It all began innocuously. There were announcements last
autumn that Sinomach, a Chinese builder, wanted to buy land near Boise, Idaho,
to build a 30,000-acre city and industrial park modeled after special economic
zones (SEZ) that exist in China. We find with some investigation that
state-owned Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corporation),
established in January 1997 and active in 130 countries, is managed by the
Communist Party of China (CPC).
The January 2017 issue of Industrial Heating features our cover story on a horizontal quench system, the importance of materials science in failure analysis, a new quarterly column, Academic Pulse, and much more.