There is no doubt that technology has positively impacted and changed the face of the plastic industry. Earlier, most plastic manufacturing companies sourced their raw materials from Africa. Today, the global supply chain has opened up to such an extent that there are plenty of choices to source raw materials from.
Nations that were not focused on plastic manufacturing are now adding PVC to their products. Technology has been the enabler that has transformed the plastic industry and will continue to do so for decades to come.
Let’s look at some technological interventions that is helping transform the industry in a big way:
1. Technology for plastic moulding processing: Processing technology has been used in the manufacturing of a variety of high-tech plastic products, including electronic products, mobile phones, auto parts, biomedical products, daily necessities and anything imaginable under the sun! Technology helps ensure that functional requirements are met, increasing versatility and product usage.
2. Embracing IoT to ensure connected factories: In recent years, manufacturers have adopted several product and operational innovations to remain competitive. One such innovation is connected factories. It ensures that the entire manufacturing process, from design and development to production and distribution, is integrated in one or more buildings. Through networking and digital alerts, increased productivity and accuracy can be achieved in the manufacturing process to create world-class plastic products that stand the test of time.
3. Innovations in plastic reuse: With the use of plastic in society expanding every year, there was a need to reuse plastic to limit environmental impact. This has been achieved through recycling efforts and plastic sorting. Today, manufacturers are able to regrind and recover materials during the manufacturing process, renewing their commitment to the creation of renewable plastic materials.
4. Automation aiding customization: Many hi-tech companies have deployed robots that are equipped to perform a variety of tasks in the plastic manufacturing process. These robots are programmed to aid in the customization process, ensuring that each product is customized to meet complicated customer requirements.
Advancements in technology, regulations, and an increase in public awareness are helping drive the next-generation of sustainable plastic products. By blending sustainability with the safety and convenience offered by plastic materials, the industry is contributing significantly to the circular economy.
If you want to experience the latest innovation in the plastic industry, then PLASTIVISION 2023 is where you should be! The prestigious event will be held from December 7 to 11, 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon, Mumbai.
There is more than a year to plan your visit and add the event to your schedule. You can get in touch with the Plastivision team (022 6777 8846/48 / +91 99303 55494 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about what’s in store for you at the event.