C.A.PICARD® INTERNATIONAL

PLASTIC JAPAN Tokyo Show 2023

C.A.PICARD® Japan participated in the PLASTIC JAPAN in Tokyo from 4 to 6 October 2023. The show gathers all kinds of technologies related to the plastics industry, from raw materials and additives to moulding and processing machinery as well as recycling technologies.

This year, it was visited by approximately 44,000 people in three days and more customers than expected visited our booth.

We presented again the items below:

  • BMD (Barrel Measurement Device): the high efficiency of our BMD by providing accurate information on barrel wear and analytical reports (presented via promotional film)
  • 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 the operators without risk of injury (presented via promotional film)
    The machine will be introduced at the C.A.PICARD® Kawaguchi premises, probably at the end of 2023. We promoted the efficiency and advantages of it to the visitors and invited them to visit our premises to see the machine on site.
  • BMD camera: We demonstrated this service with our actual device. The camera can record inside barrels very clearly and many customers are interested in it.

The next PLASTIC JAPAN will take place in Osaka from 8 to 10 May 2024. We are looking forward to welcoming many guests at our booth again then.

Compounding World Expo 2023

This year's Compounding World Expo took place at the exhibition centre in Essen on 14 and 15 June 2023 and more than 200 exhibitors again joined this networking event of the plastics industry.

Apart from Carl Aug. Picard GmbH, further well-known exhibitors from Germany participated such as Coperion, KraussMaffei and Leistritz, but also smaller competitors and exhibitors from Japan, Italy and China such as JSW, Maris, Icma, Bandera, Jwell and Lesun participated again and thus provided international input.

This year's industry get-together with specialist lectures about the theme of recycling attracted numerous visitors from within an approximately 200 km radius and resulted in interesting expert discussions with local customers.

The Compounding World Expo was supplemented by events of the Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo and Polymer Testing World Expo. In this context, various panel discussions about current trends and developments relating to the topics material availability, innovations in the analysis of plastic materials and the general development of the market took place.

The next exhibition will be held in Brussels in September 2024. Then, the focus will surely be on Benelux.

Plastic Japan Osaka 2023

The Plastic Japan Osaka (plastics exhibition in West Japan) was held at the International Exhibition Center Osaka from 17 to 19 May 2023. The show embraces a wide range of highly-functional materials and processing equipment, testing/analysis equipment, recycling technologies etc. It is held twice a year - once in Osaka and once in Tokyo.

More than 23,000 people visited the exhibition during these three days and a lot of potential customers visited our booth. Besides our products for the plastics industry, customers were interested in our BMD (barrel measurement device), which enables us to record the interior of a barrel very clearly.

The next Plastic Japan will take place in Tokyo from 4 to 6 October 2023. Furthermore, the IPF (International Plastic Fair) Japan 2023 will be held in Tokyo from 11 November to 2 December 2023. There will be more than 700 exhibitors including us.

Many thanks to all visitors and we are looking forward to seeing them at our booth next time.

CHINAPLAS 2023 - The 35th International Exhibition on Plastics & Rubber Industries

CHINAPLAS 2023, the 35th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries and Asia's No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair ended successfully at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, China on 20 April.

According to the organiser, 248,222 visitors went to Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center during the four-day exhibition and explored the latest innovative high-tech solutions for the plastics and rubber sectors. The numbers of visitors of CHINAPLAS 2023 were as follows:

No. of visitors
 Local%From overseas%Total
Day 162,47090.226,7709.7869,240
Day 286,91789.789,89210.2296,809
Day 353,45986.748,17313.2661,632
Day 416,94782.503,59417.5020,541
Total219,79388.5528,42911.45248,222

The total number of visitors of CHINAPLAS 2023 represents a phenomenal increase of 63.16% compared with CHINAPLAS held in the same venue in 2021. Compared with the exhibition held in Guangzhou in 2019, it marks an increase of 51.99%. The C.A.PICARD® booth was nearly crowded with guests this time.

At CHINAPLAS 2023, we demonstrated the Barrel Wear Measurement Device (BMD) at our booth and, for the first time, our new product BM endoscope. The efficient real-time reports on barrel wear and high-definition wear videos attracted both new and old customers for discussions. In addition, our new products, die plates and knives, also drew high attention of the visitors.

We hereby thank everyone who came to our booth for discussion and cooperation. We are looking forward to another successful CHINAPLAS in Shanghai next year.

International Electronic Circuits (Shanghai) Exhibition 2023 (CPCA Show)

The 31st International Electronic Circuits (Shanghai) Exhibition was held from 22 to 24 March 2023 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

Figures of the event
Number of exhibitors: 729
Exhibition space: 55,000 m2
Number of visitors: 62,423

The exhibition focussed on current and future challenges of the industry. The PCB industry is expediting the transfer of manufacturing away from China. Additionally, core topics like zero emissions and EVs were clearly pointed out.

