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Sri Lanka’s first B2B international plastics exhibition – SRI LANKA PLAST 2012 – will be held on August 10-12 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre – Colombo. Organised by Enterprising Fairs India Pvt. Ltd, ‘SRI LANKA PLAST’ is co-organised by the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka. It is supported by CIPET – Central institute of Plastics Engineering Technology, India, together with the Central Environment Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka, the organisers said in a media release.
Over 100 exhibitors from India, China, Taiwan, Korea and Italy will take part in this three-day exhibition which will showcase current adva
ncements in machines, materials and auxiliaries together with live demonstration of machines. A highlight of ‘SRI LANKA PLAST’ will be the special theme pavilion on plastics recycling. Set up by the Central Environment Authority for the benefit of the general public, the theme pavilion will also showcase new technologies for recycling of plastics. “It will create awareness on how plastics can be recycled and the need to segregate plastic refuse at home. This section of the exhibition will be open to the general public and school children of Grades 10 and above, while the exhibition side is purely for business visitors,” the statement said.
It said that the current consumption of plastics in Sri Lanka is around 175,000 metric tons per annum with nearly 800 plastics processors predominantly in the small and medium sectors. “With Sri Lanka’s plastics industry expected to grow by 15%-20% in the near future, the only way to meet this demand is to create new manufacturing facilities and capacities,” the statement added.comments powered by Disqus