in Vol. 15 - March Issue - Year 2014
SFCHINA Did Perform Once Again In Shanghai 2013!

In the Spotlight

Sinostar International Ltd. is a Hong Kong-based company specialized in organizing industrial exhibitions, publishing bilingual (Chinese & English) technical magazines and offering direct marketing services to a clientele worldwide. Sinostar International has been organizing the "Surface Finishing" & "Coatings" series of Exhibitions since 1983. From 1996 onwards, these two exhibitions have been held concurrently, and alternate between Guangzhou and Shanghai. Sinostar International is also the publisher of "China Coatings Journal (CCJ)" and "Surface Finishing Journal (SFJ)" - the only official publications for the CHINACOAT and SFCHINA series of exhibitions.

SFCHINA2013 (The 26th China International Exhibition for Surface Finishing & Coating Products) ended on Nov 22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) with results that exceeded all its past editions.

SFCHINA2013 Facts & Statistics

China maintains the momentum of economic growth. SFCHINA continues to create success together with the industry in the following areas:

Gross exhibition area over 14,000
10,695 visitors, including 9,473 domestic and 1,222 overseas visitors;
298 exhibitors from 22 countries/regions, including 64 new exhibitors ;
2,356 representatives of exhibiting companies attended the show
797 visitors attended a total of 18 sessions of on-site technical programmes

Visitors' Comments

Mr. CHEN Lianzhong, Senior Engineer & Technical Director, Changchun Anchor Precision Electronic Industry Co., Ltd., P.R. China
"The exhibition has been widely recognized by the industry..."

Mr. Raj GOPAL, Manager, Triad Exports Pvt. Ltd., India
"SFCHINA offers me adequate information to make purchasing decisions�"

Ms. Echo LIN, Finish Test Engineer, SRAM Taiwan, Asia Development Centre, Taiwan Region
"Exhibits are novel and diversified. The concurrent technical programmes are knowledgeable."

An on-site visitor survey conducted has confirmed qualified visitors roamed the show floor:

93% agreed SFCHINA2013 was successfully organized;
89% agreed SFCHINA2013 had wide range/diversified scope of exhibits;
77% were plant managers/management, engineers, R&D and purchasing personnel;
76% were manufacturers, processing enterprises/job shops with production or purchasing background;
50% wanted to source new suppliers/products

Exhibitors' Comments

Mr. HUNG Hsilin, General Manager, Ean Sheng Enterprises Co., Ltd.
"Basically, our company only exhibits in this event as it is an excellent promotional channel."

Mr. Bob GEISSLER, General Manager, Greater China, MacDermid Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
"SFCHINA is one of our most important marketing tools which helps find many quality visitors."

Mr. Roy DONG, General Manager, Industrial Coating Systems Group, Nordson (China) Co., Ltd.
"The show continues with good visitor traffic and quality. We are very satisfied with the participation this year."

Concurrent Technical Programmes

In addition to showcase the latest products and technologies on the exhibition floor, SFCHINA2013 also featured 18 sessions of technical programmes, including Technical Seminars and New-Tech Corner. Many attendees expressed that they benefited tremendously by acquiring useful knowledge, developing networks of contacts and meeting with experts.

"Environmental Innovation" Competition

An "Environmental Innovation" Competition was organized during the exhibition with a view to commending the contribution of the industry to environmental protection. Mr. Darrell J. Reeve, an environmental expert from Australia, was invited as the adjudicator. A total of 15 companies participated. Assessment criteria were based on environmental need, scope of application, originality, availability, financial savings and marketability. The First Prize went to CTS Technology International Ltd. for its nano-plating technology being able to replace some traditional surface treatment technologies and 3D laser transfer printing. The Second and Third Prizes were awarded to Gema (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and MacDermid Industrial Solutions respectively.

SFCHINA2014 Guangzhou

Being the world's largest finishing market, China maintains the focus of the global finishing industry. SFCHINA2014 Guangzhou will be held on Dec 3-5, 2014 in the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex). For the past 30 years, SFCHINA has stayed vibrant and will continue to provide vast opportunities to both exhibitors and visitors.

For Information:
Sinostar International Ltd
SFCHINA Exhibition Ltd
2101-2, 21/F., Jubilee Centre
42-46 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel. +852.2865.0062
Fax +852.2804.2256
E-mail: info@sinostar-intl.com.hk