24 January, 2016

New tech to dominate Sharjah Plastics Show

See live display of ABA blown film technology at Plastivision Arabia

Sharjah, 24 January 2016 - The upcoming Plastivision Arabia international plastics exhibition and conference is set to bring a host of new machinery and equipment to the region that will help plastic processors gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The 3rd Plastivision Arabia 2016, to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 22 to 25, will showcase leading global manufacturers and several technical innovations that can generate outstanding output with minimum power consumption and faster return on investment.

Polystar is one such international major that will exhibit its blown film extrusion and recycling lines -- Eco-Flex, the ABA blown film technology that produce a thinner, stronger film at substantially lower production cost.

"Plastivision Arabia has come to be known for introducing a wide range of new technology, which has found ready takers in the region. In fact, Plastivision Arabia has acquired a unique reputation for seeing all its machines and equipment on live display being sold even before the show comes to an end," said Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah.

"Regional plastics processors have readily accepted anything that helps them cut down the usage of virgin raw material and thus reduce production cost. For film producers, the ABA blown film technology is a great replacement of monolayer machines," Mr. Midfa added.

In the region, blown film extruders mostly are mono-layers, and industry observers point out that converters are currently investing in new multi-layer extrusion processes. ABA is extremely competitive for manufacturing garbage & shopping bags, shrink film (for bottle wrapping), construction film and t-shirt bags, among others.

Technically, in ABA type film, the outer and inner layers will be of the same polymer fed by the same extruder and a middle layer will be of a different polymer that will be fed by a second extruder. A high percentage (up to 50-70%) of calcium carbonate compounds or recycled material can be used in the middle layer of the film, thus cutting down the usage of virgin raw material and reducing production cost.

Visitors to the show will be able to see live how the ABA blown film technology works and order the machines directly.

Polystar, which is a globally recognized machine manufacturer of plastic recycling, blown film extrusion and sealing machines in Taiwan, will also provide high-level of customization, depending on the requirement, space and budget of prospective clients.

Polystar is part of the impressive line-up of Taiwanese exhibitors that have confirmed their participation, including Lung Meng, Matila, KWT, Seal Pack, Auger, Long Durable Machinery, Hao Yu, Chum, San Tung, Pack Leader, Atlas, Kung Long Hong, Inora, Chuan Peng, Vpet and Hemingstone, among others.

The exhibition will be open from 22 to 25 February 2016 at Expo Centre Sharjah, United Arab Emirates with the show timings as 10 am to 6 pm daily.  The admission is free only for Trade and Professional visitors.


About Plastivision Arabia 2016:
Plastivision Arabia 2016 will be organized by Expo Centre Sharjah, in association with All India Plastics Manufacturers Association, and the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 22 to 25 in 2016, displaying raw materials and machinery for key segments such as plastic processing, injection molding, thermoforming, packaging, industrial users, construction, infrastructure, automobile and telecommunication, among others.

About Print Pack Arabia 2016:
The 2nd Print Pack Arabia will be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 22 to 25 in 2016. It will be organized jointly by Expo Centre Sharjah and Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA) and supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and showcase digital printing technology, inks, coatings & varnishes, offset printing technology & machinery, packaging machinery & materials, plates and platemaking equipment, press room handling equipment, print finishing/binding equipment, and printing equipment, machinery & materials, among others.

About Arabia Mold 2016:
The 3rd Arabia Mold will be held in association DEMAT, the organizer of world-renowned EuroMold, the world's leading fair for mold-making & tooling, design and application development. It will feature mold-making tools, filtration instruments, welding equipment, cooling systems and other related industrial machines and accessories.

For more information, please contact:
Kholoud Tariq
Marketing Co-ordinator
Expo Centre Sharjah
Tel: +971-6-5991210

P. Ravi
Director - Sales & Marketing
Expo Centre Sharjah
Tel: 06-5991177
Mobile: 050-6269781

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