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A Great Start, Embarking on a New Journey with Honors

Spring's arrival marks a fresh start to the year, inspiring us to begin anew. On the morning of February 19, the Weifang Municipal Work Mobilization Conference took place, recognizing NHU with the "Outstanding Enterprise in Investment Promotion in Weifang" award. Additionally, NHU's subsidiaries, Shandong NHU Holding Company Limited, and Weifang Haicheng Thermal Power Company Limited, were honored as the "High Contribution Enterprise in 2023" and "High-growth Enterprise in 2023" respectively. Mr. Yu Hongwei, General Manager of Shandong NHU Holding, and Mr. Zhang Mingmin, Deputy General Manager of Haicheng Thermal Power, accepted the commendations on behalf of their respective companies.During the meeting, Mr. Yu Hongwei, representing the awarded enterprise, expressed sincere gratitude to the municipal party committee and government for fostering a conducive business environment over the years. He highlighted NHU's 16-year presence in Weifang, emphasizing the company's commitment to its core operations and innovation-driven growth, which have consistently led to significant progress. Looking ahead, he pledged NHU's alignment with the objectives outlined by the Weifang Municipal Party Committee and Government, emphasizing the importance of safety and innovation while accelerating industrial expansion and project implementation. He affirmed the company's dedication to contributing to the city's economic and social advancement.The award signifies more than just recognition of NHU's role in advancing regional economic growth; it also serves as encouragement and trust in NHU's capabilities, motivating us to forge ahead. 2024 is a pivotal year for realizing our strategic objectives outlined in the "14th Five-Year Plan". Upholding unwavering confidence, we will continue to pursue the "chemical +" and "biological +" strategic pathways, guided by the principles of market expansion, development pursuit, robust management, and risk mitigation. Seizing opportunities and strengthening capabilities, we will enhance operational efficiency and core competitiveness across the enterprise, aiming to achieve significant strides in NHU's high-quality development.

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Approval Granted for Domestic Drug Registration of NHU Coenzyme Q10!

Recently, NHU has secured approval for domestic drug registration of its API Coenzyme Q10, positioning the company as the first enterprise to receive such approval since the issuance of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)'s Announcement on Matters Related to Further Improving the Review, Approval, and Supervision of Drugs in 2019. This significant milestone indicates that our Coenzyme Q10 is at the forefront of the industry and paves the way for a new API market, presenting fresh opportunities for our development.About Coenzyme Q10Coenzyme Q10, a fat-soluble antioxidant, plays a crucial role in fortifying the myocardium, preventing heart aging, preventing and combating cancer, maintaining cardiovascular health, and enhancing overall vitality. The significant market demand for Coenzyme Q10 exists both domestically and internationally. The production of API Coenzyme Q10 necessitates stringent quality control and safety inspections, leading to rigorous requirements for production processes and product quality. NHU stands out as the inaugural company to receive such approval and recognition, demonstrating the company’s capability to produce high-quality API Coenzyme Q10 since the drug approval reform by the NMPA in 2019.In its role as a guardian of nutrition and health, NHU is committed to the journey of open innovation. Starting from addressing future and potential market needs, we collaborate with academia and industry to delve into the cutting edges of chemical and biological science and technology and foster innovation and advancement, leading to the successful development of products like the Vitamin Series, Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride, and Taurine. NHU aims to create value for the entire industry and society, establishing a "Safety Moat" for human health. 

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NHU Introduces New Green Materials: Isophorone Diamine (IPDA) and Aliphatic Diisocyanate (ADI)

