Following the outstanding review and strong interest on the Bioplastics & Degradable Plastics Zone and Rubber Machinery & Equipment Zone in the previous edition, the show organiser decided to set up these two zones again in the 26th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries (CHINAPLAS 2012), which will be held on 18 – 21 April 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
It will be the second time around for the Bioplastics Zone but in this edition, a 40% increase in the exhibition space allotted for this zone is anticipated. With the growing global concern on green manufacturing, bioplastics is inevitably the focus in the plastics industry, with enormous potential in the market. As the international platform for advanced technology in the plastics and rubber industries, CHINAPLAS 2012 will introduce the world’s leading bioplastics suppliers and their products like PLA, PHA, PBS, PPC, PCL, PVA, TPS, PA and PTT. The renowned exhibitors include Cardia, Danisco, Ecomann, Esun, Hisun, Kingfa, Mirel Plastics, NatureWorks, Nuvia, etc.
Highlighting advanced technology and latest development on bioplastics, the 4th International Conference on Bioplastics and the Applications will be held concurrently with CHINAPLAS 2012. Like the last edition held in 2011, speakers from the leading bioplastics suppliers will be invited. Overseas and Chinese plastics associations will continue to support the conference.
As the relaunch of Rubber Machinery & Equipment Zone in 2011 received overwhelming response, the organiser decided to continue this zone. It is expected the size of the zone will be doubled in 2012. Numerous exhibitors have confirmed their participation, such as Tung Yu, Desma, Yang Ming, Double Elephant, Hengwei, Ningbo Chap, Shanghai Deren, Yuyao Huacheng, etc. Exhibits at the zone will include rubber machineries, rubber processing equipment, testing equipment, die & mould for products like rubber conveyor belt, rubber hose, medical rubber products, daily rubber products, rubber sealing products, automotive rubber products, etc. A Rubber Suppliers Guide will be tailor-made for visitors to facilitate their search.
Another highlight of the show is the return of Korean Pavilion, contributing to the rise in the number of pavilions to 12. The pavilion last appeared in CHINAPLAS 2009. With the tremendous support of Korea Petrochemical Industry Association, Korean Pavilion will again demonstrate its presence in CHINAPLAS next year and numerous Korean companies will showcase their flagship products. In the first half year of 2011, Korea is one of the top 10 importing countries / regions of plastics machines for China. The show or