Due in part to two external factors–the new dates for the triennial NPE show in the US (now scheduled in March instead of June) and the unilateral decision by the organisers of IPACK-IMA (International show dedicated to packaging and filling, industrial logistics and machines for the food industry) not to coincide with PLAST anymore, as in the past two occasions–the next edition of the International exhibition for plastics and rubber industries will be held at the FIERA MILANO fairgrounds in Rho (Milan) from Tuesday, May 8th to Saturday, May 12th, 2012.
The date of PLAST2012 was determined based on a survey carried out by the organizer–PROMAPLAST srl–among a selected number of exhibiting companies, with a broad consensus. PLAST2012 therefore return to the first half of May on the international trade fair calendar, as it was from the mid-eighties to 2006. Since it will no longer coincide with IPACK-IMA, the product category list for PLAST2012 will once again include plastic packaging machinery and equipment, package printing, etc. Finally, regarding the fairgrounds, FIERA MILANO has reserved eight single-floor pavilions for PLAST2012 for a total of 70,000 m2 of net exhibition area.