K 2019

From 16 to 23 October 2019, C.A.PICARD® presented themselves on the K Messe in Düsseldorf as the biggest alternative supplier for process units for twin screw extruders.

K 2019 attracted 225,000 visitors from 165 countries in total. At the C.A.PICARD® booth, more than 100 visitors from 30 countries caught up on spare parts and services for their extruders.

Product innovation: TapeTec®
In particular, our visitors were very enthusiastic about the product innovation TapeTec®. The BX wear liner coated with TapeTec® is our response to the challenges faced by highly wear-resistant protection zones in twin screw extruders. Themed „Scratch me if you can“, the differences of TapeTec® compared with known materials could be experienced haptically. The new BX liner offers maximum protection against abrasion and corrosion.

The 3,333 exhibitors came from 63 nations. Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, India, Turkey, China, and the USA were the countries most strongly represented.

Beside the current situation in the automotive industry, the recycling economy along the total recycling chain was the predominant topic. However, there were also controversial discussions on the request for lighter plastics (electric mobility) and the search for substitutes for mass plastics - for example biopolymers - driven by the current environmental discussion.

The next K exhibition will take place in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October 2022.


Since 1965
2019: 12 - 14 June

Visitors at C.A.PICARD®'s booth in total: 25
From abroad: 23
From Germany: 2

Generally, the VICTAM trade fair is a very technical trade fair focussing on production and industry. For the pet food, farm animal and fish feed sectors, it is the biggest trade fair worldwide. This year, there were more than 8,000 trade visitors. More than 65% of the visitors are from production sectors using single- und twin-screw extruders and thus interesting for C.A.PICARD®. Additional specialist fields are flavour manufacturing, biomass, additives, and others.

Many trends and developments could be observed and confirmed the continuous growth of this sector. The market changes noticeably in line with the growing prosperity worldwide, which allows more and more people to afford to keep pets. Markets such as Russia or China register particularly high growth rates. For a long time, dogs, cats etc. have not been farm animals anymore, which protect grazing animals or keep houses free of mice. Pets become more and more fully accepted family members. In this pet food sector, the manufacturers' portfolios also change towards premium versions with higher portions of meat, "superfruits", and certified bio products. The worldwide sales volume in the pet food market amounted to approximately EUR 98,687 million in 2017.

In a period of time of only three days, the international trade fair helped C.A.PICARD® to further extend their network and gain further experiences and background information so that the food sector will also be a growing and profitable industry for C.A.PICARD® in future. Together with our partners and representatives from Chile and France, we could acquire potential new customers and maintain the contact with existing customers. We will also participate in this trade fair in Cologne in 2022.

CHINAPLAS 2019 (The 33rd International Exhibition on Plastics & Rubber Industries)

CHINAPLAS 2019 ended successfully with more than 160,000 people who visited the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou. Compared with CHINAPLAS 2017 also held in Guangzhou, the total number of visitors rose by 5.19%, with almost 26% visitors from overseas.

At this year's exhibition, we emphasised and promoted our tailor-made products and services for preventative maintenance for production improvement.

  • BMD (Barrel Measurement Device). We prepared demonstration sessions showing the high efficiency of our BMD by providing accurate barrel wear information and analytical reports.
  • FDS (Flexible Dismantling System) with PLC control to dismantle the screw elements from the shafts efficiently with full protection for the screw elements, the shafts, and especially for the workers without injury risk.

We thank everyone for coming to our booth, for the discussions and the cooperation. We were very pleased to meet our customers and other visitors.

CHINAPLAS 2020 will be held in Shanghai from 21 to 24 April and we look forward to welcoming you again at our booth.

Compounding World Expo 2019

C.A. Picard, Inc. exhibited in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Compounding World Expo from May 8-9, 2019 along with 261 other exhibitors which came together from over 40 countries. C.A.PICARD®'s twin screw extrusion product line was on display in front of 4,375 visitors with over 90% of the visitors from North America. Paul Diaz interacted with many existing and potential customers throughout North America sharing the benefits of doing business with C.A.PICARD®.

CastExpo 2019

For 3 1/2 days in Atlanta, Georgia, there were full-scale exhibits, cutting-edge technology, demonstrations, exciting new equipment on display at the CastExpo 2019. The exhibition which was held from April 27th-30th had 420 exhibitors and 5,200 attendees. Although the focus of the CastExpo is on the metal casting industries/foundries in North America, there was a large number of visitors from over 32 different countries.

CastExpo is held every three years in a different location in the United States. This was the second time the expo was held in Atlanta and the ninth exhibition which C.A.PICARD® has had a booth to display our various wear parts for the foundry industry.

Since the show was attended by both our existing customers as well as new potential customers, the focus of our booth was to show new and innovative products that are not often possible to show customers at their facilities. The main focus of customers visiting our booth this year were there to see the new style "click" capping strips which we just started producing last year as well as wear parts for sand mixers/mullers.

Due to the GIFA exhibition also being held this year in Dusseldorf, the attendance was not as strong as it has been in the past (usually attendance exceeds 7,500). This overlap where both shows are held in the same year happens every twelve years.

Overall, the show was a success in generating many new leads and contacts. The CastExpo 2022 will be held in Columbus, Ohio on April 23rd-26th. Prior to that however, will be the 124th Metal Casting Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.