In recent years, coal shortage has led to tight power supply in China, particularly at peak summer season. At present, lighting consumes about 20% of the country’s overall electricity supply. Reducing power consumption of lighting would mean a significant part of China’s attempt to save energy. Light emitting diode (LED), due to its energy efficient and environmentally friendly features, is expected to flourish in the lighting industry. At the forth coming CHINAPLAS 2012, various multinational corporations will showcase their materials specialized for LCD applications.
Materials used for LED production are mainly plastic and rubber composites: PBT, PMMA, PE, silicone rubber, polycarbonate (PC), epoxy resins, glass fiber reinforced epoxy, etc. According to Gong Xiaozhi, secretary general of Shanghai Illumination Electric Appliance Trade Association, applications of plastics and rubber in the lighting industry are expected to grow by 15-20% annually in China. Materials for encapsulation, light reflection, diffusion, dodging, heat dissipation and production of lens, etc, will be in great demand, offering the plastic and rubber industry a golden opportunity.
In view of such trend, solutions and materials specialized for the lighting industry, in particular LED applications, will be a focus at CHINAPLAS 2012, where more than 2,600 machine and material suppliers from over 35 countries and regions will showcase their latest products and technologies on over 200,000sq m exhibition area.
Exhibits include bromide and chlorine free flame retardant Lexan LUX polycarbonate reins from SABIC’s Innovative Plastics; LNP Konduit thermally conductive composite for LED heat dissipation from the same company; OE-8001 Die Attach adhesive for LED manufacturing from Dow Corning; customized PS materials for LED applications from Styron; PC resins specified for LED and modified PPE lupiace AN70 for junction boxes from Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corporation.
CHINAPLAS 2012 will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Center from April 18-21.
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