemco Group, Krome Dispense, Repute Engineers, R J Brewing and The Brewmaster.

Chinaplas 2017 was successfully concluded on 19 May, 2017. The 4-day show accommodated some 3,400+ exhibitors from 38 countries and regions to showcase 3,800+ machinery, and attracted 155,258 local and international trade visitors from 154 countries and regions.

During this year’s South East Asia Editour, our PETplanet editors already analysed the PET markets in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Now, visiting Thailand and Laos, the last part of the journey has begun. You can get close to the tour experience by following our travel blog. A new blog post can be read at www.hbmedia.info/petplanet/drinktectour.php.

June 06, 2017 | Drink Japan 2017

Japan's largest beverage B-to-B show, covering the whole process of beverage and liquid food development/manufacturing, will take place at “Tokyo Big Sight” in Tokyo from June 28-30, 2017. The organisers are expecting 1,860 exhibitors and 63,000 visitors this year.

drink technology India, the trade fair for the beverage, dairy and liquid-food industry in India, is switching to an annual format and will be held at various locations in the future - every two years in Mumbai, and alternating between New Delhi and Bangalore in the years in between. The objective of these regional spin-offs is to address the beverage, dairy, liquid-food sectors and their respective packaging industries in a more demand-oriented manner.

The international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries interpack looks back to a successful 2017 event. 2,865 exhibiting companies were visited by 170,500 visitors, 74% travelled to Düsseldorf from abroad.

Following a global launch at Interpack 2017, Gebo Cermex’ CareSelect bottle infeed system has won the ‘Modular Machines’ category of the ‘Best Future Machine Award’ sponsored by Rockwell Automation. CareSelect is a patented universal and modular shaped-bottle infeed and collating system for robotic or traditional case packers, powered by Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK technology.

Chinaplas 2017 will be held in China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China on May 16-19, 2017. It will feature “intelligent manufacturing, high-tech materials and green solutions” with advanced plastics machinery, materials and technologies all found in a 250,000m2 exhibition area from over 3,300 renowned suppliers.

Interpack 2017 is recording the highest demand among exhibitors in its history of over 55 years. By the official closing date of this international event for the packaging industry and related processing industries, exhibitors had booked about 20% more space than was available at the exhibition centre with its 262,400m2 in 19 halls.

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, MEP and committee member for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will officially open the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS) exhibition and conference taking place at the RAI Amsterdam on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March. The free-to-attend event is the first to bring together businesses and organisations from across Europe’s plastics recycling sector.

In stark contrast to the wintry PETplanet headquarters we left behind, here in Ho Chi Minh city, my first stop on this section, we are basking in temperatures of 35 degrees – and with humidity to match. Fortunately, I did bring an extra supply of shirts along with me.

From 28 February to 02 March 2017, the PETarena special show at Beviale Moscow focused on PET packaging technology. The exhibiting companies presented their products from all along the PET value chain.

With immediate effect, the drinktec cluster of Messe München und the German organiser of the fairtrade show aim to mutually support their respective trade fairs through corresponding marketing and sales activities. With their combined expertise in beverage, food and packaging technology, the intention is to expand and strength the individual events of both partners. Messe München´s drinktec cluster includes international subsidiary trade shows in South Africa, India and China, and fairtrade organizes specialist trade fairs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Iran.

The partner program at the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4-6 McCormick Place, Chicago) will pair leading food and beverage associations dedicated to advancing this industry, with ProFood Tech attendees and exhibitors, bringing important resources, connections and expertise to the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America.

Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is partnering with the global learning platform for packaging professionals “The Packaging School”, Clemson University, to help packaging and plastics professionals enhance their PET knowledge via an online educational platform.

This yearly event of plastics recyclers gathers around 200 attendees from across the whole plastics value chain including: recyclers, collectors, sorting companies, converters, raw material producers, brand owners as well as academics and decision makers.

On February 1, 160 delegates from the entire PET value chain from Europe and beyond convened in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference 2017.

