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The 8th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase and 2018 Annual Conference of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing.
The 8th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase and 2018 Annual Conference of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing.

Today, the 8th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase and 2018 Annual Conference of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing was kicked off in Chongqing, China.

With the theme “Lightweight Technology & Smart Factory”, 500+ experts and professionals in the automotive industry gathered at Radisson Blu Hotel Chongqing Shapingba, sharing latest technology and market trends.

The speakers and audience come from research institutes and renowned enterprises in the automotive industry value chain:

  • Automakers: FAW, ChangAn Automobile, ChangAn Ford, Changan Oushang, SAIC Volkswagen, SAIC Maxus, BAIC, Beijing New Energy Automobile, Geely, Brilliance Auto, Chongqing Sokon, Great Wall Motor, etc.
  • Auto component manufacturers: Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems, Yanfeng Plastic Omnium, Faurecia, Ningbo Huaxiang Automotive Door Systems, etc.
  • Universities, research institutes and associations: Jilin University, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute, Zhejiang Geely Automobile Research Institute, Beijing Automotive Technology Center, Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing, etc.





The Conference welcomed 500+ experts and professionals in the automotive industry.  


The guests exchanged market information and ideas in the VIP room. 

Lightweight plastic for automotive remains red hot

According to study of the marketing consulting institution Markets and Markets, the global demand for plastics in the automotive industry is expected to increase to 11.3 million tons in 2018. The CAGR reached 13.4% from 2013 to 2018.

In her welcome remarks, Janet Tong, General Manager of Adsale Publishing Ltd., mentioned that the demand for plastics in the automotive industry remains strong when reviewing the current market outlook.

Janet Tong also pinpointed the huge potential of new energy vehicles in the next few years. As she mentioned, the rate of production and sales volume of Chinese new energy vehicles increased 53.8% and 53.3% in 2017 per statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

“Earlier this year, the National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center was authorized to be established in Beijing. Last year, ChangAn Automobile and BAIC Group announced to stop selling traditional vehicles at 2025. All these messages indicate that that the new energy vehicle market maintains steady and sound development momentum.” 

Janet Tong, General Manager of Adsale Publishing Ltd. 

Meanwhile,in his welcome remarks, Lou Jian Ping, Vice Chairman of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing, said: “I am glad and excited to see so many companies displaying their lightweight plastic components for vehicles, and so many people attending the event. This means lightweight plastic for automotive is a hot market. The market here in Chongqing is also robust.”

He emphasized that the automobile industry is currently transforming to the era of electronics, intelligence, networking and resource sharing. At present, the automobile market is getting more and more competitive. Under this new situation, we should focus more on the innovation, upgrading and advancing the technologies to achieve a high-quality development mode.

Lou Jian Ping, Vice Chairman of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing.

Expert presentations shed light on technology trends

In the morning session, keynote speakers shared their valuable experience and insights on lightweight technology and smart factory in automobile design and manufacturing.

Wei Wang, PIC for Smart Manufacturing at Yanfeng Plastic Omnium Automotive Exterior Systems Co., Ltd., discussed the development of smart manufacturing in automotive exterior design. He particularly emphasized that employees should be trusted and respected even smart manufacturing is becoming more important.

Wei Wang, PIC for Smart Manufacturing at Yanfeng Plastic Omnium Automotive Exterior Systems Co., Ltd.

Zhi Li, Chief Engineer of HuaChen Automotive Engineering Research Institute, introduced the applications and development roadmap of non-metal materials for lightweighting of Brilliance Auto Group. According to him, Brilliance Auto Group adopts low-density, carbon fiber composite and micro foam materials for their interior and exterior decorations. For instance, the carbon fiber fender of one SUV model reduces weight by 56% successfully.

Zhi Li, Chief Engineer of HuaChen Automotive Engineering Research Institute.