Throughout the transition from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, the Iron Age to the Digital Age, materials have remained the cornerstone driving the progress of human civilization. Every significant transformation finds its backbone in innovative materials. Confronting global challenges related to resources, energy, and climate, materials stand as pivotal players in addressing these pressing issues. Rooted in societal needs, NHU forges a close connection between enterprise growth and societal wellfare. Breaking through technical barriers, we introduce novel environmentally friendly materials, such as isophorone diamine (IPDA) and aliphatic diisocyanate (ADI), bolstering the creation of new energy sources while offering a spectrum of material solutions to foster sustainable development!Since stepping into the realm of new materials in 2013, NHU initiated the groundwork for various new material products starting from PPS. Over time, we've successfully navigated a diverse array of scarce resources and gradually solidified the complete development of the industrial chain encompassing "IP-IPN-IPDA-IPDI", forming a robust foundation for IPDA product production and the evolution of the ADI series industrial chain. The robust resilience of this industrial chain ensures a consistent and reliable supply of high-quality products.Leveraging our strengths in this industrial chain, we've focused our efforts on its interconnectedness. Over the past decade, we've successfully developed isophorone diamine (IPDA), and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) within the aliphatic isocyanate (ADI) category, and established two distinguished brands, NHUAMINE® and NHUNATE®, developing the specialty amine and diisocyanate products of NHU respectively.Isophorone Diamine (IPDA): It serves as a fundamental material for new energy wind power generation equipment. Often employed as a curing agent for epoxy resin, it significantly enhances the strength and weather resilience of the pivotal component in wind turbine generators—the blade, so as to extend the lifespan of the blades, facilitating the ascent of "green power" through wind energy.Product Features: Low viscosity, high hardness, good color stability, and robust resistance to chemicals, water, and oil.Application Fields: It is widely used in high-end epoxy, composite materials and wind power industry.Application Scenarios: Wind turbine blades, epoxy flooring, sealant, and composite materials.Aliphatic diisocyanate (ADI) and its derivatives: Since the use of paints in the Stone Age, paint materials have undergone continuous evolution, transforming into highly specialized chemical products. However, isocyanate, a crucial ingredient in paints, contains toxic benzene rings, limiting its application. To address this issue, aliphatic diisocyanate (ADI) and its derivatives emerged. Not only do they lack benzene rings, but they also outperform traditional benzene ring isocyanates in mechanical properties, stability, and weather resistance, and exhibit non-yellowing traits and superior application performance. These attributes render them widely utilized in industrial and automotive polyurethane coatings. Presently, ADI and its derivatives experience a substantial surge in global market demand, indicating promising prospects. IPDIBasic Introduction: One of the basic raw materials for the production of polyurethane.Product Features: Improves the light aging performance of produced products, offering the benefit of a non-yellowing attribute.Application Fields: Leather, inks, adhesives, 3D printing, high-end coatings, and wind turbine blades. HDIBasic Introduction: A widely used aliphatic isocyanate in the polyurethane industry. Product Features: Polyurethane coatings made from this material are resistant to oil and abrasion, and boast qualities such as non-yellowing, color retention, light retention, anti-chalking, and resistance to outdoor sunlight.Application Fields: Mainly used in the production of polyurethane coatings, elastomers, adhesives, textile finishing agents and so on.Application Scenarios: Paint, aviation, textile, foamed plastics, rubber industry, and wind turbine blades.  Green technology stands as the linchpin in achieving eco-friendly and sustainable development. NHU consistently upholds the belief in enhancing lives through chemistry, engaging with the forefront of global scientific advancements and addressing the critical demands of our nation. Continuously delving deeper into the expanse of science and technology, NHU diligently researches, develops, and manufactures materials imbued with environmentally friendly characteristics, aiming to establish a sustainable "green reserve" for future generations and contribute NHU's prowess towards securing a sustainable future for our planet. 

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Let’s explore the mysteries of VB12 together