February 27, 2017 | Chinaplas 2018 on the move

After year-long evaluation and analysis, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. has decided that Chinaplas 2018 will move to a new venue – the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Hongqiao district, Shanghai. Chinaplas 2018 is confirmed to take place at NECC from April 24-27.

In conjunction with the world's biggest beverages show Drinktec, PETplanet set off for an extensive tour throughout South East Asia’s PET industry all by road. Bali with its idyllic beaches, luxury holidays and endless sunshine marked the start of this year’s Editour. The first appointments and interviews are already behind us. You can follow them on our tour blog.

February 21, 2017 | NPE 2018 Bottle Zone

The demand for plastic bottles continues to grow across numerous products and sectors, including home goods, personal care, beverages, food and pharmaceuticals. With the industry slated to grow 4.6% annually over the next five years, bottling has become one of the fastest growing industry segments in plastics manufacturing. Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) recognized this trend and is adding a new exhibit space - the Bottle Zone - at NPE2018, taking place May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Pro2Pac is the UK’s only food & drink packaging event. Together with Waste-Works and IFE, it covers the full circle from farm to fork to fertiliser and fuel - three must-attend events all under one roof.

Beviale Moscow is the first exhibition in Russia covering the complete process chain for the whole beverage industry. It is therefore a highlight event for anyone involved in the Russian industry.

February 16, 2017 will see the thirteenth international "PET 2017" Conference in the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow. On February 17, the "RPET and Recycled Plastics 2017" Conference will take place at the very same venue.

Occupying around 3,000 square metres of space on the show floor at NPE 2018: The Plastics Show (May 2018, Orlando, USA), the Bottle Zone will showcase state-of-the-art machinery, equipment, supplies and innovations driving bottle manufacturing - for the first time all in one place.

This year’s Asia's No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair, is an end-user-oriented trade fair focusing on "Intelligent Manufacturing, High-tech Materials and Green Solutions". It will take place from May 16-19, 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China.

With over 1.8 million tonnes of collected and recycled PET bottles, the 2015 European PET collection and recycling volumes have increased by 5% compared to 2014. This means that nearly 59% of all bottles placed in the European market have been collected for recycling in 2015, outlining an increase of 2% points compared to the 2014 collection rate.

Visitors of upakovka 2017, January 24-27, are not only in for ranges displayed by some 200 exhibitors from 19 countries but also for the Russian debut of the special innovationparc show, which has already become an established fixture at interpack in Düsseldorf over the past few years. Embedded in the innovationparc area is a lecture forum which will be busy with presentations over the entire duration of the trade fair.

At this point of the year we would like to thank you for your good cooperation over the past year and for the trust you placed in us. The PETplanet Insider team wishes you and your family all the warmth this holiday season has to offer. Have a wonderful Christmas and a new year filled with peace and joy! Alexander Büchler and the PETplanet Insider team

According to the results of the 20th annual International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) that took place on South African Cape Beaches, glass bottles and pieces and paper bags have taken over from PET bottles and bottle caps as macro pollutants on Cape beaches.

Between December 15 and 17, 2016 drink technology India (dti) the most important event for the beverage and liquid food industry in India is taking place in Mumbai. As well as sector solutions tailored to the Indian market, visitors can look forward to an extensive supporting programme.

Petcore Europe invites to its ODR Workshop on Opaque and Difficult to Recycle PET Containers taking place on February 2, 2017 in Brussels, one day after the Petcore Europe Conference 2017. This Workshop is reserved for industry practitioners.

The 2016 edition of the trade show All4Pack Paris, global marketplace for Packaging, Processing, Printing & Handling, has just closed. The show with its 1,500 exhibitors has been attended by 87,815 professionals from 100 countries mainly from the EMEA zone.

The Gütegemeinschaft Wertstoffkette PET-Getränkeverpackungen e.V. company will again be present this year at the largest German drinks fair, BrauBeviale, from 8 -10 November 2016, with its own stand. In addition, on 9 November 2016 at 14.00 hours, together with the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. company and the AKÖG konsumenten- und ökologieorientierte Getränkeverpackungen e.V. [Association of Consumer- and Ecology-orientated Drinks Packing company], it is organising a series of talks within the BrauBeviale forum.

