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“I can say, the success of Conser was extremely facilitated by the growth of China and by the friendship and positive attitude of the Chinese customers and partners: together we share the Five Chinese Major Development Concepts: Innovation, Coordination, Green, Openness and Inclusiveness” - Mr. Flavio Simola, CONSER Managing Director

On November 22nd the Italian petrochemical licensor company CONSER S.p.A., based in Rome, held its Golden Jubilee celebration in Beijing.

Here below you can watch a short video about CONSER Golden Jubilee in Beijing:


The Event marked 50 years of successful activity in research and development of technologies, as well as the mutually beneficial cooperation and the close relationship with the Asia/Middle East area, especially with China during the last two decades. Not by chance Mr. Flavio Simola, CONSER Managing Director, won the prestigious award and China’s highest honor as "Foreign Expert Friendship", issued by the Chinese government in 2013 and received by Premier Li Keqiang.

That is why Mr. Simola chose the wonderful scenario of Rosewood Hotel -in the center of Beijing- to celebrate the Anniversary:  the day was full of activities, starting with the morning section of CONSER Technologies Forum, followed by the afternoon Ceremony during which many important guests took word. The Celebration was concluded with a charming Italian-style musical entertainment and an exclusive Gala Dinner offered to the attendees.

Many honorable guests attended the Jubilee: business clients and partners, large petrochemical enterprises, industrial associations, and Chinese and Italian Government institutions as well. Among CONSER participants, the current Vice President Mr. Aldo Appetiti, one of CONSER founders and always a pillar of the Company, who witnessed the extraordinary development of CONSER and the growing positive relationship with China.

Participants in Mainland China included: State Administration of Foreign Expert Affair (SAFEA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China International Talent Exchange Association, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF), Petroleum and Chemical Planning Institute, China Synthetic Rubber Industry Association, China Chloro-Alkali Industry Association and other management institutions and industry associations; Yueyang Sinopec Baling Petrochemical, China National Chemical Corporation, Sinochem Group, Wanhua Chemical, Shandong Chambroad Jointo New Material, Shandong Befar and other large petrochemical companies; Sinopec Baling Petrochemical, Shantou Bozhongju New Material Company, Shandong Huifeng Petrochemical, Northern Huajin, Xuyang Group, Xinjiang Guotai Xinhua, Binhua Group and other CONSER technology transfer companies;  PetroChina Huanqiu headquarters, PetroChina East China, Wison Engineering, Hualu, Sinopec Qilu and other well-known engineering companies; Sinopec Beijing Chemical Research Institute Yanshan Branch and other research institutions. Overseas companies included: Korean Hanwha Chemical and other clients, CLARIANT, BASF and other partners; technologies partners such as Hong Kong Blueland Engineering, Xian Huawei Engineering and others; Italian Government's various institutions in China gave great support to the CONSER celebrations, sent a solemn representative and delivered speeches, including: Luca Fraticelli, Counselor of Italian Embassy in China; Giampaolo Bruno, Director of Italy Foreign Trade Agency (ITA); Giulia Gallarati, General Secretary of China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), which supported the event. Representatives from China media in Chemical Industry, China Chemical Industry News (CCIN), CIEP and CIP. A total of about 120 participants from 48 institutions / companies.



Since the foundation by a group of young engineers in 1969, the evolution of Conser has been continuous by increasing and expanding the international business, especially in China and Asia, but the original principles have remained unaltered. During all these years, CONSER provided more than 50 licenses in the petrochemical and refinery sectors, delivering up-to-date and advanced engineering technical solutions.

CONSER's first project in Asia was an epichlorohydrin plant in Korea for Hanwha Chemical Company in 1989, while the first project in China was an ethanolamine plant in Jilin in 1993. Due to the excellent plant performances and product quality of CONSER's epichlorohydrin unit, the historical partner Yueyang Sinopec Baling Petrochemical was the promoter and sponsor for the special friendship award “Foreign Expert” received by Mr. Simola from the Chinese Government in 2013.

