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.
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