Over the years, with the veggie boom in the social media,vegetarian diet has been increasingly accepted, and more and more people have become vegetarians.  However, do you know thatvegetarians are prone to vitamin B12 deficiency,which can cause irreversible neurological damage,increase the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's disease,and do harm to women's fertility?  Who am I?l I‘m a vitamin with a distinct color and characteristic. Cobalt, the trace element in me gives me a pinky shade.l I’m chemically known as cyanocobalamin, the only water-soluble vitamin that contains metallic element.l Severe deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause nerve fiber degeneration, so I’m also known as the vitamin that nourishes nerves.  Without me, you will suffer from:Bad breath, swollen and sore tongue, loss of taste, skin pigmentationHeadache, unresponsiveness, depression, memory loss, sleepiness, sluggishnessAnorexia, weight loss, nausea, constipationWeakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, numbness in the hands and feet, tingling Who is most likely to lose me?1. VeganAs vitamin B12 is commonly found in animal foods, having vegan diet for a long time would cut short the source of B12 for human bodies.2. The elderlyAs the digestion-absorption function weakens as people age, the absorption of VB12 of the elderly also declines.3. AlcoholicsAlcohol will accelerate the consumption of VB12 in human body, which can result in the deficiency of VB12.4.DiabeticsTaking hypoglycemic drugs for a long time can hinder human body from absorbing VB12, which is detrimental to the health of the nervous system.  My skill sets 1. Preventing anemiaVitamin B12 can effectively promote the development and maturation of red blood cells and keep them in a healthy state, thereby preventing pernicious anemia. It can also protect the health of the nervous system of human body. 2. Increasing the utilization of folic acidVitamin B12 can increase the utilization of folic acid in human body and promote the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. 3. Fostering the growth and development of infants and childrenBy activating amino acids, vitamin B12 can effectively promote protein synthesis in human body, fostering the growth and development of infants and children.4. Preventing and assisting the treatment of heart diseaseThe cysteine content in the blood of patients with heart disease is many times higher than that of normal people. Taking VB12 together with VB11 can effectively help reduce the cysteine content in blood, which can prevent and assist the treatment of heart disease to some extent.5. Relieving mouth ulcersIf mouth ulcer is a recurring problem for you, don’t forget to take VB12 as a supplement in time. With an anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect, it can help relieve mouth ulcers.6. Regulating menstrual disordersProper supplementation of vitamin B12 can stimulate the estrogen secretion in women, maintain the right level or hormone, and help regulating menstrual disorders.  Where am I from? Vitamin B12 can be mainly taken from animal foods, such as meat, animal offal, fish, shellfish, and dairy products. After the digestion-absorption in the stomach, VB12 enters the blood and is reabsorbed in the ileum, and finally, 80% of it is stored in the liver. The VB12 content of common foods is shown in the following table.    Dietary source of VB12Food (100g)Content (μg)Beef liver87Pork liver 26Beef1.8Pork 3.0Chicken1.11Egg 1.55Egg yolk 3.8Duck egg5.4Tuna 3.0Canned sardines10Steamed sea crab10  My development history in NHUFollowing the idea of product-led growth based on the demand of customers, NHU has been committed to the R&D of human and animal nutrition, enriching the product portfolio with more diversified functions. In 2021, with the dedicated efforts of the R&D team, a new member of the Vitamin B family – VB12 achieved scale production and officially hit the market. It is used in food and beverage, early nutrition, and dietary supplement, offering effective solutions for the nutritional needs of human at different stages of life. Leveraging our advantage of the "Bio+" platform, the production process of vitamin B12 is greener, safer and more reliable. We have introduced advanced separation equipment and process technology and established an automated production line to strictly control the content of impurities in the product. The successful R&D of vitamin B12 has underpinned our development in the greater bio fermentation industry, supporting us to grow into a world-renowned vitamin supplier. NHU keeps following the changing demand of the market in the health sector. With many years of innovation and research, we now have a rich portfolio of vitamin products, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin H (biotin), vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. We will continue to explore the blue ocean of science and provide more nutritional solutions for mankind, building better and healthier life for all. 

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Taurine, a lubricant for life

