Development of plastics and rubber technologies has roared ahead like a tiger in current years. CHINAPLAS, as a leading trade fair, offers a technology-oriented platform for those sectors globally. Not only will 4,000 distinguished exhibitors showcase their advanced products and services at CHINAPLAS 2018, show organizer Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. will also hold several exciting concurrent events. These will include "3rd Industry 4.0 Conference", "Tech Talk", "Medical Plastics Connect" and "CMF Inspiration for Design x Innovation". Experts from all over the world will gather at a huge, new venue in Shanghai during April 24-27 to assess market trends and highlight innovative technologies.
"3rd Industry 4.0 Conference" - a taste of world-class excellence
Industry 4.0 solutions facilitate business transformation. CHINAPLAS started organizing a conference on this topic two years ago and received enthusiastic feedback. With continuing, full support from VDMA, the German Engineering Federation, the "3rd Industry 4.0 Conference" will take place at CHINAPLAS 2018. Drawing on an accumulation of Industry 4.0 experience among global enterprises, the topics of this conference will be far-reaching and practical. Participants can expect plenty of industry 4.0 factory case studies and in-depth application discussions. Three sessions - covering automotive, electrical and electronics, and packaging - will be organized to suit end-users' needs. Participants will be inspired by the best proven German practices, to help them stride into Industry 4.0 era. At present, Arburg, EREMA, KUKA, KraussMaffei, RWTH Aachen University, Wittmann Battenfeld and other well-known enterprises have confirmed their presence as guest speakers. The conference is scheduled on April 24-25 (afternoon) and April 26 (morning).
"Tech Talk" to cover advanced technologies
For the plastics and rubber industries, CHINAPLAS is a sort of "annual tournament" where companies and organizations compete for visitors' attention. The organizer introduced "Tech Talk" last year to enrich the technology content of CHINAPLAS, creating a platform for international exhibitors to launch their state-of-the-art products. Last edition of CHINAPLAS in Guangzhou featured more than 30 well-received talks, which provided visitors with valuable knowledge. This year, "Tech Talk" will shed light on a wide range of topics, including:
- "Smart Manufacturing" which will offer insights into automation/robotics, micro-injection molding, digitalization/informatization, in-mold labeling, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and 3D printing.
- "Innovative Materials" which will look at lightweighting, thin-wall molding, micro-foaming, multi-functionality, spray-free, anti-UV, anti-bacterial, and flame-retardant materials, etc.
- "Green Solutions" which will focus on sustainability and topics such as biodegradable materials, low VOCs, energy saving, and recycling.
"Tech Talk" is scheduled on April 24-26, in both Hall 4.2 and Hall 8.2.