Dutch Eurosider China secures large technology order with First Automotive Works

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FAW Group Corporation and the Dutch company Eurosider (Tianjin) Coating Technology Co., Ltd. have agreed on a long term-collaboration. The collaboration involves the upgrading of FAW’s production plants with efficient and environmental coating technologies. The upgraded production lines are expected to be fully operational in 2018 prior to Chinese New Year. The upgrading program involves amongst other the application of Nitrotherm equipment, a unique application …

Chemistry Delegation

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A delegation of three public-private partnership consortia with a focus on Chemistry visited Beijing and Shanghai 13-16 November. The aim of the participants was too look for ways to set up strategic collaboration with top notch researchers in China, as well as innovative companies. The mission was led by the Dutch Top Sector Chemistry, and organized by IA China. The …

CSITF Site visit and seminar: Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP)

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Introduction On the 19th of April, almost 20 Dutch companies paid a visit to the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. The objective of this seminar was to explore the possibilities of future development for Dutch organizations in the fields of chemical efficiency, circular economy and waste treatment within China. SCIP has long been focusing on circular economy and environmental issues, and the park and …

China Shanghai International Technology Fair 2017 a succes!

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We look back at a very successful China Shanghai International Technology Fair 2017 (CSITF)! CSITF is the most important national level technology fair in China and this year the Netherlands was Guest Country of Honor. Innovation Missions with Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam Around 40 Dutch companies and knowledge institutes participated in one of the three innovation missions on …

Chemical industry in China: Rapidly developing and innovating

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As in other industries, the chemical sector is rapidly digitizing. By becoming more and more advanced and through process optimization, the utilization of resources within the industry improves. This transition is leading towards cleaner and safer operations. However, these developments are not only taking place in the Netherlands or Europe. Nicolaas Viets, CEO of SoliQz, mentions that the Chinese market …

nanoparticles as catalysts

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A group of scientists lead by the Xiamen-based investigator Nanfeng Zheng have developed nanoparticles that act as catalysts for the oxidation of CO (carbon monoxide) to CO2 (carbon dioxide). Bringing two catalytic materials close to each other enables two separate reactions to occur simultaneously at almost the same location. The scientists used platinum nanocrystals covered with thin layers of iron …

AkzoNobel invests in Coatings R&D lab in Shanghai.

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AkzoNobel is expanding its Songjiang research site near Shanghai with a facility devoted to the company’s Performance Coatings businesses. The focus of the center will be on finding innovative solutions aimed at packaging, coil, specialty finishes, and powder coatings markets. The company invested more than €6.5 million in the center and plans to have it finished by June 2015. With …

TEDxBinnenhof – Photos from Shanghai

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For everyone who attended our event and for the rest who wished they could have been there: click these links to download the photos of our TEDxBinnenhof 2014 Shanghai Viewing Party: photos_1, photos_2.

Wison to supply industry’s first barge-based floating LNG regasification unit

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Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine announced an agreement with Vessel Gasification Solutions (VGS) for the supply of the industry’s first barge-based floating LNG regasification unit (FRU). The FRU will consist of a new-build, non-propelled barge equipped to perform the regasification and send out of a maximum of 1,000MMscf/d of gas. The facility will be moored on a jetty structure located …

Chemical industry in China, a look beyond the State-Owned Enterprises

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KPMG examines the nature and unique character of Chinese chemical companies — not by looking at the powerful state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that have made their mark internationally, but by focusing on the more low profile, yet incredibly strong, players in the industry. Snapshot from KPMG China’s Chemical Industry report These ‘local champions’, both state-owned and private, are influential, have large …