Chinaplas – Ready to Roll at Shanghai Kick-off Gala

After a 6-year absence, Chinaplas is ready to make a strong comeback to Shanghai on April 23-26, 2024, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Hongqiao, Shanghai, PR China. To mark this special occasion, Chinaplas – Ready to Roll at Shanghai Kick-off Gala was held in Shanghai on March 28. More than 160 industry representatives attended the event in person and over 10,000 industry players participated online to witness the thrilling moment.

“We are glad to announce a record-breaking show scale of this year. The number of exhibitors hits a new high of 4,420, an increase of 12% compared to the 2018 edition in Shanghai, while the total exhibition area reaches 380,000 sqm. In response to the strong demand for technological innovation, cost reduction and efficiency enhancement, and energy saving and carbon reduction among the industry, the exhibition highlights ‘circular economy’, ‘innovative materials’, ‘digitalisation’ and ‘high-end technologies from China’, showcasing the top achievements in plastics and rubber technology, as well as the upgrading of the industry and collaborative innovations, to inject impetus into the new productive forces,” said Ms. Ada Leung, General Manager, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the organiser of the exhibition.

Alongside the exhibition, the “World Trends & Plastics & Rubber Technology Summit” will be held, focusing on emerging industries such as new energy vehicles, photovoltaic, wind power, lithium-ion, hydrogen energy, energy storage, packaging, electrical and electronic. The summit aims to explore hot topics such as ” The Global Plastics & Rubber Industries: Megatrends, Opportunities & Challenges,” ” Digitalisation for Industrial Transformation and Sustainability,” ” Innovative Technology for Green Energy,” and ” Innovative Technology for Electric Vehicles.”

Tech Talk, another concurrent event will revolve around five main themes: “Advanced Packaging Solutions”, “Eco-friendly Solutions”, “Automotive Plastic Solutions”, “3D Printing” and “2024 New Materials”, featuring over 30 cutting-edge technologies which are the latest, hottest, and most groundbreaking in their respective fields.

“New productive forces” encompass both intelligent and green aspects. The trade show will feature “Injection Molding Machinery & Smart Manufacturing Tech Zone,” “Auxiliary & Testing Equipment Zone” and “3D Tech Zone”. These areas will comprehensively showcase AI-enabled plastic moulding, machine vision and AI, AI-based visible light sorting machines, robotics and automation, high-speed and stable mechanical arms, digital platforms, solutions that achieve fully automated interconnection of multiple production processes, digital twinning, and other “digitalisation and smart manufacturing” technologies. These demonstrations vividly illustrate how digitalisation enhances the efficiency and productivity of manufacturing processes. 

In the specialised areas dedicated to topics related to circular economy and sustainability, such as the “Recycled Plastics Zone”, “Bioplastics Zone”, and “Recycling Tech Zone”, the latest green plastic materials and processing technologies will be showcased. These include post-consumer recycled polycarbonate, sustainable TPE, CO₂-based multifunctional plastics, bio-based plastics, biodegradable plastics, bottle sorting machines, chemical recycling technologies, innovative materials for energy storage and charging, and many more. These exhibits will shine with their innovative solutions and contributions to sustainability. Centered around three main themes: “Plastic Recycling & Fashion Trends”, “Recycling & New Plastics Economy”, and “Industrial Linkage and Low Carbon in All Fields”, the organisers will hold the “Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase” concurrently. Senior government officials and leading industry organisations, brands, materials and machinery suppliers will be invited from around the world to participate in the conference and share their insights on hot topics in the circular economy, covering international trends and policies of plastics recycling, leading regions’ experiences in recycling and sorting, as well as innovative achievements of recycling and utilisation.

Online pre-registration to the exhibition is open till April 17

As of early March, China has granted visa-free entry to a number of Asian and European countries, and has also introduced new measures to simplify visa processes. While China is expanding its visa-free access, Chinaplas 2024 has also intensified its efforts to attract foreign visitors. Visitors from over 120 countries and regions have already completed pre-registration, with overseas buyers accounting for approximately 25%. The number of pre-registrations from overseas buyers not only represents an increase of over 175% compared to the same period last year (as of Mar 24), but is also claimed to set a new record.

The online pre-registration to the exhibition is open till April 17, 2024, 17:00 (GMT +8). All visitors are required to pre-register and reserve the entry dates in advance for admission correspondingly. Pre-registered visitors shall receive their Visitor eBadges (for local visitors) or eConfirmations Letter (for overseas visitors). Admission tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Photo: More than 160 industry representatives attended the Chinaplas – Ready to Roll at Shanghai Kick-off Gala in person and over 10,000 industry players participated online.