Founded in 1960, AMAPLAST, a non – profit Association, now represents 164 important companies, Italian plastics and rubber machinery, ancillary equipment and moulds manufacturers. The Members list, divided as per name and production, is available on the homepage of the Association’s web site (www.amaplast.org) together with further sectoral information. AMAPLAST’s main aim is to promote worldwide the knowledge and circulation of the Italian plastics and rubber processing technologies that are at the top of the world market in terms of production and export. Since the beginning of the Fifties, the Italian manufacturers have been offering a complete range of original, reliable and innovative machines.
Through its commercial company PROMAPLAST srl, the Association publishes the bimonthly technical magazine MACPLAS, with a total circulation of 7000 copies in Italy, besides the internet version MACPLAS ONLINE (www.macplas.it) and the bi- weekly newsletter MACPLAS E – NEWS.
Moreover, PROMAPLAST srl organizes every 3 years the international exhibition PLAST in Milan, whose latest edition was held in Milan from MAY 29 th – June 1 st , 2018. The show attracted some 63.000 visitors from 117 countries as well as 1,510 exhibitors (www.plastonline.org). The next edition is scheduled in 2021, always in Milan.
AMAPLAST, through CESAP (Centre for the Development of Plastics Applications), organizes technical training activities and supports research and new applications of processing technologies and new materials etc. for processors and users of plastic materials.
AMAPLAST is Member of CONFINDUSTRIA (Confederation of Italian Industry) and EUROMAP (European Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association).