A new Japanese plastics show in 2010 is targeting end users of plastics in automobiles, medical, packaging, solar batteries and other segments.
N-Plas, which is planned for May 19-21 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center, will run concurrently with new shows and related conferences in plastics film, new materials and beverage technologies.
The Society of Plastics Technology and Atex Co. Ltd. are organizing the events. Atex of Tokyo formerly provided management services for Japan's largest plastics trade show, the International Plastics Fair.
Atex officials estimate that N-Plas will have 58,000 square feet of exhibition space and attract 20,000 visitors. By targeting those segments, the plastics shows will fill a need for the country's processors and end users, they said. Big Sight, which is closer to central Tokyo than the IPF show's Tokyo location, will be more convenient for show-goers, according to Atex.
The new shows come after Atex and the owners of IPF parted ways after the last IPF event, in November 2008, Atex officials said.
They said Atex will not handle management for the next IPF show, in 2011. They did not give a reason for the change.
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