Chemspeed Technologies to Supply Its Polyolefin Catalyst Synthesis and Reformatting / Storage Workflow to Sinopec BRICI

Chemspeed expands its success in China for high-output polyolefin research

Chemspeed Technologies AG the leading provider of high-throughput and high-output research & development workflow-solutions is proud to announce that Sinopec’s Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry (BRICI) has selected Chemspeed’s products for polyolefin catalyst synthesis and reformatting / storage to amplify their research and development efforts in the area of polyolefins. These products represent a continued expansion of Sinopec’s implementation of Chemspeed high-output research workflows, and a broadening of the fields in which Sinopec finds such products valuable.

“I am very pleased to expand the implementation of high-output research in Sinopec,” said Prof. Changjiang Wu, Vice President at Sinopec BRICI. “Chemspeed has been an excellent company providing us a convincing solution for the highly challenging automated polyolefin catalyst synthesis and subsequent reformatting, in particular SMOLEFIN. I believe these tools will provide a strategic advantage to our R&D organization in our effort to rapidly develop novel catalysts for local and global use. In addition to accelerating and standardizing experimentation, the Chemspeed solution also enables R&D data under one informatics platform which will help Sinopec BRICI scientists to be more productive and innovative.”

“We are honored and excited to expand our relationship with a globally leading and innovative company like Sinopec. The Chemspeed pioneered, fully automated, individually controlled and operated process reactors in conjunction with its proprietary, enabling overhead gravimetric dispensing technology is industry-leading. This unrivalled solution got continuously adopted over the past 15 years by market leaders to accelerate and standardize catalyst and polymer development for industrial applications,” said Dr. Rolf Gueller, CEO of Chemspeed. “We look forward to working with
Sinopec in accelerating R&D productivity in their organization.”

As part of an overall polyolefin research solution, Chemspeed will be delivering its

  • AUTOPLANT POSYCAT for polyolefin catalysts synthesis such as Ziegler-Natta and metallocene catalysts
  • SWING SP for reformatting the synthesized catalysts

The SWING SP will be configured for stage-2 upgrade with Chemspeed’s step-changing, proprietary SMOLEFIN technology.

SMOLEFIN – high-throughput and high-output polyolefin catalyst synthesis, reformatting / storage, screening, and optimization:
The SMOLEFIN technology simplifies and accelerates both the synthesis of polyolefin catalysts (e.g. Ziegler-Natta, metallocenes, post-metallocenes) and the polyolefin synthesis (e.g. solution-phase, slurry-phase, gas-phase) in a globally standardized, ready-to-apply way. SMOLEFIN together with our versatile Reactor and Robotic Technology solves all challenges from catalyst synthesis, screening, optimization, and characterization to storage without changing the chemistry.

About SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry
Founded in the June of 1958, SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry (BRICI) is among the pioneers in China dedicated to comprehensive researches for the petrochemical industry. Its history can be traced to the August of 1922 when the famous patriotic industrialist Mr. Fan Xudong and the famous scientist Dr. Hou Debang founded the Huanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry in Tanggu, Tianjin. Nowadays, BRICI has evolved into a modern institute with 3 operation sites in Beijing. Its headquarter is located on the inner side of the Third Ring Road with a beautiful campus, convenient transportation access and comfortable living environment; Its well equipped Pilot Plant Site is located in Tongzhou district, providing multiple functions for pilot scale research; Yanshan Division is neighboring Yanshan Petrochemical, with convenient access to a variety of feedstock and utilities for bench and pilot plant tests. In line with Sinopec’s optimization and integration of corporate R&D resources, BRICI set up Qilu Branch, Yangzi Branch, and Yanshan Resin Branch in 2010.

Targeted for a world class innovative research institute of the petrochemical industry, BRICI takes the chances and challenges to serve the nation for its scientific development and change of economy growth model. BRICI has actively implemented the strategies for technology leadership, product differentiation and sustainable development, and has built a sound foundation and advantage in the areas of industrial catalysis, organic synthesis, polymerization, plastics processing, synthetic rubber, environmental protection for chemical industry, chemical engineering, analysis and characterization, and information technology application. BRICI is home to a few national centers, such as National Engineering Research Center for Polyolefins, National Engineering Research Center for Synthesis of Novel Rubber and Plastic, National Quality Inspection Center for Basic Organic Raw Materials, National Test Center for Chemical Construction Materials, and National Quality Inspection Center for Polymer Materials and Products. BRICI also publishes a few influential academic magazines such as Petrochemical Technology, Environment Protection in Chemical Industry, and Petrochemical Newsletter, of which Petrochemical Technology was among the RCCSE Choice of Periodicals.


January 10, 2013