Packaging innovation and differentiation continue to be the driving forces behind new product introductions. Those topics, as well as emerging equipment technologies and the environment will be the focal points of The Packaging Conference 2017, February 6-8, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL.

PET Division is making a presentation on ‘PET Development Trends: Niche Resins, Markets and Application Innovations’ on 08th (2nd day) at 11:20 h in the PETnology conference. This presentation will focus on niche developments both on resin front and new markets and applications in India. These developments will have potential learnings for other regions also and can snow-ball into bulk usages for niche PET containers across the globe.

Husky Injection Molding Systems announced that it will return to exhibit at Gulfood Manufacturing (November 7-9, Dubai, United Arab Emirates) for the second year in a row. Husky’s booth (E46, Hall Z1) will showcase its range of packaging and closure solutions for the food and beverage markets that not only maximize productivity, efficiency and part quality, but also help to improve the design and functionality of packaging. In addition, Husky will be highlighting its Multi-Layer Barrier Technology, which offers manufacturers new possibilities to explore PET as a packaging material for products requiring enhanced barrier properties, including for juice, milk, food and carbonated soft drinks.

A good economic state of the international plastics and rubber sector and a positive outlook for the future characterised this year’s K show and made for an excellent mood amongst the 3,285 exhibitors in Düsseldorf. Companies reported a host of new leads, many of which already led to closed deals over the eight days of the trade fair.

This summary captures highlights of two days 2016 Recycled Polyester and PET Packaging Conference which took place September 21th – 23th in Shanghai, China. Despite the polyester recycling industry suffers from the pressure of low crude oil and virgin PET prices with all other consequences out of this 280 participants and exhibition visitors from China and abroad demonstrated their ongoing interest. Like 2015 the issue PET packaging enriched the whole policy group of rPET raw material sources and applications.

Plastics Caps & Closures conference 2016 will be held from November 9-10 in Barcelona, Spain. This year’s conference will look at the latest innovations in caps, dispensers, dosing closures as the market demands more and more functionality. But it will also explore how innovation in manufacturing and materials can deliver the cost and sustainability goals of the brand owners.

Agr International offers a number of products to aid bottle manufacturers achieve their most aggressive light weighting goals, while maintaining high quality. Agr products are designed to assist container producers, converters and fillers stay competitive while meeting the increased quality demands of today’s changing world.

China has a huge market for packagings, and the market is in fast growth, demanding more polyester products. In 2016-2017, the threaten of overheated BGPET capacity expansion is again looming ahead, with upstream sectors enjoying better fundamental than downstream players. Though the market went tight in first half of the year, given new capacities on stream, will polyester producers again to struggle for margin, after all the efforts in past two years to integrate and increase margin? Will RMB depreciation do the industry good or bad?...

Now entering its 13th year, Zenith’s Global Bottled Water Congress, is a three day event incorporating market briefings, conference sessions and a networking dinner during which the 2016 Global Bottled Water Awards will be presented. The event will take place from October 10-12 at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.

On June 7 and 8, 2016, Husky Injection Molding Systems hosted a two-day Husky World Tour event providing technology and industry insights at its global hot runner manufacturing facility in Milton, Vermont, USA. The event was attended by more than 90 moulders and mould makers from across North America and showcased Husky’s range of solutions for hot runners and controllers.

DuPont has announced its 2016 Awards for Packaging Innovation, recognising companies that have responded to worldwide demand for improvements in customer product experiences and sustainability, and incorporated simpler messaging and cost-efficient production technologies.

May 10, 2016 | drink technology India

From December 15-17 this year the exhibition halls at the Bombay Exhibition Centre will, once again, be the venue for drink technology India (dti). The biennial trade show, now in its sixth incarnation and coinciding with International Packtech India, has developed over the years into an established institution of the entire local drinks industry on the Subcontinent, enjoying a steadily growing number of exhibitors and visitors.

