Over the years, China has become the largest pulp and paper producing country in the world along with being the largest importer of paper products. Keeping this in perspective, China Pulp and Paper Development Congress 2013 was held in Shanghai on July 5th & 6th this year.
The conference began with Mr. Feng Guoqiang, the Director of Forestry Economics and Development Research Center of State Forestry Administration where he drew a general image on forests in China for papermaking development prospects. He concluded his presentation with some facts where he pointed out that 15 years later, man-made board base of forest land will be gradually transformed into pulp forest and 50 years later, it can meet the domestic paper pulp forest needs, and gradually get rid of dependence on foreign imports of wood pulp and waste paper. Next, Mr. Yu Hai, the Director of Policy Research Center for Environment & Economy of Ministry of Environmental Protection, gave an exclusive speech about the current environmental situation and emissions of pollutants in the paper industry, presenting the target of emission reduction in twelfth five years plan, structure adjustment on paper industry and the most stringent environmental protection system in China.
Other noteworthy speakers were Mr. Qi Yongyi, Deputy General Manager of China Haisum Engineering, who presented a general picture of the current situation of China’s pulp and paper industry and its future development. Mr. Qin Menghua, President of Taishan University, hosted and undertook more than 20 scientific projects including the National Natural Science foundation of China and some international cooperation projects supported by state, province and various enterprises. He showed the audience the current research project of biomass refining technology, researching on cottonwood and bamboo. Later, Mr. Sun Runcang, Director of State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering of South China University of Technology, presented a paper on lignin products chain and lignin industrialization.
The conference also featured TUV Rheinland, Noppen’s speech sponsor, arranged their Senior Technology Manager of Light Industrial Products Department to make an excellent speech about its service of FSC certificated bringing to all the pulp and paper manufacturers. Through his introduction, the audience got a clear image about the technical service that TUV Rheinland could provide in pulp and paper industry. Besides, some other sponsors showed their newest products to all the delegates and had in-depth discussion with the leading pulp and paper companies onsite. Also present were Noppen’s gift sponsor-Osprey Corporation and attending specialists: Konecranes (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Another noteworthy event was where speakers accepted the onsite media interview by Noppen’s media partner.