Addicted to Books? Know more about the process

Old booksIf you prefer a good book to the internet or television, I am sure this article would be interesting for you. . Let’s put a little introduction to the Book first. So what is exactly a book? Instead of a combination of a hundred printed pages, book is an ideal thing that help you to live thousands of lives. Only imagine the whole process that stays beyond the reading.  First, you go to the lovely, cozy place calls bookstore,  where you step in an adventure by walking from one  bookshelf to another, smell…touch…watch…think, you take first book,  read from 1 to 5 pages… all in this lovely place make you feel that everything that you ever dream off really could become true…and after that, already feeling the happiest person ever, you go back home, sit in a tenderest sofa and drink the delicious cup of Brazilian coffee, open your book, trying not to damage the inside of the story by the problems of yours that occurred to you suddenly, in such inappropriate moment, and then you start…and life, as a card house boomed by a small pieces… and you deep down in a fantasy.

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Hope you are still interested, because next I will show your the machine, that is printing BOOKS. The Printing Press Machine or Continuous Forms Printing Press Machines and SMC is a company that will provide you with this equipment.

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We are offering our clients an assortment of Printing Press Machine(Continuous Forms Printing Press Machines ) in compliance with industry standards. These machines are well appreciated by our clients for high performance and smooth working. The machine has the functions of multi color ,full color and security printing, collating, slitting, sheet cutting, rewinding, perforating and folding on one machine. Its’ special functions are helping printers produce the popular paper products.

Shanghai Metal Corporation has a different kind of machines. For the more detailed information you could check our website or send us an inquiry, our English-speaking stuff will help you to find more about products. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Maria Z.//SMC Editor

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Studying in shipping containers

Nowadays shipping containers are becoming more and more popular. Container restaurants, shipping container bars, shipping container clinics or shipping container dream houses. Basically, a shipping container is made out of steel and it is a type of storage box used to load heavy equipment, dry goods for shipping purposes. But is it possible to study in a shipping container as well?

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A container’s classroom

In rolling hills of Durbanville wine alley, on the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa, the region known for its poverty, finally found sponsors, three South African companies, Woolworths, Safmarine and AfriSam and a shipping recycled container was converted into a independent classroom. Kids at age 5-6 could start studying.

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A concept diagram

 

It started as an annual competition called “Making the difference through design”. The competitors tried to find a way how a recycled container can be adapted to help under-resourced schools.

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Colorful windows

This container serves as a classroom in the morning and as a library in the afternoon. The container is sheltered from direct sunlight by a big roof while the gap reduces heat gain. This horizontal solar shade is the most radical addition to the container. There are colorful windows located on each side of the container to achieve a cross ventilation. Stepped seating offers children to have their lunch there and socialize. It is also an amphitheater for school assemblies.

A large area around the classroom was transformed into a vegetable garden where children can grow plants and have fresh vegetables as a part of school’s feeding program.

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As we see containers are not only economical but also very practical. Shanghai Metal Corporation is the leading manufacturer and supplier of shipping containers so please feel free to visit our website or send us inquiry. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LindkedIn. if you have smart phone or tablet, download our brand new application by scanning QR code. Our English speaking staff will be more than glad to help you and answer your questions.

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

Credit and pictures: wisegeek.com, wikipedia.com, archdaily.com, gizmag.com, google images, pinterest

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An Antarctic Prefab Shows the True Potential of Shipping Containers

India’s National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research is situated in northeast Antarctica. The Bharati Indian Polar Station is built on an 27,000 square feet area out of 134 shipping containers. The research center’s residential quarters shows almost everything that can be built out of shipping containers including an hotel of 24 single and double bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, library, fitness room, offices, a lounge and an operational theater.

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There are at least two reasons why the research complex was built by using shipping containers. First, according to the Antarctic Treaty System, all the construction in the Antarctica should not leave any trace to the environment. Shipping containers make it possible to dissassemble and remove the building without causing any environmental impact.

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Second, due to shipping containers’ physical properties and their durability, they are an excellent building material for extreme weather conditions. Shipping containers are designed to be shipped even in a rough weather in the world’s seas. Therefore they can even handle the wind gusts of 200 mph and the temperatures of -40 C of the Antarctica.

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The shipping container complex was prefabricated in Germany and shipped to Antwerp and Cape Town. In Antarctica the research center was able to be assembled quickly. The facade of the center was designed to forestall the buildups of snow drifts.

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Thanks to the German company Bof Architekten, the center can accommodate 47 researchers during summers and 24 during winters. The energy of the center is provided by a Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP) which is powered by stockpiles of kerosene. There are actually a total of three CHP units on site, so as to ensure that an untimely mechanical failure does not leave the residents in dire straits.

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Shipping containers and shipping container architecture are one of Shanghai Metal Corporation‘s largest businesses. Our containers are built to last according to international standards. In order to learn more about our products and services, please visit our websites on containers and container projects. Please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Try also scanning our QR code with your smart phone, tablet or phablet.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Pictures and original articles: Gizmag, Bof Architekten, Inhabitat