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Italian petrochemical licensor CONSER celebrates its 50 years Jubilee in Beijing to mark the friendship and cooperation with China

PRECISION WORK, CONTINUOUS INNOVATIONS - 50 YEARS OLD CONSER IS ON ITS WAY

 

“I can say, the success of Conser was extremely facilitated by the growth of China and by the friendship and positive attitude of the Chinese customers and partners: together we share the Five Chinese Major Development Concepts: Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness and Inclusiveness” - Mr. Flavio Simola, CONSER Managing Director

On November 22nd the Italian petrochemical licensor company CONSER S.p.A., based in Rome, held its Golden Jubilee celebration in Beijing.

Here below you can watch a short video about CONSER Golden Jubilee in Beijing:

 

The Event marked 50 years of successful activity in research and development of technologies, as well as the mutually beneficial cooperation and the close relationship with the Asia/Middle East area, especially with China during the last two decades. Not by chance Mr. Flavio Simola, CONSER Managing Director, won the prestigious award and China’s highest honor as "Foreign Expert Friendship", issued by the Chinese government in 2013 and received by Premier Li Keqiang.

That is why Mr. Simola chose the wonderful scenario of Rosewood Hotel -in the center of Beijing- to celebrate the Anniversary:  the day was full of activities, starting with the morning section of CONSER Technologies Forum, followed by the afternoon Ceremony during which many important guests took word. The Celebration was concluded with a charming Italian-style musical entertainment and an exclusive Gala Dinner offered to the attendees.

Many honorable guests attended the Jubilee: business clients and partners, large petrochemical enterprises, industrial associations, and Chinese and Italian Government institutions as well. Among CONSER participants, the current Vice President Mr. Aldo Appetiti, one of CONSER founders and always a pillar of the Company, who witnessed the extraordinary development of CONSER and the growing positive relationship with China.

Participants in Mainland China included: State Administration of Foreign Expert Affair (SAFEA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China International Talent Exchange Association, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), Petroleum and Chemical Planning Institute, China Synthetic Rubber Industry Association, China Chloro-Alkali Industry Association and other management institutions and industry associations; Yueyang Sinopec Baling Petrochemical, China National Chemical Corporation, Sinochem Group, Wanhua Chemical, Shandong Chambroad Jointo New Material, Shandong Befar and other large petrochemical companies; Sinopec Baling Petrochemical, Shantou Bozhongju New Material Company, Shandong Huifeng Petrochemical, Northern Huajin, Xuyang Group, Xinjiang Guotai Xinhua, Binhua Group and other CONSER technology transfer companies;  PetroChina Huanqiu headquarters, PetroChina East China, Wison Engineering, Hualu, Sinopec Qilu and other well-known engineering companies; Sinopec Beijing Chemical Research Institute Yanshan Branch and other research institutions. Overseas companies included: Korean Hanwha Chemical and other clients, CLARIANT, BASF and other partners; technologies partners such as Hong Kong Blueland Engineering, Xian Huawei Engineering and others; Italian Government's various institutions in China gave great support to the CONSER celebrations, sent a solemn representative and delivered speeches, including: Luca Fraticelli, Counselor of Italian Embassy in China; Giampaolo Bruno, Director of Italy Foreign Trade Agency (ITA); Giulia Gallarati, General Secretary of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), which supported the event. Representatives from China media in Chemical Industry, China Chemical Industry News (CCIN), CIEP and CIP. A total of about 120 participants from 48 institutions / companies.

 

 

Since the foundation by a group of young engineers in 1969, the evolution of Conser has been continuous by increasing and expanding the international business, especially in China and Asia, but the original principles have remained unaltered. During all these years, CONSER provided more than 50 licenses in the petrochemical and refinery sectors, delivering up-to-date and advanced engineering technical solutions.

CONSER's first project in Asia was an epichlorohydrin plant in Korea for Hanwha Chemical Company in 1989, while the first project in China was an ethanolamine plant in Jilin in 1993. Due to the excellent plant performances and product quality of CONSER's epichlorohydrin unit, the historical partner Yueyang Sinopec Baling Petrochemical was the promoter and sponsor for the special friendship award “Foreign Expert” received by Mr. Simola from the Chinese Government in 2013.

For more details about CONSER’s history, please visit the dedicated webpage:  http://www.conserspa.com/index.php/en/about-conser

 

 

CONSER technologies have always been characterized by an integrated approach to process design, safety and sustainability, which guaranteed the highest quality of products and satisfied over 150 clients in the world.

CONSER Company adheres to the concept of “independent or cooperative research and development of high value-added / difficult to obtain technology”, and its core business includes: the development of the producing processes urgently demanded in the market, the scale-up to industrial scale production maturely, the licensing of technologies with complete Process Design Package (PDP) and on-site technical services, including start-up and training.

Mr. Flavio Simola, Conser Managing Director

 

In 50 years of experience, none of Conser plants have got penalty for failing to meet the performance guarantee figures, but on the contrary Customers often found out that the process figures were better than the guarantee figures in the Contract after the plants started to run. "This has been the situation in Sinopec Baling Petrochemical company epichlorohydrin plant. After years of operation, people in Baling Petrochemical Company became deeply aware of Conser's high professional yet humble style." said Mr. Flavio Simola. Thus CONSER has grown into a leading world-class technology provider engineering company, with a portfolio of several downstream products of ethylene / propylene / C4 / aromatics, as confirmed by the wide range of successful global success.