With the social and economic development, Faster pace of life, and fiercer competition, People are more stressed and tired, And the problem of sub-health has become ever more prominent.  Taurine, which can boost immunity and relieve fatigue has therefore been gaining traction among consumers, and is widely used in daily food, beverage, and dietary supplement to strengthen food nutrition to meet people’s needs. First found in bovine bile, taurine is a β-amino acid converted from sulfur-containing amino acid that occurs in all tissues and organs of human body in free state, especially in the nervous system, heart, brain, liver, muscle and retina.Taurine can be produced endogenously or obtained from food. The main pathway of endogenous biosynthesis of taurine is cysteine sulfinate (the intermediate product of the metabolism of methionine and cysteine) - hypotaurine (through decarboxylase) – taurine (through oxidization). Marine animals and plants are sources of taurine-rich foods, such as sea fish, seashell, sea plant, cuttlefish, octopus, shrimp, oysters, sea snail, and clam.  Lubricant for the brainTaurine is a medium that promotes the information transmission among neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, playing an important role for the development of brain neurons. It also stimulates the absorption of lipids, calcium, and vitamins, effectively improving anorexia and malnutrition. For the immune system, it promotes the growth and reproduction of immune lymphocytes, enhances the phagocytosis of neutrophil over bacteria and viruses, and boosts the immunity of children. However, infants and young children can hardly synthesize taurine as their enzyme system have not been fully developed, thus requiring additional supplement.  Lubricant for the eyesLocated in the retina, visual cells of human body can turn photic stimuli into nerve impulses. As the most abundant amino acids in the retina (accounting for 40%-50% of the total free amino acids in the retina), taurine plays a key role for nerve conduction, and the appropriate supplementation of taurine can enhance nerve conduction and visual function. Lubricant for the mindWhen fatigued, problems like depletion of substance of energy source, imbalance of water and salt metabolism, increase of free radicals, and decrease of biofilm fluidity will occur, resulting in poor mental status. Taurine can regulate metabolism, refresh the mind, and relieve fatigue through functions like increasing the reserve of energy substance, regulating the balance of ions inside and outside the cells, and antioxidation, making it a main functional ingredient of sports drinks.  Lubricant for the cardiovascular systemAs a special amino acid, taurine can inhibit platelet agglutination and lower blood lipids in the circulatory system, maintaining normal blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis; it also helps to protect the cardiomyocytes and resist arrhythmia, effectively reduces blood cholesterol, and can be used to treat heart failure.Quality productNHU adopts proprietary processes for the production of taurine, which is more energy-saving and environmentally friendly and effectively reduces impurities and waste, contributing to the preservation of a green earth. We constantly improve our sound and scientific quality management system to make sure that the quality of every batch of products is strictly controlled, building a defense line of food safety and human health. Various combinationNHU’s taurine can be used together with vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 to add more energy to functional drinks; with vitamin A and lutein to protect vision; with vitamin D3, vitamin C, and some other nutrients to effectively enhance immunity of human body. Thoughtful serviceNHU’s human nutrition and health team has been deeply engaged in the fields of beverage, fortified food, early life nutrition and health, dietary supplements, etc. We provide customized services and technical support to our customers, empowering them to achieve bigger success.   As an ambassador in the field of nutrition and health, NHU has been acting the mission of Chemistry for a Better Life. We convey new concept to people and unlock new solutions of nutrition and health, securing the health of people with technological innovation. 

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New member to the Family! Menthol products of NHU officially launched!

A refreshing companion in our livesMenthol, also known as peppermint camphor, is currently one of the most applied monomeric aroma chemicals in the world. With a pleasant minty aroma and the cooling effect on the skin, it is widely used in personal and home care products, food and beverage, and medicine, among others. In daily life, menthol can be used as an odorant for toothpaste, perfume, beverage, candy, etc., adding flavor to our life. In medicine, menthol can be used as an embrocation to relief local itching and pain and give off a cooling and anesthetic effect locally. When ingested, it can effectively clear away heat and quench thirst, and helps relieve cough and phlegm. Applied when staying up late or having a headache, it can effectively refresh your mind and relieve headache. Over the years, the market demand of menthol’s downstream application has been growing and people’s habit of using menthol products has been forming. At present, about 30,000 – 35,000 tons of menthol are consumed directly per year. Menthol can be extracted naturally from peppermint oil or synthesized from citral, thymol, myrcene, etc. Naturally extracted menthol has unstable yield and high cost, therefore cannot meet the growing market demand. In comparison, synthesized menthol has stable yield and low cost, therefore is favored by downstream businesses, and is the key development direction in the future.  Menthol developed by NHUNHU sticks to the concept of integrated, serialized, large-scale, and coordinated development and the demand-driven R&D mobilizing resources in and out of the company. Since the lab scale test in 2012, we have made several breakthroughs and finally successfully developed the whole processes of menthol production in 2022. This marks that NHU now has the capability of developing the core industrial chains from citral to menthol, which can effectively alleviate the cost pressure of downstream enterprises and fill the gap of the aroma chemical industrial chains. Advanced processes secure quality productsThe flavor and fragrance production base in Weifang, Shandong Province adopts continuous process production and food-grade automatic packaging, which can effectively reduce the impurities in the products. Advanced DCS operating system and various state-of-the-art equipment are used to achieve automatic stable control of the continuous process and programmed precise control of batch process, ensuring the world class quality of the products. Considerate service assists market expansion Following the principle of customer-oriented development, NHU provides quality products and considerate services to customers across over 100 countries and regions around world, with an aim of going beyond their expectations.  As a leader in the flavor and fragrance industry, NHU adheres to the idea of developing based on the needs of people. Leveraging our world leading platform of synthesis and fermentation, we explore the world of aroma chemicals with the mission of Exploring Chemistry Improving Life, striving to bring better life to mankind.

