In preparation for the introduction of stricter waste water regulations in China, German water treatment company Enviba AG and Chinese textile company Binzhou Printing and Dyeing Group Co Ltd have set up a joint venture to distribute recycling and water treatment technologies in China.

The new company, Shenco Ltd, will sell to Chinese textile companies and municipalities. Negotiations with two Chinese printing and dyeing companies are under way and will be completed in the next few weeks according to Enviba spokesman Michael Laasch.