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Nickle prices at all-time high amid stainless steel price hike for Feb.

Jan 24, 2022

Walsin Lihwa announced significant price hikes measures going into February for 300 series stainless steel; for domestic sales, prices per ton would be increased NTD$6,000, while outbound stainless steel would see a USD$200 per ton increase. 400 series stainless steel prices will remain at the threshold. With basic metal prices surging, specifically for copper and nickel, the latter saw the bi...


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Export growth expected ahead of 2021 report card release on Jan 20

Jan 18, 2022

Hopes are high for Taiwan's export performance for December and the entirety of 2021, reported the Ministry of Economic Affair's Department of Statistics. Export figures are scheduled to be released by the Statistics Department on Jan. 20. Initial estimations show export order value in December at between USD$60.5 billion to USD%62 billion, marking either an annual decrease of 0.1% or an incr...


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Global prices and shortages at a glance

Jan 03, 2022

The new year was ushered in over the weekend; despite new beginnings, trends in 2021 that included shortages and rising prices will continue into 2022, exacerbated by backlogged shipping ports and worsening COVID-19 situations in major manufacturing hubs. Chip Shortages Since the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up in 2020, semiconductor shortages persisted as supply failed to keep up with consumer...



Industry In-Focus

Five Golds Given Among 48 Winners of TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards 2016</h2><p class='subtitle'>Full-carbon wheel for disc brakes among Gold Award winners</p>

Five Golds Given Among 48 Winners of TAIPEI CYCLE d&i Awards 2016

Full-carbon wheel for disc brakes among Gold Award winners

Apr 28, 2016

After considerable deliberation by an international jury panel, 48 entries were announced as winners of the prestigious TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards 2016; while among them, five products were granted the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i gold awards, and the special “Gold Award – Young Enterprise” was given to startups showing outstanding achievements. Makers and designers could until Dec. 31, 2015 submit products fo...


Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds</h2>

Taiwan Talents Win Record Number at iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 by Taking 175 Awards, including 5 Golds

Apr 28, 2016

Designers from Taiwan again bring home encouraging news to perhaps further confirm the undeniable fact that the relatively small island contains a sizable pool of talent in design. A record number of awards at the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 has been won by Taiwanese designers. iF DESIGN AWARD is widely recognized globally as the “Oscars” of the design world, of which the 2016 edition saw Taiwanese ...


Worldwide New-car Sales (2006-2015) (Source: Markline, ARTC)

Global New-car Sales Up 2.3% to 88 M. in 2015

China's new-car sales up 4.7% in 2015 to 24.6 million units for new record

Apr 27, 2016

Continuing an uptrend in growth from 2013, when about 80 million units were sold, sales of new cars worldwide increased by 2.3 percent to reach a new record high of 87.28 million units in 2015, driven by robust demand from major markets like the U.S. and Western Europe; while sales in China, the world's largest automobile market continued to rise slightly, according to the Automotive Research & T...



Supplier News

Taiwanese professional supplier LeeKuma offers tailor-made rubber parts</h2>

Taiwanese professional supplier LeeKuma offers tailor-made rubber parts

Aug 10, 2021

Based in Taiwan, LeeKuma Inc. (WeiFeng) is a professional manufacturer of rubber products and can offer clients varied materials, such as NBR, EPDM, CR, silicone, and Viton due to their 40 years of accumulated expertise. Clients can request customized products in rubber hoses, rubber stripes, foam profiles, and customized molded components. What's notable about LeeKuma is that they're one of the ...

LEEKUMA INC.


