From January 23 to 26, 2024, the main events of the polymer, packaging and processing industries will take place at the Expocentre Fairgrounds – the international specialized exhibition of plastics and rubbers RUPLASTICA, the international specialized exhibition of packaging, printing and bottling technologies UPAKEXPO, as well as the exhibition of waste recycling and technologies RECYCLING SOLUTIONS and a specialized project of technologies for creating three-dimensional objects in the ADDITIVE MINDED industry.

Tens of thousands of industry professionals, as well as more than 1,100 Russian and foreign companies, will gather in a single space of the exhibition complex. Adjacent expositions will allow you to get full information about the current state of the world market, promising trends in the development of production in Russia, as well as find a solution to all professional requests and get acquainted with high-tech equipment and the latest developments.


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The concept of the upcoming exhibitions includes a number of business programs that will help unlock the potential of participants and become a unique platform for open dialogue on important topics of the industry, its domestic capabilities and integration into the global agenda.

Representatives of industry associations, experts and leading market players will take part in the discussions, and will share exclusive information about the specifics of work, innovations in a changing market, as well as discuss regulatory regulation, environmental requirements, technological innovations and much more. Over 85 leading market experts will participate in the new season.

Mikhail Katsevman, Director of Science and Development at NPP POLYPLASTIC, President of the Russian Union of Plastic Processors, Vice President of the Russian Agricultural Association, notes:

"Meetings, bright speeches by market leaders, communication, including with imported players, are a powerful incentive to share experiences and find solutions. The specialized platform of the international industry exhibitions RUPLASTICA, UPAKEXPO and RECYCLING SOLUTIONS is a place where we meet, discuss trends, new products, criticize, find new ideas and rally our business community to a common goal".


   POLYMER PLAZA (January 23rd and 25th | Pavilion 2.3)

Discussions on polymer and rubber topics will take place at Polymer Plaza in Pavilion 2.3. The main topics will be: the state of the processing industry in Russia, state support for polymer production, investment projects, prospects for Russian exports, logistics, development of the segment of innovative polymer materials, smart technologies and the labor market in the industrial sector.

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Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia will open the business program with a welcoming speech. Representatives of well-known profile companies, including Rupec, SIBUR, Argus Media, the Union of Plastic Processors, Aditim, POLYPLASTIC, Uskas and others, will also talk about the current state of the global polymer market, their application and prospects for localization of production, the state of the polymer processing industry in Russia, prospects for Russian exports of PP and PE, stimulation of import substitution, etc.

In addition, on January 23, the conference "Plastic casting and blowing. Smart Technologies", organized by Plastics magazine; and on January 24 and 25, the II International Hackathon on the discipline "Chemistry and Physics of Polymers", organized by the MNPC, will take place.

   RECYCLING SOLUTIONS (January 24th | Pavilion 2.3)

The recycling segment remains an important and integral part for discussions at upcoming events. The issues discussed at the business program will touch not only on the topics of sustainable development, waste management and recycling of polymers and rubbers, but also raise an important layer of requests for work in new conditions that concern many market participants. The key topics will be: the development of a waste management system, polymer recycling, expanding the responsibility of the packaging manufacturer, projects in the field of sustainable development, solutions in the field of flexible packaging and the environmental agenda.

Alexander Svidovsky, General Director of the EcoLine-VtorPlast polymer recycling plant, notes:

"Today, the market for recycling secondary polymers is very active. In the last five years, the state has paid great attention to the issue of waste management. The law on expanded responsibility of manufacturers and importers for the disposal of goods and packaging was signed, which discouraged the use of non-environmentally friendly and non-recyclable materials in goods and packaging, and also created conditions for the development of recycling. Both of these processes have a common goal – to reduce waste disposal by up to 50% by 2030. The RECYCLING SOLUTIONS exhibition is a discussion platform where many expert proposals are formulated, which later become the basis of legislative acts".

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The discussion will be opened by Alexander Markushin, Deputy General Director of PPK REO, with a report on the development of the waste management system of hazard classes III-V in Russia. Elena Vishnyakova, Deputy General Director of Ecoline Group, will talk about the problems and possibilities of recycling plastic packaging.

Representatives of such companies as EcoLine VtorPlast, Clean Country, Sibur, RusPec, Green Birch, Resurs, Unilever and others will also make presentations.

Olga Stadnik, Head of the EcoTechLab Research Center, EcoTechnologies:

"The key task for processors is to quickly familiarize themselves and integrate into new ROP mechanisms. For many sub-sectors, primarily polymer waste disposal, updating legislation requires significant changes or improvements in internal processes. Some may even lose the cash flows previously received from the ROP. At the forum, it is important to discuss the pitfalls of new requirements and share a vision for the development of the recycling industry in a new context".

On January 24, the Conference "Laboratory and quality control in polymer and packaging production" will also be held in the Buffet Hall.



   INNOVATION PACK (January 23-26 | Pavilion 8.1)

The schedule of the business program within the framework of the packaging theme will also be saturated in the new season. The key topics will be: the current state of the packaging market, adaptation of the Russian market to sanctions, trends in the packaging industry, production of printed packaging in new market conditions, branding, neuromarketing and problems of personnel training for the packaging industry.

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Alexander Boyko, General Director of the National Confederation of Packers (NCPac), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Development of the Packaging and Printing Industry of the CCI of the Russian Federation, will open the business program with a welcoming speech. Alexander Chuikov, President of the National Confederation of Packers, Chairman of the Board of Directors of GP GOTEK, will summarize the results of the year and talk about new challenges of the packaging industry. Yuri Lakhtikov, Chairman of the Management Board of RAO Bumprom, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pulp and Paper and Forestry Industry of the CCI of the Russian Federation, will analyze the main problems and talk about the opportunities in the new conditions of the pulp and paper industry.

Representatives of well-known profile companies, including SFT Packaging Center, Aurora, Sibur, Georg Polymer, Danaflex, Homa Company, Uskas, Unilever and others, will also share their opinions on the state of the packaging equipment market, its trends and prospects.


   ADDITIVE MINDED (January 23-25 | Pavilion 3)

Discussions on new opportunities in the use of additive technologies in industry will take place at the Additive Minded site. The main topics of the business program will be: technological solutions, large-scale 3D printing, development, design and modern production of parts, advanced training programs, Skolkovo R&D services platform, reverse engineering and production prospects in different segments using additive technologies.

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Dmitry Trubashevsky, founder of the Layer Logic project, will open the discussion with a report on the prospects for the development of additive technologies in various industrial sectors. Mikhail Rodin, General Director of NPO ZD-Integration LLC, will talk about the first additive plant in the Russian Federation.


Representatives of ONSINT, Obzhektronics, Anisoprint Rus, Horizon of Coatings, Ateco, IXVELD, INBAB, 3D Vision, Skolkovo will talk about developments, new opportunities, design, unique printing, import substitution, application of additive technologies in production and others", "Jetcom Office Equipment", "MORTEH", "Tsvetnoy Mir" and others.


Stay up to date with the latest developments, current production processes, technological advances and trends along with the business programs of RUPLASTICA, UPAKEXPO AND RECYCLING SOLUTIONS exhibitions!


See you from January 23 to January 26, 2024!