Adsale: Chinaplas igniting new momentum during challenging times

Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. is inviting to Chinaplas 2021, Asia’s No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held 13 – 16 April 2021 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in Shenzhen, China. According to the organisers, in today’s unprecedented turbulent times, the global manufacturing industry is undergoing profound and complex changes, facing uncertainties and challenges, while opening up new opportunities under the new normal. Chinaplas 2021, themed “New Era – New Potential – Innovation for Sustainability”, will not only stimulate development in the industries, but also keep the momentum going in the exploration of business opportunities in the new era, said Adsale.

According to Adsale, in a special period when COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainties to the global economy, China has been taking actions to contribute more certainties to the world. China’s economy recovered strongly following the COVID-19 pandemic. After a sharp V-shaped rebound in the first six months of the year 2020, China’s GDP expanded 4.9 % in the third quarter. It is predicted that China will be the only major economy in the world achieving positive growth in 2020. When the economy is rapidly recovering, China is leading consumption upgrade, enhancing self-innovation capacity to push forward the high level opening up to the world, and hastening the establishment of a new development model featuring dual circulation in the domestics and international markets where the former plays a leading role. The 13th Five-Year Plan is coming to end while the 14th Five-Year Plan is about to start. Chinaplas 2021 will be held at Shenzhen, one of the core driving forces of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, to proactively seize new opportunities arising from China’s swift economic recovery and open up transformation under the dual circulation environment.

Adsale said China has a fully equipped industrial system and a complete industrial chain, providing huge room for technological innovation and application. An unimpeded domestic circulation is the key. The main focuses are reconstruction of the industrial foundation and upgrade of the production chain. With China’s massive market advantage and the continuous support of domestic market strategies and various stimulus policies, there has been a sustained recovery of the Chinese consumer market. In September 2020, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached CNY 3.5295 trillion, with a nominal year-on-year growth of 3.3 %. China has been steadily manufacturing while many countries are still suffering from the pandemic. Relying on its unique advantage in the industrial chain, China’s foreign trade imports and exports have been stabilising quarter by quarter. China’s exports reached CNY 5 trillion in the third quarter, with an increase of 10.2 %.

Chinaplas 2021 will be held from 13 to 16 April 2021 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. (Source: Adsale)

In the post-pandemic era, demands for healthcare, smart-tech, eco-friendliness, convenience and comfort have increased sharply. The sales and exports of household products like kitchen appliances and fitness equipment have risen. Demands on fresh food distribution, express delivery and convenience food products have increased in adverse market conditions. A surge in diversified, personalized and high-quality demands will give rise to more new consumption patterns and forms of business. Technologies like 5G, cloud computing, AI and Internet of Things have demonstrated immense development potential in the wave of new infrastructure, providing new impetus for economic recovery and sustainable development, while creating unprecedented opportunities for the plastics and rubber industries. As the leader of new infrastructure, 5G has been making satisfactory progress since its commercial launch a year ago. China has built more than 690,000 5G base stations by the end of September 2020 and sold more than 100 million 5G mobile phones in the first three quarters of 2020, said Adsale.

Chinaplas 2021 is organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd., and Adsale Exhibition Services (Shanghai) Ltd. and co-organized by China National Light Industry Council – China Plastics Processing Industry Association, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Guangdong Plastics Industry Association, Shenzhen Polymer Industry Association and Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. The event is also supported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad. First introduced in 1983, Chinaplas has been approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) since 2006. Chinaplas is exclusively sponsored by the European Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 31st time. Chinaplas is currently Asia’s leading plastics and rubber trade fair.

The pandemic has diversified the global supply chain and suggested domestic supply chain and backup plans as alternatives to prevent supply chain network from being too extensive and over-dependent on a particular region. Considering all kinds of uncertainties, enterprises will pay more attention to safety and control, collaborative innovation, flexibility, diversification, intelligence and localisation in the supply chain in the future. In addition, the development of core technologies has reached bottleneck. To overcome this, it is necessary to develop more original technologies and make up the deficiencies of the domestic circulation.

In February 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China jointly issued the “Opinions on Further Strengthening the Treatment of Plastic Pollution”. It suggests recyclability, easy recycling and degradability as the directions to develop and promote plastic products and substitute products which can cultivate new business models conducive to regulating recycling and reducing plastic pollution. The tightened restrictions and bans on the use of plastics worldwide have facilitated the control of plastics pollution. The plastics and rubber industries have been actively introducing alternative solutions, with the emergence of biodegradable plastics and many innovative technologies for post-consumption recycling and reusing. Plastics recycling not only requires the lead of innovation and the support of technology, but also the design for recycling, which means to add recycling ideas at the stage of product design. As a platform where new and high technologies for the entire industrial chain of the plastics and rubber are released and exchanged, Chinaplas 2021 covers various application industries and every stage of product life cycle, promoting continuous innovation and advancement of the industries, said Adsale.

Aerial view of the 16 halls of the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which covers 350,000 m2 of exhibition area. (Source: Adsale)

According to the organisers, space reservations for Chinaplas 2021 are overwhelming. More than 3,600 exhibitors have confirmed their participation, including 10 country/region pavilions from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan. This shows that the enterprises have full confidence in the prospects of the plastics and rubber industries, said Adsale. Many forward-looking technologies and practical solutions will be introduced at Chinaplas, including cutting-edge technologies from all over the world and strong-rising Chinese technologies.

Chinaplas 2021 will be held from 13 – 16 April 2021, occupying 16 halls of the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which covers 350,000 m2 of exhibition area. Together with more than 3,600 renowned exhibitors from all over the world, the exhibition will showcase countless innovative materials and mechanical technologies. It is expected to attract professional visitors from different plastics and rubber application industries in China and overseas countries.