For more details about CONSER’s history, please visit the dedicated webpage:  http://www.conserspa.com/index.php/en/about-conser



CONSER technologies have always been characterized by an integrated approach to process design, safety and sustainability, which guaranteed the highest quality of products and satisfied over 150 clients in the world.

CONSER Company adheres to the concept of “independent or cooperative research and development of high value-added / difficult to obtain technology”, and its core business includes: the development of the producing processes urgently demanded in the market, the scale-up to industrial scale production maturely, the licensing of technologies with complete Process Design Package (PDP) and on-site technical services, including start-up and training.

Mr. Flavio Simola, Conser Managing Director


In 50 years of experience, none of Conser plants have got penalty for failing to meet the performance guarantee figures, but on the contrary Customers often found out that the process figures were better than the guarantee figures in the Contract after the plants started to run. "This has been the situation in Sinopec Baling Petrochemical company epichlorohydrin plant. After years of operation, people in Baling Petrochemical Company became deeply aware of Conser's high professional yet humble style." said Mr. Flavio Simola. Thus CONSER has grown into a leading world-class technology provider engineering company, with a portfolio of several downstream products of ethylene / propylene / C4 / aromatics, as confirmed by the wide range of successful global success.

“At Conser we don’t feel like a family, we ARE a family” – Ms. Eliana Mattioni.  

CONSER “artisan family” today.


Among the speakers at the Ceremony, Mr. Ren Xuebin (任学斌), General Manager of Shandong Chambroad Petrochemical Jointo New Materials Co., Ltd. (京博中聚新材料有限公司 总经理), expressed his warm gratitude to CONSER, which is the leading technology provider of polymers process solutions for Butyl Rubber / Brominated Butyl Rubber products (IIR/BIIR). Thanks to CONSER support and technology, today Chambroad Company is a leader in the production of Butyl and Bromobutyl Rubber.

Also Mr. Sun Zijin (孙自瑾), Deputy General Manager of Xinjiang Guotai Xinhua Mining Co., Ltd. (新疆国泰新华矿业股份有限公司) delivered a speech, reviewing the history when Shanxi Sanwei (sister company of Guotai Xinhua, both under Yangquan Coal Industry Group) acquired Conser's PTMEG technology in the form of buy-out Contract. After a thorough and in-depth investigation and evaluation of several Polytetrahydrofuran (PTMEG) technology sources in the world, he decided to obtain CONSER's process of PTMEG technology: according to Mr. Sun, the PTMEG reaction is very difficult and represents the highest level of organic synthesis, and CONSER’s PTMEG process was the most advanced and more ingenious than other available international Licensors.

Ms. Zhu Liangwei (朱良伟), Deputy Secretary General, Committee of Multinationals in China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) (中国石油与化学工业联合会, 国际交流与外企委员会 副秘书长), spoke at the celebration and praised CONSER's first-class technologies and solutions for new chemical products and its contribution to the industrial upgrading and sustainable development of Chinese enterprises.

During the morning Technologies Conference Session, highlights on process technology and products economics were shown to the attendees, followed by a Q&A session, focusing on CONSER leading technologies: Butyl/Halogenated Butyl Rubber (IIR/HIIR), Maleic Anhydride (MAN), Maleic Anhydride Downstream Derivatives (1,4-Butanediol / Tetrahydrofuran / γ - Butyrolactone / N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone / Malic - Fumaric acid / a new generation of phthalate-alternative greener plasticizers Diethylhexyl Maleate and Dibutyl Maleate), Epichlorohydrin (ECH) both from propylene and glycerin, Propylene Oxide (PO).

