Chinaplas 2014 recently wrapped up in Shanghai (April 23-26) and with it gathered more than 3,000 exhibitors from around the world to demonstrate a wide variety of chemicals and raw materials and machines. The show was said to attract about 120,000 international trade visitors.
The trade show hit a record of total exhibition area approaching 230,000 sq m and the fairground housed about 3,200 sets of machinery. The show also featured more than 400 brand new exhibitors.
PlasticsToday covered both the two-day press conference prior to the start of the show and the entire show itself. Here are some highlights from this massive trade fair.
There's no doubt that the K Trade Fair in Düsseldorf is the biggest trade show for the plastics industry. But which show comes in second? Well, in talking with several exhibitors, they seemed to believe that Chinaplas takes the no. 2 spot.
"K is no. 1 in world in terms of applications and technologies," said Stanley Chu, chairman of the Chinaplas organizer, Adsale Exhibition Services at the pre-show press conference. "And for Chinaplas, it is now the world's no. 2 plastics and rubber show, following the K fair in Germany. At Chinaplas, we have some specialties; we have a wide range of technology and products on display. Chinaplas has never stopped growing since it started in the 1980s - each year, the fair is bigger than the last one."
"We don't know when it will stop expanding, but we will keep moving ahead and this is supported by strong demand," he continued. "So we would like to keep on improving the quality of the show by showing more high end technology and innovation from around the world."
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