CHINAPLAS 2012 Dedicated to Drive Innovative Plastics and Rubber Technology Leading the industry to a "Green Future"

Hong Kong, (PresseBox) - Boosting low-carbon environmental development and energy conservation is not only the global development direction, but also the mission of every single enterprise. Nowadays, plastics and rubber, as a kind of new burgeoning material, are widely used in various industries, e.g. automotive, electronics and electrical, IT & telecomunications, packaging, building and construction, medical, lighting, daily consumption, etc., and gradually applied in some high-end equipment like photovoltaics, aerospace and national defense. Undoubtedly, the technology of plastics and rubber plays an important role in the green production of the enterprises. In order to cope with the new direction of green production and industries' future developemnt, the organizer of CHINAPLAS 2012 (The 26th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) establishes "the Future is in Plastics & Rubber" as its theme, aim to drive the development of green technology and leading the industry to a "Green Future" through oranganizing a series of concurrent events.

To echo with the theme of "The Future is in Plastics & Rubber", a concurrent event named "The Future Zone" will be held during the exhibition period at the Central Square of Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The Future Zone consists of 2 parts, the first part is called "Nurturing our Future" programme of which the organizer invited East China University of Science and Technology and experts from the automotive industry to co-operate, design, produce "Future Cars" with major components made of plastics and rubber, crossing over innovations with advance green technologies to better our future living. The winning design will be displayed at the fairground. The second part namely "Premium Design Gallery" is a platform for machine manufacturers and raw materials suppliers to invite their customers to showcase recent launched products in automotive, electronics & electrical appliances and packaging categories which are well-designed with highly-improved functionality and energy saving qualities which will enable visitors to have a completely new experience.

Apart from the future zone, following the overwhelming response of last two years' conferences and the global interest in bioplastics development, "the 4th International Seminar on Bioplastics Applications" will be held concurrently during the first two days of CHINAPLAS 2012 at meeting room M17 of exhibition hall E2. Global bioplastics professionals, government officials and buyers around the world will join together and share their insights and experiences on the innovation and applied technology of bioplastics. In-depth discussion and case studies about natural bio-plastics, starch / plastic composite materials, bio-nylon, polyolefin, and other biological materials enable audience to realize the investment opportunities in global bioplastics market and acquire valuable technical advices and recommendations. The two-day seminar will be held in three sessions, outlines of the conferences are attached below:

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The China Plastics in Automotive 2012 conference will be held one day prior to CHINAPLAS 2012, that is Apr 17, 2012, at Pudong Kerry Hotel, Shanghai. The topic will be "Material & Design Trends in Lightweight & Electric Vehicles", organized by Plastics News. Confirmed guest speakers included leading international and Chinese consultants, suplliers, designers and auto industry executives, e.g. Klaus Paur - Global Director of Automotive Centers of Excellence of Ipsos SA, Todd Fortner - President of CAIP Group, Du Cao - Vice President of Global R&D and Chang'an Automobile Group, Dr. Karsten Brast - General Manager of Ningbo HuaXiang Automotive, Richard Chung - Vice President of Industrial Design of Johnson Controls Inc., Yale Zhang - Managing Director of Automotive Foresight (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., etc, who will share their insights with multinational and domestic automakers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 systems integrators, automotive plastic part suppliers, car designers, and materials and plastics processing equipment suppliers on the world's hottest automotive market and meanwhile to examine how plastics are facilitating the lightweighting of traditional vehicles, as well as the new electric and hybrid vehicles.

To show its gratitude to all supporting fellows, the orgnaizer will hold a banquet in Pudong Kerry Hotel, Shanghai on April 18, 2012 and invite all industies fellows, including exhibitors, dragonhead buyers, association representatives, media, etc, to celebrate the grand opening and share the happiness of CHINAPLAS 2012 under a relaxing ambience. "Future is in Plastics & Rubber Fashion Show" will take place during the banquet. The organizer will partner with renowned "Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES) Sino-French Institute of Fashion Designer (IFA Paris Shanghai)" and stage an innovative fashion show with tailor-made plastics & rubber fashions. In addition, various programmes like live Jazz band performances and some interesting games will also be organized. All participants will get an unique souvenir and also join the lucky draw to win fabulous prizes! For reservations and more details, please visit the show website.

CHINAPLAS 2012, Asia's No. 1 and world's No. 2 plastics and rubber trade fair, will grandly return to Shanghai from April 18 to 21, staging at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China. The total exhibition area is expected to hit a new record high of 210,000 sqm. Over 2,700 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions together with 13 country/region pavilions from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA will gather under the same roof to showcase their diversified chemicals and raw materials and over 2,500 sets of machines. The 4-day exhibiton is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors from 140 countries/regions and more than 100 groups of buyer delegations to receive the most updated show information and relevant technologies.

Online pre-registration is available now at CHINAPLAS' website till April 13. Pre-registered visitors can enjoy free admission, free coupon to redeem the exhibition catalogue (worth RMB100) and also speical admission arrangement. In addition, by using the online function of myChinaplas, pre-registered visitors can search for exhibitor's profile, plan ahead on their visiting routes, personalize their own visitor guides and join the online business matching service. Visitors who visit CHINAPLAS from April 18-20, 2012 before 3:00pm will have the chance to win iPad2 or digital camera. For details, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com/luckydraw.

CHINAPLAS' mobile website has been launched. Visitors can access CHINAPLAS' latest show updates, transport and accommodation information, conference details anytime at their fingertips. They can also pre-register online by simply clicking the icon on the phone. For more enquiries, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com.

About CHINAPLAS 2012

CHINAPLAS 2012 is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., and co-organized by the China National Light Industry Council - China Plastics Processing Industry Association, China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Messe Düesseldorf China Ltd., Shanghai Society of Plastics Industry and Beijing Yazhan Exhibition Services Ltd. The event is also supported by various plastics and rubber associations in China and abroad.

First introduced in 1983, CHINAPLAS is China's only plastics and rubber trade show approved by UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). CHINAPLAS has been exclusively sponsored by the Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) in China for the 23rd time. CHINAPLAS is currently Asia's No.1 and the world's No.2 plastics and rubber trade fair.

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