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CHINAPLAS: Spotlight on medical plastics
Source：Plastics News Asia
Date Published：5/15/2019 10:05:06 AM
Upcoming trends in medical plastics to be presented at CHINAPLAS through various activities such as product pop-up kiosk, forum, guided tour and more
Benefiting from economic growth, population expansion and an intensifying aging phenomenon, coupled with everyone’s increasing concern about health issues, the global demand for medical devices is increasing sharply. In North America, it is expected the spending on healthcare will register a growth of 5.9% from 2017 to 2025. In Europe, rising demand for both dental and physical body implants is expected to have a positive impact on the medical plastics industry. In the Middle East and Africa, meanwhile, demand for medical components such as disposable gloves, syringes, and catheters will drive the market.
In China, the industry also expects to see substantial growth. This can be attributed to increasing private and public healthcare expenditures, and an increasing geriatric population, among other factors. In addition, at the beginning of 2019 three commercial giants –– Baidu, Tencent, and Huawei –– announced their entry into the medical device market. Experts project huge demand for Chinese medical devices as well as for high-end medical equipment.
In response to the trend, CHINAPLAS 2019, with focus on “Smart Manufacturing, Innovative Materials, Green & Circular Solutions”, is turning a spotlight on medical plastics sector. During CHINAPLAS 2019, the show organizer is offering “Medical Plastics Connect”, a prominent event that consists of multiple components –– “Medical Plastics Forum”, “Medical Plastics Pop-up Kiosk”, “Medical Plastics Guidebook” and “Medical Plastics Guided Tour”. The event has been structured to empower manufacturers of medical devices, disposables and pharmaceutical packaging with the most advanced solutions and hottest technologies.
This prominent concurrent event will assemble renowned suppliers from around the world, along with industry associations and leading medical device manufacturers to create an effective and efficient communication platform.
“Medical Plastics Forum” features two parts designed to meet market needs:
• In Part 1, well-known enterprises from up and down of the production chain will come together: Branson, RJG, Johnson & Johnson, Momentive, PolyOne, Lubrizol, Lehvoss, Cold Jet Dry Ice, etc. Topics include: “Polymer Material Medical Device Sterilization”, “Lubrizol Medical TPU in High-risk Medical Device Applications”, “Revalidation of Injection Molding Processes Using Universal Setup Data”, “Common Problems in Ultrasonic Plastic Welding”, “Innovative Self-lubricated LSR and the Advantage in Needle-free Access Valve”, “Polymer Solutions of Medical Consumables Provided by PolyOne Distribution”, “LUVOCOM® High-Performance Compounds in Medical Technology”, “Dry Ice Cleaning Technology - Innovative Application in the Medical Device Industry” etc. The guest speakers and topics are keep updating, please stay tuned. Registration of the forum is open, please visit https://www.ChinaplasOnline.com/Medical19 for more information and registration.
• Part 2 will focus on the key role that 3D printing playing in this sector. The “2nd Biomedical 3D Printing Development Forum” will assess how 3D printing technology is helping to promote precision surgery and personalized medicine, and how biomedicine is considered to be one of the most promising areas for 3D printing, attracting attention from medical experts in the fields of orthopedics, stomatology, and rehabilitation, as well as from other researchers and businesses. For more information, please visit https://www.ChinaplasOnline.com/Medical19.
In order to promote the application of 3D printing technology in biomedicine, the forum will invite research bodies, universities, medical institutions, and enterprises to explore in depth various topics, including industrial policy orientation, the latest technology developments and overall direction, current and projected situations of the industry, and business model innovation.
The “Medical Plastics Pop-up Kiosk” meanwhile, will showcase a kaleidoscope of medical products manufactured from advanced medical plastics technologies and materials. For their convenience, kiosk visitors also will be able to obtain additional product information and exhibitor location instantly by scanning the onsite QR codes.
Back by popular design is the “Medical Plastics Guided Tour”. Visitors will be led by a dedicated steward to the booths of acclaimed medical plastics technology suppliers and meet face to face the technical experts, who can offer valuable advice on the spot.
Lastly, the “Medical Plastics Guidebook” comprises various medical plastics solution highlights, a list of key providers, feature articles, and more. The guidebook will be uploaded to the official CHINAPLAS 2019 website for potential visitors to download. Please stay tuned, so that you can design your itineraries in advance for the show.
CHINAPLAS, now on a par with K Show in Germany, is returning to Guangzhou this year and will be held in Guangzhou, PR China, from May 21-24, 2019. An estimated total of over 3,500 exhibitors from all over the world, including BASF, Dupont, USI Corporation, Wanhua, Momentive, Milliken, LG, TSRC, Mitsubishi Chemical, Kraiburg TPE, Haitian, Yizumi, KraussMaffei, Arburg, Engel, Fu Chun Shin, Akei, Mehow, etc. CHINAPLAS 2019 is going to be an extravaganza!
It is expected that the show will attract more than 180,000 professional visitors from 150 countries and regions to visit CHINAPLAS! Many well-known enterprises in the industry have already signed up for the show. As of now, enterprises that have confirmed their participation in this annual event include Medtronic, Siemens, MicroPort, Mindray, Baxter, Wego, Kindly Group, SonoScape, Baihe Medical, Royal Philips, Tuoren, Bain Medical, etc.