Taipei PLAS 2020 Presents Three New Market Trends

Feb 05, 2020

The biannual Taipei International Plastics and Rubber Industry Show (Taipei PLAS), co-sponsored by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, September 9 - 13, 2020.

The event will focus on three themes:"Industry 4.0", "Smart Manufacturing" and "Circular Economy" plus new industrial applications integrating packaging and printing equipment, thus demonstrating the strength of the supply chain in Taiwan's plastic and rubber industry. In addition, various peripheral events such as one-on-one procurement meetings, summit and technical seminars will be arranged to create a comprehensive display and marketing platform.

Taiwan was the sixth largest exporter of rubber and plastic machinery in the world, with an export value of US$1.17 billion in 2018. Taipei PLAS also ranks among the top three plastics and rubber trade shows in Asia and surely the number one show of its kind in Taiwan. In 2020, PLAS is expected to be attended by 550 exhibitors using 2,700 booths, including such famous domestic machinery makers as Fong Kee , Plasco , Kung Hsing, Multiplas, Victor Taichung and others. In addition, more than 100 foreign exhibitors from more than 20 countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the United States, Turkey, Japan, South Korea and India, will join the event. The scale is expected to reach a new record.

In response to the rising crude oil prices, the hiking material costs and the continuing environmental awareness, the plastics and rubber industry has been emphasizing how to improvethe recycling rates of wastes as one of the most important issues at the moment. Among them, the implementation of green design and energy-saving processes during the development of plastics and rubber products and the application and recycling of biomass materials are common goals of the industry. Catering to the trend, Taipei PLAS will also debut the "circular economy" as one of its main themes this year, so as to encourage exhibitors to showcase their low-pollution equipment and smart machinery and new production technologies, which help not only reduce waste and energy consumption but also improve manufacturing efficiency and the quality of recycled raw materials. It is hoped that the industry may always balance manufacturing with sustainability and create new business opportunities.

This year, "Taipei PLAS 2020" will continue to be held concurrently with "ShoeTech Taipei 2020". It is expected to attract more than 22,000 buyers from home and abroad. Taipei PLAS welcomes industry players to participate in Taiwan's best sourcing platform for plastics and rubber manufacturing equipment and technology. For more information, please visit

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