At Chinaplas, Milacron Inc. shuttled 105 visitors over three days to its Shanghai Technology Center, where they saw a TC86 conical twin-screw extruder turning out wood-plastic composite deck board.
Herb Hutchison, director of international business development at Cincinnati Milacron Extrusion Systems, said it is difficult to run a large extrusion line during a trade show. He extended his stay for two weeks after the show to meet with customers and industry leaders.
In addition to the home country of China, the Shanghai open house attracted visitors from other areas, including the Middle East, Korea, Africa, Nigeria, India, Australia, Malaysia, the British Virgin Islands and several European countries.
The Cincinnati-based company's extrusion demonstration laboratory is located at Conair Group Inc.'s Shanghai factory.