Over one lakh visitors registered at Plastivision on a single day

Visitors at Plastivision from various quarters of the world

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Plastivision India 2017 saw participation of more than 1500 exhibitors from India and abroad at the Bombay Exhibition Center. Photo PSA

Plastivision, a mega 5-day plastic show, was recently organized at Goregaon, Mumbai, on 19 January 2017. Currently in its 10th edition, Plastivision India 2017 saw participation of more than 1500 exhibitors from India and abroad at the Bombay Exhibition Center. The exhibition displayed the latest technology and innovations in the plastics industry and attracted over a lac business visitors from India and leading countries of the world.

The show had dedicated pavilions like Raw Materials in Plastics, Automation & Robotics in Plastics Pavilion, Green Pavilion, and many more. There was also a dedicated area for biodegradable plastics. Some of the highlights of the show included live demonstration of machines for molds, packaging and printing. The exhibition was spread over an area of 75,000 sq. m, covering 8 halls. The participating companies showcased their high-end plastic processing technologies. Majorly the stands showcased value additions for the next generation as well for the new startups.

This year, the focus of the event was to highlight the demands of the industry and motivate policy changes from the government to propel the industry’s growth. To address and highlight the burning issues of plastics and its effect on the environment, an area called the ‘Green Pavilion’ was set up. Featured exhibitors with innovative green products and services as well as technologies that balance best business practices and environment-friendly considerations embraced the event.

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