“At Conser we don’t feel like a family, we ARE a family” – Ms. Eliana Mattioni.  

CONSER “artisan family” today.

 

Among the speakers at the Ceremony, Mr. Ren Xuebin (任学斌), General Manager of Shandong Chambroad Petrochemical Jointo New Materials Co., Ltd. (京博中聚新材料有限公司 总经理), expressed his warm gratitude to CONSER, which is the leading technology provider of polymers process solutions for Butyl Rubber / Brominated Butyl Rubber products (IIR/BIIR). Thanks to CONSER support and technology, today Chambroad Company is a leader in the production of Butyl and Bromobutyl Rubber.

Also Mr. Sun Zijin (孙自瑾), Deputy General Manager of Xinjiang Guotai Xinhua Mining Co., Ltd. (新疆国泰新华矿业股份有限公司) delivered a speech, reviewing the history when Shanxi Sanwei (sister company of Guotai Xinhua, both under Yangquan Coal Industry Group) acquired Conser's PTMEG technology in the form of buy-out Contract. After a thorough and in-depth investigation and evaluation of several Polytetrahydrofuran (PTMEG) technology sources in the world, he decided to obtain CONSER's process of PTMEG technology: according to Mr. Sun, the PTMEG reaction is very difficult and represents the highest level of organic synthesis, and CONSER’s PTMEG process was the most advanced and more ingenious than other available international Licensors.

Ms. Zhu Liangwei (朱良伟), Deputy Secretary General, Committee of Multinationals in China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) (中国石油与化学工业联合会, 国际交流与外企委员会 副秘书长), spoke at the celebration and praised CONSER's first-class technologies and solutions for new chemical products and its contribution to the industrial upgrading and sustainable development of Chinese enterprises.


During the morning Technologies Conference Session, highlights on process technology and products economics were shown to the attendees, followed by a Q&A session, focusing on CONSER leading technologies: Butyl/Halogenated Butyl Rubber (IIR/HIIR), Maleic Anhydride (MAN), Maleic Anhydride Downstream Derivatives (1,4-Butanediol / Tetrahydrofuran / γ - Butyrolactone / N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone / Malic - Fumaric acid / a new generation of phthalate-alternative greener plasticizers Diethylhexyl Maleate and Dibutyl Maleate), Epichlorohydrin (ECH) both from propylene and glycerin, Propylene Oxide (PO).

Other technologies in CONSER portfolio include: ethanolamines, glycol ethers, polyisobutylene, and aromatics derivatives. Among Conser unique process features: Polymer Direct Dissolution (PDD) technology is used  in CONSER’s world leading process of Bromobutyl Rubber; in Maleic Anhydride (MAN) process we find the optimized reaction section and DI-butyl phthalate (DBP) solvent absorption, as well as the unique feature of Off-gas recycle; in the production of MAN Derivatives, such as 1,4-Butanediol / Tetrahydrofuran/ γ – Butyrolactone, Conser patented mixed phase hydrogenation process has lower investment and operation costs than companies. Comparing with other licensors, Conser processes have proven advantages regarding environmental impact, energy saving, consumption reduction and high product purity. 

And what about the future? Mr. Flavio Simola revealed the Company's strategic plan: to keep increasing the investment for research and development of new production technologies, especially green technologies with biomass as raw material; to keep comprehensively improving all mature technologies in current CONSER portfolio; to focus on minimizing the environmental impact, aiming for near-to-zero emissions.

CONSER works to meet customers' requirements, and constantly innovates in positive response to customers’ expectations.

A special thanks to Ms. Jessie Liu, General Manager of Synocal and CONSER Chief Representative and Agent in China, for the activities of the last 15 years and for the precious support in CONSER Chinese 50 Years Jubilee in China.

 

The participants showed great interest in Conser Technologies, and they hope to have more chances to exchange information with Conser aiming to a mutually beneficial cooperation. After Ceremony, the Jubilee was concluded with a wonderful Italian-style musical entertainment and an exclusive Gala Dinner at Rosewood Hotel offered to the attendees.

Many thanks to all CONSER team and to all the participants, and good luck for the next fifty years, wishing to keep the friendship and the successful cooperation between CONSER and China!

 

Read articles here:

http://www.ccin.com.cn/detail/f090356c0b41cd3511ce28258f6827ec/news

http://www.ccin.com.cn/detail/e3ec3af496284cd8ad4d97410261cc4e/news

https://news.petroren.com/show-10025001.html

https://www.cameraitacina.com/en/news/post-event-conser-50-years-celebration-beijing-22-nov-2019

 

Here below the link to Conser Celebration at Palazzo Colonna, Rome, on June 29th:

http://www.conserspa.com/index.php/en/component/k2/item/125-30-09-2019-conser-celebrate-50-years-anniversary-of-successful-activities-at-palazzo-colonna-rome

Here below, the video with a few words about the Company by Conser members:

 

- Published on 2nd December 2019