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Extrusion International 5/2016


Plastic Processors Met

in Saint-Petersburg


or the fourth consecutive year already, the German

publisher VM Verlag, known for its trade magazines

Extrusion, Extrusion International, Extrusion Russia and

Extrusion Asia, in cooperation with FPR Event

(Ukraine/Russia) invited plastics processors and manu-

facturers of equipment, tooling, polymer materials and

additives to IPTF 2016, the International Polymer Tech-

nology Forum. The event took place during the famous

“white nights” of St. Petersburg sung by the Russian

poet Alexander Pushkin. This year, the forum gathered a

record number of participants, 140, becoming the Rus-

sia's largest industry event for plastics processing.

Over two days, experts representing 82 companies from

Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, and Austria heard nu-

merous presentations grouped in five sections. The main

topic, Resource- and Energy-Saving Solutions for Plastic

Converting, gathered gwk, KraussMaffei Berstorff,

AMUT, Stäubli, Geiss Russ, and ENTEX. As always, the

presentations of the second section entitled Plastics Re-

cycling Technologies, given this year by EREMA, Herbold

Meckesheim, and other companies, sparked a lot of in-

terest and a lively discussion. SIBUR, the leading petro-

chemical company in Russia and Eastern Europe, set the

tone in the discussion of the Russian Market of Polymer

Packaging. No less active were the participants of the

fourth session, Additives for Polymers, with presentati-

ons by Brabender, 3M, and BARS-2. Domestic Polymers

Market session ended the conference program, with, as

custom has it, a big presentation by NizhnekamskNef-

tekhim, a Russian and European flagship petrochemical

group. A bus tour in St. Petersburg that wrapped up the

program was a pleasant surprise for the guests that al-

lowed them not only enjoying the city at night, but also

returning to the discussion of issues brought up at the


The established conference brought

together more participants than ever

Stanislav Chernenko, CEO of FPR Event,

the co-organizer, welcomes forum participants