Despite general beliefs that the slumping economy would bring harshness and challenges to the industry, CHINAPLAS 2016, having closed on April 28, achieved remarkable results beyond all expectations. Both exhibitors and visitors were engaged fully at the fairground amid an active and dynamic business atmosphere. With infinite business opportunities, the 30th CHINAPLAS demonstrated a promising future for the industry.
CHINAPLAS, world’s No.2 plastics & rubber trade fair, was held from April 25 to 28, 2016 in Shanghai, PR China. The number of visitors amounted to 148,575 in four days, setting a new record since its debut in 1983. Compared to the show held in Shanghai in 2014, the number of visitors this year increased by about 14 %. As CHINAPLAS is well-recognized by the plastics & rubber industries as well as their downstream sectors globally, and the gradual improvement of the living standards of many developing countries keeps stimulating the demand for consumer goods and packaging. The number of overseas visitors this year reached 39.454, setting a record that represents 26.55% of the total. Apart from the significant growth in the number of visitors, CHINAPLAS 2016 covered an exhibition area of over 240,000 sq. metres with a participation of 3,335 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, of which 35% were overseas exhibitors and 14% joined CHINAPLAS for the first time. In Shanghai we had the chance to visit with some companies of the PET packaging industry about and talked about Chinaplas and current challenges. Read on to find out more.