More than 200 exhibitors, including thought-leaders and trade professionals from 20 countries and territories, will participate in T-PLAS 2019 taking place in Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand on September 18-21.
Supported by various leading trade associations from Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines, the four-day exhibition offers a wide range of machinery and equipment, raw materials, solutions, and services for the region’s plastics and rubber industries.
Along with the exhibitions, T-PLAS 2019 also includes the inaugural Medical Plastics Engineering Symposium, Specialty Plastics Conference, and association-led Seminars.
Medical plastics engineering symposium
On this occasion, the 2nd Singaporean-German Symposium on Medical Plastics Engineering will also take place concurrently on September 19. Jointly organised by The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the one-day conference will gather international experts and specialists from the industry and academia to share findings and updates on R&D projects and innovations in medical plastics.
Topics include additive manufacturing of high-performance materials for medical applications, implants printed with standard, FDA-approved thermoplastic granulates, substitution of fossil resources for polymer synthesis, antimicrobial plastics, openair® plasma treatment of medical grade polymers, sustainable plastics engineering, and more.
Specialty plastics conference
Held on September 20, this regional conference will gather industry experts and specialists to share their knowledge on topics centred on agriculture, automotive, electrical & electronics application, and trends on bioplastics, green initiatives, and smart manufacturing for the speciality plastics industry.
This conference will also serve as a knowledge-gathering platform for speciality plastics companies to share their expertise and insights on industry trends and developments with fellow trade professionals. Be inspired by speakers from Borouge, Plantic-Kuraray, PolyOne, PolyPlastics, and more.
Celebrated lineup of seminars, technical presentations and product demonstrations
Organised by key associations such as the Thai Tool & Die Industry Association (TDIA), Thai Composite Association (TCA), Thai-German Institute (TGI), Plastics Institute of Thailand (PITH), Rubber Technology Research Centre (RTEC, Mahidol University), and leading organisations such as ARBURG, FIMIC SRL, Reifenhäuser, Lohia Corp., Cannon Far East, and more, these concurrent events will aim to present and discuss modern-day challenges and solutions for future-proofing processes for the plastics and rubber industries in Thailand and the region.
According to Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the organiser of the event, the highly anticipated biennial exhibition will provide a mutually beneficial platform for both exhibitors and visitors to share best practices and shape partnerships that aim to inspire cross-border expansion, establish their corporate presence, discover business prospects to expand into Thailand, or for local companies to step into the global arena.
Along with T-PLAS 2019, at the same time, BITEC will host three other international exhibitions, including PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL, Wire Southeast Asia, and Tube Southeast Asia 2019.
The co-location of the trade fairs have garnered huge response, coming against the backdrop of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) in 2015 – the economic integration of the region under a single market and production base. The symbiotic trade fairs in 2019 will bring together the best companies from the plastics and rubber, packaging, printing, wire, tube, cable, and pipe manufacturing sectors.