At the very beginning of 2020, the global coronavirus pandemic disrupted the usual course of affairs in almost any industry, invading literally every aspect of a person’s daily life. The scale of the disaster was simply unprecedented. And if business in China is already returning to normal life,
then in many other regions, especially in Europe and the United States, the economy is still firmly gripped in the grip of a viral infection: the number of cases continues to increase, millions of people are forced to work from home. Many enterprises (with the exception of those whose activities are recognized as critical) have stopped or significantly limited their activities. The plastics industry has felt the brunt of the effects of the pandemic, but has responded quickly and effectively. However, the major plastics markets have been hit in varying degrees, with the automotive and building materials industries most severely, while the packaging and medical device sectors have been on the rise as related goods and services
have become extremely popular everywhere.
Negative attitudes towards disposable polymer products, dictated by concern for the environment, weakened somewhat (perhaps only temporarily), as medical institutions and other institutions, such as restaurants, faced with the need for total cleaning and disinfection of items, made a clear choice in favor of the safe use of inexpensive disposable products
Many manufacturers of plastic products quickly switched to the production of goods necessary in a pandemic: face masks and other personal protective equipment, transparent screens, ventilation system elements, sticks, test kits, medical utensils, bottles for hand sanitizers and much more.
Companies specializing in the production of polymer materials are also adapting to the changing needs of their customers.
With the pandemic continuing to dominate all areas of life for much of 2021, and perhaps longer, enterprises in the plastics manufacturing and processing industry will continue to adapt to this situation everywhere. Many of these companies specializing in the production of polymer raw materials, production equipment and finished products will take part in the Chinaplas-2021 exhibition, which will be held in Shenzhen city in China from 13 to 16 April next year