The visit of World leading Chitosan expert, Professor-Doctor. Willem F. Stevens to VNF’s factories

In the chitosan industry, VNF is honored to be supported by Professor – Doctor. Willem F. Stevens in the role of technical advisor. Prof. Willem is a top expert in bio technology field with experience of over 50 years researching and teaching in various countries. He also has completed more than 30 research projects in Chitosan production technology and applications development

On 13th March 2017, Prof. Willem visited two VNF factories in Hau Giang and Ca Mau. For a better on-site experience, VNF introduced to Prof. Willem all the key processes, including raw material handling, preliminary treatment, pressing, production and so on.

Prof. Willem visits VNF Ca Mau and Hau Giang factory on March 13 and 14, 2017

Prof. Willem was greatly impressed by the VNF’s achievements in zero-waste production processes and biotechnology applications. This has been tremendously encouraging to have the initial efforts recognized positively.

On the next day of 14th March 2017, the three parties consisting of VNF, Nha Trang University (NTU) and Prof. Willem held a workshop together in which VNF received several constructive suggestions for improving the production processes. We also planned a fundamental development strategy in the chitosan industry together.

The insightful consultation of Prof. Willem and NTU  guided VNF through a production improvement process to strive for not only the company’s growth, but also the shrimp by-product industry’s as well.