Chinaplas 2021 grandly opens at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center today (April 13) and this is the first time for the mega show to stage in Shenzhen. With the theme of "New Era · New Potential · Innovation for Sustainability", Chinaplas will be held for four days (April 13-16) with more than 3,600 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions. China has effectively prevented and controlled the pandemic, and witnessed vigorous economy recovery. Under these circumstances, the successful opening of Chinaplas provides a world stage for the plastics and rubber industries to present the latest innovations while injecting new energy to the development of industries.
"Under the COVID-19, we are very grateful that Chinaplas together with 3,600+ exhibitors will be marching on a large scale of 350,000sqm of exhibition area, and it is the first of its kinds being held after pandemic, and the only international plastics and rubber industries exhibition in 2021,” Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the show organizer, said.
Innovation in plastics and rubber technologies makes quick response to market demand
Throughout the years, Chinaplas has gradually transformed from a trading platform for buyers and sellers to a professional exhibition for advance technologies to facilitate the development of high-end, high-efficiency and high-quality manufacturing. In addition to the hard-core release of outstanding high-performance plastics, smart manufacturing, green and circular solutions, Chinaplas also makes great efforts to launch 290+ global and Asian technologies debut, and devotes itself to driving industry innovation and growth. Hot key words such as new infrastructure, 5G, autonomous vehicle, artificial intelligence, unmanned automation, healthcare, etc., have also highlighted the technological improvements, generating extensive demands for upstream materials and manufacturing equipment.
Chinaplas focuses on plastics and other major application sectors, and promptly responds to market changes and demands. Entering the 5G era, 5G materials with low dielectric loss, high thermal conductivity and high electromagnetic shielding, such as thermoplastic composite materials for 5G base station filters and PCB board, LCP film grade resin for 5G antenna and ultra-thin cooling fan with groundbreaking innovations are showcased. New energy vehicles are also in its thriving development. New energy vehicles with reliable charging performance, high-performance materials for electronic components and equipment, antibacterial/bacteriostatic technology, etc., are highly sought. Environment-friendly packaging is in urgent need as well. Recycled and biodegradable plastics are under the spotlight, particularly those smart packaging solutions with functions of indication, preservation and user interactions. For medical applications, medical and food grade materials, repeated steam sterilization and 3D printing are highlighted. In addition, innovative plastics technology has also emerged in the building materials, sports and leisure sectors continuously, shaping a better life for mankind.
China is moving towards high-quality development, which scientific research plays an indispensable role. During the show period, "SciXplore Forum", the first grand event gathering "Super Brains" in polymer industry, will join hands with well-known scientists and academicians to explore the future development trend of polymer and application fields, and share the latest scientific breakthrough.
Technology leads to transform. "Tech Talk”, an open forum on plastics and rubber technology, will be held concurrently to help visitors to quickly discover the cutting-edge and hot technologies. More than 30 innovative technologies, under six major themes, including "Intelligent Packaging Solutions", "Novel Eco-friendly Solutions for Plastics", "Automated Precision Manufacturing", etc. will be released.
Market demand for medical and health products has soared significantly in the post-pandemic period. The "Medical Plastics Connect" gathers popular solutions of medical plastics around the world through seminars and Medical Plastics Guidebook, demonstrating the innovations of medical plastics, such as the latest technologies of sterilization resistant & antibacterial materials, biocompatible materials and new technologies for smart healthcare products, etc.
With the theme of “Applications Driving Innovations”, the "Applications in Focus" launches 9 application seminars which respond to the rapid change in the market demand. The event will gather well-known brands from the end-user sectors to provide diversified innovative solutions.
Embraces environmental protection and recycling with pioneer technology
It is time for the industries to embrace circular economy, biodegradable plastics, energy saving and emission reduction under the stringent requirements on "CO2 emission peak", "carbon neutrality" and "plastics ban". This is not only hot discussion and challenge for all sectors, but also implies enormous business opportunities for a brand-new market. Many related solutions have become the focus of Chinaplas, including 100% biodegradable resins, R-PET and R-PS that can replace new materials, agricultural film recycled particles, single-material solutions, recycling equipment from entry-level to professional-level, eco-friendly extruders and packaging equipment that can be matched with environmentally friendly new materials, etc. “Bioplastics zone”, “Recycled Plastics Zone” and “Recycling Technology Zone” have been set up in the exhibition. Meanwhile, a number of events are held to discuss development trends and technological innovations.
One of the signature events, the 2nd edition of "Chinaplas x CPRJ Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase" was held on the day prior to the opening of Chinaplas (April 12) with overwhelming response. With three major themes, namely innovative material technologies and circular economy, advanced recycling technologies closing the loop of industry chain, innovative plastic packaging and sustainable development, the event united the upstream and downstream of the plastics recycling industry chain to discuss the macro trends and hot topics of the global circular economy to achieve sustainable development.
The organizer invited government officials and leading industry organizations, brands, materials and machinery suppliers from all over the world to discuss the international trends and policy guidance of plastics recycling, recycling classification from developed countries and regions, innovative achievements of recycling and utilization, etc., which clearly outlined the landscapes and prospects of the plastics recycling industry in Asia and the rest of the world. The event attracted more than 400 industry elites to participate.
2021 marks the first year of biodegradable resin development in accordance to the 14th Five-Year Plan and it is also the right timing to strengthen the plastics pollution management. "The 8th China International Biodegradable Resin Seminar" will be held during the show to discuss the relevant planning, standards, testing, production technology and application of biodegradable plastics.