China Plastics in Automotive 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Wrap-up: China Plastics in Automotive 2012
Material & Design Trends in Lightweight & Electric Vehicles
This 2nd annual Plastics News event took place on April 17 at the Kerry Hotel Pudong in Shanghai. It drew more than 100 high-level participants and 14 presenters examined China’s fast-growing automotive market and plastics’ key role in it. The conference was held one day prior to the Chinaplas 2012 trade show, which attracted nearly110,000 visitors to the adjoining Shanghai New International Exhibition Center.

   "Thank you very much for organizing the event. We learned a lot, especially on lightweight, low carbon transport and other emerging technologies and concepts. Congratulations on a successful conference. We will continue to participate in your future events as a priority." -- Sun Hao, FAW Tech Center

Read these PN stories from the conference:
 * Electric vehicles driving plastics applications in China (May 23, 2012)
 * Ford to unify sustainability rules (May 23, 2012) 
 * Chinese automakers work toward innovative interiors (May 23, 2012) 
China's growth feeds auto demand (May 17, 2012)   
 * Copycats don’t cut it when it comes to design for car interiors (April 27, 2012)
 * Supplier collaboration drives auto innovations (April 27, 2012)

View related video clips (in English): 
 * China automakers work toward innovative interiors
 * Ford's Gilhool talks sustainability plans 
 * Global auto industry banking on China 

 Click here to view a 20-picture slideshow from the conference.

Keynote speaker Jennifer Gilhool, Ford Asia Pacific’s sustainability director, addressed environmental trends in the region.

CAIP Group President Todd Fortner and Faurecia
Automotive Seating’s Qiong Wang talked interior trends at CPA 2012.

A high-powered panel (L-R): Ningbo HuaXiang’s
Dr. Karsten Brast, JCI’s Julia Zou, IAC Group’s
Brian Pour and Delphi’s Dr. Simon Yang.
Chery Automobile's Weijian Sun tag-teamed with DuPont's Woong Chung (not pictured) to discuss
resin supplier/OEM collaboration.


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