Chinaplas 2015


This international exhibition of equipment, materials and technologies in the plastics industry is all on again in May 2015. While not as large as others around the world it is the only such exhibition which runs annually and continues to gain in importance. This year’s exhibition will be held in Guangzhou where it resides every second year – the alternate years being in Shanghai.

Hanlon Consulting will be there working for clients, as well as furthering our relationships with industry partners and establishing new contacts. As a regular attendee of such exhibitions over more than thirty years it is interesting to note how this particular exhibition increasingly pulls in exhibitors from around the world who service the plastics processing industry and the end users of plastic products. In addition, the exhibition provides a world stage for the rising number of Asian manufacturers who are bringing increasingly sophisticated equipment to the market. 


Evaporative Mould Cooling.

From time to time new technological developments emerge which are not just an incremental improvement over current practice, but are a true leap forward. Evaporative Mould Cooling is such a development. For a hundred years since injection moulding was first developed and practised as a plastics production technique, mould cooling technology.. Read More >>


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Micro-multinational companies – an important aspect of future industry and commerce

There is a growing awareness of the important role very small businesses (typically one or two person businesses) have in the future global economy. Especially when these businesses are connected and trading internationally. Having derived more than half its turnover from export sales over the last eighteen years, Hanlon Consulting Ltd. is an e.. Read More >>

Off-shoring and Re-shoring mould supply

In the interests of best servicing my customers I was a relatively early adopter of off shore mould supply. In the early days and even now, I still try to avoid offering off-shore mould supply as the only option for my clients because I well understand the damage this is doing to the mouldmaking infrastructure in New Zealand, as it is in most d.. Read More >>