The Chinese industries have been normalizing operations as the
spread of the coronavirus was slowing down. Indeed, the
plastics industry, among others, has to stay positive and
prepare for the expected market rebound after the epidemic.
As the leading industry trade show CHINAPLAS was confirmed
to be rescheduled to early August, many of the exhibitors
are already planning to strengthen their presence at the
upcoming show. The official media of CHINAPLAS, CPRJ, has
recently released the news about the resumption of
operations and some exhibitors' responses.
A resumption rate exceeding 50%
Most provinces across China have returned to work after an
extended holiday. The National Development and Reform
Commission stated that in some major economic provinces such
as Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Shanghai, the resumption rate of
industrial enterprises above designated size exceeded 50%.
Large enterprises are relatively quick to resume work and
production compared with small and medium-sized enterprises.
Upstream industries and technology-intensive enterprises are
faster than downstream industries and labor-intensive
Meanwhile, governments at all levels have promulgated a
number of policies to proactively coordinating the
resumption of production and work of enterprises, ensuring
the stable economic development. For instance, Beijing has
introduced comprehensive financial support measures,
Shanghai has set up tax reduction and exemption targets, and
Guangzhou has also launched work and production resumption
LANXESS: The plastics industry may rebound quickly
Most of the production bases of LANXESS in China have
resumed production since February 10 in accordance with the
prevention and control actions of the Chinese central and
local governments. Under the circumstances, LANXESS has been
doing best to minimize the impacts of the coronavirus
epidemic on the company and its business partners.
“At this point it is difficult to provide a reliable outlook
into the second half. We believe however that business may
rebound quickly once the situation is controlled and are
already planning accordingly,” Ulf Dressler Vice President,
Corporate Communications APAC at LANXESS commented.
LANXESS welcomes the decision to reschedule CHINAPLAS 2020,
which is "in line with the company's policy to place the
safety of its employees and business partners first".
Clariant: To showcase more applications for medical and
Darren Soo, Head of Sales Asia Pacific at Clariant, said
that the impacts of the epidemic on the plastics industry
are heavy. Nevertheless, he agreed that huge consumer
demands will be coming after the epidemic is over.
In addition to latest products such as halogen-free flame
retardant and high performance additives, Darren Soo
unveiled that Clariant will also showcase more applications
for medical and protective products at CHINAPLAS 2020.
Clariant has approx. 1,400 employees across 16 locations in
China. Since Clariant has no production sites or offices in
Wuhan or the Hubei province, there is no significant impact
at this moment.
The company is strictly following the latest instructions
from the Chinese government on both traveling and
employment-related arrangements. It has installed a travel
ban to Hubei Province in China. Furthermore, all global
travel from and to China (including Hong Kong) was also
JCTIMES: Innovative technologies and medical products the
“According to the recent assessment, the lack of medical
supplies such as masks and isolation clothing has been
boosting the production capacity of the corresponding
downstream breathable membranes and non-woven fabrics
manufacturers,” Liang Bin, President of JCTIMES, said.
JCTIMES sold more than a dozen sets of breathable film die
and meltblown non-woven die in the last few days. Liang Bin
is optimistic about the market rebound. He believes that the
medical industry will have huge potential after the
coronavirus epidemic is over.
“For the plastics industry, as long as we continue to
upgrade equipment and products and focus on services, the
competition is ourselves,” he remarked. Expecting innovative
technologies and medical products the key trends of the
industry, JCTIMES will showcase more latest medical - related
technologies and products at CHINAPLAS 2020.
Well-Lih: Medical consumables and packaging sectors to have
Qiu Hongli, Chairman of Ningbo Well-Lih Robots Technology Co.,
Ltd. expressed his understanding to the postponement of
He particularly mentioned that there will be a “significant
growth” in the medical consumables and packaging sectors
after the epidemic is over. At the same time, the demands
for automation and smart manufacturing will also increase.
Coperion Nanjing: The short-term difficulties will be
CHINAPLAS is the only trade show that Coperion (Nanjing)
Machinery Co., Ltd. joins every year. The Chinese operations
for the extruder maker Coperion will have a booth area of
180sqm this year.
“Our main concern for the new show date is the high
temperature in August, which will be a challenge to the
comfort of the exhibition halls. And it is relatively close
to the 2021 show,” Joanne Shen, Managing Director of
Coperion Nanjing commented.
During the epidemic, many of the company’s customers have
been actively participating in the production of medical
supplies such as goggles and masks.
“The epidemic will pass anyway, and the short-term
difficulties will be resolved,” she said. “Local customers
are well aware of the delay in delivery, and the project
delivery time of large import equipment is not seriously
affected. For export projects, we need to explain to
overseas customers in more details.”
See you at CHINAPLAS 2020
CHINAPLAS is re-scheduled to August 3-6, 2020 to be held in
the National Exhibition and Convention Center, in Hongqiao,
Shanghai, PR China. Focusing on “Smart Manufacturing” ,
“Innovative Materials”, and “Green & Circular Solutions”,
the organizer is expect to present 340,000 square meters of
exhibition space, bring together 3,800+ renowned global
exhibitors. Visitor pre-registration is opened and those who
pre-register on and before May 22, 2020 will receive a
visitor badge by mail in advance. Click
CHINAPLAS 2020 (August 3-6, 2020)
is organized by
Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Beijing Yazhan Exhibition
Services Ltd., and Adsale Exhibition Services (Shanghai)
Ltd. and co-organized by China National Light Industry
Council - China Plastics Processing Industry Association,
China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, Messe
Düsseldorf China Ltd., the Plastic Trade Association of
Shanghai. The event is also supported by various plastics
and rubber associations in China and abroad.
First introduced in 1983, CHINAPLAS has been approved by UFI
(The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) since
2006. CHINAPLAS is exclusively sponsored by the Europe's
Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers
(EUROMAP) in China for the 31st time. CHINAPLAS is currently
Asia's leading plastics and rubber trade fair.