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Oct 11

Trends and innovation at R+T Asia 2018

The rise of China and the Asia Pacific region has attracted worldwide attention for the last several decades, as the area has become a prominent and major international market through One Belt/One Road Initiative and BRICS countries. From March 20-22, 2018, R+T Asia brings its impressive global showcase for roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems to Shanghai, one of the most dynamic and strategic cities in the world.

The 2018 show will be the most comprehensive show in its history. With continued attention to new materials, new technologies, and new applications, the show is committed to creating new value for the industry.

With the region’s rich high-quality trade resources, exhibitor satisfaction increases every year. Many of the most-desired booth locations have been already booked; 70% of the 2018 exhibiting space was booked onsite at the 2017 show. The exhibition area of R+T Asia 2018 is expected to reach 50,000 square meters, attracting more than 520 exhibitors and more than 30,000 professional visitors.

Highlights of the sun-protection sector

The dynamic “Soft Outfit” summit will gather more than 1,000 soft decoration designers to discuss the integration of window decoration and interior design. Leading companies will be involved in 2018, such as Yuanzhicheng Home Textile (a top soft decoration supplier for high-end hotels), Midtex Textile (a leading exporter of high-end window fabric), DOMA Window Covering, Zhongyang Window Blinds Article, Zhengzhou Mingyang Curtain Accessory Materials (the leading brands in the construction and retail market) Itelisi, Juyada, and others.

The market for Smart Home products is estimated to reach 122 billion dollars by 2022. In March, R+T Asia will bring the latest technology to the Smart Home,featuring big brands like Dooya, Wistar, and Zigbee—the only global, standards-based wireless solution that can improve comfort, security, and convenience for consumers.

Furthermore, China made significant progress in energy saving in the past twenty years. Other Asian countries also put a high priority on energy efficiency, and they have set ambitious efficiency targets. The energy efficiency policy brings tremendous benefits to the exterior sun protection sector as the Chinese government seeks to achieve its ambitious energy conservation and emission reduction targets. This is helping companies such as Zhongheng Building Material, WuYue Building Energy Saving Technology, Hewei Technology, Lucheng Industrial and Trading, Dulun Metal Products, YongFeng Aluminium, Shuangcheng Awning Products, and many others.

Once again, the traditional sector featured a varied range of products. Several companies have announced their participation, such as Yuma, Mingcheng, Xidamen (window decoration products), A-OK, NOVO (drive and operator products), and Jie Shu, Zhen Fei, De Shenglong (accessories and machinery). Many international brands, such as Shadelab (Italy), Phifer (USA), Para (Italy), Gale (Australia), and Wintec, Dongwon, Industry, Sambo, Xera, Daekyeong (as part of the Korean Pavilion), will be able to meet with thousands of buyers as well as potential global partners.

More door & gate companies

A great year is coming for the doors & gates sector. Exhibiting at the 2018 show will be traditional brands (such as Baisheng, Sookow, Paddor, Deper, Weidawaite, etc.) and new brands (such as Nabco, Jinkaixuan, Heng Jie, Hongfa, Moteck, etc.). Their participation is bringing more attention to the show, along with companies such as Russian Doorhan, Aland, and Marsdekor. The show is expected to feature new industrial and automatic doors as well as new mechanical and electrical hardware products.

R+T Asia 2018 will benefit from new medical reform policy, which should bring long-term growth opportunities and the development of the warehousing, hospital, and hotel markets. The hospital forum, which covers hospital construction design and hospital door applications, will be an interactive discussion platform for over 200 hospital owners and exhibitors.

For the first time, the show’s "industrial building" will showcase the latest technology and materials for industrial construction. It is expected to attract over 500 businesses that specialize in several sectors such as hazardous chemicals, medical, and finance, boosting business opportunities. Helping to expand the hardware and mechanical sector is the China Hardware and Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce.

The global meeting place for all these developments is R+T Asia, in March 20-22, 2018, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. To know more, visit