100+ suppliers book booths at Detroit molding expo

More than 100 suppliers have already booked booths at the Injection Molding and Design Expo, which is taking place in Detroit, Michigan on May 25-26, 2022. The new free-to-attend exhibition and conference is being organized by Crain Global Polymer Group – the publisher of Plastics News – together with AMI – the publisher of Injection World.

“We have seen a rapid increase in exhibitor bookings in the past two months and the floorplan is filling up quickly,” said Kelly DeFino, Exhibition Sales Manager at AMI. “More than two thirds of booths are now taken, and inquiries plus new reservations are coming in every day”.

The event is taking place at Huntington Place (formerly known as the Cobo and TCF Center) in downtown Detroit. Visitors will be able to meet with a wide range of international suppliers from throughout the injection molding supply chain at one focused event. It will provide a timely opportunity to catch up on recent developments and compare options for future projects.

Leading suppliers of injection molding machines that will be exhibiting in Detroit this May include Milacron, KraussMaffei, Wittmann Battenfeld, Absolute Haitian, Tederic, Shibaura, Yizumi-HPM, Wilmington Machinery and CH America.

They will be joined by a wide range of suppliers of auxiliary equipment, machine components and control systems, including Conair, ACS Group, Advanced Blending Solutions, Frigel, Matsui, Zeiger Industries, ASS End Of Arm Tooling, Frigosystem, Kongskilde, Bauer Compressors, Benpac, Cincinnati Process Technologies, Intouch Monitoring, 2R Automation, Alpha Laser, Alkegen, Promess, Zerma and Filtroil.

Mold makers and suppliers of mold materials, components and accessories also feature prominently among the companies that have already confirmed their spaces at the show. They include Cavalier Tool, StackTeck, Accede, DME, Mastip, Progressive Components, Synventive, Spark Industries, PCS, EAS Change Systems, VEM Tooling, Osco, Mold World, and Action Mold & Machining. There will also be a group of Portuguese mold makers exhibiting along with their trade association Cefamol. In addition, tooling design software and services will be on offer from a variety of exhibitors including Sigmasoft, Moldex3D, EPS FloTek ,CAE Services, TST and Simcon.

On the materials front, companies that have already booked booths include M Holland, Ampacet, Chroma Color, Chase Plastics, Domo, General Polymers, Amco Polymers, Star Plastics, Polykemi, Opticolor, Purgex, Polymax, Entec, Bamberger Polymers, Purgex, Slide Products, Rainbow Colors, Saco AEI Polymers, and iD Additives.

Several leading suppliers of training services for molders will also be exhibiting at Detroit, including Beaumont, RJG, Routsis and Paulson. Visitors to the expo will be able to attend practical seminars delivered by these companies in the free Training Theater. Another exhibitor that is bound to attract interest is iMFLUX, the Proctor  & Gamble subsidiary that has developed innovative low-pressure injection molding technologies.

“The industry response to this new expo has been overwhelmingly positive,” said John Hickey, sales director at Plastics News. “Suppliers have welcomed the focus of the event, plus its location and timing. They are also excited about the fact there will be three free-to-attend conference theaters on the show floor, with programs put together by the Crain and AMI teams”.