Taiwan posts robust ‘green’ manufacturing machine exports

From left: David Lo, chief manufacturing officer, Polystar Machinery Co. Ltd.; Tony Wu, sales support engineer, ChumPower Machinery Corp.; David Wu, general manager, Multiplas Enginery Co. Ltd.; Bush Hsieh, vice chairman of Plastic and Rubber Machinery Committee, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry; Mark Wu, executive director of Strategic Marketing Department, Taiwan External Trade Development Council; Celina Lin, sales representative, Allen Plastic Industries Co. Ltd.; and Hank Wu, sales manager, Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd.

WITH the combined efforts of the Taiwanese government and the machinery industry, plastic and rubber machines made in Taiwan have managed to perform well amid the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the international trade.

Bush Hsieh, vice chairman of the Plastic and Rubber Machinery Committee of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), said that the country has maintained its position as one of the top 6 exporting countries of such equipment recognized for their advanced technologies and top-quality after-sales services.

He cited recent statistics that showed Taiwan’s machinery industry export value reached $2.9 billion in March 2021, up 30.7 percent compared to the same period of last year.

“Even though the Covid-19 outbreak has a great impact on all industries, Taiwanese machinery-makers still work hard together to provide smart manufacturing solutions to our global partners,” he said during their recent webinar dubbed “Shaping Tomorrow, Discovering Taiwan Plastic & Rubber Machinery.”

According to him, “green” concepts in innovation and manufacturing have become an industry trend since environmental issues top the concerns of global manufacturers at present.

“Taiwan’s rubber and plastic machinery industry can provide solutions for this demand such as using recycled plastics and reducing plastics used in the manufacturing process,” noted Hsieh.

Committed to achieve a sustainable kind of environment, he said that they would continue to develop such eco-friendly materials to provide customers with highly efficient, energy-saving and low-polluting products.

Showcasing Taiwan’s leadership in the smart machinery field, three Taiwan Excellence award-winning companies and two leading Taiwanese plastic and rubber machinery enterprises showcased their solutions during the online event.

Allen Plastic Industries Co.  Ltd., through sales representative Celina Lin, introduced to participants the Horizontal Shrink Sleeving Machine (AHL-1000), which is suitable for shrink containers, with a diameter of 8 millimeters (mm) up to 30 mm, used for products such as lipsticks, eyeliners, and eyebrow pencils.

On the other hand, ChumPower Machinery Corp. presented its High-Speed Stretch Blow Molding Machine capable of producing 24,000 bottles per hour. Sales Support Engineer Tony Wu discussed its three special features—the lightweight preform, 38 mm pitch heating oven, and air recovery system.

Meanwhile, Fu Chun Shin Machinery Manufacture Co. Ltd., led by sales manager Hank Wu, demonstrated its FA series and iMF 4.0 (Intelligent ManuFactory) used in injection molding machines.

Multiplas Enginery Co. Ltd. showed the Fully Automatic Production Cell-Unman Screwdriver Production Line. General Manager David Wu also bared the other molding solutions they offer, including the Vertical Injection Molding, Micro Injection Molding, and Multi-Color Injection Molding machines, among others.

Finally, Polystar Machinery Co. Ltd. displayed its recycling machines to help manufacturers perform the so-called Circular Economy. Chief Manufacturing Officer David Lo emphasized that their Repro-Flex machine is where clean post-industrial/factory films wastes can be fed into to get superior-quality recycled pellets; the Repro-ONE processes solid structures (woven sacks/raffia/tape) and hard-to-regrind material; and the Repro-PLUS is fit for post-consumer wastes, such as paper labels, dirty grease, dust, and more.

This event was organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan; and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in conjunction with TAMI.

It attracted more than 284 people who all registered online, with 176 peak concurrent viewers, and 563 views from countries, such as Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Malaysia, Russia, and many others.

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