Dragon Boat Festival on June 18

Dragon Boat Festival on June 18

Beginning on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month people of several ethnic groups throughout China and the world celebrate the Dragon Boat festival on June 18.

Especially in the middle and lower areas of the Yangtze River. The festivities vary from region to region, but they usually share several features. A memorial ceremony offering sacrifices to a local hero is combined with sporting events such as dragon races, dragon boating and willow shooting.

The hero who is celebrated varies by region. The romantic poet Qu Yuan is venerated in Hubei and Hunan Provinces, Wu Zixu (an old man said to have died while slaying a dragon in Guizhou Province) in South China. And Yan Hongwo in Yunnan Province among the Dai community.

Bonds and relationships

Participants also ward off evil during the festival by bathing in flower-scented water, wearing five-color silk, hanging plants such as moxa and calamus over their doors and pasting paper cut-outs in their windows. The Dragon Boat festival strengthens bonds within families and establishes a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. It also encourages the expression of imagination, creativity and contributing to a vivid sense of cultural identity.

Enjoy a happy Dragon Boat Festival!

CPhI China from June 20th – 22nd 2018

CPhI China from June 20th – 22nd 2018

CPhI China is the leading pharmaceutical ingredients show in wider Asian – Pacific region. It brings together over 40,000+ professionals from 120 countries worldwide. Co-located with ICSE, Innopack, P-Mec, NEX, FDF, P-Logi, EP & Clean Tech, BioPh and Lab World it is the most comprehensive, pure pharma indudstry focused event. Whether you are looking to purchase ingredients or strengthen your business partnership with  suppliers, don´t miss the Chance to join CPhI China from June 20 – 22, 2018 at the Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China.

Petrex Sales Team will attend the show and we are looking forward to meeting you at the CPhI Shanghai.          

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

The tulips started living again, started blossoming, the spring love alive again.

Petrex is a German-Dutch-English-Chinese group and we love the difference in colours and people.

And the business with you – thank you for your trust in our organization.

Enjoy a happy awakening, and blushing in the springtime.

Petrex GmbH * Petrex (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. * Petrex (London) Ltd. * VationPharma B.V.

GDP China Q1 2018

GDP China Q1 2018

The economy in China has gained a strong start into 2018. The 2nd largest economy country in the world grew 6.8% in the first quarter of the year from the same period in 2017.
It seems that the potential trade war between the United States and China has not appeared yet. China’s Q1 growth fit to the 2nd semester in 2017. Economy grew 6.9 percent in 2017. For 2018 the planning is at 6.5%, so China is on track.

TiO2 in China

TiO2 in China

Increasing costs and a decreasing supply of the raw materials keep the price level of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) rising in China. The producers are considering to announce new price increase because it is high season and the whole TiO2 industry is in tight supply. In April the market will clarify the range of new prices and grant an outlook to the 2nd half 2018. We expect an step of USD 50 to 100 per MT.

For any detailed queries please kindly contact Petrex teams in Kempen and Shanghai.

Qingming Festival 2018

Qingming Festival 2018

The Qingming Ming Festival, known as Tomb-Sweeping Day is a traditional Chinese festival on the 1st day of the 5th solar term of the lunisolar calendar. The Chinese Qingming Festival in 2018 will be from April 5. The holidays in China starts from April 5 to 7, 2018. It is a time of many activities, among which the main topics are tomb sweeping, taking a spring outing, and flying kites.

 

Chemical prices China February 2018

Chemical prices China February 2018

The World Economic Climate has improved considerably. Most chemicals sectors in China posted growth in demand and prices. Exports went up significantly and companies report a good capacity utilisation after the Spring Festival holidays. Hereunder a few chemicals and price tendencies in China from beginning February to end February 2018:

Caustic Soda RMB 1,020 > 4% up
Aniline Oil RMB 12,500 > 2% up
Phosphorous yellow RMB 16,500 > 1% up
Phthalic anhydride RMB 7,500 > Stable
Bromine RMB 29,500 > 1% down
Sulfur RMB 1,200 > 2% down
Benzene RMB 6,800 > 5% down

For any further information or specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

It´s time for Teppanyaki

It´s time for Teppanyaki

You stay in Shanghai and consider a new experience for dinner? Here a recommendation from our current trainee, staying for three years in Shanghai.

Try Kagen Teppanyaki No. 28 D Taojiang Road, Xuhui District. Great Japanese food freshly prepared just in front of your eyes. All you can eat with free flow of beer or wine, really nice deal as food quality is pretty good and fresh. It’s highly recommended that you make a reservation on time.

This is a fantastic experience to have great Japanese food in Shanghai. A nice place to enjoy with a couple of friends. Yummy!

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

Spring Festival, widely known as Chinese New Year in the west, is the most important traditional festival and a public holiday in China.
The Spring Festival 2018 starts 16th January. It is the Year of the dog and will be celebrated with various cultural activities arranged. Firework shows, dragon dancing and lion dancing are the most common activities.
The 4715th Chinese year. According to the Chinese horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, 2018 is also called the year of the Brown Dog.

Our best wishes for a prosperous and successful Chinese New Year.
Petrex Teams in Kempen and Shanghai, Wuff!