Plast & Printpack Alger 2018: Presents more Innovations than ever Before

“Plastics: The essential material for sustainable development”

Record number of 250 exhibitors from 25 countries

High-profile 2-day-conference & workshops on “Plastics: The essential material for sustainable development” with 30 speakers from 9 countries

Algeria’s plastics industry is the fastest growing on the African continent

Excellent news on Plast & Printpack Alger 2018: A record number of 250 exhibitors from 25 countries presents more innovations than ever before. Compared to the previous event, Plast & Printpack Alger 2018 grows by 50% in terms of exhibitor numbers and net exhibition space.

9 countries are represented with national pavilions or groups: Austria, China, France, India, Italy, Qatar, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.

The great number of solutions and technologies on offer makes plast & printpack alger 2018 a highly attractive destination for all professionals wishing to upgrade their existing equipment or invest in new projects in the next few years.

Organised by Fairtrade and Messe Düsseldorf, the event is scheduled to take place from 11 -13  March 2018 at the brand new Center International de Conférences d’Alger Abdelatif Rahal CIC.

High-Profile 2-day-Conference & Workshops on “Plastics: The Essential Material for Sustainable Development” with 30 speakers from 9 Countries

Organized by fairtrade and Messe Düsseldorf in cooperation with German Access, a high-profile 2-day-conference & workshops is running alongside plast alger 2018. The conference & workshops take place on 12 and 13 March 2018 at the Centre International de Conférences d‘Alger Abdelatif Rahal CIC.

Some 30 speakers and presenters from Algeria, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Nigeria, Spain and Tunisia will delve deeply into the topic “Plastics: The essential material for sustainable development”.

Admission to the exhibition, the conference and the workshops is free! Participants can register online via pre-registration.

And here is where the speakers come from:

  • Algerian government, consultants, associations, institutions and universities
  • International plastics associations, chambers of commerce or institutions from 9 countries
  • International technology & solutions providers

This conference & workshops will see valuable exchange between professionals from Algeria, the Maghreb and West Africa.

 Why Plast & Printpack Alger is Growing so Fast: Algeria’s Plastics Industry is the Fastest Growing on the African Continent

The Country Cluster of EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery confirms significant double-digit growth for the Maghreb countries Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as well as West African countries such as Nigeria.

The per capita consumption of plastics in Algeria has grown by about 9% annually over the past ten years, from 10.0 kg in 2007 to 23.1 kg in 2017 and is estimated to be 25.8 kg in 2020. The country’s plastics consumption has grown by 11% annually over the same period. It has almost tripled from 338 kt to 955 kt. An increase to 1,121 kt is expected by 2020.

Algeria is Africa’s Largest Importer of Plastics in Primary Forms

As all plastic raw materials are imported (mainly from the Middle East, Asia and Europe) with the exception of 3%, the Algerian market has great potential for exporters.

Imports of plastic raw materials, for instance, grew by 13% annually between 2007 and 2015, from 304 kt to 817 kt, +169%!

Imports of plastic raw materials from other countries have developed as follows:

  • Morocco:   from 374 kt in 2007 to 421 kt in 2015, +12.5%

  • Tunisia:     from 209 kt in 2007 to 286 kt in 2015, +36.8%

  • Nigeria:    from 513 kt in 2007 to 754 kt in 2015, +47.0%