German Pavilion Debuts at Medical Taiwan for the First Time Seeking, Fostering Biz Opportunities and Relations</h2>

German Pavilion Debuts at Medical Taiwan for the First Time Seeking, Fostering Biz Opportunities and Relations

Jul 05, 2019

The German Pavilion is showcasing at Medical Taiwan for the first time and has brought two companies under its banner. This marks the beginning of, hopefully, what would be a growing mutually, beneficial relationship between Taiwan and Germany, both huge presences in the ICT, IT and medical fields. There is hope that such a relationship would reap positive results, thanks to German quality “Made ...


photo provided by Joson-Care Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Joson-Care Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Jul 05, 2019

Joson-Care Enterprise Co., Ltd.’s manufacturing focus is divided into three parts, including hospital beds, home care beds and medical equipment. The monthly volume of hospital beds and home care beds produced by the firm falls between 500 and 1,000 units and are largely supplied towards markets such as Taiwan, Middle East and Southeast Asia and East Europe and South America. Joson-Care is pr...



Exhibition Highlights

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CHINAPLAS 2022 to kick off on April 25

Jan 05, 2022

CHINAPLAS 2022, the world's biggest platform showcasing advanced rubber and plastic technology, is returning to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on April 25 for three days, using up 360,000 square meters of exhibition ground space. The show is slated to exhibit over 4,000 domestic and international quality exhibitors and prepare the rubber and plastic industry to engage wi...


Smart City Summit and Expo kicks off, hybrid show boasts pre-covid numbers</h2>

Smart City Summit and Expo kicks off, hybrid show boasts pre-covid numbers

Mar 24, 2021

Taipei Computer Association Chairman Paul Peng said the 2021 Smart City Summit and Expo could reach buyers in over 150 countries through offline and virtual exhibitions. Foreign buyers could make up over 70% of total visitors and bring in 600,000 online viewership. During the show's opening ceremony, Peng said in his remarks that even if the upper half of 2021 is still uncertain due to COVID-1...


2020 Medical Taiwan to Host In-Person and Virtual Events</h2>

2020 Medical Taiwan to Host In-Person and Virtual Events

Sep 10, 2020

2020 Medical Taiwan is slated to kick off on Oct. 15 to Oct 17 at Nangang Exhibition Hall 2. Aside from events at the show, show organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is also hosting the “Medical Taiwan Virtual” online edition at the same time due to travel restrictions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual edition will present 200 exhibitors and over 700 medic...



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Special Protectors Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Healthcare and rehabilitation equipment</p>

Special Protectors Co., Ltd.

Healthcare and rehabilitation equipment

Sep 01, 2015

Special Protectors Co., Ltd. started life in 1978 as a contract manufacturer of sports braces that typically target sports-related injuries, and then in 1982 branched into the healthcare and rehabilitation equipment sector. The company offers all kinds of equipment for post-surgical patients and those undergoing physiotherapy or rehabilitation, including abdominal belts, arm slings, orthopedic...

SPECIAL PROTECTORS CO., LTD.


Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Wide-mouth plastic jars, PET bottles, aluminum easy-open ends, plastic molds</p>

Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.

Wide-mouth plastic jars, PET bottles, aluminum easy-open ends, plastic molds

Feb 24, 2015

The Young Shang Plastic Industry Co., founded in 1969, has earned a strong reputation for quality and reliability, and is now positioned at the forefront of its industry. Its high-quality plastic products include aluminum easy-open ends, water dispensers, plastic molds, plastic jars, wide-mouth jars, PET preforms, PET/PVC/PS containers, and other plastic containers. The company uses advanced ...

YOUNG SHANG PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.


Aero Pro Co.,Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Disposable surgical masks, air filters, non-woven filtration products</p>

Aero Pro Co.,Ltd.

Disposable surgical masks, air filters, non-woven filtration products

Nov 28, 2014

Founded in 1993, Aero Pro Co., Ltd. has been dedicated to manufacturing surgical face masks, air filters and related medical equipment, having built a profile among peers in Taiwan for commitment to quality. To offer customers unbeatable quality, Aero Pro strictly carries out by-the-book quality control to turn out products that meet international standards, including ISO13485 and ISO9001: 200...

AERO PRO CO., LTD.