CHINAPLAS 2019 Outlining a Bright Future for the Packaging Industry

With the growing complexity of the business environment, how can one read the market trend, adapt to changes with technological innovations, and thus find a way out? CHINAPLAS 2019, a technology-oriented and innovation-driven trade fair, provides an international platform for showcasing and exchanging advanced technology. The show plans to have a large display of innovative solutions featuring cutting-edge materials, machines and technology, spotlighting customized, green, functional and intelligent manufacturing with reduced cost and improved efficiency.

CHINAPLAS, now on a par with K Show in Germany, will return to the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou from May 21-24. The show will focus on Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials, Green and Circular Solutions to address the need of high-end downstream buyers, presenting a high-quality and high-standard extravaganza of the plastics and rubber industries. The show is expected to gather together more than 3,500 leading exhibitors from all over the world, in which more than 1,800 of them are related to the packaging industry. CHINAPLAS 2019 is also expected to attract more than 180,000 professional visitors from 150 countries and regions.

Amongst the 3,500 exhibitors will be:

PRINTING SOLUTIONS

HP Inc.
plans to present its Indigo digital printing solutions for flexible packaging at CHINAPLAS 2019. The digital printing technology can be employed to shorten delivery lead time, boost business growth, save costs, streamline work processes, achieve automated prepress workflow and directly increase profits. HP Indigo supports one-pass printing to allow the use of micro-text, anti-counterfeiting and traceability solutions and special inks. HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press can be used for manufacturing labels and packaging.

GDXL Precise Machinery Co., Ltd.’s multilayer co-injection solution allows a gradual color change along the preform, enriching the possibilities for product designs. The solution can be achieved by modifying an existing injection equipment into a co-injection system to achieve multilayer manufacturing. It reportedly enhances the insulation of containers and extends durability to the maximum extent.

Autodesk Software (China) Co. Ltd. Plans to showcase a 3D modeling software, Moldflow 2020. Moldflow® injection molding analysis software helps users validate and improve plastic part design, injection mold design and injection molding processes by predicting the process, mold temperature and resulted warpage.

GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE


Hubei Guanghe Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
plans to display a fully biodegradable material, GH7-1-360, and a bio-based material with a biogenic carbon content of almost 20 percent, JH330-D16A, which were developed in collaboration with the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The bio-based and compostable material of Suzhou Hanfeng New Material Co., Ltd. has changed the situation of traditional plastics being difficult to degrade and combustion producing harmful gases. With the technology for blending PLA and PBAT, customers’ various requirements for the physical properties of products and cost control can be satisfied, and the softness and environmental friendliness of products will be enhanced.

CHINAPLAS 2019 will also feature a Recycling Technology Zone, a Recycled Plastics Zone and a Bioplastics Zone to address the industry’s need for green and circular solutions.

KEEPING IT FRESH

NatureWorks LLC is planning to showcase a new generation of tea and coffee bags made of Ingeo PLA-based biopolymer, which is not only compostable but also helps improve consumer experience in terms of flavor and aroma with better organoleptic properties.

Epseal thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) of HEXPOL TPE are custom-made liner sealing compounds for the food and beverage industry. They are PVC free and conform to FDA and EU regulations. They offer consistent short, medium and long term opening torques, which provides consumer-friendly functionality, making it easier for children and senior citizens to open the bottles. The solution can be used for carbonated soft drinks, beer, wine, juice and milk-based beverages.

Millad® NXTM 8000 polypropylene clarifying agent of Milliken Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. allows products with higher thickness to be as crystal clear as glass or amorphous polymer materials.

ALTERNATIVES WITH AUTOMATION

IML lids with spoon automation solution by Switek Technology Automation Co., Ltd. can produce up to 160,000 pieces of such IML lids with spoon daily. The new system will have all the steps, from the IML injection molding to packing, done automatically. At the same time, secondary contamination is prevented throughout the processing to ensure food safety.

Jandi’s Industrial Co., Ltd. plans to showcase its manufacturing line for biodegradable T-shirt bags, where the steps of processing raw materials, film blowing, printing, bag manufacturing, recycling of residual materials and automatic packing all take place in a single production line, reducing workspace, managing costs and human errors.

Powerjet Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd. will showcase the EB70UE full electric extrusion blow molding machine at the show. Compared to traditional pneumatic/hydraulic extrusion blow molding machines, EB70UE has a rotary speed that is one-third higher and can save about 70 percent energy.

EVENT SNEAK PEEK

The show has organized a series of concurrent events to explore how upstream and downstream enterprises can work together to overcome business hardships, enabling the packaging industry to flourish. These events include:

  • Innovative Development of Packaging Materials under the New Consumption Trend explores how innovative development of functional packaging materials can respond to the new consumption trend.
  • 2019 Flexible Plastic Packaging Technology Seminar (Guangzhou) provides a platform for policy experts, technical experts of leading enterprises and representatives of end users to share about policies, new materials, new processes, and new equipment, serving as a bridge between the demand side and the supply side of technology.
  • Plastics Recycling & Circular Economy Conference and Showcase will be held in Guangzhou on May 20, 2019 focusing on issues which participants in the industry are concerned with.
  • Industry 4.0 Factory of the Future will display a smart factory which simulates the production environment of the manufacturing industry in the future.
  • Tech Talk is an open forum which gathers the highlights of the show and displays the latest and hottest products and technology of the year, with prominent topics eminently practical and highly applicable to the plastics and rubber industries.

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