2022 TaipeiPLAS kicks off today in conjunction with ShoeTech Taipei at Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. After a 4-year absence, the physical TaipeiPLAS is back with a full line-up of leading players from 12 countries/regions, including material suppliers in the upstream to processors at the downstream. A total of 300 exhibitors in 1,300 booths pack the venue showcasing a wide spectrum of smart machines and new technologies that will attract 15,000+ visitors.
Distinguished speakers at the opening ceremony included Deputy Minister Chern-Chyi Chen of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Deputy Director General G. J. Lee of Bureau of Foreign Trade, Chairman James C. F. Huang of TAITRA, and TAMI Chairman Larry Wei.
The dynamics of the industry and full support from exhibitors make the comeback of TaipeiPLAS possible, said Chairman James Huang. In the past four years, Taiwan plastics, rubber and shoe-making machinery manufacturers have demonstrated extraordinary resilience in a volatile global market. In line with that, this year TaipeiPLAS features three trends: “Smart Machinery,” “Next-gen Materials,” and “Circular Economy.” Up until recently, the plastics and rubber industry is particularly making positive and quick response by accelerating green and digital transformation.
Chairman Wei pointed out that Taiwan's plastics, rubber and shoe-making machinery industries are renowned for outstanding flexibility, reliability and customization. Beyond that, the smart technologies developed by Taiwan manufacturers can help customers all over the world reduce production costs and carbon footprint at the same time. “Smart Machinery is the best approach to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Mr. Wei.
In addition, TaipeiPLAS launches the “ESG Pavilion,” which gathers ten leading chemical material companies to present eco-friendly materials and circular economy solutions. Overall, the spotlight will be shed on "Sustainability Forum" on September 28, the second show day. Speeches and panels led by Siemens, BASF, FKI, FCS, LCY Chemical, FENC Polyester Business, ZwickRoell, Plastics Industry Development Center, etc., will inspire visitors more on building sustainability for the next generations.
Big names at TaipeiPLAS and ShoeTech Taipei 2022 include ARBURG, BASF, CHEN HSONG, Chuan Chyi, CYKF, DIING KUEN, ENGEL, FCS, FKI, Formosa Plastics, HI-MORE, HIWIN, HUARONG, JSW, LIENFA, MULTIPLAS, PMI, POLYSTAR, Shibaura, Siemens, Tenso, Victor Taichung, WITTMANN BATTENFELD, and YE I. All of them are ready to make a splash at the show by presenting their latest models, technologies, unique innovations for applications in automotive, healthcare, aerospace, consumer electronics and packaging sectors.
Total exports of Taiwan plastics & rubber machines from January to August this year reached US$704 million, an increase of 7.71% over the same period last year. And total exports of shoe-making machinery reached US$70.9 million, up 18.9% compared with the same period. Not surprisingly, Taiwan ranked as the world’s 6th exporter of plastics & rubber machinery and world’s 2nd exporter of shoe-making machinery respectively. The organizer TAITRA anticipates that more business opportunities will be generated both on-site and online. Until now, overseas visitors from the United States, Japan, Turkey, the UAE, Indonesia, South Africa have registered to join business matchmaking meetings.
Meanwhile, TaipeiPLAS & ShoeTech Taipei 2022 comes with a lot more exciting online and offline events, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors, PLASpotlight Live, themed guided tours, procurement meetings and a month-long online exhibition till October 27. For more updates, visit the official website www.taipeiplas.com.tw, or follow the show on social media.
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