Enhancing life's quality with green, healthy and versatile materials
Consumers are paying increasing attention to their health and to environmental protection, and are prone to using products made of safe and green materials in their daily lives.
The cutting-edge antimicrobial material, evermoin, from Lotte Chemical of South Korea, not only effectively inhibits bacterial and fungal growth and retains antimicrobial ability and stability, but also maintains a consistent appearance under extreme conditions. It is safe, environmentally friendly and widely applicable to many potential uses.
Zhejiang Java Specialty Chemicals Co., Ltd. will showcase a stain-resistant material, promoting "easy cleaning" for the home appliance industry. With a special organic, fluorine-containing silicone polymer structure, Javachem AF can be uniformly and richly distributed on the surface of polypropylene, achieving reduced surface drag, excellent hydrophobic, oleophobic and antifouling properties, while offering easy-to-clean performance. Javachem AF can effectively improve the performance of materials such as PP, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) by providing a soft-touch surface feel. At the same time, the surface enrichment property and hydrophobicity of organic fluorosilicone can improve material performance, providing excellent abrasion resistance, hydrolysis and chemical resistance, and extended service life.
NatureWorks LLC will display at Chinaplas 2019 a new rigid/durable sheet made of its Ingeo-brand polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer that can replace traditional high-impact polystyrene refrigerator liners. This application has been shown to reduce the energy consumption of the appliance by 7 to 13 percent annually over the 15-year life of the refrigerator.
Intelligent manufacturing and industrial design to revolutionize the world
As technologies in the electronics industry mature, the implementation of automated equipment and smart production units can be seen everywhere. Manufacturers need to monitor the production equipment they are using, to track various performance parameters in real time to ensure effective equipment utilization and a reasonable application of resources. Visitors to Chinaplas 2019 can learn more about automated manufacturing and business operations by attending an event titled "Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future," which will be held concurrently with the show. This event will demonstrate intelligent solutions in real-life settings with two themed areas, "Manufacturing Intelligence Control Room" and "Smart Factory".
In the show's "Smart Manufacturing Technology Zone", well-known Chinese and foreign enterprises, such as Siemens, ABB, Delta, Bosch Rexroth, Baumueller, Mehow, Keqiang, and Weiss, will reveal leading-edge technologies for intelligent manufacturing. Arburg, for example, will showcase a complex turnkey system, an innovative and automated technology for manufacturing hydraulic, two-component wristwatches. Its Allrounder 570 S injection press produces bicolor liquid silicone rubber (LSR) wrist straps, and then its Multilift V robotic system removes the straps and sets them down into a cooling station, where they are fitted with the housing and a clasp. The entire process takes only 70 seconds. In line with Arburg's focus on digitalization, all exhibits are networked via their host computer system ALS, providing operators with assistance, digital integration of production, as well as digitalization of processes and services.
In the fair's German Pavilion, meanwhile, exhibitors will introduce customized services to facilitate smart upgrading. Goebel IMS, the manufacturer of the world's widest slitter rewinder for biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films, will showcase the Interslit BSF. This unit is designed for specific purposes in film production, like for processing ultra-sensitive materials such as battery separator films based on wet-processed biaxially oriented polyethylene (BOPE). The working width is up to 6,000mm, and its unwind diameter and speed can be customized.
Industrial design directs the development of the manufacturing industry. Advanced industrial design can effectively optimize product structures, improve product quality, increase technology content and boost the value added, which is crucial for the transformation and upgrading of the industry. Chinaplas will join forces with the Guangzhou Industrial Design Association to present "Design x Innovation", which comprises three parts: "CMF Inspiration Walls", "Design Forum" and "Chinaplas Designers' Night".