Source: Media Outreach
Headline: Innovation is Key to the Future, CHINAPLAS 2018 Paves the Way to Plastics’ Future
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – Dec4, 2017 – China is rapidly becoming a preeminent new market in the world. Withover RMB 1.5trillion spent in R&D in 2016, a 10.6% annual increase, and of which 77.5%was contributed by businesses, the overall productivity and comprehensivenational power of China is strategically being boosted, enhancing the country’sinfluence in technology innovations.
Striding into the future — innovation is the weapon
High-speed rails, an aircraft carrier, the BeiDou Navigation SatelliteSystem, the FAST telescope (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radioTelescope), the EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) nuclearfusion reactor, etc. are but a few glimpses of the technological advancements achievedby China in the 21st century.
For the plastics and rubberindustries, foundations for manufacturing, innovation and technology advancesare always in order, aspointed out by Ms. Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition ServicesLtd., the organizer of CHINAPLAS. “Innovation,an important ‘weapon’ in the plastics and rubber industries, is also the key toCHINAPLAS’ success in keeping itself improved over the years.”
As amajor and recognized platform to promote technological innovations, CHINAPLASaddresses the latest needs of many application industries including automotive,E&E, IT & Telecom, packaging, building and medical, presenting leadingand hot solutions from all over the world. “Thetheme of the comingedition of CHINAPLAS and beyond is set as ‘Innovation isKey to the Future’, highlighting the roles of technology and innovation,” Ms.Leung continued.
CHINAPLAS will makeits debut in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Hongqiao, Shanghai, PR Chinain 2018. An estimated 4,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions will showcasetheir advanced exhibits on an over 320,000sqm of exhibition area.Focusing on “SmartManufacturing, Innovative Materials and Green Solutions”, CHINAPLAS facilitiesthe 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 Industry4.0, the influence of which is now going deep and wide, provides continuous opportunities for innovation anddevelopment for the manufacturing industries.
E&E, IT & telecom industries
Mr. Neo Cao, Senior Manager, Mechanical TechnologyDepartment, MeizuTechnology Co., Ltd., remarked after visiting the last edition of CHINAPLAS,“Through the abundance of solutions introduced to mobile phone manufacturerssuch as mold automated production systems, automated processingequipment and others, the realization of Industry 4.0 is now more apparent thanever.”
Industries that areactively upgrading, have put “smart manufacturing” under the spotlight. Smartmanufacturing solutions, forinstant, unmanned automated production, equipment interconnection andvisualization etc., are inhigh demand among home appliance manufacturers.
Smart manufacturing solutions are abundant at CHINAPLAS (Photo 1 and Photo 2). ENGEL e-motion 80 TL injection molding machine (withinject 4.0 logos) combines the benefits ofall-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-tonnagehydraulic injection molding machine stands for high-speed; thanks to its 1.5seconds dry cycle time and 300mm/s injection speed. Themachine 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 automatedproduction.
Innovativematerials are playing importantroles
Metals and othermaterials are gradually replaced by high performance materials, which are low in density, strong, moldable, heatresistant, corrosionresistant, antibacterial, UV-resistantetc., creating high value-added products.
Application of engineeringplastics and carbon fiber composite materials in the automotiveindustry incredibly contributes to vehiclelightweighting (Photo3). Battery cases, a core component of new energy vehicles, made of carbonfiber composite materials, are 80% lighter thantheir steel counterparts, on top of being corrosion resistant, water proof,flame retardant and long lasting. Automotiveair-conditioning’s outlet leaf is mainlymade of high rigidity PA6. Due to thehighfiber content, defects such as floating fiber and white mark frequently occurduring injection molding. Jinyoung (Xiamen) Advanced Materials Technology Co., Ltd.’s PA6 successfully addresses the defects and improves the part appearance.
New materials alsofind their applications in the medical sector (Photo 4). Functional materials like polymers with good biocompatibility,new materials for implants, sterilization/gamma ray resistant materials andelectro-conductive materials are only a few examples of safe, green and highperformance medical gradeplastics. LUVOCOM material is suitable for various disinfection methods andrepeated disinfection. It can be used for plastic parts of reusable medicaldevices such as dental instruments and handle of minimally invasive surgicalinstruments. LUVOCOMcan also meet the requirement of high temperature resistant, sterilizable, anti-static /electromagnetic protection andpigmentable. Itcan be used for special color button, connectors, insulators, valve parts,anti-static roller, etc.
Greensolutions are answers toprosperity
To go green is to prosper, so the importanceof environmental technology innovation is self-evident. Lightweight plastics,multifunctionalities, low VOC emissions, the use of biodegradable plastics andthe recovery of recycled materials are among the means by which many industriesmove towards sustainable development.
Promotionof lightweighting continues to be the major driver for the packaging industry,as not only can it reduce the use of materials, but also effectively reduce thegross weight, facilitating transportation. The Dow Chemical Company’senhanced expanded polyethylene (EPE) foam solution delivers high level ofcushion performance and abuse resistance, achieving new levels of downweightingor downgauging. There is 10 – 15% savings on raw material cost in unitpackaging (Photo 5).
Biodegradable materials, as well as centralizedcollection and recycling of packaging materials, are gaining popularity amongmany companies. The Ecoworld biodegradable polymer and Ecowill biodegradablepolymer compounds from JinhuiZhaolong High Technology Co., Ltd. are compostable, printable and weldable.NatureWorks joined hands with compounders, converters and coffee companies fora comprehensive research and development effort, using Ingeo to solve manytechnical challenges presented in making a capsule that meets the temperaturerequirements for both the drip and high pressure platforms while maintainingcompostability.
Buildingand construction industry
At CHINAPLAS 2018, high-performance PVC formwork,large diameterpolyolefin drainage,water-based polyurethane, solvent-free eco-synthetic leather, lead-freePVC profiles, as well as the recovery of recycled raw materials, etc., will be the highlights forvisitors coming from building and construction industry (Photo 6).
The XPS Board Production Linefrom JiangsuCenmen Equipment Corp., Ltd.is a perfect replacement of CO2 compositefoaming agent for CFC foaming agent. And the compressive strength of fineproducts can be improved by more than 15%.
As theChinese economy gathers tremendous momentum and the application of plastics andrubber in various industries becomes more widespread, CHINAPLAS, havingprofound influences, will play an increasingly important role in promotingtechnological advances and product innovation. CHINAPLAS2018 will be relocated to NECC in Hongqiao, Shanghai, PR China, and run fromApril 24-27, 2018. For walk-in visitors, RMB 50 and RMB 80 will be charged fora one-day pass and a four-day pass respectively. Visitors can enjoy admissiondiscount through online pre-registration from now till April 18, 2018, at anearly-bird rate of RMB 50 for a four-day pass.
To pre-register now, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com/prereg.For more information about CHINAPLAS 2018, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com.Watch theCHINAPLAS 2018 show video to find out more!
CHINAPLAS 2018 isorganized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and BeijingYazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. and co-organized by ChinaNational Light Industry Council – China Plastics Processing IndustryAssociation, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Messe DüsseldorfChina Ltd., the Plastic Trade Association of Shanghai. The event is alsosupported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad.
First introduced in 1983, CHINAPLAS has beenapproved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) since 2006.CHINAPLAS is exclusively sponsored by the Europe’s Association for Plastics andRubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 29th time. CHINAPLAS is currently Asia’s No. 1 plastics and rubber tradefair.
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