Intelligent manufacturing drives industry 4.0 innovation

By Natasha Spencer

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Chinaplas 2017 focuses on intelligent manufacturing and industry 4.0
The Chinaplas 2017 trade exhibition focuses on ideas, intelligent manufacturing and the environment to push intelligent manufacturing.

In recent years, the rapid development of plastics and rubber industries around the globe has provided cosmetics and beauty brands with a variety of choices for product integration and innovation.

As the international cosmetics industry, led by consumer attitudes and demands, places sustainable development high on its agenda, calls for natural and organic cosmetics products that have been sourced through the green economy dominate the industry.

As such, the global plastics and rubber industries are prioritising intelligent manufacturing, green and environmentally friendliness, innovation and high efficiency.

Chinaplas 2017 exhibition

The Chinaplas 2017 trade exhibition, which, will be held at  China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China, on May 16-19 2017, is a recognisable platform that promotes idea inspiration, technological innovation, business exchange and brand achievements.

The upcoming Chinaplas 2017 is set to focus on "Intelligent Manufacturing, High-tech Materials and Green Solutions", with exhibits and solutions featuring every stage of the product lifecycle in a variety of sectors, including packaging.

The event expects to welcome over 3,300 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, as well as more than 140,000 professional buyers from all over the world.

The 31st international exhibition on plastics and rubber industries will welcome exhibitors and visitors from a wide number of sectors including 3D technologies, chemicals and raw materials, colour pigment and masterbatch, integrated automation, decorating and printing and marking, among many others.

Industry 4.0

Several countries, including Thailand [insert hyperlink to http://www.cosmeticsdesign-asia.com/Business-Financial/Thailand-to-focus-on-increasing-cosmetic-growth-by-up-to-10​] have unveiled Industry 4.0 aims and developments, along with accompanying economic business models.

Intelligent manufacturing and automation technology are key trends that form a large part of this Industry 4.0 drive.

Japan's Robot Strategy and China’s Made in China 2025, for example, both advocate the acceleration of industrial transformation, with a clear focus on smart intelligent manufacturing.

Robots and automated machinery

Increasingly, companies require highly automated and interconnected factory technology to overcome the problems of high labour costs and low production efficiency. 

Chinaplas 2017 will bring together leading plastics material suppliers, which focus on high-end innovative materials featuring high separation, high transparency, boiling resistance, UV resistance, antibacterial, ultra-high strength, avoid spraying and biodegradable features.

These high-tech materials help to evolve the cosmetics industry as they can meet the diversified demands of the downstream application industries, including green packaging.

Brands are committing to strategies that see them select lightweight, recyclable and biodegradable materials with diversified functionalities to ensure strong and continued sustainable development throughout China and APAC.

China-made technologies and the use of raw materials are strong developments that ensure high cost-performance and increasing competitiveness to help position China as a leader in the  global market.

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