Empower traditional advantageous industries and effectively link

Tianjin Jiatai Weiye Chemical Co., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as "Jiatai Weiye"), located in Dagang Science and Technology Industrial Park, is a modern chemical enterprise specializing in the production of EPS resins. The company was established in November 2007, in September 2009, the first phase of the annual output of 120,000 tons of EPS plant was completed and put into operation; The company has been awarded high-tech enterprises, national specialized special new "little giant" enterprises, Tianjin Enterprise Technology Center, small and medium-sized enterprises of science and technology, Tianjin high-tech enterprises, science and technology leading enterprises, and Tianjin Green Factory. The company's products radiate domestic provinces and cities, exported to more than a dozen countries.

Since November 23, a cold current has harassed Bincheng, so that many Bincheng people have touched the long-lost "winter". But in the Dagang Industrial Park of Binhai New Area, a special "green" office building of Jiatai Weiye is a different kind of spring.

Entering the monitoring room of the building, the large screen of the monitoring system shows that the indoor temperature is 25 degrees, the concentration of PM2.5 is 4 micrograms per cubic meter, and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air is about 500PPM, which is a comfortable indoor environment for the human body. What surprised the reporter was that such a warm space actually did not carry out active heating.

Han Zhicai, general manager of Jiatai Weiye, told reporters that the secret of the house "four seasons warm like spring" lies in the special building materials. Different from traditional high energy consumption houses, this ultra-low energy consumption building is also called "passive room", and Jiataiye uses independent research and development of building materials "light steel composite graphite polystyrene sheet", to create the first light steel thermal insulation structure assembly passive room in Tianjin, just like "wearing" on the building "down jacket", so that "warm in winter and cool in summer" become reality.And through efficient thermal insulation system, high-performance doors and Windows, no heat bridge design, fresh air system with heat recovery function and other means, so that the building to achieve energy saving and carbon reduction, compared with traditional houses, 300 square meters of the building each heating season can save more than 15,000 degrees, reduce carbon emissions about 15 tons.

What is even more amazing is that compared with the passive house built in the traditional way, the use of light steel composite graphite polystyrene board new material, the seismic cracking of the house is 9 degrees, the wind pressure is 240 kilometers per hour, the steel is saved about 50 kilograms per square meter, and the weight of 300 square meters of wall building materials is only equivalent to 7 cars. This new material of the house can also be standard and structured assembly, construction workers according to the drawings, like building blocks can complete the construction.

In fact, the magic green building light steel composite graphite polystyrene board new material is just one of the "heavyweight" products of Jiatai Weiye.

Into the factory of Jiatai Weiye, you will see the model parts made of the main materials of the enterprise, in addition to building modules, but also covers household appliances, auto parts, safety helmets, fruit and vegetable fresh-keeping box... These products are widely used in various fields.

How enterprises from the increasingly mature market to find a new breakthrough point, to achieve sustainable development, to have new ideas and actions, Jiatai in practice to achieve from "a drop of oil" to "a house" beautiful butterfly change.

Break through the "stuck neck" and dare to crack the "hard bone"

Back in 2007, as the founder of Jiatai, Han Zhicai saw the good location advantage of the petrochemical industry gathering in the Dagang area of Binhai New Area (when it was the Dagang District of Tianjin), brought polystyrene technology from Baoding, Hebei Province, and chose to show his strength here to continue to devote himself to the development and production of developable polystyrene materials. Through two years, the first phase of the enterprise with an annual output of 120,000 tons of equipment was completed and put into operation.

"Although we are a petrochemical power, we are not a petrochemical power. At the beginning of the establishment of the company, it is always facing the challenges of domestic and foreign markets, from zero to one, although the first step, but how to make the company sustainable long-term development, how to create their own killer products, break the technical blockade of other countries on related products, so that the public can use international high standards but more cost-effective products, is the mission and direction of our entrepreneurs." Han Zhicai confided to reporters.

"At that time, our main product was white polystyrene, which was mainly used in external wall insulation and seafood, fruit and vegetable packaging materials, and we wanted to make it into an iterative product with better preservation, thermal insulation performance, lower thermal conductivity and better flame retardant effect."

Graphite polystyrene with its lower thermal conductivity, better flame retardant effect to become an excellent external wall insulation material, previously, graphite polystyrene has been monopolized by developed countries, so that China's material processing and manufacturing industry chain, supply chain there is a serious "jam neck" problem. If Chinese enterprises can successfully develop and crack this "hard bone", there is no doubt that it will greatly enhance the international competitiveness of products.

