With the extending application areas of the plastics and rubber materials, the concern on the environmental problems caused during manufacturing, usage and recycling has been increasing.
Nowadays, many countries request the manufacturers not only to consider the products' function and cost, but also to bear the responsibility of the environmental impact brought about by the products. China's 12th five-year plan's policies on energy saving and emission reduction, together with the introduction of various regulations on environmental protection, have led to the new challenges to the development of plastics and rubber industries. As Asia's no. 1 and the world's top 3 plastics and rubber trade fair, Chinaplas has fully demonstrated this major direction and paved the way for green plastics and rubber industries.
Chinaplas 2011 will be held in the China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, PR China from May 17 to 20, 2011. Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, the show's organizer, stated that the show would continue last year's theme of "Green Plastics‧Our Goal‧Our Future" to cater to the market needs, and would disseminate the messages of "energy-saving", "emission reduction", "recycling" and "degradable plastics" through different exhibits and concurrent events.
"Eco-friendly Plastics Conference", one of the concurrent events, will gather renowned international and Chinese corporations and associations' representatives from the plastics and rubber industries to share the current hot topics and their insights. Invited organizations included British Plastics Federation, the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., NatureWorks LLC, etc.
As China is now the world's largest plastic product manufacturer and consumer, the research, production and application of bio-plastics degradable plastics are important for the sustainability of the plastics industry in China.
One of the topics of the conference, "The Challenge of Sustainability and the Applications of Bio-plastics and Degradable Plastics", will discuss the standard and sustainability of bio-plastics and degradable plastics in USA, Europe, and Japan, its applications and market trend. Being the major development trend, plastics recycling not only protects the environment and reduces pollution, but also solves the resource shortage problem.
The topic of "Reduce Carbon Emission with Recycling Plastics Technology" will introduce the current situation and trend of plastics recycling machinery in China. The organizer has invited experts in recycling industry to share their experience and research findings. The energy-saving plastics machine industry has been included in the six major areas of the 12th five-year plan's policies.
The topic of "Achieve Energy Efficiency with Energy Saving Plastics Technology" will explore the role of servo technology and electromagnetic induction heating technology in achieving high efficiency and low emission reduction.
To promote the message of environmental protection, the organizer will hold a record-breaking event – "Beating Record by Recycling Bottles" during the show. More than 3,000 recycled bottles will be collected to create a plastics statue and create a new record in the Guinness World Record, with an objective to arouse the environmental awareness of the exhibitors and over 80,000 visitors at the on-site fairground.