Trade fairs, always important showcases for network-making and for consolidating brand awareness even in the digital age, are still today a very effective tool for promoting company products and services. Exhibitors from all over the world and visitors curious to know the latest news in terms of technology come face to face with each other. A real “luxury”, certainly not taken for granted in a historical moment where communication is driven by social media, messaging and email.
In this sense, after the period of the pandemic, according to the AEFI (the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association) there are 531 exhibitions on the calendar for 2023, of which 267 are the international ones and 264 are organized in our country. These positive numbers lead the exhibition industry to record respectively +14% and +10% compared to last year. This news obviously comforts all Italian companies, which especially this year have taken the opportunity to enhance the “made in Italy”, spreading it with enthusiasm all over the world.
Filtec is well aware of this: a company from the Veneto region fresh from the celebrations for its thirty years of activity in the plastics industry and which today presents itself on the market as a shining example of the best Italian tradition, distinguished by customization and attention to detail, and which over the years has trod the stages of the most important international exhibitions for the plastic and rubber sectors.
Specialized in the field of systems for the treatment of these materials, with a large production of technologies for plastic pelletizing and filtration, Filtec can identify itself as the ideal partner to increase the competitiveness of each of its customers while maintaining the high standards required by the industry, especially regarding the implementation of eco-friendly solutions.
Founded by Gianfranco Baracco in 1993 in Badia Polesine (RO), today the company is led by his son Giovanni who, with the same determination, professionalism and above all the same passion as his father, has made Filtec grow and reach important goals both at home and abroad: 1,600 installations worldwide, 700 customers and over 400 suppliers. Passion, innovation, sustainability, and an imprint towards research are the ingredients of Filtec’s success, whose most important challenge – today more than ever – is to transform plastic into a real resource to be exploited for its qualities and to be reused to reduce pollution and protect the planet. In this sense, the technologies made in Filtec are part of the long recycling chain, allowing an effective and high-quality recycling of both post-consumer and post-industrial plastics also thanks to highly customized solutions.
The Filtec range includes: centrifuges, which can be inserted both in washing and drying systems for chips, flakes or pellets, and which guarantee quick cleaning and high level of dryness of the product; screen changers: a filtration system for melt plastic materials, mounted downstream of the extruder, available in single and double plate versions; and also, pelletizing systems with liquid ring (Watering) and with cutting fully immersed in water (Underwater).
These last two technologies will be able to be touched by hand in one of the most important events in which Filtec will participate in 2023: Plast, the reference fair for the plastic and rubber industry. Scheduled at Fiera Milano from 5 to 8 September 2023, Plast will see the participation of over 1,200 exhibitors and buyers from more than 30 countries in four intense days dedicated to interaction and business networking. At Plast will be represented the entire supply chain, with particular attention to green technologies: in the six halls hosted by the fair, visitors will in fact find the best of innovation in the field of raw materials, finished products, extrusion systems, injection systems, blow molding machinery and auxiliaries. The event will also be enriched by 3 satellite halls, dedicated to as many supply chains of excellence such as rubber (Rubber 2023), additive manufacturing (3D Plast) and innovative plastic materials (Plast Mat).
An excellent opportunity for visibility, and an essential appointment for Filtec which will show some of the flagships of its production in a dedicated stand. A production that takes place within the company, characterized by a versatility and operational autonomy that become synonymous with excellent quality and an example of a structured and well-organized reality. Filtec’s strong point, in fact, is the prompt, punctual and effective assistance service. On the other hand, the importance of customer care and the desire to enter into synergy with the customer to satisfy their needs is a focal point in the company’s philosophy, which not by chance places listening at the centre of its creed, with the aim to really make a difference.
But the opportunities to shine do not end here for Filtec. In fact, in the autumn, Giovanni’s team will fly to Germany for Fakuma 2023, one of the main international events for the industrial processing of plastics scheduled from 17 to 21 October which offers a complete overview of the latest technologies launched on the market. For the occasion, Filtec will use virtual reality for the first time: a choice in line with the latest trends of the moment and useful for presenting all the machines in its range to the public. Thanks to a special tablet, visitors will thus be able to learn about every detail and information of Filtec technologies obviously supported by the company’s sales team, which is always welcoming and ready to stand out thanks to professionalism and high-level technical skills.
The last appointment for Filtec in 2023 will be in Istanbul for the new edition of Plast Eurasia, the reference fair in Europe for the world of plastics, scheduled from 22 to 25 November. Organized by TUYAP (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), in collaboration with PAGEV, the event will host over 1,000 companies exhibited in the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center of the Turkish capital. In Hall 11 – stand 1105B – the wide range of Filtec solutions for the granulation and filtration of plastics will be at the attention of all those present, in an international showcase that will close a positive year full of events for the Venetian company.