30th June 2021

Events for Plastics Manufacturers to Attend in 2021 & 2022

Events for Plastics Manufacturers to Attend in 2021 & 2022

Now that we are returning to some semblance of normality as the impact of multiple lockdowns in the UK and a remarkable vaccination programme comes into force, live in-person business events and trade shows are starting to make a return.

With organisers still carefully monitoring cases, government advice and travel restrictions, dates for live events are finally being finalised for 2021 and beyond.

Soon, you’ll be able to book your place at industry favourites like PPMA, Interplas and The K Show.

So, which events should UK plastics manufacturers attend both domestically and internationally?


2021 Events for Plastics Manufacturers

PPMA 2021

PPMA (or, to give it its full name, the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association show) is the UK’s leading event for processing and packaging machinery, robotics and automation.

Showcasing a comprehensive line-up of processing and packaging solutions, and the latest in machinery and ancillary products, attend PPMA to discover the latest in efficiency-boosting solutions.

The show is attended by processing and packaging manufacturers across industries including food, beverages, baking, pharmaceuticals, building supplies, pet care and FMCG.

Where: NEC, Birmingham

When: 28-30 September 2021

Register to attend PPMA here.


Interplas 2021

Taking place to coincide with PPMA, the UK’s leading plastics industry event Interplas, showcases the essential manufacturing processes, technologies, and services for the plastics sector.

With 400+ exhibitors, you can expect to see the very latest solutions, products, machines and ideas in the sector. From moulding and forming machines to materials, automation, contract manufacturing and even supporting technologies like software, testing, inspection, surface treatments and more.

Our partner DELMIA | Works are exhibiting at Interplas 2021, taking a stand in Hall 4, H18 – so we’ll see you there!

Where: NEC, Birmingham

When: 28-30 September 2021

Register to attend Interplas here.


The K Show

The world’s No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber, The K Show brings together professionals from across the plastics and rubber industry.

At The K Show, you can expect to see the best and latest in:

  • Raw materials and auxiliaries
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
  • services, research and science

Where: Messe, Düsseldorf

When: 19-26 October 2022

Register to attend The K Show 2022 here.


Plastindia 2022

Plastindia is a series of exhibitions showcasing plastics producers and processors across India and internationally, with 1,800+ exhibitors from 44 countries.

Where: New Delhi, India

When: 17-21 February 2021

Register to attend Plastindia here.


Chinaplas 2022

Chinaplas showcases the latest in cutting-edge technology solutions for the plastics sector, from Chinese and international suppliers.

Chinaplas has three main themes: smart manufacturing, innovative materials, and green solutions.

Where: NECC, Hongqiao, Shanghai

When: 25-28 April 2022

Register to attend Chinaplas here.



Plastpol, the international fair for plastic and rubber processing, spotlights plastics industry trends.

With leading companies presenting flagship products, Plastpol leads the way in the very latest plastics industry achievements.

Alongside the expo, you can attend conferences, discussion panels, seminars, networking meetings – and the industry plebiscites’ results announcements.

Where: Targi Kielce, Poland

When: 21-23 September 2021

Register to attend Plastpol 2021 here.

We hope to see you at some of these exciting events coming up for the plastics manufacturing sector in 2021-22!

Posted by Zoe on 30th June 2021.