Deals worth about $120 million were done during the four-day Plastimagen México 2010 trade show, according to organizer E.J. Krause de México SA de CV.
The figure is identical to the amount E.J. Krause said was done the last time the show was held, in 2008.
According to the exhibition specialist, on both occasions the calculation was based on data from Mexico's national plastics industry association Anipac (Asociacón Nacional de Industrias del Plastico AC).
José Navarro, managing director of E.J. Krause de México, said most of the deals involved machinery, materials and components for sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, food and drink, petrochemicals, agriculture, the environment and electronics.
Plastimagen México 2010 was held at March 23-26 in Mexico City. It attracted more than 28,000 visitors, according to Laura Barrera, E.J. Krause de México's industrial division director, up from 27,162 in 2008 but slightly below the 30,000 Barrera was expecting when interviewed by Plastics News in February.
According to E.J. Krause, 40 percent of the floor space available for the next show, scheduled for Oct. 4-7, 2011 has been sold.
Originally slated for March 2012, the next show was moved forward to avoid clashing with NPE2012, which the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. will hold in the first week of April that year.
E.J. Krause bought Plastimagen México, one of Latin America's largest plastics industry events, from Mexico City-based Oprex SA de CV for about $5 million in 2007.
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