Milan, Italy -- The next International exhibition for plastics and rubber industries will be held at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho (Milan) from Tuesday 8 May to Saturday, 12 May 2012.
This decision to put the event back to May, from March, was a result of two external factors, according to organisers Promoplast srl.
These are the new dates for the triennial NPE show in the US (now scheduled for March instead of June); and the unilateral decision by the organisers of IPACK-IMA (International show dedicated to packaging and filling, industrial logistics and machines for the food industry) not to coincide with PLAST anymore, as in the past two occasion.
Hence the date for PLAST 2012 was determined after a Promoplast survey among a selected number of exhibiting companies, with a broad consensus.
PLAST 2012 returns to the first half of May on the international trade fair calendar, as it was from the mid-eighties to 2006, said Promoplast, in a 11 Jan announcement.
Also, since it will no longer coincide with IPACK-IMA, the product category list for PLAST 2012 will once again include plastic packaging machinery and equipment.
Fiera Milano has reserved eight single-floor pavilions for PLAST 2012 -- a total of 70 000-sq.m of exhibition space.