Reifen China and RubberTech China 2016, the leading trade fair of the Asian rubber and tyre industry, held from December 1-3, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China, evoked massive response from the world’s leading tyre and non-tyre products manufacturers.
The trade fair, spread over 50,000 sqm, attracted over 600 exhibitors from 23 countries.
Reifen China, organized jointly by China United Rubber Corporation (CURC) and Messe Essen, Germany, presented a host of latest products from industries such as tyres, wheels, repair material, valves, garage equipment and accessories amongst other products.
Exhibitor categories included tyre manufacturing, trading, retreading, tyre accessories, repair shops, associations and institutions.
The companies that displayed their tyre products included ZC Rubber, Double Coin, Triangle, Guizhou Tyre, ChemChina, Hengfeng Tire, Yinbao Tyre, Shengtai Group, Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co.,Ltd. etc.
The 13th China International Tyre Resources Recycling Expo organized by China Tyre Recycling Association was held in association with Reifen China 2016 and enriched the exhibits range with tyre retreading, rubber powder, reclaimed rubber and waste tyre pyrolyzing, thus forming a complete industry chain of rubber products from manufacturing to circulation utilization.
RubberTech China, which focused on rubber technology, took place in parallel to Reifen China at the same location. It showcased the latest products and technology in the rubber industry including NR, SR, rubber compound, rubber products, rubber chemicals, framework materials, rubber machinery, elastomers, carbon black, reclaimed rubber, auto parts and garage facility.
The range on offer included installations and machines from Cimcorp, Comerio Ercole, H F, Mitsubishi, Troester, VMI, LANXESS, MESNAC, Troester, Tianjin Saixiang Technology, China Chemical Guilin Engineering Co., Ltd, Dalian Rubber & Plastics Machinery Co., Ltd, Beijing New Universal Science and Technology Co., Ltd. Etc.
World-renowned chemical and elastomers manufacturers including LANXESS, Arlanxeo, Versalis, Zeon, Lord etc and leading rubber machinery manufacturers such as HF, Safe-run, NAKATA, Cimcorp, Rodolfo Comerio, Double Star and KraussMaffei showcased their latest products and technology.
Leading rubber chemicals manufacturing enterprises who had a significant presence at the show included Jiangsu Sinorgchem, Sunsine Chemical, Kemai Chemical, Willing Chemicals, Yanggu Huatai Chemical, Stair Chemical and Double Vigor Chemical.
Rubber Board, India, through its stall highlighted the superiority of the branded Indian Natural Rubber and the steps being taken by the Board to ensure its quality.
The dignitaries from China rubber industry who visited the expo included Li Shousheng, Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, Deng Yali, Chairman of China Rubber Industry Association, Hong Zonglu, Chairman of Taiwan Rubber & Elastomers Association, Zhu Jun, Chairman of China Tyre Recycling Association, Zheng Wenrong, Secretary General of China Natural Rubber Association, and Qi Runtong, Vice Chairman of China Synthetic Rubber Industry Association.
RubberTech Forum 2016 saw active participation by rubber industry professionals. Technical experts from Beijng Jingye Mechanical Equipment Co., Ltd, Lord Corporation, Willing Chemical, Arlanxeo, Versalis, Siemens, MESNAC and Cimcorp shared with the audience the latest technology and products in the rubber industry, bringing the rubber practitioners new vision and ideas.
2017 show in new format
This is the last edition of Reifen China which has been running every two years since 2007. With the disassociation of MESSE ESSEN GmbH from the show, CURC and China Rubber Industry Association will henceforth jointly organize the show annually under the banner of The International Exhibition on Tire and Rubber Products(TIRE+).
The first show under this banner will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre during September 20-22, 2017, co-located with The 17th International Exhibition on Rubber Technology 2017 (RubberTech China).
“The International Exhibition on Tire and Rubber Products 2017 combines the advantages of the two organising parties. It will enhance brand popularity worldwide, promote international trade and cooperation and take the Chinese tyre and rubber products manufacturers further toward marketization and internationalization,” says Jason Ma, General Manager, CURC.
“We hope to provide the tyre and rubber products manufacturers with bigger markets to promote brands and explore business chances by holding this exhibition,” he adds.