back to top
My wish lists
Save your wish list
If you want to add more content to your wish list, simply log in. If you do not have a user account, please register for the Hanser Customer Center.

» Do you already have a user account? Please log in here.
» Don't have a user account yet? Please register here.
Your wish lists
If you want to use your wish list during your next visit, simply log in. If you do not have a user account, please register for the Hanser Customer Center.
» Do you already have a user account? Please log in here.
» Don't have a user account yet? Please register here.

« Back

Your advantages at a glance

  • One login for all Hanser portals
  • Individual home page for faster access to preferred content
  • Exclusive access to selected content
  • Personal wish lists on all portals
  • Central management of your personal information and newsletter subscriptions

Register now
Bookmark Bookmarked

German-Chinese Successes at Chinaplas

The German association Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V., Frankfurt, organized a press event with a panel discussion about the downward trend in energy consumption at 20th May 2015 at Chinaplas in Guangzhou . The International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries takes place at China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China, from 20 to 23 May 2015.

On the occasion of the press event the VDMA and fair organizer Adsale highlighted their close cooperation over the last 30 years, based on common objectives in technological development and sustainability. As organizer of the fair, Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, acknowledged with thanks the VDMA’s solid support, on which he has been able to rely since the first Chinaplas was held in Beijing back in 1983.

Over the past decades, the fair has grown to become Asia’s biggest marketplace for the plastics and rubber industry, and with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 40 countries it comes second only to the world’s leading trade fair K in Düsseldorf. At Chinaplas 2015 the official German pavilion alone includes more than 140 firms.

Energie Consumption and Energy Efficiency

The VDMA has already launched the so called Blue Competence sustainability initiative three years ago. More than 400 firms have joined the network since it started. 54 of them are members of the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association. Goals of the initiative are environmental protection, conservation of resources and management efficiency. These would be achieved by means both greater efficiency in the use of energy and resources, better training and good corporate management.

With Blue Competence, German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers demonstrate that they want to be important partners for Chinese industry when it comes to supplying sophisticated and efficient technology. In the course of the panel discussion on Energy Efficiency for example Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon, Vice President Technologies of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH from Munic, Germany, and Helmut Heinson, CEO of Arburg GmbH + Co KG from Loßburg, Germany, gave examples of the extent to which efficient technology can pay dividends.

Joanne Shen, Managing Director of Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery Co. Ltd., reports the change of the Chinese market for plastics and rubber machinery . Energy efficiency has always been an important criterion at the high price segment, but the Chinese customers want to secure competitive advantages for themselves with energy-efficient manufacturing in the mid and low price segments as well.

In the meantime applicable standards for measuring specific energy consumption are developed by VDMA. A broad alliance of many injection molding machine manufacturers has succeeded in developing the Euromap energy measurement standards 60.1 and 60.2 for this category of machines. Euromap 60.1 provides an overview of machinery-related energy consumption and 60.2 enables complex, customer-specific injection molding applications to be compared in relation to the product. There are also energy measurement standards for extrusion blow molding machines, and others, for thermoforming for example, are under development.

additional links
Company profile

VDMA Kunststoff- u. Gummimaschinen

Lyoner Str. 18
DE 60528 Frankfurt


Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletters on plastics technology and profit from the latest information?

Subscribe here

Subscribe here

Job Advertisements

Looking for a new challenge? Check out our jobs market!

Job Advertisements

Patents Stimulate Innovation

Patents encourage innovation: Stay on the ball with the latest innovations in the plastics industry in our patents section.