Saudi Plastics & Petrochem 2020

The 17th International Plastics and Petrochemical Trade Exhibition

The exhibition was held in the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 13 to 16 January 2020. As the nation seeks to push development according to the Saudi Vision 2030, exploring the potentials of the plastics, petrochemical, printing and packaging sectors is compulsory in order to promote industrial sustainability and to enhance the capabilities of other sectors.

By bringing together visitors and exhibitors on a vibrant platform, the event serves the objective to get together international companies and local entities to stimulate a contructive dialogue and an exchange of knowledge.

The exhibition is not large, but has exhibitors from different sectors associated with the plastics industry in the areas of:

  • Plastics: chemicals, raw materials, compounds, plastic pipes and products
  • Instruments: lab and control equipment, software, control and monitoring systems
  • Petrochem: chemical and petrochemical processing and handling equipment, chemical engineering systems, chemical plant machinery and equipment, energy sources, environmental safety equipment, filters and filtration systems
  • Plastic machinery and technology: processing recycling, mixers for food and liquids, powder compactors, crushers, shredders, grinders, and pelletisers
  • Other equipment for pre-processing, recycling: machinery and plants for processing, extruders and extrusion lines
  • Ancillary equipment: measuring, control and test equipment
  • Extruder wear parts: screws, barrels, shafts

This was the first time, C.A.PICARD® exhibited in this country. Although the number of visitors was not comparable to the major exhibitions such as K show or ChinaPlas, C.A.PICARD® established several important contacts and had fruitful and quality discussions with a couple of major companies.

Plastic Expo Tokyo Show 2019

C.A.PICARD® participated in the "Highly-functional Material Week" in December 2019. The Plastic Expo is an exhibition bringing together highly-functional material technologies that are indispensable to various kinds of high-technology industries such as advanced materials, processing technologies, production equipment, and testing equipment. In addition, there were active discussions among researchers and manufacturers from diverse fields such as automotive, electronics, medicine, and aerospace.

About 1,360 companies participated as exhibitors and 54,000 people visited the show during these three days. Compared with the "Highly-functional Material Week 2018" also held in Tokyo, the total number of visitors decreased by approximately 9%, but the same number of people visited our booth last year.

Our booth was located in the resin injection/processing technology zone and we presented the FD system and the Barrel Measurement Device (BMD) via promotional film.

  • Our FD system with PLC control to dismantle screw elements from shafts with full protection for screw elements, shafts, and especially for the workers
  • Our BMD with accurate information and analytical reports on barrel wear

We were pleased to meet our customers and other visitors and enjoyed the discussions with them.

The next Plastic Expo will be held in Osaka from 13 to 15 May 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth.

The 2019 International Electronics Circuit Exhibition (Shenzhen)

The 2019 International Electronics Circuit Exhibition (Shenzhen) - formerly the International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair - was again a very successful show at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China, from 4 to 6 December 2019. It was themed "Converging Ideas, Steering Innovation and Navigating Industry".

The 18th edition of the exhibition - jointly organised by the Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association (HKPCA) and the China Printed Circuit Association (CPCA) - featured the latest products and services covering the whole supply chains of the PCB and EA industries.

This year's show set a record as regards the number of exhibitors - 621 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, ranging from innovative startups to established industry leaders, at 3,537 booths on an exhibition area of 68,900 m2. This enormous show attracted an equally impressive audience, with a total of 55,350 visits, which increased by 14.7% compared to 2018.

With the joint efforts of all employees, the exhibition ended successfully for C.A.PICARD®. We are ready for the opportunities and challenges of the 5G era, about which we learned a lot during the three days of the show.

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.