NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                MARCH 2013

Asia is the Leading Purchaser in the $7.6 Billion Sedimentation and Centrifugation Market

Asia will spend $4.2 billion for sedimentation and centrifugation equipment in 2014. This is more than twice what will be spent in the Americas and more than three times what will be spent in Europe. This is the conclusion reached in the latest update of Sedimentation/Centrifugation World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company.

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In Asia, clarifiers will be the leading product. Many of these clarifiers will be built by Asian based companies. Purchases of centrifuges will exceed $1.6 billon. These machines are much more difficult to fabricate. Therefore, they tend to be supplied by international companies.

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Andritz has made considerable penetration of the sewage sludge centrifuge market. GEA Westfalia Separator Group built a centrifuge production plant in the city of Wuqing, China. Other international centrifuge suppliers have either partnerships or subsidiaries in Asia.

Eight Alfa Laval decanter centrifuges are installed in steel mills owned by Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation (AISC). They separate valuable scales and iron oxides that AISC successfully recovers from the steel forming operations.

The 13th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition held in Beijing on March 19 - 21, 2013 is illustrative of the mix of international and local centrifuges available to Chinese purchasers.

Chinese centrifuge companies exhibiting their products included Tangshan Guanneng Machinery Equipment Co., Ltd. (Short Name: GN Solids Control) and Jiangsu Huada Centrifugal Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International companies were represented by Chengdu Tiansheng Centrifuge Technology which offers the Centrysis centrifuges. Melchers Company is the exclusive Partner of Ferrum Ltd. in China. Flottweg and Hiller were also exhibitors.

There has been considerable expansion of sedimentation and centrifugation manufacturing in Asia. This trend will continue at a double-digit pace.

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