Dairy in China

Nickel-containing stainless steels benefit China's dairy industry

孙智慧(Zhihui SUN),卜迟武(Chiwu BU), Light Industry School, Harbin University of Commerce -

Dairy in China

In a very short time, China has joined the front ranks of the world’s dairy producers. Milk output in 2010 reached 37.4 million tons, making China the third-largest milk producing country. The current Five Year Plan (ending in 2013) would see this rise to 48 million tonnes. This in turn has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of nickel-containing stainless steels in the handling and processing of Chinese milk and milk products.

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August 30, 2018

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