21st INTERNATIONAL ENAMELLERS CONGRESS - SHANGAI
May 18th - 22nd 2008
The 21st International Enamellers Congress, organized by the China Enamelware Industry Association (CEIA) under the auspices of the International Enamellers Institute (IEI), was held from May 18th to 22nd in Shanghai, China. The assembly room was located in Shanghai Intercontinental Pudong Hotel. The event was attended by 235 delegates ( 117 foreign delegates coming from 17 countries and 118 local delegates). According to the congress procedures and contents, there were arranged various activities, such as: technical exchange, exhibition during the coffee break, factory visits, and post congress tour, etc.
The congress was opened on May 19th. Mr. Zhengfa Bu - vice minister of China National Light Industry Council - and Mr. Pagliuca, secretary-general of the I.E.I. – International Enamellers Institute delivered an opening speech. Hongbao LI, chairman of the 21st International Enamellers Congress, presided the opening ceremony. All the delegates stood in silent tribute for one minute to express their deeply sorry for the people dead during the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province. Two days (May 19th and 20th) were devoted to technical papers (23) other 10 papers displayed in the poster section.
The papers quantity and quality of the 21st International Enamellers Congress reached a new high level.
18 enterprises (10 overseas and 8 domestic enterprises) participated in the exhibition In their booths they showed equipments, technologies, products, and new application areas, which indicated the development trend of the worldwide enamel industry.
On May 21st, the congress arranged a factory visit for all the foreign delegates. It's divided into five visit line and totally nine factories, which gave the delegates a warm welcome.
On May 22nd, the congress arranged one-day Hangzhou tour for the foreign delegates.
Various activities were arranged (welcome cocktail party, Huangpu river night tour, celebration dinner) to show the hospitality of the Chinese people and to promote the relations, the understanding, the mutual, information exchange and cooperation between the domestic and overseas enamel industry.
Mr. Pagliuca, secretary-general of the I.E.I, expressed his sincere appreciation to the hard work and kindness of the CEIA, that turned the event in a success.
Composite Enameled Steel Elements for Air Preheaters and Gas-gas Heaters: an Integrated Approach from Sheet Forming and Enamelling to Basket Assembly
A. Chelli, R. Poletti, L. Pignatti, F. Bruscoli, G. Pasqualetti, F. Bruni, A. Zucchelli, L. Rossetti, F. Lotti, G. Minak, V. Dal Re, S. Curioni