Sinochem International built a two-tiered R&D structure with clear responsibilities and internal and external coordination, constructed a collaborative R&D platform, and comprehensively promoted scientific and technological R&D in the three dimensions of "joint internal cooperative R&D, exploring external market opportunities, and creating independent innovative products".
Sinochem International Science and Technology Innovation Center
As part of the overall strategic layout of HQ’s "think tank" service company, it formed six technology platforms for industrial catalysis, advanced materials, special nylon, high-end composite materials, engineering centers and analysis and testing centers. It also carries out shared technology research, business incubation and forward-looking exploration.
Shenyang Sinochem Agrochemicals R&D Co., Ltd. ("Shenyang R&D"), a subsidiary of Sinochem International, is a national pesticide research and development platform. It has registered and marketed 9 innovative pesticides with independent intellectual property rights, playing a crucial role in Sinochem's agrochemical research and development.
Shenyang R&D, formerly known as the Institute of Pesticides of Shenyang Chemicals Research Center, is the only pesticide research and development organization in China that integrates design and synthetization of new chemical compounds, development of production processes, processing of pesticide formulations, bioactivity determination and safety assessment. It is also the largest institute specializing in pesticides in China. In 2016, the two FAO standards for new Chinese pesticides pyraoxystrobin API and deflocculant, which were formulated by Shenyang R&D, passed expert review, setting a precedent for future domestic formulation of international standards on pesticides.
Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical Co., Ltd. ("Yangnong Chemical"), affiliated with Sinochem International, adheres to a technological innovation strategy that emphasizes the combination of innovative and generic pesticides. With strong technical R&D strength and technical research platforms such as the Working Group on Pyrethroid Pesticides under the National Technical Committee of Pesticide Standardization, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Pesticide Cleaner Production Technology, Jiangsu Research Center of Pyrethroid Pesticide Engineering Technology, and Jiangsu Post-doctoral Innovation Practice Base, Yangnong Chemical has made breakthroughs in multiple key pyrethrin technologies and independently developed 63 new products - of which 4 were new innovative products, 11 were selected as national key new products; 1 won the China Industrial Award, 12 were granted provincial-level or above Science and Technology Progress Award, and 1 won the Jiangsu Enterprise Technology Innovation Award. Yangnong Chemical has led or participated in the formulation of 6 national standards and 4 industry standards, and has undertaken 20 provincial-level or above scientific and technological projects. In addition, it has obtained 91 patents, including 19 foreign patents, and has applied for 207 domestic invention patents, including 8 PCT applications.
Yangnong Group, affiliated with Sinochem International, is a national key high-tech enterprise, a national technological innovation demonstration enterprise, and a technological innovation demonstration enterprise in China's petroleum and chemical industries. It has established scientific research platforms including a national enterprise technology center, a national demonstration academician & expert workstation, a national post-doctoral research workstation, a Jiangsu enterprise academician workstation and a Jiangsu engineering technology research center. It also features a specialized chemical research laboratory, an industrial catalysis research laboratory, a high-performance materials research laboratory, a safety and environmental research laboratory, an analysis and testing center, and an engineering technology research center which provide an integrated production, research and marketing capabilities.
Polymer Additives R&D
Sennics Co., Ltd. affiliated with Sinochem International has established a market-oriented innovative R&D model featuring "industry-university-research" cooperation, and developed a R&D system led by the Shanghai R&D center and supported by technology centers of subsidiaries, which partners with well-known domestic and foreign universities and focuses on the ultimate goal of industrializing scientific and technological achievements. The company has more than 200 professional technicians, covering new product research and development, process improvement, applied research, and science and technology management.
Sennics R&D Center is located in the Zhangjiang High-tech Park, Shanghai, covering an area of 1,700 square meters. It is equipped with a wide variety of laboratories, such as synthetic research, analytical research, and applied research, and has teams of product research, test analysis and applied research. Its subsidiaries have set up technical centers and pilot workshops.
High-Performance Fiber Material Application Research and Development Center
High-Performance Fiber Material Application Research and Development Center includes platforms for technology research and development, application technology, analysis, and testing, and focuses on the research and development of parallel industry chain products and upstream and downstream products. By establishing an inspection and analysis platform that conforms to CNAS standards, it leads the formulation of industry product standards. At present, the center has completed the listing of the Yangzhou Enterprise Technology Center and the Jiangsu High-Performance Fiber Application Engineering Research Center.
New Functional Materials Technology Center
New Functional Materials Technology Center executes the strategic research and development of Sinochem's new materials, undertakes external cooperation and technical verification of new product projects of external commissions, and verified proprietary technology industrialization.
Lithium Battery Material Research and Development Platform
The company built the Ningxia R&D platform, planned the Yangzhou Research Institute, and focused on next-generation product development while taking into account basic research and engineering application research and development.
Lithium Battery Resource Cycle R&D Laboratory
Relying on the green recycling project for waste ternary lithium EV batteries, the company established a joint laboratory with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, carrying out long-term comprehensive cooperation, and implementing research on efficient and environmentally friendly recycling of valuable metals.