Chinaplas 2012 – Asia’s no. 1, world’s no. 2 plastics & rubber trade fair returns to Shanghai

Chinaplas 2012, the 26th International exhibition on plastics and rubber industries, will rotate back to Shanghai and will be staged at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China from 18-21 April 2012.

Trustworthy Partner with Proven Track Records
Established in 1983, Chinaplas has a 25-edition track record of developing and growing alongside the plastics and rubber industries in China and Asia.  It is exclusively sponsored by Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China and is the only event approved by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) for the plastics and rubber industries in China.  With full support from trade and user industry associations from overseas and China, Chinaplas is the unparalleled event which provides the best channel to penetrate into China market. 

Chinaplas is widely recognized by the industry as the world's no.2 plastics and rubber show with its continuous growth achieved over the years.  Chinaplas 2011 has set a new record of 180,000 sqm and was attracted a total of 2,435 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions.  The show recorded a total of 94,084 visitors, representing a 15.5% growth of its 2010 event, with 20.27% visitors came from overseas.

In 2012, the fair will return to Shanghai and will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 18-21 April, 2012.  It will use all 17 exhibition halls in East, West and North wings of the fairground to host 11 theme zones and 11 country/region pavilions.  The total exhibition area is expected to reach 200,000 sqm.

China's New Five-Year Plan Brings New Trends
During the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011 - 2015), China will focus on the development of seven emerging industries that have strategic importance, which are energy conservation and environment protection, new-generation information technology, biology, high-end machine building, new energy, new materials and new energy cars.  In the coming five years, the development of smart grid, wind power, solar power and new energy cars, etc. will create enormous demand on high-tech materials, modified plastics, bio-plastics, specialty rubber and large processing machines that are precise and energy-saving.  This will also speed up the upgrading of the plastics and rubber industries.

Shanghai - At Heart of the Most Developed Regions in China
East China, one of the fastest and most developed regions in China, is an important R & D and production centre of plastics materials.  The region produced 24.66m tons of finished products in plastics in 2010, accounting for 42% of the total domestic output. Shanghai, the hub of East China hinterland, is home to numerous world-leading manufacturers of plastics and rubber products as well as machinery.  The total output of plastic products in Shanghai reached 2.04m tons in 2010, while resin output grossed 4.906m tons, up 27% year on year. Shanghai's plastics and rubber industries are currently shifting towards high-tech, high value-added and innovation-oriented development.

The 12th Five-Year Plan Shanghai prioritizes the development of innovation engineering plastics, plastic alloys, modified composites, building and decorative materials and stealth materials to meet the need of some large projects in aerospace, maritime engineering, wind power and urban rail transit.  Therefore, Chinaplas 2012 will serve as the most effective platform for technology suppliers to tap into the prosperous Eastern China market.

Seize the Best Booth Location,Enjoy the Best Promotion
Many renowned exhibitors have full confidence in Chinaplas 2012 and have already reserved their booths for the coming edition.  Interested companies are advised to go online to apply booth space as early as possible so as to assure prime exhibition opportunity.

Visitor can pre-register online starting from July to enjoy free admission and many other privileges.