Other technologies in CONSER portfolio include: ethanolamines, glycol ethers, polyisobutylene, and aromatics derivatives. Among Conser unique process features: Polymer Direct Dissolution (PDD) technology is used  in CONSER’s world leading process of Bromobutyl Rubber; in Maleic Anhydride (MAN) process we find the optimized reaction section and DI-butyl phthalate (DBP) solvent absorption, as well as the unique feature of Off-gas recycle; in the production of MAN Derivatives, such as 1,4-Butanediol / Tetrahydrofuran/ γ – Butyrolactone, Conser patented mixed phase hydrogenation process has lower investment and operation costs than companies. Comparing with other licensors, Conser processes have proven advantages regarding environmental impact, energy saving, consumption reduction and high product purity. 

And what about the future? Mr. Flavio Simola revealed the Company's strategic plan: to keep increasing the investment for research and development of new production technologies, especially green technologies with biomass as raw material; to keep comprehensively improving all mature technologies in current CONSER portfolio; to focus on minimizing the environmental impact, aiming for near-to-zero emissions.

CONSER works to meet customers' requirements, and constantly innovates in positive response to customers’ expectations.

A special thanks to Ms. Jessie Liu, General Manager of Synocal and CONSER Chief Representative and Agent in China, for the activities of the last 15 years and for the precious support in CONSER Chinese 50 Years Jubilee in China.


The participants showed great interest in Conser Technologies, and they hope to have more chances to exchange information with Conser aiming to a mutually beneficial cooperation. After Ceremony, the Jubilee was concluded with a wonderful Italian-style musical entertainment and an exclusive Gala Dinner at Rosewood Hotel offered to the attendees.

Many thanks to all CONSER team and to all the participants, and good luck for the next fifty years, wishing to keep the friendship and the successful cooperation between CONSER and China!


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Here below the link to Conser Celebration at Palazzo Colonna, Rome, on June 29th:


Here below, the video with a few words about the Company by Conser members:


- Published on 2nd December 2019



“Even if it has such a history and professionalism acquired in those 50 years, today Conser is still working on building its own future” – Conser Managing Director Flavio Simola.

On 29th June 2019 the Italian engineering company CONSER S.p.A. has celebrated its 50th anniversary of activity in research and development of technologies

In the splendid setting of the Cardinal Gallery – Palazzo Colonna, Rome – the Company Managing Director Flavio Simola, who joined Conser in 1975, wanted to mark the event with his management staff and all the personnel.

Many external or past collaborators, University researchers, as well as representatives of the main current clients and partners were lucky enough to attend the amazing and joyful ceremony.

A special mention to Mr. Aldo Appetiti, one of the original founders and current Conser Vice President, who celebrated the event with the same passion of 50 years before.


This Jubilee took place through the memories of the remarkable activities and the highlights of the present successes, accompanied by an extraordinary entertainment.  

Here below, the video with a few words about the Company by Conser members:



During all these years, CONSER provided more than 50 licenses in the petrochemical and refinery sectors, delivering up-to-date and advanced engineering technical solutions.

Over 500’000 metric tonnes per year of petrochemicals were produced through CONSER technology, characterized by an integrated approach to process design, safety and sustainability, which guaranteed the highest quality of products and satisfied over 150 clients in the world.


For more details about CONSER’s history, please visit the dedicated webpage:  http://www.conserspa.com/index.php/en/about-conser


Over the 50 years, the international business was expanded and increased, especially in China and in Asia. Significative is the P.R. China Government Friendship Award to Mr. Flavio Simola in 2013.





As a confirmation of CONSER international reliability and prestige, a new contract signature ceremony, between Mr. Flavio Simola and Mr. Wang Yanjin (Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals Co. Production Manager), took place during the event.

Mr. Wang expressed his gratitude for the collaboration with CONSER by sharing the principles of Shandong Chambroad Holding Culture, based on Confucius’s philosophy, such as humbleness, benevolence and filil piety.


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 “Since the company was founded, the evolution of Conser has been continuous.

