The China International Exhibition on Gases Technology, Equipment and Application (IG China) has celebrated another successful year with more than 5,000 visitors attending the two-day event.

The annual trade show presents the most developed achievements, technical exchanges and enhances business networks for the industrial gas industry. This year, it was held from 19th to 20th September at the Hangzhou International Expo Centre in China.

The 13th China Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Expo, 13th China International Natural GasTech Expo and the 11th China Natural Gas Vehicles, Vessels, Engines and Refuelling Stations – NGV Expo, were held alongside this year’s IG China.

The event has continued to grow since its inception in 1999. At IG China 21, more than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries and more than 5,000 visitors were in attendance.

Under the theme 20 years’ Record of Thanksgiving Setting New Sailing, IG China 2019 focused on the development of China’s air separation industry over the past 20 years.

The event set up a ‘China Air Separation Development Process Exhibition Area’ showcasing well-known air separation equipment enterprises in China and other countries.

Key exhibitors included Hangzhou Oxygen Group, Suzhou Oxygen Plant, Sichuan Air Separation Group, Fortune Group, Xinglu Air Separation, Unieco, Jiansu Zhonghong, Beijing JingCheng Compressor, Turbo-tech Wuxi Compressor, WuXi Phaeton, Beijing Tianhai, Shandong Huachen, Glorious Sinoding, Beijing Sameee and more.

Awards

The 2019 China Listing of World Air Separation Enterprise award, sponsored by China Gases Website and gasworld, invited the leading air separation equipment and equipment manufacturers to participate.

It aimed to promote the improvement of the scientific and technological level and innovation ability of the air separation equipment manufacturing industry.

Hangzhou Oxygen Group won the Outstanding Contribution Award. Linde Engineering (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., Sichuan Air Separation Equipment (Group) Co., Ltd., Chengdu Cryogenic Liquefaction Equipment Co., Ltd., Suzhou Oxygen Machinery Co., Ltd. won the leading Enterprise Award.

Innovation and Growth Potential Award was awarded to Hangzhou Fortune Gas Cryogenic Group Co.,Ltd., Suzhou Xinglu Air Separation Plant Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Endorsement

IG China 21 was endorsed by the International Association of Gas Manufacturers, All India Industrial Gases Manufacturers’ Association, the Middle East Industrial Gases Association, and overseas agencies such as the TK114 Technical Committee for the standardisation of Oxygen and Cryogenic Equipment of the Russian Federal Agency for Technology and Metrology.

Saket Tiku, President of the All Indian Gases Manufacturing Association (AIIGMA), led a team of 10 key member delegates visiting IG China and conducted their businesses deals under the Indian Pavilion.

At the Cocktail Reception, Tiku gave a speech detailing the history and future prospects of industrial gases cooperation between China and India over the past 20 years.

Rack Soon Lee, Publisher of South Korea’s iGas magazine, grouped a 15-member delegation to attend the exhibition under the banner of the Korean Pavilion.