From June 13 to June 14, 2018, the Seminar about National Standards General Technical Specifications for Fully-automatic Washing-Filling-Capping Machines of Packaged Drinking Water (Bottled Water), and General Technical Specifications for Hot Filling-Capping Machines of Fruit and Vegetable Juice (Pulp) Beverages was held in Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Guangzhou. The seminar was organized by the National Standardization Technical Committee of Food Packaging Machinery, and led by Guangzhou TECH-LONG Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. (“TECH-LONG”). Officials joining the seminar included Chen Runjie, secretary general of the National Standardization Technical Committee of Food Packaging Machinery, Liu Suilu, researcher of Standardization Department of Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau of Guangdong Province, Zhang Hong, deputy director of Standardization Supervision Administration of Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau of Guangzhou City, Huang Xuanyu, deputy director, and Zheng Kaiwen, chief of Market and Quality Supervision Administration of Huangpu District, Guangzhou, and Liu Haiyan, chief of Intellectual Property Office of Huangpu District, Guangzhou. Attending the seminar were also industry experts like Professor Liu Donghong of Zhejiang University, Professor Tang Weiqiang of South China University of Technology, Ju Ronghua, director of Nanjing Food and Packaging Machinery Research Institute, and Chen Zhuoxian of Suzhou Angoey Smart Safety Technologies Limited. Customer representatives from Coca-Cola Company, Dali Foods, Dinghu Spring, China Resources C’estbon Beverage, Nongfu Spring, Robust, Heshan Huaquan Food & Beverage Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Furong Spring Beverage Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Longbao Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Xinlian Zhitong Industry Co., Ltd. and Dongguan Baolong Packaging Technology Development Co., Ltd. as well as domestic and international peer representatives from Krones, Sidel, Newamstar Packaging Machinery, Hangzhou Zhongya Machinery Co., Ltd., Hefei Zhongchen Light Machinery Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Yongchuang Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Pharmapack Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., Changchun North China Chemical Filling Equipment Co., Ltd., 4R Water Treatment System Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Buxian Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. attended the seminar. About 50 persons were present at the seminar.
At the opening ceremony of the seminar held on June 13, board chairman Zhang Songming of TECH-LONG gave an opening speech and extended his warm welcome to all officials, experts, customers and peers present at the seminar. He reviewed the progress and phased achievements of TECH-LONG in technical innovation and product research and development in the past few years. After the Made in China 2025 Strategy was proposed, TECH-LONG has accelerated its transformation from an equipment manufacturer to a total solution service provider, introduced the industrial robot based non-standard automation solutions and applied them in the home appliances, civilian explosive, toy, daily chemical, food and furniture industries. Active explorations have been made on the integration of traditional packaging industry and Internet, AI, big data and AR/VR new technologies, to build remote intelligent operation and maintenance platforms based on industrial Internet. As pointed out by Chairman Zhang, TECH-LONG will continue to insist on innovation, vigorously implement the technical standard strategy and drive the improvement of the industry’s technical level with industrial and national standards, so as to make our modest contribution to the Chinese packaging equipment industry.
Secretary General Chen Runjie spoke highly of TECH-LONG and Guangdong Provincial People’s Government and competent department as they had attached great importance to standard formulation. He pointed out that the packaging equipment industry is vital to the national economy and the people’s livelihood. This seminar about the two national standards would actively boost the packaging equipment and downstream industries.
Afterwards, Professor Tang Weiqiang and Director Ju Ronghua announced the approval of establishing the two national standards working team issued by the National Standardization Technical Committee of Food Packaging Machinery. Secretary General Chen Runjie presented the plaque for the two national standards working team on behalf of the National Standardization Technical Committee of Food Packaging Machinery.
After the plaque was presented, Researcher Liu Suilu, Deputy Director Zhang Hong and Deputy Director Huang Xuanyu delivered a speech respectively. They summarized the district-level, municipal and provincial supporting policies on standard formulation, and encouraged enterprises to improve standardization system, actively particiapte in national standard formulation, and promote the manufacturing of products compliant with international standards.
The opening ceremony came to an end amid thundering applause. After having a group photo taken, the experts and guests came to the Conference Hall and discussed the drafting rules regarding General Technical Specifications for Fully-automatic Washing-Filling-Capping Machines of Packaged Drinking Water (Bottled Water), and General Technical Specifications for Hot Filling-Capping Machines of Fruit and Vegetable Juice (Pulp) Beverages. Food safety is an issue concerning people’s livelihood. With the improvement of consumption level and upgrading of consumption concept, consumers today are more concerned about food safety, health, greenness and personalization, which places higher demands on production and packaging equipment. This seminar is thus organized to discuss the national standards of packaging equipment, collect the opinions of equipment manufacturing enterprises, customers and related experts, and actively involve them in standard formulation, so as to manufacture more standardized production and packaging equipment for bottled water, fruit and vegetable juice (pulp) beverages. The ultimate goal is to guide the industrial development, facilitate the benign competition and sustainable development of the Chinese fully-automatic washing-filling-capping machine and hot filling-capping machine industry.
As a National High-tech Enterprise, TECH-LONG has always paid high attention to technical innovation and standardization. So far, TECH-LONG has obtained 531 valid patents (including 170 invention patents), won 6 Excellence Awards of China Patent Awards, and directed the formulation of 15 national standards and 13 industrial standards. Leading the formulation of the above-two standards now, TECH-LONG will not only standardize and promote the technical level improvement of fully-automatic washing-filling-capping machine and hot filling-capping machine industry, but also indirectly advance the development of drinking water and fruit and vegetable juice (pulp) beverage industry.