Plastic Films 2013

June 17, 2013

Hall «Moscow»
Hotel «Baltschug Kempinski Moscow»

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

Inventra Company has the pleasure of inviting you to the Eighth International «Plastic Films 2013» Conference.

Large manufacturers of films are upgrading equipment and expanding their capacities. This can be considered reckless in the stagnating market. The situation may be explained only in the context of their willing to drive the small businesses out of the market and to localize manufacturing for multinational corporations. The only proper continuation would be identifying new consumption segments.

Localization of film manufacturing for transnational corporations is a priority interest for producers of packaging. Major international companies producing food, drinks, household chemicals and cosmetics in Russia, are importing packaging materials and are explaining this by the low quality of packaging available locally. Russian film producers disagree with such complaints, and are ready to prove that the quality of films is at the highest level.

Every year, the flexible packaging market is becoming less and less profitable. Despite the decrease in purchasing volumes, feedstock prices are continuously growing. Permanently rising costs, together with fierce competition, are forcing certain players to abandon the market.

Packaging from China and Eastern Europe penetrates the market quite fast. However, the quality of these materials are questionable. Under the consideration of constantly growing prices for locally produced packaging, imports from China and Eastern Europe can be a ‘life saver’ for the Russian printing companies. While the growth of imported volumes of printed films will ultimately kill their business.

Following the international experience, adoption of formal regulations restricting use of plastic packaging is quite possible in Russia. For instance, Ukraine is already considering prohibition of PE bags, while in Russia the same steps may lead to unpredictable results.   

Future reduction of customs duties for basic polymeric feedstock to 6.5%, and abolition of customs duty for LLDPE, as well as appearance of producers from Arab countries and Eastern Europe are among positive drivers for Russian plastics converters.

The situation in the Russian market of agricultural films is no better: outdated soviet-era standards allow selling films made of recycled materials which hardly meet the requirements. Further development of Russian agricultural industry depends on how soon new technical regulations are adopted that can increase crop yields and product quality.

In the technical films market, the PVC segment has the best opportunities. This plastic is used to produce films with protective, advertising, and functional properties. Many types of PVC films are imported and have no analogues in Russia.

The main goals of the Conference include working out the development vector for flexible packaging market, studying feasibility of expanding production capacities, and reviewing agricultural and technical films production perspectives in Russia.

This year, we suggest that not only flexible packaging market is studied, but all the plastic films segments are put in the spotlight - thermoforming films, agricultural and technical films.

The following issues will be covered during the Conference:

  • Overview of the plastic films market;
  • Outlook for the development of plastic films industry;
  • Raw materials supply issues;
  • Price dynamics: cost of raw materials and prices for finished products;
  • Import substitution issues: inter-dependence of quality, price, volumes, and logistics;
  • New consumption markets for plastic films. The most promising points of growth in terms of demand;
  • Possibility of supplying Russia-produced films to multinational corporations;
  • Outlook for the development of thermoforming films segment;
  • The future of printing segment in flexible packaging;
  • Possible introduction of new standards and restrictions for using plastic films in packaging;
  • Outlook for the biodegradable films market.
Participants of previous «Plastic Films» conferences include largest Russian and international companies such as BASF, Bastian Wickeltechnik, Biaxplen, Borealis, Brampton Engineering, Brueckner, C.Illies, Centropolymer, Coca-Cola, Danaflex, Danon Industry, Dow Europe, DSM Elastomers, Eurometfilms, Europlastic, ExxonMobil Chemical, Europlastic, Gazprom, Huhtamaki, Ineos Polyolefins, Klöckner Pentaplast, KWH Plast, LUKoil, LyondellBasell Industries, Macchi, Mitsubishi Corporation, Multiflex, Omya, PepsiCo, Polyplastic Group, Resinex Rus, SIBUR, Sojitz, Sun Chemical, Suominen, Tomskneftekhim, Tosaf Plastic, Ursa, VDMA, etc.

Inventra invites all participants of plastic films market to get involved in discussions of the industry prospects: manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, producers of all types of film materials, manufacturers of packaging, suppliers of technologies and equipment, logistics and investment companies, financial institutions, as well as all parties interested in the development of plastic films industry.

The format of the event assists every participant in taking correct investment decisions.

To request more information about the event please contact the Organizing Committee of the Conference by phone + 7 (495) 797-49-07 or e-mail:

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