Robots on the March in China’s Plastics Industry

Robotization is gaining steam in China’s plastics industry, driven both by companies seeking refuge from rising costs, and, increasingly, by demands for more efficiency and quality control in their manufacturing.

Robots are becoming big business in a country historically known more for its low wages.

According to the Frankfurt-based International Federation of Robotics, China snapped up 68,600 robots in 2015, easily making it the world’s leading robot market. In contrast, Europe bought 50,100 in the same year.

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