RX Tradex partners with industry experts to organize Thailand’s inaugural bio-material plastic production showcase. The event, called the “Sustainovation Showcase,” will be held at the “Manufacturing Expo 2023” from 21 to 24 June at BITEC, Bangkok.
RX Tradex has joined forces with Engel Machinery, Motan, Matsui, the Mitr phol Group, Thai Tool and Die Industry Association (TDIA), the College of Industrial Technology at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, and Thailand Electroplating Industrial Network Association (TEPNET) for this event. The showcase aims to demonstrate an end-to-end bio-plastic goods production line, featuring an intelligent plastic injection molding machine and cassava-based materials. The objective is to promote sustainable practices and reduce waste accumulation.
Sustainovation Showcase at Manufacturing Expo 2023
The “Sustainovation Showcase” is a special zone within Manufacturing Expo 2023, the most comprehensive machinery and technology trade exhibition in ASEAN’s manufacturing and supporting industries. It provides a platform to highlight sustainable plastic production processes and features a continuous workflow using an all-electric injection molding machine. The showcased products are made from cassava-based plastic pellets and undergo environmentally friendly surface preparation. The resulting products are biodegradable and pose no harm to the environment.
Associate Professor Dr. Chedthawut Poompipatpong from the College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, emphasizes the significance of the plastic component manufacturing industry. Thailand has become a leader in this sector, supporting automotive component production, packaging, medical devices, and communication equipment. The adoption of bioplastics, which combine natural materials, offers a solution to waste management and enhances the value of agricultural crops.
Aram Tongurai, Managing Director of Engel Machinery (Thailand) Co., Ltd., highlights the key features of the ENGEL e-mac all-electric plastic injection molding machine showcased at the event. This compact and flexible machine offers high energy efficiency, precise movement, and extensive data on the injection process. Its adaptability allows for the production of various products and reduces concerns related to injection adjustments, ensuring consistent product weight.
Mitr Phol Biotech Co., Ltd., part of the Mitr Phol Group, aims to revolutionize the plastics industry by developing innovative technologies that add value to agricultural products like sugarcane and cassava. The company envisions a future where biodegradable plastic products contribute to environmental preservation. The use of biodegradable plastic pellets as a substitute for conventional ones offers manufacturers an alternative to meet consumer demands and reduce environmental crises and carbon emissions.
The Thailand Electroplating Industrial Network Association (TEPNET) supports the Sustainovation Showcase as part of its mission to enhance the capabilities of the metal plating and coating industry. By fostering collaboration between various stakeholders, TEPNET aims to drive technological advancements, provide consultation services, and promote networking opportunities. The showcase will feature presentations on cutting-edge plating and coating technologies, including plating bio-plastics and 3D printing.
Sirirat Sungvichai, Exhibition Management Director of RX Tradex, emphasizes the collaborative efforts involved in organizing the Sustainovation Showcase. Partnerships with bio-based raw material suppliers, injection molding technology providers, and industry associations ensure a comprehensive display of the bio-material plastic production process. The King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok also contributed by offering consultation and various types of molds for experimentation.
Preparing for the Sustainovation Showcase
The preparation for the Sustainovation Showcase took six months, and RX Tradex expresses gratitude to all the partner organizations involved. The event promises to provide attendees with valuable knowledge and inspiration for their own bio-based plastic production endeavors.
The Sustainovation Showcase is an integral part of Manufacturing Expo 2023, scheduled to be held from 21 to 24 June 2023 at BITEC Bangna. Visitors can witness the process of producing bio-based plastics and explore the latest sustainable manufacturing methods in the industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about innovative solutions for a greener future.