The 30th edition of Chinaplas ended successfully. The fairgrounds in Shanghai were visited by 148.575 visitors which is an increase of approximately 15% compared to last year’s Chinaplas in Guangzhou. 27% of the visitors came from overseas.

From 8 to 10 November, the sector’s regular table at BrauBeviale 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany, will be richly set: covering all aspects of the beverage production process chain, the menu features high-quality raw materials, efficient technologies, effective logistics solutions and creative marketing ideas.

At this year’s food and beverage trade fairs in Algeria and Nigeria, Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), demonstrating new concepts for the beverage and confectionary sector, allowing manufacturers to generate further growth.

The editorial team of PETplanet Insider will be on the road again. In cooperation with China Brew China Beverage Show (11-14 October, 2016), the Editourmobil and its team will explore the PET markets of China!

show devoted to Industry 4.0- interpack 2017 has recorded the biggest exhibitor demand in its over 55-year history. By the official closing date for registrations for the trade fair for the packaging sector and related processing industries at the end of February 2016, companies had booked about 20% more space than is available at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre with its 19 halls.

Karl Finke GmbH will present at Plastpol, May 17 – 20, at Kielce, Poland, comprises granulated masterbatches and pigment powders as well as liquid dyes and colouring pastes for almost any type of plastics application. At Finke, experienced technicians counsel and support customers from industries like cosmetics- and food packaging, medical technology, automotive, furniture, electronics and toys, from the first design draft to production stage of their products.

April 01, 2016 | Erema Discovery Day 2016

Erema invites clients and interested persons to be part of the Discovery Day on June 1, 2016 at the headquarters in Ansfelden, Austria. This year's focus will be on PET recycling, inline applications and bottle-to-bottle. Visitors will be given first-hand information on how to save energy, time and costs.

160 experts and leaders from the entire PET value chain in Europe and beyond met at the 2016 Petcore Europe sold-out conference in Brussels, Belgium on 23 February. Presented by high-level speakers from the industry as well as from the European institutions, the four conference themes Sustainability, Circular Economy, Innovation and Globalisation reflected the key drivers for the PET industry today.

In light of increasing integration along the entire production chain, the Emballage and Manutention exhibitions have confirmed their complementary nature by becoming All4Pack Paris, the global marketplace for Packaging, Processing, Printing & Handling.

Shorter changeover times, lower energy costs and use of fewer resources: at the in-house KHS exhibition at the production site in Kleve, Germany, the company's product innovations and further developments met with great interest.

Klöckner Pentaplast will highlight the company’s newest shrink label film, Pentalabel ClearFloat, at the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference, March 3-4 in Denver, Colorado, USA. These high performing floatable films are intended to satisfy the growing market need for films that meet the standards set by the recycling community, while providing the clarity, processability and durability required of today’s consumer labels.

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (aka SPI) announced at the Packaging Conference that NPE 2018 will feature a new 9300sqm pavilion spotlighting innovations, technologies and solutions for the beverage bottling and PET market: The Bottle Zone.

The PET market has, for several years, been one of the most promising and rapidly developing segments of the Russian plastics industry. It was driven by a combination of growing demand, new projects and expansion of product application areas. However, the impact of the economic crisis has led to the downward revision of plans and curbing of future development. The issue of whether the PET segment will outperform the downturn or will stagnate further will be discussed at Russia’s Twelfth International PET 2016 Conference, Hosted by Inventra in Moscow on 18 February 2016.

Water is the most important basic ingredient for the brewing and beverages industry. But that's just part of the story - In the production processes water fulfills many other functions, either as process water, an energy carrier or in cleaning operations. Water demand and water consumption is therefore correspondingly high.

The Nigerian agrofood and plastprintpack sectors become ever more attractive for international suppliers. Reasons for this are the efforts of Nigeria to strengthen domestic production with the support of foreign technology and know-how. Many multinational market leaders already opened offices and run production sites. The 2nd agrofood & plastipack Nigeria will take place on April 26 – 28, 2016 at the Landmark Centre on Victoria Island in Lagos.