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:
Brabender Technologie

Brabender Technologie is one of the world's leading manufacturers of gravimetric feeding and metering devices (with digital weighing technology) and discharge devices.

With 62 years of experience on the market, approx. 12,000 different ingredients have been handled and processed in approx. 40,000 applications. We have specialized as a manufacturer of components and subsystems and focus on quality and customer-oriented service.

The delivery programme includes LiW feeders, weigh belt feeders, volumetric feeders, batch weighing systems, bag dumpers, bin activators (BAV), big bag discharging stations and flowmeters for bulk materials as well as liquid LiW feeders. In addition, we supply accessories such as Jet filters, refill valves, collecting hoppers, screw conveyors, downpipes and small intermediate hoppers and collection hoppers for extruder inlets.

With the headquarters in Duisburg, offices North and South in Germany, subsidiaries in Mississauga Canada, Beijing China with field offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou and branch offices in Moscow Russia, Dubai and Calcutta India as well as a worldwide sales, consulting, service and spare parts network.

Brabender equipment and systems have become indispensable in all bulk materials processing industries, e.g. in the plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, animal feed, detergent, ceramic, glass, building materials and many other industrial sectors. 


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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Highlights video

Essen 2018 highlights video