IPC APEX EXPO 2023

C.A.PICARD® exhibited at the 2023 IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California January 24-26: one of 375 exhibitors featured in the San Diego Convention Center. Show attendance surged to the highest levels in a decade as renewed optimism abounded among visiting electronics manufacturing professionals. Mark Fink and Dylan Rogan relished the opportunity to reconnect with many customers and communicate the quality and value of C.A.PICARD®'s solutions to a diverse range of attendees.

PLASTIC JAPAN Tokyo Show 2022

The PLASTIC JAPAN Tokyo Show was held in December 2022. This show is one of the world's leading materials shows consisting of six specialised exhibitions for advanced films, plastics, metal, ceramics, joining and coating technologies.

C.A.PICARD® Japan participated in this show in the plastics zone. The show gathers a wide range of highly-functional materials and processing equipment, testing/analysis equipment, recycling technologies etc. It is held twice a year, once in Osaka and once in Tokyo.

This show was visited by approximately 44,000 people in three days and more customers than expected visited our booth.

This time, we presented the items below:

  • BMD (Barrel Measurement Device): the high efficiency of our BMD by providing accurate information on barrel wear and analytical reports (presented via promotional film)
  • 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 the workers without risk of injury (presented via promotional film)
  • BMD camera: This is our new service which we demonstrated by means of our camera. The camera can record inside barrels very clearly and many customers are interested in it.

The next PLASTIC JAPAN - High-Performance Plastic Expo - will take place in Osaka from 17 to 19 May 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming many guests at our booth again then.

AMI Plastics World Expo

AMI's Plastics World Expos are the leading co-located exhibitions for plastics compounding, recycling, extrusion, and polymer testing in North America. The show is made up of four co-located exhibitions: Compounding World Expo, Plastics Extrusion World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo, and Polymer Testing World Expo. This Expo has always proven to be one of the most highly attended in North America. The two-day event took place on November 9th and 10th, 2022 and was also well attended this year. For both days, we were able to identify 47 opportunities with new and existing customers. 16 of those opportunities were with new customers. We are actively following up on those now. 

K 2022

After the long period of time influenced by Covid-19, many companies of the plastics and rubber industries had started preparing for the 19th edition of their most important and biggest exhibition with tremendous excitement: The K 2022 took place in Düsseldorf from 19 to 26 October 2022.

3037 exhibitors looked forward to finally being able to communicate again personally with their approximately 176,000 trade visitors from 157 nations.

We also participated with our own booth and an international team of 20 colleagues this time. Mr Josef Posniak, Spokesman of our Management Board, was also frequently involved in customer discussions.

28 of 89 trade visitors at the booth of Carl Aug. Picard GmbH came from Germany. It was a pleasure for us to welcome also our Asian customers despite the difficult situation, who travelled the long way, for example, from Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia in order to visit us at the exhibition. The other visitors came from Europe and the USA.

Beside our known products and services in the field of co-rotating twin-screw extruders, our newly designed FD systems for stripping off elements gently were focussed on this time.

A distinction is made between the "FDS & FDX" system and the "FD200" system. While the "FDS & FDX" system can strip off elements with diameters of 20 - 160 mm, the "FD200" system is suitable for elements with a diameter of up to 270 mm.

This innovation makes it possible to strip off elements hydraulically even with these particular diameters in order to reduce the risk of injury and to carry out a time-saving change of configuration.

The next K show will take place from 8 to 15 October 2025. We are already looking forward very much to welcoming many guests then again at our booth.

PLASTIC EXPO 2022 - Osaka Show

C.A.PICARD® Japan participated in the "High-Performance PLASTIC EXPO Osaka Show" in May 2022. The EXPO is an exhibition embracing highly-functional materials technologies that are indispensable to various high-technology industries, e.g. advanced materials, processing technologies, production equipment and testing equipment. In addition, active negotiations took place among researchers and manufacturers of various fields such as automotive, electronics, medical and aerospace industries.

This EXPO was visited by about 17,000 people in three days. Compared with the last EXPO 2021 also held in Osaka, which was influenced by COVID-19, the number of visitors recovered very well and many current and potential customers visited our booth.

This time, we presented BMD and FDS via promotional film:

  • BMD (Barrel Measurement Device): the high efficiency of our BMD by providing accurate information on barrel wear 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 the workers without risk of injury

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

The next "High-Performance PLASTIC EXPO" will be held in Tokyo from 7 to 9 December 2022. We look forward to seeing you at our booth.

