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.

The 28th China International Electronic Circuits Exhibition (2019 CPCA Show)

The 28th China International Electronic Circuits Exhibition was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai from 19 to 21 March 2019.

As in 2018, our booth was located besides the booth of our business partner SKC Kolon PI in the middle of the hall right next to the main corridor and we could catch up on the latest information of the PCB industry during the three days of the exhibition.

Overall, a broad market and a promising development are predicted for the electronics as well as the PCB industries. Many customers and visitors who we talked to are optimistic as regards the current year and expect steady growth till the third quarter of 2020.

Some basic data of the event:

Total number of exhibitors:705
Exhibition space:50,000 m2
Number of visitors:57,024

There were 5% more exhibitors than last year.


After the Russian economy had been in a recession in the past years, it has been enjoying growth again since 2017, at least as regards the plastics, rubber and packaging industries. This trend was also reflected in the 22nd INTERPLASTICA, which took place in Krasnaja Presnja, Moscow from 29 January to 1 February 2019. There were approximately 25,000 visitors in the AO Expocenter in order to catch up on the range of products of the 950 exhibitors from 32 countries.

This trend also had a positive effect on C.A.PICARD® and its Russian representative. Interesting conversations could be hold during the four days of the exhibition and some potential customers could be informed about the advantages of a cooperation with C.A.PICARD®.

Thus, the next INTERPLASTICA will again take place with C.A.PICARD®.