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The 2nd Edition CPRJ Medical Plastics and Rubber Conference & Showcase welcomed 380+ experts and professionals in the industry.
The 2nd Edition CPRJ Medical Plastics and Rubber Conference & Showcase welcomed 380+ experts and professionals in the industry.
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More than 380 experts and professionals attended the 2nd Edition CPRJ Medical Plastics and Rubber Conference & Showcase, which was inaugurated today (Nov 28) at Four Points By Sheraton Suzhou, China.

With the theme “Medical plastics on the move”, the two-day conference is jointly hosted by Adsale Publishing Ltd. (Adsale Group) and China Service Alliance of Medical Device Technology Innovation, organized by China Plastic & Rubber Journal (CPRJ) & CPRJ International, and supported by CHINAPLAS, SPE, SpecialChem, Medical Polymer Products Branch of China Association for Medical Devices Industry.





Experts shed lights in morning session

Current market outlook in China

The conference was kicked off with the welcome remarks of Rita Chu, Vice-Chairman of Adsale Group and Dr. Jiang Feng, Executive Vice President of China Association for Medical Devices Industry and Director General of China Service Alliance of Medical Device Technology Innovation.

“China has become the second largest medical device market in the world. According to the latest report released by China Society for drug regulation, the Chinese medical device industry has maintained rapid and healthy development momentum, product structure was further optimized, and more innovative products were launched,” said Rita Chu.

“In 2018, the revenue from main business reached RMB 638 billion. The report forecasts that the next decade still be the golden era for industry development,” she added.

Rita Chu, Vice-Chairman of Adsale Group. 

During the morning session, the first keynote speaker on stage was Xu Shan, Secretary-General of China Association for Medical Devices Industry. She analyzed the current status and development trends of the medical device industry.

According to her, the growth of the Chinese medical device market is higher than that of the global market. At present, the industry is mainly concentrated in the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Beijing-Tianjin area. The exports of Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces account for about 60% of the industry’s total exports.

In developed countries, the medical industry accounts for 10% of GDP. In China, the medical industry accounts for only 5%. “China's medical device industry still has a long way to go compared with developed countries, especially in terms of continuous technological innovation development,” she remarked.


Xu Shan, Secretary-General of China Association for Medical Devices Industry.

Innovate to meet demands

Hong Haiyang, Innovation Director, Philips Health Works, Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd., illustrated how local demands accelerate innovations.

She summarized four major factors which affecting future health technologies: global resource limitations, aging populations and the prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing consumer participation, and digitalization.

Then how Philips innovates? She explained that the company innovates through multiple channels, including the following:

  • Investing in R&D: Provide R&D platforms to focus on existing and potential needs of customers. In 2018, Philips invested 1.8 billion in R&D projects.
  • Strengthening cooperation with customers: Encourage customers and partners to participate in innovative joint projects.
  • Developing responsible long-term strategy: Build a goal-oriented business.
  • Mergers and acquisitions: Accelerate the speed of entering new markets and exploring new technologies.
  • Establishing working culture: Shape a corporate culture of innovation.


Hong Haiyang, Innovation Director, Philips Health Works, Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Meanwhile, Tony Pei, Deputy General Manager at Yuwell - Jiangsu Yuyue medical equipment & supply Co., Ltd. presented on how to deal with the procurement mechanism of medical equipment consumables.

He advised that manufacturing enterprises should pay close attention to quality and services, establish good brands and cultivate markets, and adopt smart manufacturing and reduce costs.

Tony Pei, Deputy General Manager at Yuwell - Jiangsu Yuyue medical equipment & supply Co., Ltd. 

New technologies shape the future

Regarding the current market trend of Chinese medical device manufacturing industry, Clark Yan, Senior Business Manager of Lubrizol Life Science Health Division, Greater China, Lubrizol Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. explained how the raw material suppliers innovate to meet the trends.

