• Top brands gather for 20th PPP Expo


    THE country’s top plastics, packaging, and printing brands will gather for the 20th Pack Print Plas (PPP) Philippines 2016 from October 6 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

    “We are more than grateful for reaching this milestone for PPP,” said Jing Lagandaon, COO of Global-Link MP, the event organizer.

    “It was one of the first trade shows we launched when we started and it’s exciting for us not just to see how much it has grown but also to share that with exhibitors and visitors. We look forward to opening the show on October 6,” Lagandaon said.

    PPP will serve as a venue for stakeholders to connect with their existing and soon-to-be clients who are all looking for cutting-edge solutions and equipment.

    “As a co-organizer of this event, PPIA has always seen it as a privilege for our organization to be a part of this event. It does not only gather the stakeholders; it also gives our industry a view of the different possibilities that new technologies may bring to our business,” said Philippine Plastic Industries Association (PPIA) president Willy Go.

    A true international showcase, PPP 2016 welcomes foreign exhibitors looking for local distributors.

    Among the distributors who will be participating are: Alpha-Cure Asia Ltd., Beijing Capital Int’l Exhibition Co. Ltd., C.S. Machinery Co. Ltd., Flying Tiger KJ Co. Ltd., Foreign Xhibition & Trade Ltd. Guangzhou, Foshan Shunde Daidan Machine Co. Ltd., Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd., Ginar Technology Co. Ltd., Hemingstone Machinery Co. Ltd., Huanyu Hose Co. Ltd., Jerng Sing Enterprise Co. Ltd., Kiefel Gmbh, Kronce Ent. Devt. Co. Ltd., Kronce Exhibition & Trade Ltd. Guangzhou, Kuan Ming Mechanical Co. Ltd., Powerjet, Shanghai CMIC Machinery & Electrical Products, Shanghai Rocky Adhesives Co. Ltd., and Mfg. Co., Taiwan Plastics Industry Association, Winson Ink, Zhejiang Bimetal Machinery Co. Ltd. and Zhoushan City Jinjiu Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd.

    Polish plastics plant fully operational this month
    Meanwhile, Polish company Pietrucha’s new plastics plant at the Freeport Area of Bataan is expected to be fully operational this month.

    Trade Undersecretary and Board of Investments (BOI) managing head Ceferino Rodolfo recently met with executives Pietrucha to discuss their new plant, which began initial operations in June this year.

    “Our consistent economic and governance reforms as well as the competitive cost of doing business and labor have greatly improved investor confidence. We are confident that this significant investment in the manufacturing will create more stable and decent jobs and sustain the upward momentum of the Philippine economy,” Rodolfo said.

    The Polish company is the first plastics manufacturer to establish a production facility in the Philippines, in partnership with Design Science Inc. The plant will produce strengthened polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic sheet piles.

    The BOI has been continuously carrying out programs and projects geared to entice additional investments, acquire appropriate technology, and increase the capacity of the petrochemical industry to provide a sustainable backbone to Philippine industrialization.

    It has also been extending its support to the petrochemical industry through its inclusion in the Investment Priorities Plan listing, wherein registered firms are entitled to fiscal and non-fiscal incentives provided that their registered activities satisfy the requirements and conditions set by the administering Investment Promotion Agency.


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