Following the remarkable success in 2016, the 24th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2017) and China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2017 (Sino-Label 2017) will return during 1-3 March 2017 at Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, PR China. With an expanding scale, the exhibition area is expected to reach over 90,000 sqm. across 9 halls, where over 1,000 worldwide exhibitors will be present.
Growing Market in Packaging Printing
According to latest forecasts, the volume of the worldwide print market would grow from the current 407 billion euros to 420 billion by the year 2020. Packaging printing will enjoy the most significant growth, with an increase of 3.3% per year and an expected share of 141 billion in the overall market by 2020. In terms of specific printing processes, it is projected that there will be a growth of 2.6% for flexo printing and 8% for digital printing.
Digital printing is currently mostly applied to labels, folding boxes and flexible packaging. With the advantages of short production cycle, high efficiency and low cost, digital printing remains the centre of attention. Now that with technological improvements and innovations, which promote digital packaging printing, and that digital printing plays an important role in mass customization, the share of digital printing in packaging will grow significantly. In 2014, Smithers Pira predicted in the report of “The Future of Packaging Printing in 2019” that digital printing will enjoy a 17% annual growth and reach a volume of 19 billion U.S. dollars by 2019.
Diversified Themes in Printing South China to meet Market Needs
In view of market and buyers’ needs, Printing South China 2017 will launch special theme halls and zones, such as “Post-press & Packaging Converting Halls”, “Digital Printing Zone” and “Printing Materials Zone”, where the latest post-press and paper converting, carton packaging, digital printing and packaging printing related equipment and materials will be showcased. Exhibitors of packaging printing include: Guowang, Jinbao, Fangbang, Zhongke, Hongming, Keqiang, Shanghai Dragon, Guangming, Zhejiang Ruida, Ounuo, Ruian Jinggong, Zenbo, Sini, Hangzhou Cron, Xinda, Xinwei, Ruiguang, Aoke, Huibo, Daqiao, FENGMING, Zono, Donghang, Wenzhou Yongshun, Xinfeng, Litong, Aote, Yasen and Siegwerk (in arbitrary order).
The High-Speed Automatic UV Digital Inkjet Printing System by Shanghai Dragon Printing Machinery Co.,Ltd features high efficiency, low energy consumption, eco-friendliness, great precision and it could be widely applied to the packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tobacco, wine & spirits, and food. Ruian Lilin Machinery Co., Ltd. will exhibit the LSB-320/450 Roll Feeding Square Bottom Paper Bag Making Machine, which could form paper bags from printed or unprinted roll paper in one process, following the steps of side gluing, roll folding, roll paper cutting, bottom folding, bottom gluing, bottom forming and bag formation. It is an ideal machine for producing food bags and handled shopping bags.
Showcase of Printing-labeling Production Chain at Sino-Label
Displays at Sino-Label will cover the entire printing-labeling industry chain, providing various solutions for different end-user applications. Exhibits include flexo, digital, offset and combination printing machinery and equipment. In addition to RFID and in-mould labels, logistic labels and digital printing are also show highlights.
Confirmed exhibitors include: Omet, Haotian, Taiyo Kikai, Zhongte, Labellong, Source MTR, Donghang, Weigang, Brotech, Wanjie, ETI, Ophter, Hontec, KURZ, Lecco, Xinshan, Caisheng, Wanjie, BST, Chili, Nickel, Rhyguan, Luster, Maxcess, etc. Exhibitors of logistic labeling machinery and materials such as Dowell, Zhongshan Fuzhou and Soontomax will be present. Participating digital printers such as Founder, Shield, Arojet, Trojanjet and Sonicjet will showcase their latest technologies and Brotech will also present digital printing backend solutions.
One-stop Print-to-Pack Trading Platform
Concurrently held with Printing South China 2017 and Sino-Label 2017 are the 24th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2017) and China (Guangzhou) International Exhibition on Packaging Products (PACKINNO 2017). Together the four shows will showcase a complete range of exhibits, ranging from printing, labeling to packaging machinery and materials; this is the only international trading platform in China that effectively covers the entire production chain, where the needs of printing, labeling and packaging industry players, and end-users from industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, daily chemical and cosmetics are all met.
2016 Show Proved to be Useful to Visitors
The last edition attracted 56,683 visitors and 9,362 of them were from overseas countries and regions such as Malaysia, South Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Thailand. Many were more than satisfied with what they found at the show.
Ms. Amy Wong, the Deputy Chief Officer of Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong (GAAHK), agreed that the 2016 edition was a huge success. “There is an increase in the number of exhibitors on digital printing machinery that achieved international qualification, which can fulfill our members’ needs. We are also satisfied with the organizer’s hospitality. GAAHK’s members will continue to support Printing South China as it’s a great sourcing platform for them.”
Mr. Yaman Firat of SerkonTekstil Makina Ve Ekipmanlari San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. from Turkey appreciated the on-site visitor service, “I am a machinery trader from Turkey looking for printing machines for finishing in the fair. I usually take exhibitors’ quality as the core criterion in attending exhibitions, like my previous visits to the labeling exhibitions in Brazil, Germany and Shanghai. In general, I am satisfied with the performance of Printing South China 2016 and particularly impressed with the efficient visitor registration service of less than 15 minutes.”
Mr. Gaurav Aneja of Tushar Traders Aneja Paper Mart from India was satisfied with the exhibition scale. “Printing South China is not new to me and my friends and we feel that the 2016 edition performs better, the exhibiting area and number of printing machines and equipment have increased. We plan to source for finish-printing machinery.”
Pre-register Now to enjoy Buyers Privileges
Online registration is now available at www.PrintingSouthChina.com and www.SinoLabelExpo.com. Pre-register now to enjoy free admission, free show catalogue, priority to join concurrent events and discounted hotel rates.