2nd International Trade Show

Parc des Expositions
Partner event:

The West African plastprintpack sector
provides great chances for doing business

  • Plastics technology: Ivorian imports of plastics technology grew from €31 million in 2019 to €51 million in 2022. As such, Côte d'Ivoire represents the second largest investor in plastics technology in West Africa after Nigeria. West African imports of plastics technology more than doubled over the past few years, from €144 million in 2016 to €296 million in 2022, an average growth of 12.8% annually. Major West African import markets of plastics technology - apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Guinea and Mali, in this order.
  • Printing and paper technology: From €93 million in 2017 to €146 million in 2022: West Africa’s imports of printing and paper processing technology show an annual increase of 9.4% with Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal being the major buyers.
  • Packaging technology: Ivorian imports of packaging technology have risen from €24 million in 2020 to €36 million in 2022. West Africa imported packaging technology worth €392 million in 2022, an annual increase of 7.2% compared to €240 million in 2016. (VDMA)


Voices of the exhibitors

Julian Banse
W&H Windmöller & Hölscher - Regional Manager Technical Sales

Windmöller & Hölscher is based in Germany and a world leader for machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging. Ivory Coast is one of the main drivers for the development in West Africa, and we target to participate in and support this development. plastprintpack is the first exhibition in francophone West Africa for our industry. It enables us to get in touch with producers and investors from the Ivory Coast and the region. Especially from Senegal and Cameroon. Together these countries form an important group of potential and exciting customers.

Vincent Pietsch
Advantage Austria - Project Manager

The Trade Department of the Austrian Embassy offers support to Austrian companies interested in export. Within this region, Ivory Coast is one of the most important markets, with great potential in many economic sectors. The country itself already has a good industrial base. We particularly liked the constant presence of the trade fair organiser with its excellent services and the consistent conference programme.

Mario Maggiani
AMAPLAST - General Manager

AMAPLAST, Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers‘ Association, representing about 170 important Italian manufacturers, promotes worldwide the knowledge of the Italian processing technology. We consider West Africa as one of the fastest growing areas for the plastic industry, that’s why we look at Ivory Coast and all the other countries with a great interest. We were positively surprised about the high quality and professional visitors at the plastprintpack West Africa. It’s challenging to organize an exhibition in a new country but fairtrade was absolutely successful.  We are looking forward to the next edition of the exhibition.

Range of exhibits

Plastics and composites

Raw materials and auxiliaries

  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Coating compounds
  • Foams and intermediates
  • Rubbers
  • Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Paint resins
  • Additives
  • Fillers
  • Reinforcing fibres, -materials
  • Starting materials, intermediate, polymerisation, auxiliaries

Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics

  • Processing technologies
  • Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • Supplying
  • Product groups
  • Products

Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries

  • Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
  • Machinery and plant for processing
  • Post processing machines
  • Extruders and extrusion lines
  • Injection molding machines
  • Blow molding machines
  • Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • Welding machines
  • Molds and dies
  • Integrated automation
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Measuring and test equipment
  • Parts and components


  • Pre-press and pre-media
  • Printing machinery, appliances and accessories
  • Book binding and print finishing
  • Paper converting and packaging production
  • Materials and consumables
  • Services

Packaging and Conditioning

  • Packaging machines and equipment
  • Machines and equipment for beverage and liquid bottling and packaging  
  • Machines and equipment for imprinting of packaging material
  • Packaging devices
  • Packaging appliances
  • Packaging materials
  • Packaging means and aids
  • Services

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