At the end of August Feltest participated in the China International Paper Technology Exhibition and Conference (CIPTE). Mike Peeters, recently promoted to Head of Sales, joined the booth of Feltest representative Kandas International Ltd.
Mike: ‘It was my first visit to China, I was really looking forward to experience the Chinese culture, businesswise as well as personally. After my arrival on Monday August 26th I was guided through Shanghai by Jon and Michael. They showed me some impressive sites (The Bund, City God Temple of Shanghai) the huge towers (Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Centre and the Jin Mao Tower) and of course we strolled down Nanjing Road.
The people were very friendly and helpful, also the local food was excellent! Eating with chopsticks was kind of a challenge, but I had some practice at home 😊.
At the exhibition the potential customers were very curious about our equipment. We also had a meeting with Mr. Sunny Lv, Chief Service Engineer at Sichuan Vanov Technical Fabric. He had some tips to improve our products, but was very pleased with the Feltest Equipment they use for several years now.”
Just like previous exhibitions, more than 200 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions, such as Andritz, China Paper Machinery Corporation, Metso, Voith and other leading enterprises in paper industry attended the exhibition. The CIPTE Conference 2018 was held during the exhibition and covered several hot topics of paper industry and was well received by exhibitors and audience. CIPTE has become the top brand exhibition of paper and relevant field in China.
Kandas’ General Director Mr. Sam Kao and his professional staff of Sales Managers, Engineers and assistants were the excellent hosts for this successful exhibition. Kandas is a perfect catalysator for the Feltest products in China. With their knowledge, engineering expertise and big network in our industry, they manage to put the advantages of the Feltest measuring instruments and safety products into the spotlight of the Chinese market.
At the Kandas booth I showed several Feltest products. The best way to introduce or explain our products is to show & demonstrate the them. They speak for themselves. It was great to see that we had a lot of interested potential users at our stand. The Feltest AirSpeed/2 and CaliperProfiler were very popular, also the Feltest Capto felt puller– our best-selling tool! – made a great impression. The biggest attraction however was the Feltest BodyCooling vest, it sometimes looked like a fashion show at our booth!
Overall it was a successful trip, meeting great new people as well as experiencing a very different culture!’.
Developments Paper Industry in China
In 2018, the overall production and operation of the paper industry will remain basically stable compared to 2017. Domestic paper and cardboard production totaled about 111,1 million tons in 2017.
Number of paper mills
There were 6.704 enterprises in China’s paper industry in 2016, compared to 6.663 in 2017, and overall paper production is increasing.
Health & Safety
Feltest sees in increase of interest of leading companies in protective products. Not only good for the employees but also for the company, because the productivity for sure will improve.
ABOUT KANDAS International
Kandas International Ltd. set office in Shanghai in 1999 (Kancorp International (Shanghai) Ltd.), specializing in all kinds of pulp and paper industry which including products sales agents and technical consultation and also providing a full range of advanced technology and high quality service. Kandas has three business units in China: in Jinan (North China Sales office), in Guangzhou (South China Sales office) and in Suzhou (Factory / Service Center) – Doctor Blade machining and assembly.
Kandas is a top-notch professional output trading company in papermaking industry. Our goal is to contribute to the pulp and paper industry, helping customers to produce the high-quality paper with minimum investment. Kandas International has a Taipei Office in Taiwan (Kandas Engineering Ltd.) for resale business for local currency business for Taiwan Territory.