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From biennial to annual:
To the next plast & printpack alger from 24 to 26 February 2025!

With 5,199 trade visitors from 42 countries and 297 exhibitors from 22 countries, the 8th edition of plast & printpack alger in 2024 once again demonstrated its special value.

Highly satisfied exhibitors and visitors as well as a strongly growing plast & printpack market are the main ingredients that pushed the organisers fairtrade & Messe Duesseldorf to change from a biennial to an annual event after 16 years now.

We are therefore looking forward to our next meeting from 24 to 26 February 2025! Once again in the Ahaggar & Casbah pavilions on the SAFEX site.

Gallery 2024

Italian Ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Alberto Cutillo, visiting Italian exhibitors.

plast & printpack alger 2025 is thematically structured
  • Pavilion Ahaggar left side:
    plast alger 2025 Plastics machinery
  • Pavilion Ahaggar right side:
    printpack alger 2025 Printing and packaging machines and materials
  • Pavilion C Casbah:
    plast alger 2025 Raw materials & auxiliaries, Plastics machinery
This is what our exhibitors said 2024

Sabrina Chou
Changzhou Jwell Extrusion Machinery 

Merlijn van Essen

Raj Kumar Lohia

Andrea Arbarelli

Xavier Hostekint

Latife Karabulut


The exhibition was enhanced by a conference on Recycling Solutions organised by the Algerian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Algérie) in cooperation with fairtrade & Messe Düsseldorf.


Review: plast & printpack alger 2024 growing strongly to 297 exhibitors from 22 countries

With 297 exhibitors from 22 countries, plast & printpack alger 2024 was the largest trade fair ever organised in its sector to showcase sustainable products and solutions for the Algerian market.

The exhibitors came 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.

Algerian Participation

plast & printpack alger 2024 is proud to have hosted major governmental institutions and market leaders from Algeria's plastics, printing, and packaging industries.

Austria Pavilion

The Austrian Pavilion at plast & printpack alger 2024 received strong support from ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Algeria, the commercial section of the Austrian Embassy in Algiers.

China Pavilion

A significant number of more than 100 Chinese exhibitors participated in the 2024 event, showcasing cutting-edge innovations and technologies.

French Participation

Renowned French market leaders showcased their products through individual corporate stands. Additionally, the Algerian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry CCIAF provided crucial support for the French contingent.

German Pavilion

In an exciting first, Germany was 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, provided full support for this initiative.

India Pavilion

plast & printpack alger 2024 eagerly anticipated a strong participation from India, as industry players from the country showcased their latest products and solutions.

Italy Pavilion

The Italian Trade Agency ITA collaborated with trade associations AMAPLAST and ACIMGA to ensure a prominent Italian presence at plast & printpack alger 2024.

Türkiye Pavilion

The Turkish Pavilion was 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 confirmed its position as an exceptional platform for establishing contacts, exploring business opportunities and keeping in touch with the latest industry trends.

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)

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.”

« Pour la 9e édition de plast & printpack alger, nous sommes ravis d'accueillir des leaders mondiaux de la technologie », souligne Petra Cullmann, directrice exécutive de Messe Duesseldorf.

« Nous sommes particulièrement heureux que nos exposants présentent des innovations spécifiquement adaptées au marché algérien ».

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) 

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