PlastFocus 2024 to open doors on 1 February

PlastFocus 2024, India’s premier expo of the plastics industry is set to begin on 1 February 2024, at Yashobhoomi (IICC), Dwarka, New Delhi.

28 Jan 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

PlastFocus 2024 will be held at at Yashobhoomi (IICC), Dwarka, New Delhi

The entire 1,00,000-sqmt exhibition space has been booked to capacity, marking it as the largest gathering in the industry's history. Scheduled from 1-5 February, PlastFocus 2024, an evolved plastics exhibition for the best plastics manufacturing technologies is gearing up to be the nucleus where the entire plastics industry converges for five days of innovation and collaboration.

Organised by Triune Exhibitors and powered by the Plastic Machinery Manufacturers Association of India (PMMAI), PlastFocus 2024 is supported by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers and the Ministry of Heavy Industries, government of India. 

India, a pivotal force in global plastics production, houses over 20,000 processing units, solidifying its status as a multi-billion dollar industry. This sector not only significantly contributes to India’s economy but also employs approximately four million people, underscoring its socio-economic importance. Additionally, India stands as a major global supplier, exporting 1.5-million metric tonnes of polymers in 2021.

In the context of such a dynamic industry, events like PlastFocus 2024 play a crucial role in shaping its trajectory. As India's plastic consumption has surged 23-fold to 21-million tonnes between 1990 and 2021, an event like PlastFocus becomes a pivotal global platform to showcase innovations and technologies propelling the industry forward amid projections of substantial growth in the coming decades. The event aligns with the government's vision to position India as a global manufacturing hub for plastics.

Cyril Pereira, managing director of Triune Exhibitors, sheds light on the event's uniqueness, stating, “We have developed an App, specifically for Plastfocus, that not only provides all data about the Expo to the visitors and Exhibitors but also has an innovative matchmaking feature that will distinctively connect genuine buyers with suitable sellers.  Besides over 250 live machines on display and from raw materials to polymers, moulds, and dyes, every aspect of the production chain will be represented, providing attendees with a comprehensive view of the industry’s capabilities.”

Covering a massive 100,000-sqm area, the event boasts over 1,200 stalls and exhibitors from India and abroad including 50 foreign exhibitors from 18 countries and the expected visitor footfall of over 2 lakh.

Some of the prominent exhibitors participating in Plastfocus 2024 are Mamata Machinery, Rajoo Engineers, Windsor Machines, Milacron, Pelican, JP Extrusion, Shibaura Machines, and Neelgiri Machines, among others.

Tushar Parikh, chairman of the Plastics Machinery Manufacturers Association of India (PMMAI), enthusiastically envisions the event, stating, “PlastFocus 2024 is set to present cutting-edge technology through live machines, allowing attendees to witness these innovations in action. It’s an opportunity to discern the distinctions between machines manufactured in India and their global counterparts.” 

What sets this exhibition apart is its dedicated focus on sustainability, emphasising the industry's commitment to environmental responsibility. 

Attendees can explore a myriad of initiatives, including a recycling pavilion with state-of-the-art machinery, and innovative solutions aimed at minimising the environmental footprint of plastics.

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