It is better to act than to sit and talk. "By going to Europe to study and study and work hard day and night to research and development, the company has made major breakthroughs in key technologies on the road of development and innovation of graphite polystyrene, and successfully developed the second generation of products - graphite polystyrene pellet fuel." Mr Han said. This breakthrough gets rid of the passive situation that the material is subject to foreign countries, marking a major breakthrough in China's chemical manufacturing industry in independent research and development and innovation.

In 2014, Jiatai Weiye invested 10 million yuan to introduce a full set of water reuse system, and in 2015, imported the world's advanced graphite polystyrene production equipment from Europe - twin screw extruder, helping the extrusion process of graphite polystyrene product quality to reach the international advanced level, but also make it possible to build China's "good house".

"Compared with similar foreign products, our products can be seen to reduce downstream procurement costs, so that more enterprises to gain profit space, the key is to meet the needs of domestic users at any time, greatly saving the downstream production cycle." Han Zhicai said.

Building more 'good houses' in China

The company's exploration of graphite polystyrene to help the "revolution" of building materials has not stopped. As early as 2018, Han Zhicai was invited to participate in the 22nd World Passive House Congress and was the first invited speaker in China's EPS industry so far. On this trip, Han Zhicai also organized outstanding entrepreneurs in the EPS industry to form a "Delegation of new materials for China's passive House peripheral protection structure" to participate together and lead the industry to "huddle" development.

Subsequently, in June of that year, Jiatai Weiye and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development successfully held the "China's first passive House insulation Technology Forum" in Tianjin.

In October 2019, Han Zhicai, the founder of the company, organized outstanding entrepreneurs in the industry to set up a "China EPS Future Development delegation" to visit Germany to explore the future development vision of the EPS industry, during which he visited the German passive room, which impressed him deeply.

In September 2020, China actively responded to global climate change, demonstrated its responsibility as a major country, and proposed the "double carbon" goal. Since then, governments at all levels, enterprises, and industries have responded positively, and relevant policies, road maps, and development plans have been introduced and implemented successively, further strengthening the strategic choice of enterprises to enter the new "blue Ocean" of passive housing manufacturing.

In June 2021, the company held the "Near Zero Energy Building Technology Exchange and High Performance Envelope Structure Summit Forum". The forum closely focused on the "2030 carbon peak, 2060 carbon neutral" goal in the field of construction, near zero energy building decomposition implementation, technological innovation and other exchanges and discussions.

In June 2023, at the "High-quality Development Conference of Ultra-low Energy Consumption Buildings", Jiatai shared the world's cutting-edge scientific and technological information, promoted international cooperation of ultra-low energy consumption projects, and promoted the healthy and orderly development of the industry. In October of the same year, the company organized outstanding entrepreneurs in the industry to set up a "China EPS future Development of the United States delegation" to visit the United States, during which the company exchanged and learned advanced technology of scale, standardization, economization and intelligence with internationally renowned enterprises, and exchanged practical experience of leading cost management and efficiency management. Enhance the advanced nature of international management, broaden the international perspective, and enhance the comprehensive competitiveness and influence of enterprises.

"The construction sector is one of the three major areas of energy consumption in China, but also an important source of carbon emissions, in order to actively respond to the national 'double carbon' strategy, we further accelerate the transformation of product ideas, explore a sustainable development path, and set out to build from 'a drop of oil' to 'a house' the whole industrial chain, the whole life cycle of carbon reduction development model." Mr Han said.

The "one house" in Han Zhicai's mouth refers to the passive ultra-low energy green building, commonly known as the passive room, which is a kind of energy-saving building technology originated in Germany and integrates high comfort, ultra-low energy consumption and economy. It applies excellent insulation performance, airtight performance and efficient fresh air heat recovery and other technologies, according to the current building energy conservation standards, the energy saving rate of up to 90%, while achieving energy conservation and environmental protection, to meet the people's body feeling more comfortable, fresh air living dreams.

It is understood that the traditional "active" house provides heat or cold by electricity, coal, gas and other energy to drive heating or air conditioning, and because it is not sealed, it will dissipate a lot to the outside, so the energy consumption is serious. A passive house is a building that does not require an "active" energy supply. The "passive" type can greatly improve the insulation and air tightness of the house, reduce the heat exchange between the house and the outside, and greatly reduce the total energy consumption of the house. It is beneficial to the country and society, and has incomparable advantages over traditional houses for personal living. That is to say, only by the structural design of the building itself, people can enjoy the comfortable living experience of constant temperature, constant humidity, constant oxygen, constant static and constant clean at home.

