4,024 visitors | 184 exhibitors | 75 speakers


The launch of Compounding World Expo and Plastics Recycling World Expo in 2018 in Essen, Germany received an overwhelming positive response from the plastics industry. The co-located events created a marketplace for stakeholders from across the supply chain to make new connections, source innovative technology and grow their business. Attendees came away from this event energised from 2 days of networking and learning.  

The exhibition hosted over 180 exhibitors demonstrating their latest technology and services from every part of the plastics supply chain from raw materials to end-of-life solutions. Visitors had a combined purchasing budget of over €4.6 billion. 

 
Exhibitors included:
Biesterfeld

Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading international distributor in the plastics industry, with long-term sales partnerships in more than 40 countries. Leading plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Westlake Chemical, Solvay, Chi Mei and LG Chem rely on Biesterfeld Plastic’s efficient services and have been associated with the growth of the business for many years.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including lubricants, compounding, polymer modification, personal care, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented Europe-wide and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions.

Biesterfeld Plastic and Biesterfeld Spezialchemie are part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 113 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals.



Conference


Running alongside the exhibition was the Compounding World Expo and Plastics Recycling World Expo conference, where speakers demonstrated their expertise on the biggest issues facing the industry and their predictions for the future. 

Speakers included:

 



Attending companies


These are just some of the hundreds of compounders, processors, recyclers, end-users and brand-owners that were represented in 2018:

Acteco ● Akro Plastic ● Ampacet ● APK ● Asahi Kasei ● Attero ● Autoneum ● Avery Dennison ● Bemis ● Berry Alloc ● Bic ● Bischof + Klein ● Cofresco ● Coca Cola ● Decathlon ● Deltacom Electronics ● DS Smith ● Electrolux ● Galloo Plastics ● Huhtamaki ● Inno-Comp ● Innovia Films ● Interseroh ● Johnson & Johnson ● KraftHeinz ● Lego ● Leoni ● LyondellBasell ● Mars Confectionery ● Mauser Packaging ● Nespresso ● Nestlé ● Nexans ● Oerlikon ● PolyOne ● ProAmpac ● Profine ● Reckitt Benckiser ● Rehau ● Renolit ● Röchling ● RPC-BPI ● Sabic ● Schur Flexibles ● Sogapol ● Taghleef ● Tarkett ● TE Connectivity ● Tetra Pak ● Unilever ● Veka ● Veolia ● Wavin ● and many more

 

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Essen 2018 highlights video