"Positive growth developments in Chinese mushroom industry"

In November the Chinese Mushroom Days took place in Zhangzhou, an important production place for mushrooms in China. Besides Chinese companies, other international companies were also present from the Netherlands, India, US, Thailand and Poland etc. During this event, several industry meetings, forums and lectures were organized.

One of the speakers was Stefan Dagevos from RibbStyle, who spoke about their vapour tight tunnels and rooms. About the event he said: “Last week we visited the Chinese Mushroom Days, where we entered into conversation with many potential customers from this industry. Together with Mushroom Valley and Mush Comb we had nice discussions and a lot of interest. We have joined this event for several years now and this year the attendance was quite good. The first few days was quite busy, so we've seen a very good development throughout the years. The mushroom industry in China is also quickly growing.”

RibbStyle is specialized in sales and the application of high-quality vapour tight coatings for several industries. They are present in countries all over the world and entered the Chinese mushroom market a few years ago. Since that time they have grown quickly.

“There is a lot of positive developments in this industry in China, where we contribute with our vapour tight coatings. In recent years a lot of new mushroom factories have been built in China and these factories need good coating to ensure the quality of the products. What we see is that mostly white mushrooms are popular in the sector, and most of the new factories will produce this mushroom variety.”

“Compared with the Netherlands, mushroom projects in China are of a total different scale. Where we in the Netherlands consider a 44 cell factory as large, a new factory in China can easily start from 200 cells. So that is a big difference with the Netherlands. Another difference is the language, in order to have smooth communication in China, we have our own Chinese sales agent. When we are not able to come ourselves, he takes care of the whole application process in China. Furthermore, our Chinese agent will also help to inspect the different projects, before and after the application of the coating. This is necessary, because the whole surface needs to be clean, without stains and cracks, and the building material needs to be of high quality, otherwise the coating cannot be applied well.”

Besides mushrooms, RibbStyle also provided coatings for the cold storage rooms of apples in China. “A lot of people are not aware yet of the importance of a good coating in the agriculture industry. You can have a cold storage, but if it has cracks or stains, this can affect the inside temperature and the quality of the products. As the storage cannot be cleaned thoroughly, there can still stay some bacteria or insects inside the cracks, which can affect the quality of the products that will be stored later. However, with our coating, this problem can be solved, as the coating will be applied on the whole surface. No spot will be left out and our coatings have a lasting adhesion on almost every surface. RibbStyle’s moisture-and vapour-tight coatings ensure a complete control of the climate in humid environments, prevent contamination, are resistant to high temperatures and protect your construction.”
For more information:
RibbStyle Selected Products BV
Choorhoekseweg 14
The Netherlands
+31 113 62 25 33

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