Swiss Plastics Expo helped to promote sustainability
30 January 2020
From 21 to 23 January 2020, the sixth Swiss Plastics Expo was once again the meeting-place for every-one who works with plastics. The event offered a winning combination of trade fair, symposium and networking – and with its focus on sustainability, the Swiss Plastics Expo addressed a topic of great
For three days, the 2020 Swiss Plastics Expo brought the entire value chain of Switzerland's plastics industry together under one roof. The event offered ample scope for learning about integral solutions for sustainable and efficient production in line with the highest standards. 4,100 visitors from a wide spectrum of application areas took advantage of these opportunities.
Sustainability is on the move
Sustainability was the keynote at this year's plastics fair. Exhibitors showcased the solutions they have already implemented and looked ahead to the next stages of the journey, highlighting topics such as bioplastics, microplastics and plastic recycling. The response was enthusiastic. As Trade Fair Director René Ziswiler points out: "Through the Swiss Plastics Expo, our goals were to offer information and guidance, provide scope for discussion and present the latest findings and solutions."
Swiss Plastics Expo – the learning venue
Opportunities for individual learning were another key feature of the fair. For the first time, the Innovation Symposium was extended to two stages with over 100 presentations. "The diversity of topics was unique, and we succeeded in providing realistic insights into practice," René Ziswiler comments. Visitors were highly appreciative of direct knowledge transfer in the form of short introductory presentations. Attendance at the Innovation Symposium was equally good.
New frequency: once every two years
The next Swiss Plastics Expo will take place from 25 to 27 January 2022. In the future, therefore, the plastics fair will again be staged once every two years. As René Ziswiler notes, this decision was taken after all the advantages and drawbacks were considered in consultation with the Fair Committee. The Trade Fair Director explains the reasons for the decision: "The issues facing the plastics industry are developing at a rapid pace. That's why we want to make a networking and knowledge transfer platform available to everyone who works with plastics once every two years."