Zhejiang NHU always adheres to our R&D vision of “demand orientation、external & internal cooperation” and conduct a solid, comprehensive and sustainable systematic innovation project with an open mind and Internet thinking. Consequently, the formation of innovative culture is bringing continuous power into company for competitions in the future.

Technology Footprints

Make innovation continuously; Pursue the excellence
  • 1999

    January

    Diethyl Ethoxymethylenemalonate as the first national new product was successfully trial-produced. This breakthrough filled the gap in China, and broke the monopoly of import, and successfully entered the field of API production and the global market.

  • 1994

    The first China Torch Program: the main ring of Vitamin E intermediate was successfully developed, which ended the dependence on importing main raw materials of Vitamin E synthesis. Meanwhile, NHU created revenue with more than one hundred million RMB.

  • 1996

    Isophytol as another intermediate of Vitamin was developed and put into production, which contributed to the achievement of integrated production of Vitamin E from raw materials to the end.

  • 1997

    Technology Center was founded.

  • 1998

    Vitamin A was successfully developed.

  • 1999

    Linalool was developed and put into full production smoothly, stepping into the field of flavor & fragrance.

  • 2000

    Vitamin D3 was completely developed.

  • 2001

    Leaf alcohol was developed successfully.

  • 2002

    Biotin was developed successfully.

  • 2004

    Astaxanthin was developed successfully.
    Technology Center became the first national technology center in Shaoxing.

  • 2005

    A new synthetic route of Vitamin E was independently developed with proprietary intellectual property rights, which brought competitively advantage.

  • 2006

    Co-enzyme Q10 and Citral were developed successfully.

  • 2008

    Technology Center was qualified to set up a national postdoctoral research station.

  • 2011

    The industrialization project called “A new green process to synthesize fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids” won the second prize of National Technology Invention Awards.

  • 2012

    Fine Chemical Supercritical Reaction Technology Engineering Laboratory was awarded as National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center; ZJU-NHU Joint R&D Center was founded; Vitamin E-Pharmaceutical Grade gained recognition from Eisai Co., Ltd, which is one of the biggest global Vitamin manufacturers; Enzyme catalysis technology as one of new green chemistry technology was successfully developed and put into production.

  • 2013

    PPS as a kind of specialty engineered materials was developed successfully.

  • 2014

    Zhejiang NHU signed cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology.

  • 2016

    The first international patent of PPS was authorized in Japan.

  • 2017

    “Key technological innovation and industrialization for the superfine manufacture of important fat-soluble nutrients” won the second prize of National Science and Technology Invention Award.