Chinaplas will be held during April 13-16 in Shenzhen, PR China, will be accompanied by a series concurrent events. Visitors will have the chance to explore hot topics like 5G, digital manufacturing, circular economy, antibacterial & sterilisation etc.
Plastics recycling & circular economy conference and showcase
The 2nd edition of Chinaplas X CPRJ Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase will be held on April 12, one day before the commencement of Chinaplas 2021. The event aims at gathering visitors with common beliefs and goals to explore the implications of the circular economy from different perspectives, such as the global trends and policies of plastics recycling, the experience of waste separation for recycling in leading regions, innovative ideas and achievements of plastics recycling, etc. Guest speakers are some of the key players in the value chain, such as Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Sabic, Covestro, Veolia, P&G, Pepsi or Tetra Pak. Following to the success of its debut in Guangzhou, the event is expected to present more than 40 speeches/interviews and receive over 400 industry elites to exchange ideas.
Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future
Digitalisation went full steam ahead in 2020. “Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future” demonstrates the benefits brought by Industrial 4.0 and digital manufacturing, including improved customer and supplier engagements, optimising production efficiency and cost-effectiveness, driving continuous production, and automated process monitoring and quality control. The event aims to illustrate the pain point during the advancement of smart manufacturing such as frequent production stoppage, time-consuming processes to trace the reason of malfunction, high cost as well as the urgent need for production plan adjustments, remote maintenance and monitoring. It offers practical solutions from three aspects for users, including Smart Factory to present the actual operation of the factory of the future. The world’s leading technology suppliers together with the dominant telecoms operator China Unicom, will display smart production lines for injection moulding. Manufacturing Intelligence Control Room connects the equipment at different exhibition booths with factories away from exhibition venue. Scenarios associated with Smart Mould, Smart Production, Smart Quality Control, Smart Automation will be demonstrated, while workshops will introduce the application of Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) to the industry. “Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future” is organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. & iPlast 4.0 Pte Ltd. and jointly organised by Europe’s Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP), VDMA and OPC Foundation.
Design x Innovation
Product design is an integral part of a successful brand. Brand owners should take all the details, from materials and colors section to function development and recyclability, into consideration. The 6th edition of “Design x Innovation” will present Asian creativity in the New Era. It allows participants to experience how plastics technology inspires brand owners’ innovations in product details to add brand value under the three themes – Design for Sustainability, CMF Design & Technology and Smart & Healthy Living x Plastics. Despite the uncertainties in the global economy, the strong growth momentum is still being seen in Asia. Industrial development, technical skills and R&D of new products are continuously progressing. This year’s event is hence themed as “Asian Creativity in the New Era”, and more designers from Asia are invited to join. In the Design x Innovation Gallery, Covestro, SLB, Qisu and a number of famous designers will display their products made from innovative materials and techniques, adding inspiration and ideas for design creativity. The participants may enter the world of creativity by observing closely and touching the exhibits. In the Design Forum, design masters and eminent brands will share successful cases and talk about future trends. Participants will get to know how innovative materials and technology can provide inspiration and solutions to product design, the experience in new product development, and how designers take the lead in practicing environmental protection, etc.
“Tech Talk”, the “flagship” concurrent event of Chinaplas, has been held for four years, and has become an influential platform for releasing innovative technology. More than 40 experts will present the latest, hottest and most advanced products and technologies under 6 different themes. 5G will be leading the business trend of various industries in the next 10 years. “Plastics & Rubber + 5G” could be a brilliant topic. This topic will focus on the 5G-related raw materials and their forming processes, especially the application of plastics in 5G infrastructure and end products: low dielectric, high-temperature resistance and easy heat dissipation. One of the other topics – “Intelligent Packaging Solutions” – introduces various packaging solutions for instruction, display, preservation, antibacterial and interaction while “Automated Precision Manufacturing” focuses on precise extrusion and injection moulding and moulds for manufacturing high-precision parts.