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:
Leistritz

The success of Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH comes from an extensive knowledge of machine and process design bringing new technologies to market within a quality-oriented environment. Leistritz has been committed to plastics extrusion for more than 80 years from its headquarters in Nuremburg, Germany. The company designs and manufactures customized co-rotating twin screw extruders as well as turnkey extrusion lines for the plastics industry. Leistritz customers benefit from an extensive know-how in material processing areas such as masterbatch, compounding, laboratory and direct extrusion.

The prime discipline of Leistritz is a comprehensive know-how in providing process solutions. Knowing which machine concept and line layout is to be used calls for the necessary process engineering expertise. Leistritz satisfies this need - be it for a high-tech compounding plant or other complex plastics processing systems where the highest quality demands must be met.



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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