IPC APEX Expo 2022

C.A.PICARD® exhibited at the 2022 IPC APEX Expo in San Diego, California January 25-27: one of 282 exhibitors featured in the San Diego Convention Center. 3,647 electronics manufacturing professionals visited this year's expo. Mark Fink and Dylan Rogan relished the opportunity to reconnect with many customers and communicate the quality and value of C.A.PICARD®'s solutions to a diverse range of attendees.

PLASTIC EXPO 2021 - Tokyo Show

C.A.PICARD® Japan participated in the "Highly-functional Material Week" in December 2021. The EXPO is an exhibition embracing highly-functional materials technologies that are indispensable to various high-technology industries, e.g. advanced materials, processing technologies, production equipment and testing equipment. In addition, active negotiations took place among researchers and manufacturers of various fields such as automotive, electronics, medical and aerospace industries.

This EXPO was visited by about 40,000 people in three days. Compared with the "Highly-functional Material Week 2020" also held in Tokyo, which was influenced by Covid-19, the number of visitors recovered very well and many current and potential customers visited our booth.

This time, we presented BMD and FDS via promotional film:

  • BMD (Barrel Measurement Device): the high efficiency of our BMD by providing accurate information on barrel wear 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 the workers without risk of injury

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

The next "Highly-functional Material Week" will be held in Osaka from 11 to 13 May 2022. We look forward to seeing you at our booth.

Compounding World Expo North America 2021

The Compounding World Expo in Cleveland, OH took place November 3rd-4th. C.A.PICARD® was accompanied by 238 other vendors and close to 4,000 attendees during the two-day show. Vendors included other Twin Srew Extruder (TSE) spare parts manufacturers, TSE OEMS, single screw manufacturers, raw material suppliers and more. Paul Diaz and Ray Herring attended the show to represent C.A.PICARD® to inform attendees how C.A.PICARD® can be of service to their needs. Paul and Ray had a handful of new prospects visit the booth during the two-day show and many existing customers stopped by as well. The Compounding World Expo will be returning to Cleveland, OH November 9th-10th, 2022.

Fakuma 2021

The Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen was the first major international trade fair for the plastics industry which could finally be opened for visitors after some time. A bit of normality, after almost all events and exhibitions had been cancelled due to Covid-19 in the last two years. 1,470 exhibitors from 39 countries came to the 27th Fakuma - international trade fair for plastics processing - at the Lake Constance. In these times of pandemic, it was not very surprising that the number of visitors was lower than it was in the past 15 years. After all, there were 29,543 specialist visitors. The major part of them came from the DACH region as well as from the European neighbouring countries such as Italy and France. 33 companies from twelve countries visited the C.A.PICARD® booth: Finland, Hungary, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, France, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.

Sustainability: C.A.PICARD® services
The main topics of Fakuma 2021 were recycling management and sustainability. A perfect match for the C.A.PICARD® services like barrel repair (among others renewal of the inliner) which were picked out as central themes with almost all visitors at the C.A.PICARD® booth.

The next two Fakuma trade fairs will also take place at Messe Friedrichshafen in 2023 and 2024, the 28th Fakuma from 17 to 21 October 2023 and the 29th Fakuma from 15 to 19 October 2024.

Compounding World Expo 2021

The second Compounding World Expo in Essen was again organised by AMI and took place on 29 and 30 September 2021. It was held at the same time and place together with the Plastics Recycling World Expo, the Plastics Extrusion World Expo and the Polymer Testing World Expo.

The exhibition was a good opportunity to be actually "on location" again and the numbers confirmed the regained confidence in face-to-face meetings and the possibility of networking. This year's event recorded an increase of 18% in the number of exhibitors compared to the previous time and saw the presence of European exhibitors and visitors alike, whereas overseas visitors were limited due to the travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. More than 50% of the visitors came from outside Germany.

The two days were filled with seminars, technical presentations and debates, that were attended with utmost interest. The themes ranged from the discussion about the future of technical compounds to recycling and upcycling solutions for compounding extruders to measuring and understanding extruder wear.

It was interesting to notice that many Italian OEMs attended both the exhibition in Essen and the Packaging & Recycling convention in Arese (which took place at the same time). All major Italian players were present: Maris, Icma, Comac, Fimic, Filtec, Bandera as well as some well-known companies such as Sirmax, Mepol and Benvic.

One of the guiding themes was the green economy and one of the mostly discussed themes was recycling.

Petfood Forum 2021

The conference event was held in Kansas City, Missouri, September 22-24 and included an exhibition hall in which C.A. Picard, Inc. participated with a booth to exhibit our Single Screw Extruder (SSE) products. Mark Fink and Paul Diaz represented C.A. Picard, Inc. by engaging persons interested in our displayed products. Several pet food producers were very interested in our portfolio and in learning more about the chance to increase the lifetime of their extruders and decrease maintenance costs. The exhibition included 300 suppliers. Attendees to the conference included professionals working in pet food nutrition, ingredient and processing technologies, packaging, food science, R&D, product development, food safety, QA/QC, purchasing, import/export and regulatory compliance. Petfood Forum 2022 is scheduled for May 2-4, 2022.

