International Plastics News for Asia

Ausplas expands with additional two major shows

AUSPLAS opened this week and ends on Friday, May 27. A break from tradition as it is taking place earlier in the year. Another first for Australia's most popular show for the plastics industry is the holding of two other major trade exhibitions to bring greater synergies for those engaged in the industrial sector.

AUSPLAS is being held alongside National Manufacturing Week and Austech at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre this year. The three shows occupy the entire 30,000 sqm centre. The range of plastics processing and ancillary equipment being exhibited in operation this year is double the number and variety of the showings in 2008, according to the organiser. The presence of these two other major shows under one roof will also provide exhibitors and buyers with expanded opportunities to transact as well as obtain much-needed information on a huge range of equipment, products, services and technologies from all over the world.

This year features the widest range of injection moulding machines seen since Ausplas since 2002. Added to these is the presence of a broad variety of extrusion and blow moulding, thermoforming, CNC routers and CAD systems. There is also good representation by local suppliers of specialty chemicals, additives, pigments and especially by masterbatch suppliers. For the highlights of the show, visit:

Visitors are expected to witness the latest range of ancillary equipment such as blenders, chillers, materials handling systems, silos, granulators, heating elements, screws, barrels, spares, hoppers, mixers, heating and hot runner systems, controls and monitoring. Recycling and regeneration, energy efficiencies, printing, prototyping, testing and measuring equipment will also be on exhibit.