In his presentation, Steven Gao, Director of Vehicle Material, Jinyoung (Xiamen) Advanced Materials Technology Co., Ltd., shared the company’s latest material solutions for new energy vehicles. As introduced, the advanced materials facilitate the new energy vehicle developments in four aspects: car body lightweighting, lithium-ion battery technology, safety and sustainability.

Steven Gao, Director of Vehicle Material, Jinyoung (Xiamen) Advanced Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

Sophisticated molding technologies play a key role in advanced material applications. Regarding this, Yupeng Liu, CTO of Ningbo Shuangma Machinery Industry Co., Ltd., talked about the research and application of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites molding technology.

Yupeng Liu, CTO of Ningbo Shuangma Machinery Industry Co., Ltd.

Besides, Qian Jiang, Director of Product Development, Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., also shed lights on the applications and challenges of new materials processing technologies for lightweight vehicles. He pointed out that weight reduction management is the long-term goal of automakers, as weight reduction is a key element in achieving emission reduction, long-lasting endurance and fuel consumption saving.

Qian Jiang, Director of Product Development, Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.

In addition, Jialiang Li, Sales Manager of Solution at Shanghai Matsui Machinery Co.,Ltd., talked about the benefits of centralized feeding for green molding factories and Factory 4.0 concept of the company.

Jialiang Li, Sales Manager of Solution at Shanghai Matsui Machinery Co.,Ltd.

Lastly, Peter Peng, Director of Two-platen Injection Molding Machine Market Development Department, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Injection Molding & Casting Technology Co., Ltd., introduced the company’s latest innovative FoamPro + DecoPro processing.

Peter Peng, Director of Two-platen Injection Molding Machine Market Development Department, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Injection Molding & Casting Technology Co., Ltd.

The group photo after the morning session.

Concurrent forums and showcase

In the afternoon, three parallel sub-forums were held concurrently, focusing on different hot topics:

  • Innovation design & lightweighting of new energy vehicles
  • Lightweighting & Smart Manufacturing
  • Innovative interiors & exteriors and lightweighting

Over 25 expert presentations of speakers from prestigious companies and associations discussed the latest applications and technologies trends in depth. They included: Exxonmobil, Dow, Kiefel, Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo), Dongfeng Faurecia, Shanghai Fanuc Robotics, Nordson PPS (Shanghai), Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd., Stratasys Shanghai, Wan Mei New Energy Automotive Technology, RADICI Plastics (Suzhou), etc.




Focusing on different hot topics of the automotive industry, three parallel sub-forums were held concurrently.

During the Conference, 40+ leading suppliers demonstrated their state-of-the-art solutions to the audience at the product showcase concurrently staged, including: Jinyoung (Xiamen) Advanced Materials Technology, Ningbo Shuangma Machinery, Shanghai Matsui Machinery, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Injection Molding & Casting Technology, Exxonmobil, GIMATIC, RADICI Plastics (Suzhou), Kiefel, Shanghai Fanuc Robotics, ZWSOFT, Stratasys Shanghai, Universal Robots, Lung Kee Group (LKM), etc.






40+ leading suppliers displayed their solutions at the product showcase concurrently staged.

At the Special Booth, Shenzhen Multiplus Machinery Co., Ltd. also introduced its Turn-key Solution for Rapid & Low-volume Production (3D Printing + Rapid Tooling + Advanced Molding) to the audience. The solution facilitates the R&D and innovation of auto components with the benefits of Industry 4.0.



The  turn-key solution of Shenzhen Multiplus Machinery Co., Ltd. facilitates the R&D and innovation of auto components.

The Gala Dinner of the Conference and the Academic Papers Awards Ceremony of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing will be held in the evening.

In the second day of the Conference, registered participants will visit the Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd.

The 8th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase and 2018 Annual Conference of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing is hosted by Adsale Publishing Ltd. and Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing.

The Conference is also supported by CHINAPLAS, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), SpecialChem, Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition, Guangzhou International Electric Vehicles Show and China Central and Western Regions Plastics Industry Alliance (CCWPA).

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