NEW DATES: 1-2 June 2021

Messe Essen, Germany

The international exhibition for the film, sheet, pipe and profile extrusion industry

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200+ exhibitors

4,000+ visitors


On-going uncertainty created by Coronavirus pandemic has led to the decision to delay the Plastics Extrusion World Expo and its co-located shows until 1-2 June 2021.

Rita Andrews, head of exhibitions at AMI, said “We have been reviewing the fast-changing situation daily, and we have been consulting with exhibitors, Messe Essen, local government and health authorities. Our primary concerns are for the health and safety of all attendees at our events, and delivering the very best audience for our exhibitors. With these factors in mind, we have taken the decision to postpone the expos”.

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"The expo is very focused with everything key to the industry in one hall"
Dagmar Kirchof, Leistritz

The Plastics Extrusion World Expo is heading to
MESSE ESSEN in Germany from 1-2 June 2021. 

Following the launch in Cleveland, Ohio USA, this event brings together professionals from across the plastics extrusion industry for two days of networking, knowledge sharing and innovation. Your free ticket provides admission to the largest concentration of plastics extrusion related exhibits in Europe including access to the co-located events: Compounding World Expo, Polymer Testing World Expo and Plastics Recycling World Expo. As well as 5 focused conference theatres – each with a busy two-day program of technical presentations, seminars and industry debates and exclusive networking events.

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Gerard Pichon
Barbier Group
R&D Manager

Born in Saint Etienne -

 Education Background

- Master degree in Chemistry ()

- Engineer in Chemistry (ENSC )

 Since beginning 2005 I work as R&D Manager for the Barbier group in charge of

 Management of R&D activities for all the companies operating inside the  Barbier group.Definition and follow-up of R&D programs regarding : the development of new products and the optimisation of products ranges in line with the group policy and the participation to  collaborative projects with privat or academic partners .

Collaboration to the selection of raw material suppliers and homologation of new raw materials and new formulations.

Technical support for new investments regarding production equipment’s.

Technical support to the marketing and sales departments

Before joining the Barbier group, I worked in the plastic industry for 25 years at other plastic converters producing wire and cables (Silec Sagem) or flexible films (Autobar Flexible, Adelpro) and at different raw material producers covering: polymer (BP Chemicals), masterbatch (Ampacet) and plastics additives (Clariant).

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