He believes that with the rapid upgrading of the medical device industry chain, the future value-added supply chain will include medical raw materials and devices processors, hospital doctors and medical device brand owners. Through the integration across the supply chain, the communication time will be shortened so that improvements in product differentiation and end-to-end solutions will be achieved.

In the future, the medical device manufacturing industry will show the following development trends:

  • more comprehensive and stringent regulations
  • integration of the industrial chain to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • product upgrades led by innovative materials
  • manufacturing processes applicable to product diversity and efficient production;
  • new technologies such as 5G, AI, Blockchain and cloud computing will drive product upgrade and industry innovations
  • with the development of 5G and AI, home/remote portable medical products will be more popular in the market


Clark Yan, Senior Business Manager of Lubrizol Life Science Health Division, Greater China, Lubrizol Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Risk assessment


The morning session was rounded off with the presentation of Dr. Jiang Hongyan, Vice President, R&D Support and Shared Service, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd. He introduced the interventional medical materials and biosafety assessment to the audience.

Materials used in medical devices, processing processes (including auxiliaries), and clinical exposure methods and times are the factors of biological risks, he explained. The medical device assessment in the process of ISO10993 risk management requires the evaluation of the risk of material characteristics, the toxicological risk of each compound obtained from the product, the biological assessment of the risk evaluation results, and finally a demonstration.

Dr. Jiang Hongyan, Vice President, R&D Support and Shared Service, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Parallel sub-forums on hot topics

In the afternoon, three hot topics were discussed in three parallel sub-forums:

  • Innovative design and precision manufacturing for medical plastics and rubber
  • Pharmaceutical & medical packaging and 3D printing
  • High performance materials and automation solutions

Speakers from prestigious companies and institutes delivered presentations and discussed the latest applications and technology trends in depth, including Momentive Performance Material, Henan Tuoren Medical Device Research Institute Co., Ltd., Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen), Americhem (Suzhou), Hongrita Plastics (Shenzhen), IDC UK, Wittmann Battenfeld (Shanghai), SHANGHAI-FANUC, DUKANE IAS China, Mucomac Multi Component Special Machinery (Guangzhou), Stratasys Shanghai, Shenzhen Multiplus Machinery, The Center For 3D Printing In The 9th People Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Hospital,etc.


Among them, Mr. S Mani, Technology & Business Development Director, APAC at Americhem, introduced the applications of high performance engineered compounds and coloring solutions in medical devices.

He also mentioned that factors contributing to the growth of the medical plastics market are the huge market demand for lightweighting and cost-effectiveness, advanced medical devices, and the increasing demand for prostheses and sterilized plastics.

Chris Zhou, Business Manager at Hongrita Plastics (Shenzhen) Ltd., elaborated the multi-material in mold assembly technology for medical and health applications. He used the injection molding of healthy cup lids as an example, explaining how automated mold, integrated molding and automatic magnetization dust removal line can improve production.

Su Zhang, China Country Manager of Dukane IAS, LLC, pointed out that the ultrasonic welding process is commonly used in medical device manufacturing including liquid containers and filters, semi-permeable membranes, valves and joints, catheters, surgical instruments, medical dressings, etc.

By using the company’s melting monitoring and speed segmentation technology, the low-pressure stage at the beginning of the welding process can be properly extended, thus increasing the penetration depth and thickness of the molten layer at the interface of the weld.

Product showcase presents latest technologies and solutions

Meanwhile, more than 50 leading suppliers showcased their latest solutions to the audience at the exhibition concurrently staged.

In addition, the business matching service was provided for the whole day, under the arrangement of the organizers.



The technology and product showcase drew a lot of interest.

Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.

Stratasys Shanghai Ltd. 

JSW Machinery Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Wittmann Battenfeld (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 

Shenzhen Multiplus Machinery Co., Ltd. 

Momentive Performance Material Inc.

On the second day of the conference, registered participants will go for a site visit to Yuwell - Jiangsu Yuyue medical equipment & supply Co., Ltd. and Oliver Healthcare Packaging (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.


For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.adsalecprj.com/Conference/lang-eng/MedicalConference2019/index.aspx

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