PLASTEC East Debut Draws Thousands of Attendees; Show's Launch

 Successfully Delivers East Coast Plastics 
Business Editors  
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 3, 2001--East Coast plastics 
processors came out in large volume for the debut of the PLASTEC East 
Exposition in New York City, June 5-7, 2001.  
With more than 4,000 professionals in attendance, the show lived 
up to its billing as the East Coast's largest plastics processing 
trade show.  
PLASTEC East's co-location with two other major design and 
manufacturing shows -- Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East and 
Atlantic Design & Manufacturing (ADM) -- brought a total of 14,000 
visitors to the combination of the three shows.  
"PLASTEC East was extremely successful in bringing high numbers of 
quality decision-makers to visit with the major companies in the 
market," said Diane O'Connor, director of trade shows for show 
"When we announced the launch of a plastics show for the East 
Coast, we were confident that the show would deliver the region's 
major plastics processing market, and clearly it did exactly that. 
Future PLASTEC East shows will continue to build upon this very 
successful debut."  
Exhibitors at PLASTEC East offered products from every category of 
plastics processing, including primary processing equipment, auxiliary 
machinery, materials, molds, and molding components. Leading 
exhibitors included Battenfeld of America, Boy Machines, BP Amoco 
Polymers, Davis Standard Corp., Engel, Milacron Inc., and Toshiba 
Machine Co.  
Exhibitors expressed great satisfaction with the show, and most 
have already signed up for booth space at the 2002 show.  
"PLASTEC has been busy and very successful," said Kai Jacobsen, 
manager of machine sales and technology for Engel. "We'll definitely 
continue to exhibit here in the future. The customers were very 
serious buyers and wanted to talk in great detail about our products. 
Our experience at this show is a good indicator of what is to come."  
Information on PLASTEC East is available at A 
West Coast version of the event, PLASTEC West, will next take place 
February 5-7, 2002, at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.  
Produced and managed by CANON COMMUNICATIONS LLC, PLASTEC East, 
PLASTEC West, MD&M East, and ADM are part of CANON's worldwide family 
of trade events. Information on them can be found at, or by calling 310/445-4200. 
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