Chinaplas rescheduled to August; medical to be a feature at show

Chinaplas, ARP 2020 shows postponed in China; TAITRA assures visitors to Taiwan

Having postponed Chinaplas 2020, to have been held from 21-24 April at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC), Hongqiao, Shanghai, the show organiser Adsale Exhibition Services has rescheduled it to 3-6 August 2020 also at the NECC in Shanghai. The largest plastics show in Asia, to occupy an expected 340,000 sq m of exhibition space and some 3,800 exhibitors, was one of many to have been postponed in China due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting China and the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, the epidemic has seen the usage of plastics and rubber grow as important raw materials for prevention supplies such as medical protective clothes, medical masks, goggles, gloves, medical equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, and disinfection supplies. Many companies in the plastics and rubber industries have donated money and materials, sped up their manufacturing process etc. to assist in the epidemic control measures, said Adsale.

Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China announced the scope of medical emergency protection materials. In the list, there are coated spunbond, breathable film, meltblown non-woven fabric, PE /PC anti-fogging rolls and sheets, seals, zippers, antistatic agents and other important raw materials for producing medical protective clothes and masks; as well as plastic packaging materials such as plastic bottles (barrels) and labels.

Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale said in a statement that many market activities like consumption, manufacturing and investments have been put on hold during the pandemic. 

“Now, some companies have already resumed work and manufacturing in an orderly manner. We believe that once the outbreak is controlled, all suppressed market demand will be released. The postponement of Chinaplas to August in Shanghai will help the upstream and downstream industries to seize business opportunities during market rebound period,” she added.

The epidemic will also trigger the industries to rethink of the future manufacturing processes, consumers' pursuit of healthy lifestyles, safe and private commute, and sterilising electric appliances. If enterprises can seize the opportunity to transform and upgrade their business, there will be a potential business growth, said Adsale in its statement.

Targeting the new market needs, Chinaplas will focus on the following aspects.

  • Medical plastics technology
  • Automation production technology
  • Digital technology allowing remote production control
  • Safe packaging technology
  • Protective materials
  • Application of antibacterial & health materials in automotive, E&E, packaging and other industries
  • Recycling & circular technology

The concurrent events include:

  • Medical Plastics Connect
  • Tech Talk
  • Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase
  • Design x Innovation
  • Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future
  • Applications in Focus - a series of seminars

The show organiser suggests that exhibitors make good use of the extra time for show preparation, launching hot technologies to suit market needs. Visitors are advised to follow the latest show information closely by utilising “Show Preview”, “New and Hot Technology Collection”, exhibitor list etc. 

Visitor pre-registration is opened and those who pre-register on and before 22 May 2020 will receive a visitor badge by mail in advance.

For more information about Chinaplas 2020, please visit the official show website at www.ChinaplasOnline.com.


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