China XD Plastics to Establish New Research Center
China XD Plastics, the largest Chinese manufacturer engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of modified plastics primarily for use in automotive applications in China, today announced that the Company will establish of a new Research Center "Harbin Xinda Macromolecule Material Engineering Center Co., Ltd " registered at No.9, Dalian North Road, Harbin Economic and Technology Development District, Harbin, P.R. China which will be fully operational in early 2011.
The objective of the new research center will be to provide technical support for the Company's recently expanded modified plastic production base of 100,000 tons, as well as to enhance its research and development capabilities for modified plastics in new applications, such as new energy vehicles, by increasing the number of R&D personnel, the amount of equipment, and by expanding the facility infrastructure. In addition, the Company expects to build a strong foundation for upgrading its current R&D capability to meet State Level Engineering Technical Research Center standards.
"We are very pleased to announce this new Research and Development Center, which will enhance our research and product development efforts, increase our ability to influence the industry, and provide us with a powerful platform to achieve our growth targets, while at the same time qualifying for as a State level research center," commented Mr. Jie Han, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China XD Plastics.
The existing R&D staff and equipment will be relocated to the new center. Upon the completion of the new research center, the existing "Harbin Xinda Macromolecule Material Research Institute", which is not qualified for State Level Engineering Technical Research Center Standards, will be dissolved.
About China XD Plastics Company Ltd.
China XD Plastics Company Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary Harbin Xinda Macromolecule Material ("Xinda"), develops, manufactures, and distributes modified plastics, primarily for use in the production of automobile parts and components. The Company's specialized plastics are used to produce exterior parts, such as automobile bumpers, rearview and sideview mirrors, license plate, interior parts, such as door panels, dashboard, steering wheel, glove compartment and safety belt components, and functional components, such as air conditioner casing, heating and ventilation casing, engine covers, and air ducts. Our specialized plastics are utilized in more than 30 automobile brands manufactured in China, including Audi, Red Flag, Volkswagen, and Mazda. The Company's wholly-owned research institute is dedicated to the research and development of modified plastics, and benefits from the cooperation with well-known scientists from prestigious universities in China. At present, 152 of 263 of Harbin Xinda's automotive-specific modified plastic products have been certified by one or more of the automobile manufacturers in China. For more information please visit http://www.chinaxd.net/.