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T-Plas 2015 as best edition to date

Source:Ringier Plastics

Date Published:8/18/2015 09:08:50 AM

This year's edition will have 80% of exhibitors from international companies; special highlights are applications in medical, automotive and 3D printing

T-PLAS 2015 is set to be the most vibrant, must-attend business event for the plastics and rubber industries as it presents a diverse range of raw materials, machinery, products and services for plastics and rubber processors. Also on schedule are seminars, conferences, and onsite demonstrations. All these events are expected to make the visit of some 10,000 regional trade visitors more worthwhile when the show takes place on 26-29 August at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC).

As the leading platform for new business opportunities into Thailand and the region's plastics and rubber industries, the 4-day trade fair is set to feature more international participation and focus on the key growth areas of medical, automotive and transportation, building and construction, 3D printing applications, electronics and consumer goods, and packaging.

ASEAN in transition
T-PLAS 2015 will take place as Southeast Asia moves to become a single market economy under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and against this backdrop, consumption of plastics in the region is expected to expand at an accelerated rate - making the region highly abundant with business opportunities for companies in the plastics and rubber sectors.

Following the success of the 2013 edition, T-PLAS 2015 continues to attract international exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies, innovative machinery and equipment, as well as market-driven solutions. Represented at this year's exhibitions are 300 exhibitors from over 20 countries, including Austria, China, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. The event also continues to receive support and endorsement from trade associations such as the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, Singapore Plastic Industry Association, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry and Taiwan Plastics Industry Association.

Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Duesseldorf Asia, said: "T-PLAS 2015 will the biggest and best so far, with an increase in exhibitors by 20% and international participation up by some 15%, as well as a range of new initiatives which will increase the value of business the trade fair facilitates." He added that with major industry sectors represented on the show, trade visitors can expect to see more machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber sectors and with a focus on the key growth areas, the organizers are very optimistic of a strong showing and a marked increase in trade visitors this year.

Industry's key players
Driven by the world's No.1 trade fair in the plastics and rubber sector, K, by Messe D?sseldorf, T-PLAS 2015 has attracted a list of international brand names including the likes of ARBURG, BSW Machinery Handels, ENGEL, Kubota Corporation, MAGUIRE, MORETTO, Rieckermann, Rajoo Engineers, Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte, STRATASYS, Starlinger, SM Platek, ZERMA, and many others.  Visitors will have the opportunity to witness demonstrations of the latest products and technologies from the industry.

For instance, German machine manufacturer Arburg will be launching the Freeformer, specially designed for high volume production, at T-PLAS 2015. Arburg will be using spray heads and gear cards to demonstrate the operations of this innovative system which additively manufactures design and functional samples from standard plastics based on 3D CAD data, without the need for a mould.WITTMANN BATTENFELD from Austria will also be showcasing for the first time, the new SmartPower, a model benchmarked primarily by its intelligent, economical use of energy. This new machine boasts of precision, efficiency, compact dimensions and user-friendliness, and visitors will witness an onsite demonstration of the manufacturing of a PET blood tube with a 16-cavity mould.

Additionally, in the bid to provide more value for business visitors, T-PLAS 2015 will also include a series of other seminars and conferences on the latest trends and developments conducted by thought-leaders in the industry. These concurrent events include:

26 August 2015
          Plastics in Automotive organised by Asian Plastics News
          Composite – Reinforced Plastic for the Future organised by the Thai Composite Association

27 August
          Rubber Mould and Plastic Mould organised by the Tool & Die Industry Association
          Mould Efficiency Improvement organized by the Thai German Institute
          Plastic for Medical Industry organized by the Plastic Institute of Thailand
          Essential Techniques to Success in Plastic Injection Moulding, organized by the Thai German Institute
          Coating Technology organized by Kurz (Thailand) Ltd

T-PLAS will run in conjunction with the 5th edition of PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL – 5th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia. For more details and information on the exhibition, visit the website at


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