Views
3 years ago

The Bullish and Bearish Factors - 香港工業總會

The Bullish and Bearish Factors - 香港工業總會

The Bullish and Bearish Factors -

Industry Affairs The Bullish and Bearish Factors Bondi Luk, vice-chairman of FHKI’s Group 15 (Plastic Products), talks about the bullish and bearish factors affecting the plastic industry. How do you see the development of Hong Kong plastics industry? I believe the industry will see stable growth. On one hand, the advancement of plastics technology leads to wider applications of plastics; while on the other hand, environmental concerns are posing great pressure on the use of plastic products. How does the advancement of plastics technology help widen applications? Big chemical companies like BASF are developing new plastic materials that could be used in many industries. The automotive industry is set to be a major industry driving the growth of plastics demand as plastics is replacing metals as the raw material for autoparts. In fact, the replacement contributes to energy conservation. The use of plastic autoparts helps cut the weight of automobiles, reducing fuel consumption and emission. Plastics is increasingly used in building construction as well. Plastics has high tensile strength and is rust resistance, making it a suitable material to make water pipes. The promotion of energy conservation also leads to the use of plastic materials like polyurethane (PRU) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) in building construction in northern China where winters are extremely cold. These materials are effective in cold insulation. With the technology that allows electroplating on plastics, the use of plastics is expanded further. The metal coatings allow non-conductive plastics to exhibit conductive properties. Besides, many precision electronic components are now made of plastics given its improved properties. Some environmental groups have named plastic bags and packaging as the culprit of pollution. What is your view? Plastics has long been a raw material used in many industries. Its relatively low cost, high quality and wide applications have made it a popular material used for disposable bags and packaging. We have to understand that plastics itself does not contribute to environmental pollution, it is the consumption pattern of modern people that causes pollution. If people do not change their consumption pattern, pollution will persist even if other materials are chosen to replace plastics. So banning plastic bags or plastic packaging will not solve the problem. 26 2008/Mar Hongkong Industrialist 香 港 工 業 家

研究順利完成 - 香港工業總會
The 51st AGM Networking Luncheon 工總第51屆會員 ... - 香港工業總會
香港工業總會年報2009-10
香港工業總會年報2007/08
公司專訪- 獅子山下的成功故事 - 香港工業總會
促進健康香港非傳染病防控策略框架Promoting ... - 健康飲食在校園
向各界傳達保障個人資料私隱訊息 - Office of the Privacy ...
風力發電照明系統 - MotorWave
運用綜合全球快遞方案無論何時何地都令運送貨件變得簡單 - Royale ...
Finemusic 美樂集(02/2013) - 香港電台
澳門遊趣新發現澳門遊趣新發現 - 香港工業總會
世界自然基金會香港分會年度簡報 - WWF
香港新熱點 南區新景點 - The Link REIT
Finemusic 美樂集(01/2013) - 香港電台
完整文件瀏覽 - 香港海洋公園保育基金
各調查科助理處長及調查組組長的報告 - 廉政公署
工程與醫學的綜合性發展 - Industrial Centre - The Hong Kong ...
Developing Our Organisation - 香港貿易發展局
完整文件瀏覽 - 香港海洋公園保育基金
總商會服務有限公司 - The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
完整文件瀏覽 - 香港海洋公園保育基金
一程多站潛力無限 - Discover Hong Kong
李世代國際健康功能與身心障礙分類系統 - 老人與長期照顧學程
Threadneedle American Select Fund 美國選擇基金
控制行李處理大堂的潛在危險 - Hong Kong International Airport
香港總商會日記簿 - The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
與動物真情對話 - 香港工業總會
費沙—狄斯高的「歌之旅」 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - 香港電台
升降機槽工程安全指引
3 - 經濟部水利署