Road Works on the N71 between Knockroe and Seafield. Road will be closed Monday 2nd March until Wednesday 8th April.
Adsale the organizers of Chinaplas have just announced the postponement of Chinaplas 2020. In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus virus the Shanghai City Government have issued instructions stopping all large scale activities.
“CHINAPLAS 2020, the 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, scheduled to be held on 21-24 April 2020 at National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai will be postponed. New dates for the show will be announced at a later time”.
We hope that the number of people recovering from the virus continues to grow and it will not spread any further.
Anyone who wished to visit our stand in April can still contact us via phone or email [email protected] with enquires or questions.
Why we choose Chinaplas
The importance of Chinaplas to us and the infrared industry is never underestimated and it’s the only global trade show we never miss. Continuously busy over the four days, the show attracts the industry’s biggest and best from around the world, with over 180,000 visitors and nearly 4,000 exhibitors, and Ceramicx has committed to attending our 7th show.
We see Chinaplas as a fantastic, and sometimes our only opportunity to meet some of our EU distributors face to face on their own stands. But we can also catch up with many of our partners and colleagues in the infrared industry, and of course, meet plenty of new and existing customers.
But one of the key reasons we attend is to lend our support to one of our top partners, and our distributor in China, GSAE. Based in Guangzhou, the team sell significant quantities of our ceramic and quartz elements to their internal market. Chinaplas gives us the chance to not only work alongside them, but to socialise and thank them in person.
What we expect from Chinaplas
We already know the show will be buzzing with activity and the potential for new partnerships and customers – it always is. But Chinaplas has shown that it’s the only expo we’ve been a part of where customers will buy product directly from the stand each day.
They’ll often use the show as an opportunity to consider their options on their infrared requirements, with some customers actively looking to change their supplier as well. Buying individual elements from us, they’re able to test their quality and capabilities for their own applications before making a decision. It’s certainly a tactic that’s worked for us in the past.
As well as that, our GSAE partners will be selling the Ceramicx brand and taking bulk product orders from both new and existing customers alike. Chinaplas is certainly a show that works for selling product – more than any other – so we’re looking forward to more of the same.
It’s no surprise that many companies use the captive audience of Chinaplas to launch new or improved product – and Ceramicx is no different. We’re still working on a few new projects which we intend to take with us, but we’ll release more details about those nearer the show.
Manning our 18sq.m stand at this year’s show, together with some of our partners from GSAE, will be our MD, Frank Wilson, and Production Manager, Patrick Wilson. If you’ve seen the floorplan, you’ll know the show is huge, but you can find them in Hall 2.1 as part of the British Pavilion on stand J118.
If you’re making the trip to Shanghai in April, remember to stop by and say hello – it’d be great to see you there!
We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas.
We are back to work today, office and production.
Last year we dabbled in some new industries and applications using infrared and continued to grow in strength with all our partners and distributors. Some investment in new machinery and forward thinking have set this coming year up to be a good one.
We have many new projects underway, along with exhibiting in Shanghai for Chinaplas 2020 in April.
As the year progresses all will be revealed!
Best Wishes for 2020!
Warmest Christmas Wishes and every happiness in the coming year from the Ceramicx team.
Ceramicx will close for Christmas holidays at 2pm on 20th December
and re-open at 8am 2nd January 2020.
We started Christmas celebrations this year with our Christmas party in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen.
A bit of friendly competition between our employees ensured many laughs on the night with prizes for:
Ceramicx Best Christmas Jumper prize – Rolf Hammerschmidt
Ceramicx Best Christmas Outfit prize – Agata Torba
They had an enjoyable week hosting many visitors to the stand from all over the world. Of course, they no doubt missed our presence it seems we were replaced!
This is what Friedr Freek had to say:
“Although we have greatly missed our friends from Ireland, K-show has been a big success. We had more contacts than ever before and among them are many companies which are looking for solutions for specific heat tasks. Furthermore, a new blanket order from our well-established customer Otto Hofstetter AG has been sealed with a handshake and celebrated on our stand together with “Friedrich Otto”, a hotrunner for PET preforms made by Otto Hofstetter AG and equipped with energy efficient nozzle heaters from Friedrich Freek GmbH”
We are happy we could share our stand with “Friedrich Otto” in Düsseldorf for eight days. He was rather quiet but very attractive company.”
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31st October to 1st November, this also coincides with Halloween so we take this opportunity to remind all our customers and friends that this years October bank holiday is on October 28th and our offices will remain closed until 8am on Tuesday October 29th.
Patsy Bear has been getting in on the action helping set up a festive display in our foyer.
Ceramicx will be represented by our German Distributor Friedr. Freek at this week’s K-Show. This is the first time in many years Ceramicx will not be sharing the stand with Freek. We encourage you to visit their stand and discuss any enquires you may have about infrared heating.
German-based heating element specialist Friedr. Freek presents three novelties at K-Show from 16. to 23. October in Duesseldorf. Their square cartridge heaters, alternative nozzle heaters as well as their systematic selection and optimization procedure for IR heat work applications convince by numerous mechanical, economic and ecological advantages (hall 11 / A01).
Energy savings through systematically selected infrared heaters and optimized heat work set-ups
Energy efficiency is a particularly important topic for infrared emitters. If an unsuitable emitter is selected, zoning is not appropriate or distance to target material too far a large part of the energy input could easily left untapped, hence be wasted.
To thoroughly understand the significant influence those and other parameters have on the effectiveness of infrared heat work, IR heating specialist and long-term Freek partner Ceramicx back in 2015 developed and utilizes their unique IR test robot HERSCHEL, besides other useful test rigs. How such a selection and optimization procedure is gone through and which further adjusting screws Ceramicx has discovered in their scientifically accompanied IR research and what’s more, how all this found its way into Ceramicx’ products, Freek is happy to show and demonstrate by the example of products and test reports on their K show stand, hall 11, A01.
We wish them a successful and enjoyable exhibition!