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Positive plastics and rubber market development marks lead up to M-PLAS 2011

Date: 11.10.2011

At M-PLAS 2011 held in Kuala Lumpur from 9 to 12 November, more than 200 exhibitors across all sectors in the plastics and rubber industry will present their latest innovations. Building on its international reputation for showcasing technological solutions for Malaysia’s plastics and rubber sectors, M-PLAS has attracted companies from some 20 countries that have already registered to exhibit.

With some 60 percent of the exhibition space occupied by companies based outside Malaysia, these include strongly represented national pavilions and groups from Austria, China, Italy, Malaysia and Singapore. Manufacturers of machinery and equipment are the largest group of exhibitors at M-PLAS 2011, followed by an international display in the following categories: raw materials, auxiliaries, semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics, and services for the plastics and rubber industries.

Suppliers from Germany, Switzerland, USA as well as Asian manufacturers from China, Japan, and Taiwan, will also feature strongly at this fifth edition of the exhibition. Among them are global market leaders and a range of exciting newcomers.

Malaysia – a competitive manufacturing and export base

For suppliers of plastic and rubber machinery, raw materials and semi-finished products, Malaysia and its neighbours are a highly attractive and productive market. Consumer-driven sectors, in particular, such as food and cosmetics, construction and automotive engineering are spurring brisk demand.

In 2010, rubber products accounted for two percent of Malaysia’s total exports, valued at RM12.96 billion, whilst its natural rubber production amounted to almost one million tonnes. Coupled with the rapid growth of the industry, this has enabled Malaysia to become the world’s largest manufacturer of natural rubber latex.

Malaysia’s plastics industry has been rated as among the most competitive in Asia, with a total export of plastic products amounting to RM16.1 billion in 2010.

Seminar & conference line-up

On 10 November at the Malaysian-Italian Plastics Technology Conference 2011 organized by Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association in collaboration with the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association (ASSOCOMAPLAST), ten renowned international speakers will place the spotlight on the practical use of new technologies in the plastics and rubber industry that reduce cost and improve productivity and quality.

Also running on 10 November is a conference on plastics in automotive applications organised by Asian Plastic News. A series of seminars on productivity in plastics manufacturing, plasma coating, and thickness gauge in the plastic film market will also take place concurrently with the exhibition.

Held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, M-PLAS 2011 will open its doors on Wednesday, 9 November (10am to 6pm) to Saturday, 12 November (10 am to 5pm).

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