KOPLAS 2015, the 23d Korea International Plastics & Rubber Show, is slated at KINTEX Exhibition Center in Goyang-si, some 12.5 miles northwest of Seoul, on March 10-14, 2015 for a five-day run. Hosted by Korea E&C Inc. and Korea Plastics Processing Machine Industry Cooperative on the theme of “Plastics, Join the World” and “Meeting with the Next Generation Plastic Technology,” the KOPLA 2015 is the largest ever since its initial show in 1981, with an estimated total of over 430 companies taking part from a total of 25 different countries around the world.
“This year we see an increase of about 30% in terms of the number participating countries and companies as well as the exhibition space,” said Chairman & CEO Kim Choong-Han of Korea E&C at a recent interview with The Korea Post. He said that KOPLA 2015 is using a total floor space of 21,384 square meters.
The exhibition is expected to attract a wide attention from various industries from around the world as well as Korea because plastic is used in a wide range of different fields such as automotive, IT, and medical equipment, which are among the industries flagship in Korea. The exhibition is also expected to bring the participants closer to the latest innovations and most sophisticated plastics technologies of Korea and various other countries of the world.
Main Exhibits of KOPLAS 2015 are raw materials and auxiliary materials, semi-finished and finished products, processing machinery, post-processing machinery, molds and dies, ancillary equipment, parts and meters, test and measuring equipment as well as packaging and printing machinery. There are more diverse products and technologies in store for the prospective buyers and distributors.
KOPLAS teams have participated in various representative plastics exhibitions abroad such as K show of Germany, Chinaplas of China, Plastivision of India, IPF of Japan and VietnamPlas.
Concurrently, there are held closely related exhibitions at the same KINTEX exhibition center, namely the International Mold & Die Show (Intermold Korea 2015) and Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Fluid Exhibition (HARFKO 2015). KOPLAS 2015 is expected to substantially benefit from a synergy effect from the related exhibitions.
To insure convenience for the international visitors and buyers, according to the organizing committee, KOPLAS offers free interpretation services in English, Chinese and Japanese and subsidizes accommodation expenses of overseas buyers who are invited by exhibitors. (By Andy Hyun, The Korea Post)