Mobile zero carbon viewing room

"Practice has proved that the graphite polystyrene produced by our extrusion process is of excellent quality, and its properties meet the material selection requirements of ultra-low energy buildings." Han Zhicai introduced that Jiatai Weiye, as an industry to promote China's passive house envelope structure, graphite polystyrene application enterprises, in the process of green transformation, actively research and development of graphite polystyrene materials in the field of passive room technology application, has now developed a passive multi-architectural form of passive room, For example, Jiatai Weiye office building rebuilt on the basis of the original building, Tianjin's first light steel assembly house, mobile passive house, integrated assembly zero carbon house and other passive houses, near zero energy buildings, zero carbon buildings, negative zero consumption buildings, etc.

Related products have been used in Qinhuangdao passive house project in the water side, China Building Materials ultra-low energy consumption building experience center, Shandong Weifang Fengluyuan ultra-low energy consumption building project, Hebei Jingzhou Garden Expo ultra-low energy consumption home hall, Hohhot Zhonghai Real Estate Shanhe Gate ultra-low energy consumption building project, Baoji Yin Township ultra-low energy consumption building project, Gaobeidian Train New City ultra-low energy building project.

With its leading position in building material technology in the passive house industry, Jiatai has been invited to participate in the editing of the National Group Standard for External Insulation and Roof Insulation of passive low-energy Buildings, and participated in the design standards for energy-saving passive low-energy buildings in Beijing, Heilongjiang, Hunan and other places.

Talking about the passive room and the future development prospects of Jiatai Weiye, Han Zhicai is full of confidence. He said that the suitable material for passive external maintenance structure is graphite polystyrene products, and Jiatai Weiye fills the domestic gap and realizes the replacement of similar international products. In particular, the company's independent research and development of extrudable graphite polystyrene products, the first domestic research and development, the first application, the first large-scale production, but also in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Housing center, the first editor-in-chief of passive room graphite polystyrene standards, the achievement of the future development of enterprises, in the future, Jiatai Weiye will always be committed to product technology innovation, and constantly improve the performance and quality of products, Research and develop special materials for ultra-low energy building external insulation system, actively expand new application fields and markets, take green building materials as the starting point, promote building energy conservation and carbon reduction, improve building quality, and build more "good houses" in China.


As an industry leader, what are the values behind the success of Jiatai Weiye?

Han Zhicai: Jiatai Weiye has always firmly believed that a good enterprise must have a strong sense of mission, have the courage to assume social responsibility, and be committed to the pursuit of high-quality economic and social development and public happiness, so as to better achieve corporate value. At the same time, development should not only look at the present, we must uphold forward-looking and overall thinking, look at the world, learn from other strengths, but also down-to-earth innovation, hard work, there is no shortcut to success.

How to evaluate the business environment in the new area?

Han Zhicai: A seed can take root and germinate, thrive and grow, can not be separated from a fertile soil. The rapid development of enterprises in Binhai New Area cannot be achieved without a good industrial environment and first-class business environment, especially the policy support and financial support for enterprises, the care and assistance of governments and departments at all levels such as the municipal government, Binhai New Area, Dagang Street, and petrochemical industrial Park, and on-site service to solve difficulties and problems, so that enterprises can focus on innovation and development.

How to view the new opportunities in the passive housing market?

Han Zhicai: In recent years, from not knowing what passive housing is, to the local government actively introduced policies to promote development; From the organization of design standards to standardized construction and material selection, the development of passive house industry is in full swing, which shows the strong consensus of the whole society on the development of green buildings and passive ultra-low consumption buildings. Green construction, prefabricated construction, intelligent construction and building industrialization are integrating and developing together, and will become a new engine for the high-quality development of the construction industry in the future. Speed up the modernization of the construction industry, Jiatai Weiye will work hard 踔厉 and seek greater achievements.

Empowering traditional industries with advantages has a promising future

From "a drop of oil" to "a house", looking back on the entrepreneurial process of Jiataiye for more than 15 years, the successful exploration of the road to green and low-carbon development, and the beautiful transformation from "a drop of oil" to "a house", let people see the potential of high-quality development of traditional advantageous industries. The petrochemical industry is the traditional advantage industry of the New District, and the new District lists green petrochemical as one of the eight advantageous industries, which fully enables the high-quality development of the petrochemical industry. It should be said that Jiatai Weiye is a typical case of successful transformation of the petrochemical industry in the new district under this background. The direction of green petrochemical is the high-end and refinement of the industry, and the pursuit of green products. The successful practice of Jiatai Weiye tells us that the key element of enabling traditional advantageous industries is innovation. This kind of innovation is not only technical, but also conceptual, thinking, based on the modern industrial system, to create a full carbon life cycle industry chain, effective link upstream and downstream resources to achieve common development, in order to create greater economic value of industrial development.