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:
Zeppelin Systems

Zeppelin Systems is recognized worldwide as the leading plant engineering company and specializes in the development and manufacturing of components and plants for the handling (storage, conveying, mixing, dosing and weighing) of high-quality bulk materials. It is in these sectors that Zeppelin Plant Engineering provides its customers with support from project development to engineering, production, automation, control technology, on-site assembly and commissioning through to after-sales service.

Our customers range from Plastics Producers and Processors/Compounders, to manufacturers in the Rubber and Tire, Carbon Black, Pigments, Masterbatches, and other industries. To be successful in these industries, you need to have sound operating procedures that guarantee consistent, high quality, accurate feeding, and precise weighing.

Zeppelin’s Products and Services:

  • Engineering Studies
  • Turn Key Compounding Plants
  • Pneumatic Conveying Systems
  • Silo Systems
  • Weighing and Batching Systems for Solids and Liquids
  • Mixer Feed Systems
  • Small Chemical Preparation Systems

Zeppelin’s knowhow also includes vast mixing expertise with their HENSCHEL-Mixers®, which have set the standard for more than 60 years as the world’s most well-known machines for the plastics, chemical, food, lacquer, paint/powder coating, pigment, and cosmetics processing industries.

Zeppelin Systems offers process solutions for complex manufacturing tasks.  Whether related to a single laboratory mixer with a very small batch size or fully automatic high capacity production lines, Zeppelin’s products and proficiency delivers the highest quality systems to meet even the most challenging requirements.



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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