Chinaplas 2024: expediting the transformation from “Made in China” to “Innovated in China”


The year 2023 marked a turning point for China as doors reopened, revealing a multitude of opportunities. Under the resumption of normalcy, the economy grew at a rate of 5.2% in 2023, according to the National Bureau of Statistics of China. As the economy recovers, sectors such as automotive, consumer electronics, and e-commerce have regained momentum. At the same time, China’s manufacturing industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation, shifting from its traditional “Made in China” reputation to embracing innovation with the concept of “Innovated in China”, gaining competitive advantage in the global market. CHINAPLAS 2024, the region’s foremost platform to promote latest market trends, breakthrough technologies and innovative solutions of plastics and rubber industries, will be staged at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Hongqiao, Shanghai, China, from April 23-26, 2024. It provides an excellent platform for buyers who are pursuing innovative plastics and rubber solutions to enfold the accelerated industrial transformation, enhancing new advantages and new momentum for high quality industrial development.

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Putting Spotlight on Circular Economy and Driving Sustainability

Circular economy has gained immense importance worldwide as a key strategy for addressing environmental challenges and fostering sustainable development. It is of great prominence in the plastics and rubber industries, which have traditionally been associated with significant waste generation and environmental impact, revolutionizing their approach to production and consumption with transformative solutions to drive sustainability by promoting resource efficiency, waste reduction, and recycling. It encourages the adoption of innovative technologies for plastic and rubber recycling to produce high quality recycled plastics, creating a closed-loop system that maximizes the value of materials, enhancing a more sustainable and circular future.

chinaplas showPromoting the concept of circular economy remains an internationally recognized imperative and a key pillar of China’s economic development strategy to achieve sustainable development of the industry. Prominent enterprises and companies in the world have committed to promote recycling and circular utilization of plastics. In recent years, the plastics and rubber industries have been making relentless efforts to facilitate the transition to a circular economy. Raw material and machinery suppliers have been continuously introducing new technologies for biodegradable materials, recycling, and sustainable solutions. In response to the various needs and interests of the industries, CHINAPLAS 2024 will gather innovative green solutions across 3 theme zones, including Recycled Plastics Zone, Bioplastics Zone and Recycling Technology Zone. Global stakeholders will be invited to discuss latest plastic recycling trends and share insights in circular economy in the 5th Edition Plastics Recycling and Circular Economy Conference and Showcase which will take place on April 22 in Shanghai.

Unleashing the Potential of Digitalization in the Digital Era

Digitalization plays a pivotal role in transforming the industries, unlocking new possibilities and driving innovation in the digital era. Introducing smart manufacturing brings numerous benefits, including enhanced operational efficiency, improved product quality, and streamlined supply chain management. From smart manufacturing and automation to data analytics and IoT integration, digitalization enables real-time monitoring, data-driven decision-making, and predictive maintenance. It also facilitates the adoption of advanced manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing and robotics. By harnessing the power of digitalization, the plastics and rubber industries can optimize processes, reduce waste, and respond swiftly to market demands, ultimately fostering sustainable growth and maintaining a competitive edge in an increasingly digitalized world.

Showcasing Manufacturing Excellence: The Global Significance of “Made in China”

chinaplas machines“Made in China” holds tremendous global significance in the plastics and rubber industries, symbolizing manufacturing excellence and the prowess of Chinese companies. Renowned for their cost-effectiveness and industrial capabilities, Chinese manufacturers have not only established themselves as key players but have also made significant strides in building world-class brands. The “Made in China” label now represents more than just affordability, it also signifies a commitment to innovation and the adoption of high-end technology. Companies in China are increasingly investing in R&D, pushing the boundaries of technological advancements across the plastics and rubber industries. By combining manufacturing expertise with cutting-edge technologies, industry professionals are driving industry growth, offering a diverse range of high-quality products, and solidifying China’s position as a global leader in these industries.

This year, in response to the national and provincial policies, the exhibition will gather more than 850 enterprises which is recognized as “Professionalization, Refinement, Specialization and Innovation (PRSI)”, of which over 250 have been awarded as a “Little Giant”. The goal is to facilitate niche companies’ innovations and promote the initiatives of the Government of the People’s Republic of China in strengthening the cultivation of niche companies towards “PRSI”.

Visitors will witness the comeback of CHINAPLAS to Shanghai

chinaplas networkChina’s foreign trade is experiencing a consistent growth in both scale and quality. Chinese enterprises are proactively expanding into overseas markets, with a focus on the ASEAN countries aligning with their “going-out” strategy and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). In response, CHINAPLAS team has spread its legs across Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Germany, Italy and Taiwan Region, to invite local associations, enterprises and potential buyers to visit the fair. Exhibitors at CHINAPLAS shall undoubtedly expect to discover and seize more new business opportunities on the fairground.

China has granted visa-free entry to citizens from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand, Switzerland, Ireland and Singapore has also introduced new measures to simplify visa processes, making the trip to CHINAPLAS easier and more convenient. CHINAPLAS 2024 is ready to accommodate many international visitors in Shanghai.

The online pre-registration to CHINAPLAS 2024 is open till April 17, 2024, 1700 (GMT +8). All visitors are required to pre-register and reserve the entry dates in advance for admission correspondingly. Click HERE to pre-register now for an admission ticket at RMB 50 or USD 7.5. Pre-registered visitors shall receive their Visitor eBadge (for local visitors) or eConfirmation Letter (for overseas visitors). Admission tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.