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NHU Won the First Prize of Technological Invention Award of Zhejiang Province

On July 11, two innovation projects of NHU carried off the prizes on the 2021 Science and Technology Award Conference of Zhejiang Province. The project of Technology Development and Industrialization of the Manufacturing of High Performance Polyphenylene Sulfide jointly developed with Zhejiang University won the First Prize of Technological Invention of Zhejiang Province, which has been the fourth time for us to win this award since 2006; and the project of Key Technological Innovation and Industrialization of Starch-based Carrier for Stabilizing Immobilized Fat-soluble Nutrients jointly developed with Ningbo University of Technology and Zhejiang University won the Second Prize of Technological Progress of Zhejiang Province.These two awarded projects are the fruits of our scientific research under the principle of meeting the needs of the market and technological development with the industry-academia-research synergy. They are also major breakthroughs in the core technologies regarding new material and nutrition with our forward-looking R&D pipeline and great perseverance over the years. The application of the Technology Development and Industrialization of the Manufacturing of High Performance Polyphenylene Sulfide makes NHU an important PPS supplier in China with a world reputation that contributes to the high-quality development of relevant downstream industries such as electronics, automobile, the upgrade and transformation of the domestic manufacturing industry, and the development of Three Technology Hubs in Zhejiang. The project of Key Technological Innovation and Industrialization of Starch-based Carrier for Stabilizing Immobilized Fat-soluble Nutrients enabled the world’s first integrated production line of double modified starch for immobilized nutrients, promoting the healthy growth of the food and feed industry in China. Over the years, NHU has insisted on independent innovation and technology driven development with the industry-academia-research synergy. Upholding the R&D philosophy of “demand-oriented development with inter-segmental coordination and industrial cooperation”, we have been ramping up investment in R&D, promoting the integration of the innovation chain, industrial chain, and value chain, and blazing a trail of endogenous growth driven by co-innovation and independent innovation. NHU has taken on over 50 national and provincial projects; won 2 Second Prizes of Technological Invention of China, 1 Gold and 1 Silver of National Patent Awards, and 11 Technology Awards at the provincial and ministerial level; been granted 442 patents domestically and 81 patents internationally; led or participated in the development of 39 national/industrial standards.

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NHU Won the National Labor Day Award

International Workers’ Day, the festival celebrated by all workers around the world is approaching. On April 29, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions commended the individuals and organizations winning the awards. NHU won the National May Day Labor Award as the only Shaoxing-based enterprise.This honor is earned by and belongs to all our employees from the lab to the workshop and it recognizes our efforts in the past 34 years – our dedication, our pursuit of innovation-driven development, our spirit of hard-working and craftsmanship, and our contribution to the development of the industry and the society. It will also spur NHU to keep on innovation and lead the high-quality development of the industry.On the Symposium of Advanced Representatives of Model Workers in Shaoxing right before the commendation, Mr. Hu Baishan, Vice Chairman and President of NHU delivered a speech on behalf of the company.Focusing on the national strategy, NHU is a dream pursuer that aspires to create better lives. We have always been carrying on the great heritage of honoring labor and delivering through hard work with down-to-earth endeavor in the field of fine chemicals. To meet the needs of national major strategies and green development, we have made breakthroughs in many bottleneck key technologies. Leveraging our quality, healthy, green, and low-carbon products, we have been improving quality of life for all and providing comprehensive solutions in the fields of nutrition and health, personal and home care, transportation, environmental protection, and new energy.Striving for excellence, NHU is the inheritor of craftsmanship. Craftsman are an important force for industrial development, and craftsmanship is a powerful impetus for innovation and entrepreneurship. Under our “coaching and mentoring culture”, we have continuously improved the talent development mode and cultivated the craftsmanship of striving for excellence with persistence and attention to every detail. We carried out various activities such as competition of work skills and on-the-job trainings, aiming at mobilizing employees to learn and setting up benchmark of craftsman. We also inspired the creativity and vitality of employees through activities like the QC results sharing and the voice of employees. NHU has cultivated 15 provincial and municipal Model Workers and Zhejiang Craftsmen, and has been awarded as the National Exemplary Base of Staff Education and Zhejiang Model Group, making contribution to strengthen the nation through craftsmanship.NHU has created a fair space for its employees to develop. Guided by the “dedicator-first” incentive model, we have been improving the compensation mechanism to increase employees’ income in a reasonable way. We create value and share benefit with employees with optimized management and incentive mechanisms such as reward for incremental results and ESOP. We have won titles such as National Employer of Model Workers and Enterprise of Harmonious Labor Relation of Zhejiang. Giving back to the society, NHU is the advocator of common prosperity. For more than 30 years, NHU has actively participated in charity and public welfare campaigns such as fighting against cov-19, disaster and poverty relief, student aid, and community building. We have been one of the biggest tax payers in Shaoxing for many years in a row, with over RMB10.5 billion cumulative tax paid, RMB 8.638 billion dividends paid to shareholders and RMB147 million cumulative donation to the society.People in NHU have always been aggressive innovators and committed dedicators. We pay tribute to all workers in this special festival. 

