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Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 Returns, Growing in Tandem with Vietnam’s Manufacturing Industries

Ho Chi Minh City, 20 March 2018 - The 7th International Plastics & Rubber Technologies and Materials Exhibition for Vietnam and the region - Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 gets off to a rousing start from 20 to 22 March 2018 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). This very international trade show promises to deliver new exciting technologies and strives to offer itself as an effective business platform for the vibrant plastic production sector which has been rapidly growing in tandem with Vietnam’s manufacturing and processing industries. Strategically co-locating with the international trade show is ProPak Vietnam 2018, the region’s leading trade exhibition for processing and packaging technologies in Vietnam, where plastic product and technologies form a significant percentage of the packaging industry’s upstream products and processes.

With its scale and quality expanding steadily over the years, this edition welcomes some 174 exhibiting companies from 24 countries and regions, with six country pavilions from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Korea and Singapore, adding a strong international flair to this year’s trade show. The exhibition offers opportunities for plastics technology and equipment suppliers to market their best-of-breed products to local and regional buyers, and also to host and service existing clients in the region. Notable exhibitors include Woojin, Lohia, Starlinger, Engel, PTT, Reifenhaeuser, HKK, Motancolortronic, Exxon Mobil, Statec Binder, Piovan, Maguire, Hansweber, Kraiburg, Zeppelin Systems, Plastic Systems, and many others.

Tapping into the growth of Vietnam’s emerging plastics and rubber markets

Vietnam’s plastics and rubber sector continues its massive growth potential in recent years, attracting great attention and investments from both domestic and foreign-invested enterprises alike. In the face of increasing competition, complexity of technical requirements and product standards, businesses now need to improve their capabilities, expand production capacities and adopt new technological innovations in the ever-changing plastics and rubber landscape. Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 returns in a timely manner to promote technological implementation and fosters the growth of the industry. The international trade show offers the industry a comprehensive range of solutions from the latest machinery and equipment, semi-finished and finished products, raw materials, technical parts and components, to a full suite of services for the plastics and rubber sectors. This exhibition is expected to attract more than 7,000 trade visitors from the region.

Established platform for knowledge exchange

Combined with the breadth of the exhibits is an educational seminar hosted by Multi Engineering Solutions Laboratory (MES LAB), delving into the latest trends and pertinent issues affecting the evolving plastics and rubber industries. Entitled “Accelerated Product Development Technologies for Lean Start-up”, the seminar expects to gather a diverse mix of thought leaders, technical experts and industry professionals.

With many years of experience and a broad knowledge across multiple industry segments, Mr. Tran Anh Tuan - CEO & Founder of MES LAB, lecturer at Dongguk University, Korea, will be sharing information and unique insights about the product development processes, the necessity of accelerated product development, as well as the concept of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Concept and its applications in market research.

Multi-industry cooperation between Plastics & Rubber Vietnam and ProPak Vietnam

The co-location of Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 and ProPak Vietnam 2018, together with the second staging of Printech Vietnam, presents unrivaled opportunities for businesses to explore and foster inter-sectorial partnering spanning the entire supply chain, from raw material processing, to digital & conventional printing, labeling and intelligent packaging.

Mr. Gernot Ringling - Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia, co-organiser of Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 shared: “The continued international integration and economic growth in Vietnam has further stimulated consumer demand for better packaging and plastic products, which has also resulted in growing business interests from local and international investors. This is evident as the trade exhibition continues to draw robust international participation.”

“Since its inception in 2007, Plastics & Rubber Vietnam is now the valuable networking platform dedicated to the plastics and rubber sectors in Vietnam and Indochina. May your time here at Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018 leave you inspired and the knowledge gained pave more valuable contributions to Vietnam’s plastics and rubber industries,” he added.

Mr. BT Tee – General Manager of UBM VES concluded: “The world needs better plastics technologies to improve recovery/recycling and to reduce material demand for a more sustainable growth environment. Hence, the manufacturing industries need to evolve responsible plastics usage to achieve this cause. Industries and consumers have to start through the deployment of new techniques and materials to face the challenges of consumption and to nurture a better environment – take issue of microplastics and nanoplastics contamination as a recent example - we see Plastics and Rubber Vietnam as a catalyst to encourage innovation and solutions for a better future.”

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Notes to Editors:

Event at a glance:

Exhibition:                                Plastics & Rubber Vietnam 2018

Venue:                                       Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)

Address:                                    799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date:                                          20 – 23 March 2018 (Tues – Thu)

Time:                                         0900hrs – 1700hrs



About Plastic & Rubber Vietnam (

Since its inception in 2007, the biennial event - Plastics & Rubber Vietnam is now the dedicated networking platform covering all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services essential to the plastics and rubber sectors in Vietnam and Indochina. Plastics & Rubber Vietnam in its 7th edition will showcase a wide assortment of the latest technology, machinery and cost-effective solutions, with participation from different parts of the world. The event is an excellent platform for plastics manufacturers and processors to market their products, showcase their expertise, build brand image, forge new partnerships as well as to identify the thriving business opportunities in Vietnam and the region.

About UBM Asia (

With a track record spanning over 30 years and a strong global presence in 24 major cities across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in the region, and the largest commercial organiser in China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. We provide you with a one-stop diversified global platform for high value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks. Every year, we connect over 2,000,000 buyers and sellers from 150 countries and regions.

About Messe Düsseldorf Asia (

Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA) is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, responsible for organising more than 20 global No. 1 exhibitions in industries including plastics, printing and packaging, and medical and healthcare. Since 1995, MDA’s portfolio of exhibitions include: the plastics and rubber sectors in Thailand (T-PLAS), Vietnam (PLASTICS & RUBBER VIETNAM) and Indonesia (INDOPLAS), the printing and packaging sectors in Thailand (PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL) and Indonesia (INDOPACK and INDOPRINT), the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries in Thailand (wire and Tube Southeast ASIA), the medical and healthcare industries in Thailand and Singapore (MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA), the wine and spirits sector (ProWine Asia) and Workplace Safety & Health industries in Singapore (OS+H Asia), and the metal and steel trade sectors in Indonesia (indometal).

For media content, please contact:              

Ms. Daphne Tran (Within Vietnam)

Public Relation & Conference Executive


Tel: (+84) 283 622 2588 (Ext: 120)

Email: [email protected]

Mr. Alvin Sim (Worldwide)                                     

Senior Marketing Communications Executive

Messe Düsseldorf Asia

Tel: (+65) 6332 9621

Email: [email protected]


3000 Sqm/Exhibition Area  174 Exhibitors| From 24 countries / regions 6614 Trade Visitors| From 35 countries/ regions 5 International Group Pavillions