PLAST-EX — Canada’s national plastics event. Exhibitors include suppliers of injection molding machinery, auxiliary equipment, robotics, testing/QA/QC, molding and tooling, processing machinery, and materials and services related to plastics processing of all types. Attendees are manufacturing engineers and managers, process engineers and managers, production/operations staff, and general corporate management from industries including medical, transportation, electronics, industrial equipment, and packaging, among others.
The 2013 event features PACKEX, Plast-Ex, Design & Manufacturing Canada, ATX Canada, Sustainability in Manufacturing, and PTX/Powder & Bulk Solids Canada.
The event takes place once again at the Toronto Congress Centre, which boasts an exhibition hall with nearly 200,000 net square feet of contiguous space for maximum crossover traffic. The TCC is the ideal venue for the co-located events, with its central location, free parking, and proximity to Pearson International Airport.
Canada: A Major Force in North American Manufacturing
According to government agency Industry Canada, there are more than 56,000 manufacturing establishments in Canada that employ more than 1.7 million people and generate nearly C$600 billion in annual sales. These facilities spend C$368 billion on materials and supplies used in production, while making annual investments of C$177 billion in machinery and equipment.