NECC in Shanghai to host Chinaplas 2018 AsiaRegion

The 32nd edition of Chinaplas, the international trade show for the plastics and rubber industry, takes place at the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai, 24-27 April 2018.

Chinaplas 2018 is organised by Amaplast, the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association.

Alessandro Grassi (pictured left), president of Amaplast, said that “the significant participation of Italian companies as a collective affirms both the stature of this event and the importance of the Chinese market for our machinery manufacturers.”

Italian exports to China for the sector were worth some EUR135m (US$166.4m) in 2017 – 2.5 per cent less than in 2016. Within this overall negative trend, the provision of core machinery – high-tech lines that are often custom built – has increased.

The new NECC is much larger than the Pudong Center that hosted the exhibition up to 2016 in Shanghai (alternating with Guangzhou).

Covering a total exhibition area of 320,000sqm, Chinaplas will bring together an estimated 4,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions. Hosting some 60 Italian businesses, the area reserved for the Italian pavilion has increased by nearly 20% (occupying around 2,000sqm).

Amaplast is featured at Hall 2H, stand no. C63.

To read more about Chinaplas 2018, click here.