International Plastics News for Asia

CHINAPLAS gets bigger each year

As the global economy shows signs of recovery in 2013, industrial production has started to expand. But some threats still persist -- shortage of energy and resources as well as serious environmental degradation. To cope with these challenges, countries around the world have implemented various strategies, all aimed at protecting the environment. As an industrial powerhouse, China has taken important steps to encourage a society with strong concern on environment protection, safety and sustainable industrial development.

As industrial production expands, the applications of plastics and rubber have been extended. Besides four key industries  – automotive, electronic & electrical appliances, packaging and building – plastics and rubber consumption in other application sectors such as medical, lighting, photovoltaic, textile, food, toy, clock and watch, glasses and shoes, and others is on the rise. The wider application of plastics and rubber materials not only reduces energy consumption in the process of manufacturing, but also makes recycling possible so as to assist the sustainable development of the economy.

CHINAPLAS returns to Guangzhou on 20-23 May, with venue at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Pazhou. This latest edition has breached past records in size and scope. According to the organiser's latest figures, CHINAPLAS 2013 has an exhibition area of 220,000sqm with over 2,900 exhibitors and 14 pavilions. The organisers expect this four-day world class exhibition to attract over 115,000 visitors from 150 countries/regions and more than 100 buyer groups.The countries/regions pavilions from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Taiwan, Singapore, Swiss, Turkey, UK and USA are exhibiting new chemicals and raw materials as well as over 3,200 machines.  

Every year, this major exhibition brings in value-added features and experiences to both its exhibitors and visitors.  To cope with the development trends of different industries and meet the sourcing needs of local and overseas buyers, CHINAPLAS 2013 introduces diversified solutions, new plastic materials and innovative technology in response to varying demands.

This year, "Archi-Light" serves as a new attraction and consists of three parts dedicated to the innovative use of plastics in the construction industry, and integrating some other environment-friendly elements to meet the standard for low-carbon buildings.  A new exhibition zone called "Film Technology Zone" features a wide range of exhibits which includes extrusion lines for blown film, extrusion lines for flat film and sheets, stretching lines for film and filament, slitter rewinders, winding equipment, measuring & testing equipment for film, auxiliary equipment for film extrusion lines, printing machines for film, lamination and coating machines and other film processing technologies. 

For more updates on Asia's biggest trade exhibition, visit the Plastics and Rubber vertical at A Special Supplement on CHINAPLAS 2013 also appears in the April issue of International Plastics News for Asia and May issue of the International Plastics News - Middle East & Africa.