International Electronics Circuit (Shanghai) Exhibition 2021 (CPCA Show)

The 30th International Electronics Circuit (Shanghai) Exhibition was held from 7 to 9 July 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

Figures of the event
Number of exhibitors: 712
Exhibition space: 55,000 m2
Number of visitors: 53,491

In 2021, with the recovery of household incomes, successful control of the pandemic, availability of vaccine and policy normalisation, China's economy is on the right track to recovery. During the exhibition, we learned from our visitors and customers that - in the short-to-medium term - the main driving forces of electronics and PCB industries will be:

  1. New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) are expected to grow continuously. Major manufacturers of NEVs forecast an average annual growth of approximately 15 % from 2021 to 2025.
  2. 5G with high demand:
    • High acceleration of 5G infrastructure drives the industries of 5G base stations and terminals.
    • Manufacturing industries of 5G mobile phones, associated products and peripherals
    • With the advancing development of 5G technologies and infrastructures, enormous Internet of Things (IoTs) application opportunities and more diversified IoT applications for industry and households will continue driving the demand of electronics and PCB markets.
  3. China is enhancing the existing 5G technology to develop its "5G+ Industrial Internet" strategy and has more than 1,100 "5G+ Industrial Internet" projects ongoing, covering 22 industries including cement, automobile, petrochemical, steel, mining and oil fields.

CHINAPLAS 2021

The 34th International Exhibition on Plastics & Rubber Industries

CHINAPLAS 2021 took place from 13 to 16 April and had a total of 152,134 visitors (149,771 local and 2,363 overseas visitors). Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to the new venue at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, the number of domestic visitors increased by 23.46% compared with 2019 in Guangzhou.

Number of visitors of years 2017 / 2019 / 2021
 201720192021Overseas visitors in 2021
Day 140,83444,71544,236577 (1.30%)
Day 256,34761,69959,716874 (1.46%)
Day 341,71244,83538,545717 (1.86%)
Day 416,36512,0659,637195 (2.02%)
Total155,258163,314152,1342,363 (1.55%)
  compared to 2019- 6.85% 


During this year's exhibition, we promoted a new material with high-performance wear protection by on-site demonstrations ('scratch test'). We also offered our latest FD system (flexible dismantling system) emphasising efficiency, safety and protection for the operators as well as the screw elements and shafts. Last but not least, we presented our BMD (barrel measurement device) which allows customers to improve their maintenance in a highly-effective, accurate and time-saving way by checking the barrel wear at their extruder lines.

We hereby thank everyone for coming to our booth, for the discussions and the cooperation. It was a great pleasure to meet our customers and other visitors.

CHINAPLAS 2022 will be held in Shanghai from 25 to 28 April. We look forward to seeing you again at our booth.

International Electronics Circuit Exhibition 2020

The International Electronics Circuit Exhibition 2020 took place in Shenzhen from 2 to 4 December 2020. The world's leading PCB and EA show was a great success. Last year's show was themed "5 Era • Smart Future" and once again increased compared to previous shows. 431 exhibitors at 2,890 booths showcased an array of products and solutions and consolidated the fair's leading status as an ideal one-stop trading platform for the PCB and EA industries.

Key facts and figures:

  • 431 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions
  • 3 exhibition halls with 2,890 booths on 52,500 m2
  • 48,234 visits in three days
  • Bookings for 2021 were enormous with 4,432 booths

During the three days of exhibition, we learned a lot about the latest information from the PCB industry.

IPF Japan 2020 Virtual Trade Show

C.A.PICARD® participated in the IPF Japan 2020 Virtual Trade Show in November 2020. IPF Japan is known as a "High-tech" Plastic & Rubber trade show. It is held in Japan every three years.

This time, however, it was held on an online platform due to the coronavirus. You can access this online exhibition until 21 May 2021. Registration is required under https://www.ipfjapan.jp/english/registration/.

384 companies participated in this trade show as exhibitors and 18,000 people visited this online exhibition so far. Compared to IPF Japan 2017, the number of people who visited our online booth was quadrupled. We believe that this good result is one of the benefits of online events.

IPF Japan 2020 Virtual Trade Show had six areas and our booth was in the "Molding Machines/Auxiliary Equipment" area. We presented our general items such as elements, barrels, shafts, FD system and Barrel Measurement Device (BMD) via promotional film. A lot of customers visited our online booth.

The next Plastic Expo will be held in Osaka from 23 to 25 June 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you.