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The History of Xinghuo Silicones



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Xinghuo Silicones joined Elkem Silicones in 2017

​The History of Xinghuo Silicones

Jiangxi Xinghuo Organic Silicone Plant is located in Xinghuo Industrial Park in Yongxiu County, Jiangxi Province, adjacent to Beijing Kowloon Railway and Nanchang-Jiujiang Expressway. As a former Xinghuo Chemical Plant affiliated with the Ministry of Chemical Industry, Xinghuo was founded in 1968, and is a major manufacturer of national defense chemicals and new chemical materials. With 50 years of development, especially since its joining China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd., Xinghuo undergoes enormous changes and takes on a new aspect. It possesses facilities for the production of silicone monomer, silicone-related downstream products and caustic soda with annual capacity of 500,000 tons, 120,000 tons and 170,000 tons. Xinghuo is certified under ISO9002 in 1997, and has a comprehensive range of upstream and downstream silicone products which are sold all over the country and exported to more than 20 countries and regions in five continents. In June 2017, Xinghuo formally joins Elkem Silicones.

The founding Years 

1968 - The Xinghuo chemical plants is established. The plant starts producing high-energy rocket fuel for national defense in the early 1970s, which provided fuel for the launch of China's all generation rockets and Shenzhou series spacecraft, and receives numerous recognitions from the State Council and the Central Military Commission.

1979 - Xinghuo is approved by National Petrochemical Ministry and Planning Commission of Jiangxi Province to build a silicone production unit with annual capacity of 600 tons.

A major player in China

1983 - The State Planning Commission approves the project of building a 10,000-ton national key industrial silicone pilot plant at Xinghuo.

1987 - The 10,000-ton project construction starts in 1987.

1991 - The plant is completed and put into trial run at the end of 1991, and it is the most advanced silicone production unit in China.

Joins BlueStar Group

1996 - Xinghuo joins China National BlueStar (Group) Co, Ltd.

1997 - The 10,000-ton silicone plant achieves an instant operation success, which filled the gaps in our history of independent silicone production, and broke up the technology and market monopoly of the western countries.

2001 – Xinghuo builds the first 50,000-ton silicone monomer production unit in China, which is awarded the second prize of National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology.

2007 - Xinghuo builds the first 100,000-ton monomer production unit in China. By expanding the existing plant, Xinghuo becomes the first silicone manufacturer in China with annual capacity of 200,000 tons. The output of silicones ranks first in Asia and fourth in the world.

2009 – Xinghuo introduces the production technology and advanced management experience of Rhodia and starts the construction of the new monomer production unit of 200,000 tons/year and downstream production unit of 120,000 tons/year, marking the beginning of Xinghuo’s development throughout the industry chain.

2016 - Jiangxi Ganjiang New District is established under the approval of the State Council. As a key industry pillar for the Ganjiang New District, Xinghuo continues to build the core advantages in technology by further strengthening the technical improvement and product development.

Joins Elkem Silicones

2017 – Xinghuo formally joins Elkem Silicones. With this move, Xinghuo will capitalize on the strengths of Elkem’s integrated silicone value chain, and accelerate technical innovation and product development by leveraging the industrial synergies. Moreover, it may greatly enhance its comprehensive competitiveness in the market by giving full play to the advantages of integrated upstream and downstream production sites.