Bigger than ever, more to see. The 30th CHINAPLAS will be held from April 25th to 28th 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China, with an exhibition area over 240,000 m sq, and more than 3,200 exhibitors are expected. The show is supported by a number of national and region pavilions including pavilions for Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US. With broader range of exhibits, the number of theme zones will rise to sixteen, among which the Automation Technology Zone, Composite & High Performance Materials Zone and Recycling Technology Zone are all new to the show in Shanghai. Intelligent production lines and systems, industrial robots, high performance materials, composite materials, the latest and most complete recycling solutions as well as other plastics and rubber technology breakthroughs will be showcased under one roof.

Since its first edition in 1983, there have been 30 CHINAPLAS events – and the show has come a very long way from its origins in Beijing, bringing a keener, greener look to 2016’s outing.

At the first ever CHINAPLAS, the show took up just 2,000 m sq of exhibition space and a whopping 90 per cent of exhibitors were from overseas, selling into China, with most visitors coming from Chinese companies to learn about the technologies coming out of Europe and the US.

Today, the tables have turned, with China blossoming into a leading manufacturing power with strong production ability and export market.

Over the past three decades, CHINAPLAS has grown with the Chinese market into a platform for the showcase of both overseas technologies and Chinese machineries for export. Its international nature attracts over 120.000 visitors from more than 150 countries and regions.

CHINAPLAS will continue to keep abreast of the trends in the dynamic environment and lead the industry to cope with the changing world, say organisers.