The Plastics Show, May 7-11, Orlando, Florida, USA, was again the largest plastics show in North America that attracted plastics producers converters, scientists and otherwise involved visitors from around the world. This show was the largest in history, with more than 2,180 exhibiting companies showcasing innovations in plastics in more than 111,000 m² of exhibit space on the tradeshow floor. PLASTICS, the US Plastics Industry Association estimated a total of about 65,000 attendees.
And bioplastics were again well represented. Of course, a handful of the good 50 exhibitors that we announced in the last issue didn’t have anything about bioplastics in their portfolio, although listed in the official catalogue… .
But those that did show bioplastics related products and services were well known protagonists as well as newcomers in this industry. In the following paragraphs we will introduce just a few highlights.