One of the most important historical moment was at the end of the 1980s, when, thanks to the intuition of one the founders and at the time president of Conser, Mr. Salvatore Cassarino, our company has moved from an engineering services company to a high technologies company, able to offer the know-how of its technologies to customers who planned to invest in new chemical plants.



Since those years our goal has been the research, development and licensing of the most advanced technologies with a particular focus on the safeguard of the environment where we all live. Innovation was and is our strength.

Our customers have expressed their satisfaction and today we are all gathered here to celebrate our 50 years of activities with joy.” said Chairman and CEO Flavio Simola.


"And for the future?" the present people ask. "Our successes are becoming more and more numerous despite of a difficult and "global" market. I don’t know if Conser will remain independent or if this extremely positive situation will "force" us, standing Conser size, to collaborations with other larger and more important companies.

However, we will always maintain our specificity: we are an “artisan little family", where everyone's contribution is fundamental.

Our young people is growing. To them the task of continuing to write the history of Conser, committing to increase the quality and number of our technologies and to confirm over the years the market position that today Conser has reached.


Thanks to all of you and good luck for the next fifty years !!! "concluded Mr. Simola


Among the highlights of the day, CONSER’s people wanted to pay homage with a dedication to its Honorary President, Mr. Salvatore Cassarino, by publishing the following:

“In 1969 four chemical engineers: Salvatore Cassarino, Aldo Appetiti, Amedeo Mencuccini, Luigi Sibilia, armed with enthusiasm and passion for their own job, gave life to CONSER S.p.A., society of chemical engineering, which today celebrates 50 years of activities.

Actual sole Managing Director ing. Flavio Simola, all the company personnel and collaborators express a special thanks to ing. Salvatore Cassarino, actual Honorary President, for the precious example of professionality and humanity.

His commitment and his tenacity are always for us a great example of life.

  • Newspaper “La Repubblica”, pag. 4 Roma Cronaca, Saturday 29th June 2019


“At Conser we don’t feel like a family, we ARE a family” – Mrs. Eliana Mattioni.


CONSER “artisan family” today.



Below a few words about the wonderful setting of CONSER Celebration:



Palazzo Colonna, one of the largest and most important Roman Palaces located at Via della Pilotta, Rome, is a priceless palimpsest formed over centuries on the ruins of the great Temple of Serapide. The temple, built by Caracalla at the beginning of the III century a.C. and destroyed during the VII century in order to realize the garden which today stands near the palace, is connected to this by small bridges which stride across via della Pilotta. Nowadays the Palace reflects various activities of the Colonna family who built, furnished, renovated and above all lived in it over the past 800 years.

Many important people lived within its walls and gardens: 22 cardinals, the family of Pope Martino V, Francesco Petrarca, the Poetess Vittoria Colonna with Michelangelo Buonarroti, men of arms such as Sciarra, opponent of Pope Bonifacio VIII, Marcantonio II, winner in Lepanto battle at the head of the papal fleet, and a number of illustrious family exponents, protagonists of Roman history.

In 1527, during the sacking of Rome by Carlo V, Palazzo Colonna is among the few buildings to remain safe from the flames. During the 1600’s the Palace takes on the role of a grand baroque Palace and we have the construction of the splendid and majestic Colonna Gallery, 76 metres long. Among famous architects and artists, whose work can be admired in Palazzo Colonna, are: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Antonio del Grande, Carlo Fontana, Johan Paul Schor, Pinturicchio, Cosmè Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salavor Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino, Veronese and Vanvitelli.


Many thanks to all CONSER staff and to all the participants, and stay tuned for the upcoming CONSER 50 Years Celebration in Beijing on 22nd November 2019!! (http://www.conserspa.com/index.php/en/component/k2/item/133-02-12-2019-italian-petrochemical-licensor-conser-celebrates-its-50-years-jubilee-in-beijing-to-mark-the-friendship-and-cooperation-with-china)


- Published on 30th September 2019