Press Release
 
THE RUBBER AND TIRES INDUSTRIES’ FAIRS HAVE WELCOME 8,600 PROFESSIONALS AND SAW A 30% INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF VISITORS AS COMPARED TO THE LAST EDITION.
EXPOBOR – INTERNATIONAL RUBBER TECHNOLOGY, THERMOPLASTICS AND MACHINES EXHIBITION AND PNEUSHOW – INTERNATIONAL TIRE INDUSTRY EXPO, BOTH PERFORMED IN THE EXPO CENTER NORTE, IN SÃO PAULO, FROM JUNE 28 THROUGH 30, HAVE TOGETHER BEEN VISITED BY A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF 8,600 PROFESSIONALS, REPRESENTING A 30% INCREASE AS COMPARED TO THEIR LAST EDITION; THE NUMBER EXCEEDED BOTH THE ORGANIZERS’ AND THE EXHIBITORS’ EXPECTATIONS.
Brazilian and foreign brands, brought by 170 exhibitors, have shown during the three-day fair the latest technological innovations aimed at those markets. Among Expobor 2016 novelties, a laser mold-cleaning machine exclusive in Brazil, software-connected cutting tables, low-energy consumption vacuum pumps, equipment aimed at the dilution and automatic conveyance of non-sticking material, amorphous silica from rice husk, ladders with shorter tanning cycles, among others. At PneuShow, launchings such as the direct-link extruder on the scraped carcass, double-seal couplings, brushes with several purposes, rubber scraper with a 35-tyres per hour productivity and several certified tires for all kinds of vehicles.

Abdala Jamil Abdala, Chairman of Francal Fairs, the promoter and organizer of the events, celebrated their success and pointed out on the perspectives for the following editions, “both Expobor and PneuShow have exceeded the exhibitors’ expectations both as regards the attendance record break and with respect to the increased promotion of business and partnerships. We are satisfied with the results and feel we have accomplished our mission of promoting business.”

On the other hand, the CEO of Abiarb – Brazilian Association of the Rubber Products Industry and Sindibor - Rubber Products Industry Syndicate, Reynaldo Megna, highlighted the exhibitors’ satisfaction with the fairs’ significant outcome. “I have been to almost every stand. All the exhibitors were, no exception, very satisfied with the results. The expectation is there will be a massive participation in the editions to come”, said Megna.


Integrated Events

In parallel to Expobor 2016, the 16th Congresso Brasileiro de Tecnologia da Borracha (Brazilian Congress on Rubber Technology) has been attended by both Brazilian and foreign panelists and allowed the industries to interact with the research centers to seek solutions for the market, from the presentation of the most up-to-date studies in the fields of innovation, sustainability and efficiency in production.

Also with respect to the rubber market, the 8º Encontro Nacional da Borracha Natural (8th Brazilian Meeting on Natural Rubber) focused on the exchange of ideas as regards production, sustainability, technology and application of techniques, with the support of research institutes, universities and technical centers of the industry.

On the other side, the Painel PneuShow (PneuShow Panel) provided a contact with highly experienced professionals in the area over the three days aimed at the themes “Innovations in Processes, Management and Tire Reconstruction and Recycling Technology”, “Novelties, Solutions and Perspectives of the Tire Industry for Transport Companies and Repairing Companies” and “Political and Commercial Scene of the Repairs and Services Market”.


PneuShow Award – Favorite Brands 2016

A Francal Feiras’ Enterprise, with the support of ABR (Brazilian Association of the Tire Repairing Industry) and ARESP (Tire Repairing Companies Association of the State of São Paulo), the PneuShow Award – Favorite Brands 2016 highlighted the best brands in six classes. The winners were:

Truck Tire: Bridgestone – Firestone
Agricultural Tire: Pirelli
Premolded Tread and Camelback: Vipal
Tire Remodeling Company: FM Pneus
Machines and Equipment: Lukatec
Model Transporter: Expresso São Miguel (Chapecó/SC)




Date: 12/07/2016

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Sâmia Hannouche
samia@francal.com.br