Innovation is Key to the Future

Innovation is Key to the Future China is rapidly becoming a preeminent new market in the world. With over RMB 1.5 trillion spent in R&D in 2016, a 10.6% annual increase, and of which 77.5% was contributed by businesses, the overall productivity and comprehensive national power of China is strategically being boosted, enhancing the country's influence in technology innovations.

Striding into the future - innovation is the weapon

High-speed rails, an aircraft carrier, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, the FAST telescope (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope), the EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) nuclear fusion reactor, etc. are but a few glimpses of the technological advancements achieved by China in the 21st century.

For the plastics and rubber industries, foundations for manufacturing, innovation and technology advances are always in order, as pointed out by Ms. Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the organizer of CHINAPLAS. “Innovation, an important ‘weapon’ in the plastics and rubber industries, is also the key to CHINAPLAS’ success in keeping itself improved over the years.”

As a major and recognized platform to promote technological innovations, CHINAPLAS addresses the latest needs of many application industries including automotive, E&E, IT & Telecom, packaging, building and medical, presenting leading and hot solutions from all over the world. “The theme of the coming edition of CHINAPLAS and beyond is set as ‘Innovation is Key to the Future’, highlighting the roles of technology and innovation,” Ms. Leung continued.

CHINAPLAS will make its debut in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Hongqiao, Shanghai, PR China in 2018. An estimated 4,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions will showcase their advanced exhibits on an over 320,000sqm of exhibition area. Focusing on “Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials and Green Solutions”, CHINAPLAS facilities the plastics and rubber industries in business transformation and upgrading, leading the industries to a brighter future!

A full spectrum of smart manufacturing solutions

Smart manufacturing, considered by some to be synonymous with Industry 4.0, the influence of which is now going deep and wide, provides continuous opportunities for innovation and development for the manufacturing industries.

E&E, IT & telecom industries

Mr. Neo Cao, Senior Manager, Mechanical Technology Department, Meizu Technology Co., Ltd., remarked after visiting the last edition of CHINAPLAS, “Through the abundance of solutions introduced to mobile phone manufacturers such as mold automated production systems, automated processing equipment and others, the realization of Industry 4.0 is now more apparent than ever.”

Industries that are actively upgrading, have put “smart manufacturing” under the spotlight. Smart manufacturing solutions, for instant, unmanned automated production, equipment interconnection and visualization etc., are in high demand among home appliance manufacturers.

Smart manufacturing solutions are abundant at CHINAPLAS. ENGEL e-motion 80 TL injection molding machine (with inject 4.0 logos) combines the benefits of all-electric drive technology and tie-bar-less technology, ensuring high production rate of precision components and high-quality optical components. Chen Hsong SPEED series of small-to-medium-tonnage hydraulic injection molding machine stands for high-speed; thanks to its 1.5 seconds dry cycle time and 300mm/s injection speed. The machine is an ideal option for injection molding of mobile phone accessories, precision electronics and medical consumables at a high speed and a short cycle, and at the same time ensuring high repetition accuracy, stable dimensions, performance and quality. It can sustain long-term large-scale automated production.