In Shanghai

Chinaplas is ready for new breakthroughs

Marketing - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The next edition of Chinaplas (April 24 - 27, 2018) will move to the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Hongqiao, Shanghai - the largest single block building and exhibition complex in the world. With the new venue, it is expected that the exhibition area will increase to 320,000 sqm, a 28% growth compares with the last edition. About 4,000 domestics and international exhibitors will showcase more than 3,800 sets of advanced machinery. It is anticipated that over 150,000 professional buyers from 150 countries/regions will visit the fair.

“3D Technology Zone” and “Thermoplastics Elastomers & Rubber Zone” will be debut at Chinaplas 2018 in response to the rising market demands.

Industrial 3D printing is more technologically mature. More industry sectors are adopting the technology in their production or design processes to cater for the market demands of customization and small batch production, while saving moulding time and cost. “3D Technology Zone” will be setup to gather leading suppliers of 3D technology.

With improved performance, TPE and silicone rubbers are not only having wider applications but also high-end application, whether as lightweight materials in automotive, soft touch materials in electronic devices, or a safe alternative of medical plastics etc. Asia-Pacific region consumes around 45% of the global TPE supply, and the demand is still rising. In response to this market trend, “Thermoplastic Elastomers & Rubber Zone” is setup for the first time.

In addition to the two new zones, traditional 18 theme zones include Die & Mould, Injection Moulding Machinery, Rubber Machinery, Auxiliary & Testing Equipment, Extrusion Machinery, Plastic Packaging Machinery, Smart Manufacturing Technology, Chinese Export Machinery & Materials, Film Technology, and Recycling Technology. Theme zones to gather materials suppliers include Additives Zone, Colour Pigment and Masterbatch Zone, Bioplastics Zone, Composite & High Performance Materials Zone, Chemicals & Raw Materials Zone and Semi-Finished Products Zone. The setup of the 18 theme zones will certainly facilitate sourcing and purchasing of buyers. Furthermore, now Chinaplas is active not only in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, but also in the popular Chinese social media, Wechat.

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