MaterialDistrict Expo: Futureproof Plastics

Plastic is everywhere, from packaging in the supermarket to floors to your clothes. Unfortunately, everywhere means everywhere: plastic is present in nature, the oceans and even our own bodies. Now that the devastating effects of plastic are becoming increasingly clear, it’s time to rethink the way we can use it. Making plastic futureproof means a new look at plastic and rethinking the way we use available resources and our production techniques.

These 120 materials are intended to inspire new ways of looking at a material that is commonly considered to be disposable, from reuse to replacement. From the more obvious recycled plastic products to bioplastics made from cornstarch, cow’s blood coffee grounds, and from packaging alternatives such as leek paper to recyclable materials such as glass for acoustic panels, these materials demonstrate that ‘waste materials’ are an excellent resource for various alternative for plastic. And if plastic is your only option? New manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing offer a great way to reduce the amount of material.

About Kunstoffenbeurs
More than 250 exhibitors have registered for the 23rd edition of the Kunststoffenbeurs! This time companies are looking forward to meeting you on 14 and 15 September in the Brabanthallen. Make knowledge of companies specialized in: plastics, rubber, moulds, injection moulding, extrusion, product development, recycling and production. This year the Kunststoffenbeurs is all about futureproof plastics with the main themes: Sustainability & Recycling, Smart Production & Digitalization and Innovation & Knowledge. Including the Machineplein, a Live Stage Plastics Arena, AM Masterclass, Buyers Congress, Rethink Expo, inspiring lecture program and an extensive network drink, there is a well-filled programme.