A rubber processing line (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – More than 320 companies from around the world will participate in a plastic and rubber industries exhibition opening in HCM City next month.

The exhibitors, from 11 countries and territories including Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand, and India, will showcase products and services like plastic compressing machines, PET bottle blowing machines, mould manufacturing equipment, plastic materials, chemicals and others at 500 stalls at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center.

The organisers, Vinexad of Vietnam and Taiwan's Chan Chao, expect the expo, to run between September 28 and October 1, to help exhibitors find partners.

Besides, local companies will be updated on the latest market information.

Vietnam exported over 444,000 tonnes of rubber in the first half of the year for 551 million USD, over 5 percent up and 10 percent down respectively year-on-year. China and India were the two major buyers.

Vietnam sold plastic products worth 1.05 billion USD, up 4.7 percent over the same period in 2015, with Japan and the US being the major buyers, accounting for over 38 percent of the export value.-VNA