Rafitec-Propex and FCO Group Present Innovations at the IPPE International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2024

Think Plastic Brazil

The Brazilian companies Rafitec-Propex – a provider of curtains for poultry farming -, GDM Plastics, Plaszom Packaging, and Parnaplast – the latter three being part of the FCO Group – with their sustainable solutions in films and packaging, will participate in the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2024, taking place in Atlanta, United States, on January 30th and February 1st.

The group is part of Think Plastic Brazil, an initiative supported by ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) in partnership with INP (National Plastics Institute).

Brazilian Excellence in Plastics for the Food Industry
Brazil continues to assert itself as a significant player in the plastic industry for the food sector, encompassing packaging and advanced processing technologies with a variety of developed films and technical bags. The companies of Think Plastic Brazil exemplify this excellence in the field.

The FCO Group will be present with products developed by its three companies – GDM, Plaszom, and Parnaplast – showcasing a wide range of sustainable solutions for the food sector. Meanwhile, Rafitec-Propex will present its curtains for poultry production.

IPPE is the largest annual event dedicated to innovation in the poultry, meat, and feed industries worldwide. Bringing together key industry players, it serves as a platform for buyers and sellers to explore the latest technologies, products, and services. The Brazilian delegation, represented by Rafitec-Propex and FCO Group, will occupy prominent positions at booths B35021 and B40071, respectively.

About Rafitec-Propex
Rafitec-Propex stands out as the largest woven polypropylene company in South America, using cutting-edge production technology. Renowned for providing high-quality curtains for poultry houses, the company is a Brazilian leader in the production and marketing of high and medium barrier films in the South American market. The company is located at booth B35021.

About the FCO Group
The FCO Group, another protagonist in the Think Plastic Brazil initiative, is a Brazilian leader in the production and marketing of high and medium barrier films in the South American market. The company operates with a variety of developed films and technical bags, high-tech equipment, following the highest quality standards of the sector. The FCO Group is located at booth B40071.

About Think Plastic Brazil 
Think Plastic Brazil was created in December 2003, when the integrated Brazilian plastics chain was chosen as one of the ten biggest in the world and was recognized for its cutting-edge technology as well as its human resources capabilities. The project is carried out in collaboration with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and under the coordination of the INP (National Institute of Plastic), to promote the export of manufactured plastic products.


About ApexBrasil
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and to attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. To reach its goals, ApexBrasil executes a range of trade promotion activities aimed at promoting exports and adding value to Brazilian products and services abroad. These initiatives include prospective and trade missions, business talks, support for Brazilian companies to take part in major international trade show and visits by foreign buyers and tastemakers aimed at familiarizing them with Brazil’s production structure, among other business platforms which are also geared towards strengthening the Brazil brand.