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A Chinese company seeks high thermal efficiency (80%) technology applied to gas stoves/cookers from European market via a commercial agreement with technical assistance

Country of origin:
Country: 
CHINA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRCN20201127001
Published
27/11/2020
Last update
04/12/2020
Expiration date
05/12/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Household Goods & Appliances
Furnace and boiler technologies
Heat exchangers
Thermal insulation
Other energy production
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Summary

Summary: 
This is a Chinese company specialised in designing and manufacturing household appliances. According to the company's development strategy, it seeks high thermal efficiency (80%) technology applied to gas stoves from the European market. The Chinese company prefers a commercial agreement with technical assistance cooperation method.

Description

Description: 

The Chinese company was founded in 1986 starting as a tiny conventional household appliance workshop. The company’s main products include refrigerators, freezers, household oven, washing machines, televisions, air conditioners, water heaters, extractor hoods and gas cooking stoves etc. After more than 30 years of development, it has developed into one of the famous members in the field of household appliances. In the meantime, the company has gained its famous and reputable brand as well as dozens of subsidiary brands. The company has a mature marketing channel and a stable client base.

In order to keep ahead of the market, the company gives high emphasis on the products innovative technology development. The Chinese company is willing to embrace potential partners' new perspectives and corporate cultures.

Currently, the Chinese company is looking for high thermal efficiency (80%) technology applied to gas stoves from the European market. The needed design will be used to update the Chinese company’s gas stove product catalogue.

Potential partners also should be able to provide relevant technical training or support for the new technology implementation into the Chinese company's gas stove products.

The Chinese company prefers a commercial agreement with technical assistance cooperation method. But other cooperation methods also could be considered.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Currently, one of the major technical directions of domestic gas stoves is high thermal efficiency. Generally, the thermal efficiency of gas stoves is around 59%-65%. It can reach up to 70%-76% after optimisation. There are some other Chinese gas stove companies which can reach this thermal efficiency level. Therefore, the Chinese company urgently needs to develop highly-efficient gas stoves whose thermal efficiency is expected as equal to or greater than 80%. The following are detailed requirements: 1. The thermal efficiency of gas stoves is above 80%. 2. Natural gas is the main gas source, and the heat load is between 4.5kw to 5.23kw. 3. CO emission < 500ppm, NOx emission < 500ppm (which can be optimized). 4. Components in direct contact with flames shall be resistant to temperatures above 700 ℃. 5. The size of the gas stoves should be not too large, which needs to be in line with the size of the existing traditional domestic gas stoves.

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Chinese company expects: 1. Mature modules or products which can be applied in domestic home appliances, at affordable costs. 2. Innovative technology which can be proved by laboratory tests to satisfy the afore-mentioned requirements. 3. European combustion experts/universities/institutes/companies who have good experience regarding improvement of thermal efficiency technology of gas stoves are preferred. Potential European partners who have other advanced and innovative technology in heat transfer, flue gas recirculation, blast combustion, infrared combustion area are also welcome for a talk.