Plastics Rubber Recycling
Shanghai, China
23-26 Apr 2024
1 year
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China's lead plastics and rubber event

Professionals in the plastics and rubber industry can look forward to a competitive support program and an assortment of innovative products at CHINAPLAS. The international trade show currently sits as the second-largest event for plastics and rubber in the world, which makes it essential for manufacturers and distributors to meet and close deals. The very first edition was held in 1983 and since then has been growing fast. Organisers expect for attendance to continue rising. As far as products go, trade visitors have the full value chain at their disposal. We’re talking plastic parts, plastic processing machines, raw materials, plastic products, extrusion lines, injection moulding machines, rubber and rubber machinery. CHINAPLAS is where supply meets demand on a global scale and exhibitors have a chance to penetrate the Asian markets. The trade show is also an “UFI Approved Event”. The status is given by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.


CHINAPLAS' 2024 edition will take place as a live trade fair at the Shanghai National Exhibition & Convention Center. The hosting location will not include Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of China's domestic pandemic-related restrictions. Participants should take into consideration that due to the current travel limitations, they will be asked to fill in a health declaration form as well as have a negative test result no older than 48 hours before boarding. They should additionally note that airlines at present are not required to ask for the test result upon check-in or boarding.  


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On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

30 minutes when travelling from Hongqiao Railway Station

By car
By car:

10 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

5 minutes when travelling from Hongqiao Railway Station

By public transport
By public transport:

20 minutes when travelling from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

10 minutes when travelling from Hongqiao Railway Station


CHINAPLAS is an annual event that’s organised by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. in close partnership with Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and with support from the European Committee of Machinery Manufacturers for the Plastics and Rubber Industries (EUROMAP). The trade show typically takes place in April and runs for a total of four days. Editions are held in rotation between Shenzhen and Shanghai, China. Both exhibition centres are well located and have connections to public transport. The National Exhibition & Convention Center (NECC) located in Shanghai is serviced by several train and metro lines that connect you to the city centre, the airport and other residential areas so you have a quick commute on your hands. There are also many bus lines passing by NECC. 

  • One of the most valuable assets of CHINAPLAS is its CHINAPLAS Live component. The trade show decided to add a digital database of resources as well as livestreams for those who can’t physically attend. You have access to exhibits close-up, exhibitor interviews, guided tour, activity highlights and onsite snapshots. 
  • The SciXplore Forum invites renowned scientists and experts, who will deliver expertise and predictions for the future of the industry in keynote speeches and panel discussions. In 2021, it ran with the slogan “New Era • New Potential • Innovation for Sustainability”.
  • Managing waste production and lessening the environmental impact of the rubber and plastics industry is a key priority. Discover the latest in biodegradable resin development at the China International Biodegradable Resin Seminar.

Editions of CHINAPLAS bring together the whole plastics community in Asia and abroad under one roof and you can see that in the statistics. On average, there are, 3600 international exhibitors on the show floors, which attracts roughly 152,000 trade visitors. What’s more, you have over 3800 individual machines on exhibit along with live demonstrations. It’s not a surprise then to find the different types of visitors that attend CHINAPLAS. You have representatives of a lot of different industries like general plastic products, the automotive, electronics, packaging, footwear, wire & cable, city infrastructure and recycling. There are agents, distributors, servicing organizations and manufacturers. Their main objective is to research new products, meet up with existing partners and expand their professional network. Most visitors are involved in purchasing decisions in one capacity or another. In terms of nationalities, you get visitors from China, France, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Austria, USA, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.


The 2022 edition of CHINAPLAS was held as a hybrid event. The edition consisted of a live trade fair and a digital platform. The hosting location for the edition was the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, which featured rigorous Covid-19 safety measures. Approximately 3,554 exhibiting companies from 21 nations attended the event.


CHINAPLAS 2023 took place as a live trade show at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center amidst safety measures such as social distancing. The event space spanned 380 000 m2 and featured over 252,000 participants. This included 3,905 exhibitors from 38 countries and 248,222 visitors from 149 nations.

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