Norwegian plastics industry chooses Elmia Polymer

On 8-11 May the plastics and rubber industry will meet at Elmia Polymer in Jönköping, Sweden. This year the event has additional support from our Western neighbour, as the Norwegian Injection Moulding Forum is holding its annual spring conference at the fair.

“We want to see new technology, and Elmia Polymer is the ideal place for that,” says Lars Stenerud, chairman of the Norwegian Injection Moulding Forum.

The Forum, which brings together Norwegian plastics processors in the field of injection moulding, meets twice a year. However, since the plastics and rubber industry in Norway is relatively small, they are now looking across national borders. In May they, along with the research and development institute SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, are coming to Elmia Polymer in Jönköping.

"We look forward to meeting our Swedish industry colleagues, sharing experiences and finding out about their latest developments," says Stenerud.

The Swedish industry's suppliers are very positive about the Norwegian Injection Moulding Forum holding its annual spring conference at Elmia Polymer.

"It shows how important Elmia Polymer is in the industry, also in our neighbouring countries. Their presence at the fair is a good start for creating a broader Nordic collaboration. This is essential if we are to remain competitive in Europe," says Jan Pettersson, President of Krauss-Maffei in Sweden.

Elmia too is looking forward to welcoming the Norwegian industry.

"Elmia Polymer aims to be a marketplace for the entire plastics and rubber industry. The fact that the Norwegian Injection Moulding Forum is holding its spring conference here is proof of the fair's importance to the industry in the entire Nordic region," says Karla Eklund, project manager for Elmia Polymer.

Elmia Polymer is being held on 8-11 May 2012. The fairs Elmia Automation, Elmia Welding & Joining Technology and the Elmia Materials & Machinery initiative are being held in parallel.