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:

Veolia Polymers has already been active in the area of plastics recycling for more than 50 years.

The focus in this regard lies on polypropylene (PP), a modern and many-sided synthetic material.

Our production location in the Netherlands has been established in Vroomshoop.

More than 45,000 tonnes of PP recyclate is produced by us in a sustainable manner each year.

The Vision PP Compounds of Veolia Polymers find their way into automobile components, garden furniture, household appliances (vacuum cleaners, coffee machines), various storage systems (crates/boxes) and of course plant and tree containers.

Innovation, and our product and process development procedures, play an important role in the improvement and renewal of our end products, which ensures that we can continue to react flexibly to the growing demand from the markets.

By focusing on applications, which had previously only been produced from new materials, Veolia Polymers has developed into a leading player in the area of plastics recycling in Europe.

For more information please contact:

Jaco Wolters
Int. Senior Account Manager

Veolia Polymers NL B.V.

tel.: +31 (0)546 66 77 54 / mob.: +31 (0)6 836 62 442
e-mail: [email protected]

Kalkwijk 5 – 7681 DV / Postbus 80 – 7680 AB / Vroomshoop / Nederland


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