PLASTPOL 2017, KIELCE, POLAND
On 23-26 May 2017, Ampacet Europe took part in the 21st International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing – PLASTPOL.
PLASTOPL is the most important plastic industry event in Poland and one of the most recognized one in Europe. As every year, PLASTOPOL gathered the leaders of plastics processing industry from Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, Russia, USA, Slovakia and Hungary. In 2017 the exhibition had 7 halls and used 34 thousand square meters of the exhibition space. The stands were represented by 806 exhibitors from 36 countries of the world, including Poland. The exhibition was visited by 18,900 guests, specialists in the chemical industry. It is worth emphasizing that the number of exhibitors and foreign visitors is increasing year by year, which makes PLASTPOL more important in Poland and Europe and gives to this event more international character.
This year Ampacet was represented by Polish employees of Sales Department CEE: Janusz Rembisz, Piotr Toczek, Grzegorz Gulbierz and Michał Barna. The Sales team was assisted by Jolanta Chmielewska (Site Manager Ampacet Poland), Ania Jaczyńska (Logistic Supervisor Ampacet Poland) and employees from Ampacet European Headquarters: Francois Thibeau (Strategic Business Manager Europe – Business Units FILMS & BOPP), Francis Jacques (Technical Service Representative) and Hélène Chertovich (Marketing & Communication Coordinator).
During 4 days of the fair our stand was visited by over one hundred current and potential customers. We have conducted many interesting and important business talks, during which we had the opportunity to present Ampacet’s wide range of products, talk about the needs and expectations of our business partners and make new business relationships.
The presence at PLASTPOL has established Ampacet’s strong position in Central and Eastern Europe and has confirmed its unwavering readiness for dynamic growth in the region.
PLASTPOL’s business success contributed greatly to the organizational success of this venture. Thanks to the great cooperation of Ania Jaczyńska (Logistic Supervisor) and Helene Chertovich (Marketing & Communication Coordinator), our stand got the gold medal for “modernity of the presentation and style of the fair”. It is no wonder that even on the official website of the fair a picture of Ampacet’s stand was displayed. It is also an excellent highlight of the prestige and strength of our brand. Not to mention an incredible power of our colors!
INTERPLAS 2017, BIRMINGHAM, UK
Ampacet participated in the UK’s leading plastics industry show Interplas that took place in Birmingham from 26th to 28th of September 2017. Over the past few years Interplas has demonstrated sustained growth in the number of visitors, exhibitors and space sold. This underlines that Interplas has become the key-event in UK plastics industry. It is the only event covering all the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics industry in UK. Interplas provides an ideal showcase for all plastics manufacturing products and services.
In 2017 Interplas attracted more than 500 exhibitors on 10 000 square meters and the number of visitors exceeded 12000.
Ampacet was represented by the UK sales team (Dean Fosbury, Paul Kitson, Robert Laurent and John Case). The sales team was supported by Tine Calmeyn (CSR), Virginie Tanguier (CSR), François Thibeau (Strategic Business Manager Europe – Business Units FILMS & BOPP), Alexandre Gilles (Technical Service Representative) and Hélène Chertovich (Marketing & Communication Coordinator).
On the stand we presented Ampacet’s latest innovations for molding and film applications such as ReptyleFX technology that replicates snakeskin effect; synthetic paper solutions; an alternative solution to conventional aluminum foil Fauxfoil; Antiscratch technology and an inorganic antimicrobial masterbatch Germsclean. The visitors had an opportunity to book their trip with one of our Sales Representatives to Ampacet’s newly opened UK Design Centre where customers could journey from an “Idea to a Realisation”.
Considering the number of customer contacts and the possible projects resulting from our discussions, this show was an overall success!
FAKUMA 2017, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From the 17th October until the 21st October, Ampacet participated in the second biggest international plastic trade fair Fakuma that took place in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
1889 exhibitors and 48 375 expert visitors coming respectively from 38 and 128 countries celebrated the 25th anniversary of Fakuma on 85 000 sqm of overall exhibition floor space. This international trade fair for plastics processing has become a prominent meeting place for the industry and for Ampacet.
Fakuma acts as a source of information and ideas and as a trend barometer, whilst maintaining its very special, personal and informal atmosphere.
Ampacet German Sales team represented by Georg Trunk, Peter Heidl, Christian Leinberger, Andreas Geiger and Per Stohm did a great job based on the number of meetings that they had with current and new customers. The Sales team was supported by Sofiene Marouani (Technical Support Representative), Philippe Hugelé (Strategic Business Manager Molding), Hélène Chertovich (Marketing & Communication Coordinator) and Marcello Bergamo, General Manager of Ampacet Europe who came to encourage his team and to underline the importance of this event for Ampacet.
Ampacet display was full of eye-catching special effect color ranges such as Liquid Metals, Hypermetallics, Matrix, Cell Struct, Frosted and FusionFX that attracted a lot of visitors. Ampacet has also promoted its latest technologies for Molding and Film applications including Antiscratch solution, ReptyleFX, FauxFoil, synthetic paper solutions and antimicrobial Germsclean masterbatch representing a lot of interest among the attendees of this event.
We had a lot of interesting meetings with existing customers and we got also a high number of new interesting prospects. The show was a full success!
MULTILAYER PACKAGING FILMS, COLOGNE, GERMANY
The tenth anniversary edition of AMI’s Multilayer Packaging Films conference took place from the 7th-9th November 2017 at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany.
Multilayer Packaging Films 2017 provided a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of international experts on the focus of technical and commercial needs and innovations for 2017 and beyond. The conference brought together companies from across the flexible packaging value chain, from raw materials to retailers, and offered a dynamic forum to debate and exchange ideas with industry peers and potential customers.
François Thibeau (Strategic Business Manager Europe – Business Units FILMS & BOPP) and Christophe Raucourt (Technical Service Manager), demonstrated on Ampacet table-top our latest innovations in Film applications such as ReptyleFX range, FauxFoil, synthetic paper solutions, premium quality color range (Blue 090 & Gold 100), Galaxy collection, Confetti and Liquid metals solutions. François Thibeau also gave a conference session about: “Addressing performance of multilayer flexible applications”.
THE UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIRS WHERE AMPACET WILL BE EXHIBITING IN 2018 ARE:
Interplastica, Moscow, Russia
23rd-26th of January
Hall 1 – Booth B20
Plastpol, Kielce, Poland
22nd-25th of May
Plast, Milano, Italy
29th of May – 1st of June
Hall 9 – Booth B151
PDM, Birmingham, UK
19th-20th of June
Fakuma, Friedrichshafen Germany
from the 16th to 20th of October
We do hope that you will come and visit us during these fairs!