WIPO Publish-based Digital library of industrial property has been put into trial since November 20, 2019 and is expected to officially operate from March 2020.
Sharing vision, developing purpose, facilitating action - Practitioners of technology transfer should not take profit as a top goal but should pursue the ideal of supporting technology for the common good of society.
From December 1, 2019, the online filing system under the PCT Treaty (ePCT) is officially accepted by the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) for the international patent applications originating in Vietnam...
From 22 to 29 November 2019, the Evaluation Team of the Project "Promotion of Non-Fired Brick Production and Utilization in Viet Nam" paid a working visit to non-fired brick (NFB) production businesses which are demonstration and replication models of the Project to evaluate the results, impacts and lessons learned from technical assistance to these models.
Facing the adverse effects of the production of fired clay bricks (FCB) and the advantages of non-fired bricks (NFB), in recent years, the Government has issued many policies to promote production and use of NFBs. A number of localities across the country actively implemented these policies by basically eliminating the FCB production facilities and putting the NFBs into many construction works in their area, contributing to minimizing environmental pollution.
In recent years, the real estate market always had unpredictable changes causing many difficulties and challenges for construction businesses, especially businesses producing non-fired building materials (NFBM). Green, sustainable and environmentally friendly development is an inevitable trend for the construction industry. Accordingly, the use of NFBMs to gradually replace fired clay bricks is the optimal solution when limiting the use of clay and coal, two non-renewable resources, contributing to environmental protection, energy saving and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The production technology of NFBMs also makes use of wastes from industries such as ash, slag, stone dust ... to make useful products, thereby contributing to a large reduction of industrial solid wastes.
Curing process always plays an important role in ensuring the quality of non-fired brick (NFB) products, specifically strength development and volumetric stability, therefore determining the quality of construction works. Thus, compliance with curing process during production and use of NFBs is essential. The reporter had an interview with Associate Professor PhD Bach Dinh Thien - Director of Research and Application for Tropical Building Materials Institute, National University of Civil Engineering on this issue.
Treating ash and slag wastes from thermal power plants as raw materials for production of building materials opens up a new direction because these are abundant sources of raw materials for production of non-fired bricks, which contributes to solving environmental problems, also brings high economic efficiency for users.
“To promote the production and use of non-fired bricks in Viet Nam, it is necessary to continue implementing consistently the solutions: Improving mechanisms and policies to encourage investment, encourage use, strengthen management, especially promote the propaganda of economic, social and environmental advantages and benefits of using environmentally friendly materials; disseminating knowledge and contents related to production and use of these materials to the investors, contractors, design consultants, supervisors and the people”, Mr. Vo Quang Diem - Specialist of the Project “Promotion of None-fired Brick Production and Utilization in Viet Nam”, Former Vice Director General of Department of Construction Materials - Ministry of Construction emphasized in the discussion with reporter from Industry and Trade Newspaper.
As one of the businesses receiving the support of the Project “Promotion of Non-Fired Brick Production and Utilization in Viet Nam” (Under the Ministry of Science and Technology) on technical consultancy to improve energy efficiency and production efficiency of non-fired building materials in general and panels, autoclaved aerated concrete bricks (AAC) in particular, over the past time, the products of Bac Ninh Viglacera AAC JSC have been used by large-scale construction works in Viet Nam as well as exported abroad, creating a Vietnamese brand in the field of building materials, towards green buildings in the future.