GDP – Good Distribution Practice

GDP – Good Distribution Practice

In March 2013, the EU Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Guideline was published, six months later the Good Distribution Practice Guideline came into operation.

The GDP Guideline are in place to ensure control of the distribution chain and consequently maintain the quality and the integrity of medicinal products and active substances. Install an appropriate Quality Management System, safeguard transportation, manage the procedure of outsourced activities, regulate the requirements for premises and equipment.

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

CPhI Madrid 9 to 11 October 2018

CPhI Madrid 9 to 11 October 2018

CPhI Europe will be held in Madrid from 9 to 11 October 2018. Expect around 45,000 visiting pharma professionals, 2,500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries to discuss your business, find new opportunities and take advantage of free industry seminars.
Our sales teams from Petrex GmbH, Petrex (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and VationPharma B.V. will be pleased to meet you in Madrid. Have a great trip and show.

Silver medal / Sustainability Up-Grade in Ecovadis

Silver medal / Sustainability Up-Grade in Ecovadis

Petrex GmbH has achieved the Silver medal in Ecovadis, a collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. The organization has become a trusted partner for procurement organizations in more than 200 leading multinationals companies worldwide.

Petrex has a sustainable procurement policy on both environment and social factors in place:

* Supplier CSR Code of conduct
* On-site audits of suppliers on environmental or social issues
* Regular supplier assessment (e.g. questionnaire) on environmental or social practices

Still a long way to go, but we will continue to strengthen our organisation in view of sustainability. Support our supplier, build trust, spend money to improve the environment status.

Our commitment to our supply chain and customers.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Happy Mid Autumn Festival

Happy Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Based on the Gregorian calendar, this year’s mid-autumn day will be held on September 24, 2018. Chinese legends say that the moon is at its biggest, brightest and roundest on this day. And the term round implies family reunion in Chinese. Families get together to eat moon-cakes and celebrate the end of the harvest season. It is often called the Women’s Festival. The moon symbolizes elegance and beauty.

Activities include fire dragon dancing, enjoying the displays of lanterns, and eating moon cakes. People are used to have moon cakes under the moonlight with family members. Moon cakes are pastries filled with gooey sesame, red bean, and walnut meats.

Enjoy a happy time.

Shortage of photo initiators

Shortage of photo initiators

China´s Government has enforced its rules and law on HSE based on the blue sky strategy. As a result, many Chinese factories of precursor for photo initiators have been hold or forced to substantially reduce the output. Furthermore, some PI has re-classified in the process to register in REACh.
There is no sufficient product availability and prices have gone through the roof, still going up. A negative impact for the world of inks and coatings.

For specific questions related to PI please do not hesitate to contact us.

GDP Rate China Q2 / 2018

GDP Rate China Q2 / 2018

The 2nd quarter 2018 showed a 6.7 percent YTY increase. It was the weakest pace of GDP in China since the 3rd quarter of 2016, a consequence of the tariff fight with the US.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in China reached more than 9 percent from 1990 until 2018 every year, high at 15 percent in the 1st quarter 1993, low at 4 percent in the 4th quarter of 1990.

For any detailed questions and know-how related to the Chinese Chemical market, please do not hesitate to contact the Petrex team in Kempen and Shanghai.

Pollution Action Plan

Pollution Action Plan

China is in its fifth year of a “war on pollution,” which aims to reverse the damage to the country’s environment since the economy opened in 1978. In recent years, China has stepped up its efforts to combat high levels of pollution and invested around RMB 3.7 trillion. More than half of the funds were reserved for combating water pollution. Useful water is scarce, and more than half of Chinese cities suffer from water scarcity, especially in the dry northern regions. In addition, these water resources are unequally distributed in provinces and regions. Therefore, efforts to reverse the state of its heavy water pollution are increasing the demand for high quality wastewater treatment technologies. Another part of the “Pollution Action Plan” is to reduce the coal consumption and close outdated steel over the years. It will also cover the heavily industrialised Provinces and measures are taken to combat even smaller sources of pollution. In addition, companies that violate the regulations will shut off water, electricity and raw materials. Further plans are to set annual production and sales for new energy vehicles of up to 2 million a year, to reduce emissions.

Introduce Ningxia

Introduce Ningxia

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), is an autonomous region located in the northwest part of the country. With an area of around 66,400 square kilometres the province is bordered by Shaanxi to the east, Gansu to the south and west, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north. Yinchuan is the provincial capital. The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, which is called Ning for short. This mostly desert region lies partially on the Loess Plateau and in the vast plain of the Yellow River, and features the Great Wall of China along its northeastern boundary. The highest point is 3,556 meters above sea level. Ningxia is rich in mineral resources, including coal, gypsum, oil, natural gas, pottery clay, quartz sandstone, and barite. Temperatures range from an annual average maximum of 27 °C to minimum of −14 °C.Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to January.

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.