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Exhibitions and conferences Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Chinaplas igniting new momentum during challenging times

In today’s unprecedented turbulent times, the global manufacturing industry is undergoing profound and complex changes, facing uncertainties and challenges, while opening up new opportunities under the new normal. Chinaplas 2021, themed “New Era, New Potential, Innovation for Sustainability”, will not only stimulate development in the industries, but also keep the momentum going in the exploration of business opportunities in the new era.


New era: get a foothold in dual circulation to adapt to new development model

In a special period when Covid-19 has brought a lot of uncertainties to the global economy, China has been taking actions to contribute more certainties to the world. China’s economy recovered strongly following the Covid-19 pandemic. After a sharp V-shaped rebound in the first six months of the year, China’s GDP expanded 4.9% in the third quarter. It is predicted that China will be the only major economy in the world achieving positive growth in 2020. When the economy is rapidly recovering, China is leading consumption upgrade, enhancing self-innovation capacity to push forward the high-level opening up to the world, and hastening the establishment of a new development model featuring dual circulation in the domestics and international markets where the former plays a leading role.


The 13th Five-Year Plan is coming to end while the 14th Five-Year Plan is about to start. Chinaplas 2021 will be held at Shenzhen from April 13 to 16, to proactively seize new opportunities arising from China’s swift economic recovery and open up transformation under the dual circulation environment.


New potential: ignite new momentum to reconstruct the industries

An unimpeded domestic circulation is the key. The main focuses are reconstruction of the industrial foundation and upgrade of the production chain. China has a fully equipped industrial system and a complete industrial chain, providing huge room for technological innovation and application:

- great potential in domestic market and a persistent growth in exports;

- emergence of new consumption patterns and forms of business stimulating growth potential;

- accelerated construction of infrastructure outlining the blueprint of smart-tech era;

- diversified demand in reshaped landscape of global supply chain.


Innovation for sustainability: make sustainable development possible

In February 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of PR China jointly issued the “Opinions on Further Strengthening the Treatment of Plastic Pollution”. It suggests recyclability, easy recycling and degradability as the directions to develop and promote plastic products and substitute products which can cultivate new business models conducive to regulating recycling and reducing plastic pollution. The tightened restrictions and bans on the use of plastics worldwide have facilitated the control of plastics pollution. The plastics and rubber industries have been actively introducing alternative solutions, with the emergence of biodegradable plastics and many innovative technologies for post-consumption recycling and reusing.


Plastics recycling not only requires the lead of innovation and the support of technology, but also the design for recycling, which means to add recycling ideas at the stage of product design. As a platform where new and high technologies for the entire industrial chain of the plastics and rubber are released and exchanged, Chinaplas 2021 covers various application industries and every stage of product life cycle, promoting continuous innovation and advancement of the industries.


Embrace changing times: respond to new market demands rapidly

Technological innovation is the key for China’s domestic demand expansion, new infrastructure, domestic substitution and realization of plastics recycling. It is necessary for enterprises to speed up technology innovation, business upgrade and transformation to boost their competitiveness. Chinaplas is located in China with strong influence over the Asian region and the world. The upcoming edition of show will be held in Shenzhen, the city of innovation and creativity. Chinaplas embraces the changing times actively, responds to the new demands of the market rapidly, and explores the development of the dual circulation together with the industry stakeholders.


Space reservation of Chinaplas 2021 is overwhelming. The show will occupy 16 halls of the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which covers 350,000 sqm of exhibition area. More than 3,600 exhibitors have confirmed their participation, including 10 country/region pavilions from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan region. Many forward-looking technologies and practical solutions will be introduced at Chinaplas, including cutting-edge technologies from all over the world and strong-rising Chinese technologies.