Greenplast makes a great start

Two days in and Greenplast, the new exhibition-conference event dedicated to plastic and rubber materials, technologies and applications, had already attracted a surprising turnout.

At the mid-way point, the results were extremely pleasing, with the influx of visitors   exceeding the expectations of both the organiser and the exhibitors, who declared themselves very satisfied with the contacts they had made at their stands.

After the hiatus imposed by the pandemic, sector operators are now clearly keen to get back to meeting in a dynamic and direct setting of the kind offered by a trade fair.

Exhibitors were particularly enthusiastic about the foreign delegations from over 20 different countries in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East, whose participation was organized in collaboration with Agenzia ICE.

Greenplast addressed the topics of environmental sustainability, the reduce-reuse-recycle concept, and the circular economy generally, with 170 exhibitors, covering a net display area of 6,000 square metres, offering highly advanced solutions in terms of materials, production processes, machinery and services.

The event also hosted the third edition of Packaging Speaks Green, an international forum devoted to development of the culture of sustainability and the circular economy in the packaging and plastics sector. Dealing with cross-cutting issues, the conference involves various industrial sectors: pharmaceuticals, beauty and chemicals, plastics and recycling, food saving, food and beverages.

Greenplast is part of The Innovation Alliance, a group of events devoted to industrial mechanics, and will therefore take place simultaneously with Ipack-Ima, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia.

It will be an important opportunity to discover the best in technologies for the manufacturing industry, with proposals covering a range of areas: green solutions developed by the rubber and plastics industry, food processing technologies, food and non-food packaging, customised graphics and finished product storage and handling. In other words, machines that manage different phases of the industrial production process but share a very high level of innovation and demand large investments in research and development, especially in view of the huge changes that each sector is experiencing.