Despite of the slowdown on the growth of the plastics and rubber industry, the industry still foresees enormous market opportunities due to its broad application on automotive, building and construction, electrical and electronics and packaging industries together with the implementation of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and agricultural modernization driven by the Chinese government. It is anticipated that the automobile's sales growth rate in China in 2013 will be 7% whereas building and construction industries will enjoy a growth rate of 15%.
As such, the Chinaplas show organizer Adsale Exhibition Services claims that Chinaplas 2014 will break the scale record again at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (April 23-26). The organizer expects to have more than 2,900 exhibitors, occupying more than 220,000 sqm, with international pavilions from Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and the U.S. for the establishment of a global purchasing platform for buyers from various industries.
Among all the exhibitors, there are more than 1,000 exhibitors bringing machineries and raw materials for the automotive industry; and more than 600 for building and construction industries; over 700 for E&E, IT and telecommunications industries and over 1,100 for packaging industry. The exhibits will be classified into 11 theme zones: extrusion machinery zone, injection molding machinery zone, chemicals and raw materials zone, auxiliary and testing equipment zone, die and mold zone, film technology zone, plastic packaging and blow molding machinery zone, rubber machinery and equipment zone, Chinese export machinery and materials hall, bioplastics zone and semi-finished products zone.
"Since the global financial crisis in 2008, the rapid development of the plastics raw materials and machineries in China have accelerated the upgrading of industries. Many companies understand that using low-end technology to operate cannot sustain their development. Technological and management breakthrough, quality upgrade and following government policies like energy saving, high efficiency and environmental protection are the best solutions. Corporations are suggested to change their marketing strategies according to the market variation, to concentrate the resources on the high-growth industries and areas, for example, increasing needs on the automation equipment resulting from the recent problems of rising salaries and labor storage," said Stanley Chu, chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services, in a news release.
Among 3,200 sets of the plastics and rubber machineries and diversified raw materials, most of the machineries displayed possess features like energy-saving, emission reduction, high efficiency and automation. Various types of chemical raw materials satisfy the market needs of different industries, such as safety, light-weight, attractive appearance, multi-purpose, heat retention, water resistance, etc.
Exhibitors from plastics and rubber machineries companies include: Haitian, Chen Hsong, Husky, Engel, Demag, SHI, Jwell, Jinhu, Liansu, Fangli, Mold-Masters, Yudo, ACS, Conair, etc. Chemicals and raw materials key players include: BASF, Exxonmobil, Teijin Kasei, DSM, Mitsubishi, PolyOne, DuPont, DOW, SABIC, Lanxess, etc.