GOMEL, 23 October (BelTA) – The Gomel State University and the Chinese company Wuxi Hongjing - Wuxi Qiantai New Material Technology intend to set up a scientific research center in the Chinese city of Wuxi, the university's press service told BelTA.
The sides signed a protocol on scientific cooperation as a delegation of the Belarusian university visited China. The research center is supposed to be created within 2-3 years. It will focus on developing new types of equipment and promising technologies for applying reinforcement coatings, which have quite a lot of applications. The coatings can be used in mechanical engineering industry, can be used to make medical products, make paper stronger, and so on. The bulk of the work will be done in a dedicated scientific lab, which the sides have also agreed to set up in China.
In this lab Gomel State University scientists will perform research for the Chinese company, which among other things specializes in developing equipment and assimilating technologies for applying reinforcement coatings via the physical vapor deposition (PVD) method.
A number of existing joint organizations will become part of the new research center. The number includes a branch of the Chinese-Belarusian international scientific lab on vacuum plasma technologies, an applied research center of the Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
For now the Chinese company Wuxi Hongjing - Wuxi Qiantai New Material Technology has two lines for applying reinforcement coatings. The company intends to increase their number up to ten in the future and become Eastern China's leading producer in this field.More about Society