Since more than 20 years, the AFC Group is one of the first Algerian private companies to specialize in plastic processing and recycling. The AFC Group consists of 3 subsidiaries:
- AFC MONOFILAMEN - Production of monofilaments for brushes and brooms, since 2002
- AFC RECYCLAGE – Plastic Recycling, since 2009
- AFC INDUSTRY - Project Study and Sale of Plastic Machinery, since 2018
The 8th edition of plast alger welcomes a record number of exhibitors
Major business platform with 290+ exhibitors from 22 countries showcasing sustainable products & solutions for the Algerian market
Along with increasing industrialisation, a rapidly growing population and substantial revenues from the petrochemical sector, the Algerian plastics industry is growing at a breathtaking rate.
And the 8th edition of plast alger is growing just as fast. This year, for the first time, more than 290 exhibitors from 22 countries will present sustainable products and solutions for the Algerian market, marking a milestone in the event's history.
Organised by fairtrade Messe and Messe Duesseldorf, plast & printpack alger will be held in Pavilions A & C of the Palais des Expositions d'Alger – SAFEX from 04 to 06 March 2024.
plast & printpack alger becomes thematically structured
- Pavilion A Ahaggar left side: plast alger 2024 Plastics machinery
- Pavilion A Ahaggar right side: printpack alger 2024 Printing and packaging machines and materials
- Pavilion C Casbah: plast alger 2024 Raw materials & auxiliaries, Plastics machinery
- Salle Ali Maâchi: Conference area
Find out what Paul Maerz, Managing Director of fairtrade Messe,
has to say about the next edition of plast & printpack alger:
Conference on 5 March on "RECYCLING SOLUTIONS”
The exhibition will be enhanced by a conference organised by the Algerian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Algérie) in cooperation with fairtrade & Messe Düsseldorf. The conference will take place on 5 March 2024 in the Salle Ali Maâchi, located between pavilions A Ahaggar and C Casbah on the SAFEX site.
Experts from Algerian governmental institutions and the private sector will discuss with international experts on the theme of "RECYCLING SOLUTIONS".
Trade commissioners from Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy, together with the CEO of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will provide an international perspective on the subject at the opening of the conference.
This will be followed by a presentation from the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy on "Algeria's Action Plan for Waste Management and Recycling (SNGID 2035)".
GIZ will be presenting the "Support for SMEs in the Circular Economy Project" (SENEC).
In the afternoon, there will be two panel discussions:
- PANEL I: "Plastics and Packaging Recycling: Emerging Trends and Sustainable Solutions".
- PANEL II: "Sustainable innovations: The evolution of paper - Trends and technologies in paper recycling".
In short, a not-to-be-missed event for anyone wishing to take a closer look at the theme of "Recycling Solutions".
plast & printpack alger 2024
growing strongly to 290+ exhibitors from 22 countries
plast & printpack alger 2024 is all set to be a remarkable event with increasing participation from Algeria and various official national pavilions. The growth in both quality and quantity of the event has attracted international market leaders, making their return in 2024.
290+ exhibitors from 22 countries will be presenting sustainable products & solutions for the Algerian market. The exhibitors come from Algeria, Austria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Türkiye, UAE and USA.
plast & printpack alger 2024 is proud to host major governmental institutions and market leaders from Algeria's plastics, printing, and packaging industries.
The Austrian Pavilion at plast & printpack alger 2024 receives strong support from ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Algeria, the commercial section of the Austrian Embassy in Algiers.
A significant number of more than 100 Chinese exhibitors will be participating in the 2024 event, showcasing cutting-edge innovations and technologies.
Renowned French market leaders will showcase their products through individual corporate stands. Additionally, the Algerian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCIAF is providing crucial support for the French contingent.
In an exciting first, Germany will be officially represented with its own German Pavilion at plast & printpack alger 2024. The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, along with the German Trade Fair Association AUMA and the VDMA Plastics and Rubber Machinery, provides full support for this initiative.
plast & printpack alger 2024 is eagerly anticipating a strong participation from India, as industry players from the country showcase their latest products and solutions.
The Italian Trade Agency ITA collaborates with trade associations AMAPLAST and ACIMGA to ensure a prominent Italian presence at plast & printpack alger 2024.
The Turkish Pavilion is set to make a significant impact, thanks to the strong support from the Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Trade.
With such a diverse range of participants, plast & printpack alger 2024 promises to be an exceptional platform for establishing contacts, exploring business opportunities and keeping in touch with the latest industry trends. And it's the biggest plast & printpack alger to date.
Investment in technology to boost local production, export and replace imports
According to the German mechanical engineering association VDMA, Algeria is one of the largest investors in plastics, printing and packaging technologies in Africa and the Middle East. These technological imports enable Algeria to develop and diversify its own production, increase its exports, and replace imports of consumables.
In this context, plast & printpack alger 2024 plays an important role in raising awareness among the Algerian public of environmentally friendly materials and packaging, and in familiarising the public with the circular economy.
Facts on Algeria’s rapidly growing plastics and packaging industry
- Imports of plastic raw materials grew by 9.0% annually between 2007 and 2022, from 304 kt to over a thousand kt in 2022. Algeria is thus the second largest importer of plastics in primary forms in Africa & Middle East, following Egypt and well ahead of the UAE. (EUROMAP)
- Algeria’s imports of plastics technology grew by 55% (!) in 2022, from €81m in 2021 to €126m. Algeria is thus the largest importer of plastics technology in the Maghreb, and together with Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa, one of Africa's largest importers of plastics technology. (VDMA)
- With €127m in 2022, Algeria belongs to the leading importers of packaging technologyon the African continent, together with Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. (VDMA)
Media briefing at the Hotel Sofitel in Algiers on 31 January on plast & printpack 2024 in Algiers and drupa 2024 in Duesseldorf
The latest trends in the printing, packaging and plastics industries, and the broad outlines of plast & printpack 2024 in Algiers and drupa 2024 in Duesseldorf, were the topics expertly addressed. The event provided an exceptional opportunity to explore technological innovations and exchange ideas with the organisers of both shows.
The stars of the morning were, of course, the 80 industry representatives. But the government was also prominently represented: Mr Khaldi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communication, his assistant, Mr Souci, Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Mr Benzaid, Ministry of the Environment and Renewable Energies, Mr Ramdani, AHK Algeria, Ms Geldermann, Messe Duesseldorf, Mr Bahidjeddine, Director General of the National Centre for Cleaner Production Technology.
Voices from the organisers
“We are proud that since 2010 plast alger has been embraced by leading technology and raw material suppliers from around the globe as their most important business platform in the region”, says Martin März, fairtrade founder and managing partner.
“And we thank the Algerian government as well as Algerian, Maghreb, European, Middle Eastern and Asian embassies, institutions and associations for their unmitigated and ongoing support.”
“For the 8th edition of plast & printpack alger we are delighted to welcome global technology leaders” emphasises Petra Cullmann, Executive Director at Messe Duesseldorf.
"We are particularly pleased that our exhibitors will be presenting innovations specifically suited to the Algerian market."
plast alger 2024: Algeria invests in the production of plastics raw material and in plastics technology
Since a few years, Algeria heavily invests in the production of plastics raw materials to be able to gradually reduce such imports.
“When it comes to plastics technology” outlines Thomas Franken, Project Director K with Messe Duesseldorf, “Algeria’s investments amounted to 126 million euros in 2022. This makes Algeria the fourth largest investor in plastics technology in Africa.
Algeria's main suppliers are China, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain and Turkey. (VDMA)