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β-Carotene , Promotes Milk Production Effectively

For a long time, milk has always been an important source of high quality protein, calcium. As a result, milk appeared on the table of thousands of families.Since living standards getting higher, there is a higher requirement for quality of milk. A good cup of nutritious and safe milk comes from healthy dairy cows, and healthy dairy cows are dependent on balanced nutrition. The findings of scientists’ extensive researches show that β-carotene has a positive effect on the fertility and health of cows. Carotene, which got its name from the rich red-orange pigment in carrots, has three isomers – α, β, and γ, among which β carotene is the most abundant and important in plants and is the most widespread and stable natural pigment in nature.β-carotene enhances cow fertilityThe fertility of dairy cows is closely related to their milk production and can be enhanced by β-carotene, which is found in vegetables, green forage, and some other plants. Cows cannot synthesize β-carotene and have to get it externally through the diet. A number of studies have found that in intensive large-scale farms where little fresh pasture can be accessed, adding the right amount of β-carotene to the daily diet of cows can significantly boost their fertility, which can be shown in the following ways:Supplementing β-carotene to the cows’ feed can increase the concentration of β-carotene in cows’ blood, improve oocyte quality, animate early luteal activity, increase ovation rates, and raise progesterone levels, thus improving pregnancy rates and embryo quality and reducing pregnancy loss and carving intervals in cows.Higher reproductive performance in dairy cows means shorter calving intervals, better herd structure, and higher milk yield, which is essential for the farms to lower cost and achieve sustainable development.β-carotene improves cow healthWith the advances of farming technologies, the average milk yield of Chinese cows has increased from 4.8 tons/year in 2008 to 8.3 tons/year in 2020, reaching the level of developed European countries. The dramatic boost in milk production over the past 15 years has placed a heavy burden on the cows’ physical conditions, causing continued oxidative stress and rising incidence of mastitis and hysteritis.As the most abundant antioxidant in nature, β-carotene can be added to cows’ daily diet to help them resist oxidation, boost immunity, and lower the incidence of mastitis and hysteritis. Adding the right amount of β-carotene to the feed of cows in late pregnancy can increase the concentration of β-carotene in their colostrum, and an early supplement of β-carotene can help reduce the incidence of diarrhea and pneumonia in calves and improve their survival rate.The healthy growth and production of dairy cows is key to the sustainable development of the industry. With its probiotic carotene products, NHU is helping to improve the reproductive performance of cows and the operation of high-quality farms. We expect to drive the industry forward and bring people healthy and nutritious milk products through our β-carotene solution. We believe that an efficient nutrition system is conducive to the reform and innovation of the livestock industry, to which we stand ready to contribute.From farm to fork, we are always here for healthier and more nutritious food. 

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NHU ranked No. 2 on the list of Best Brands in Independent Innovation

Just before the China Brand Day, the 2021 China Brand Value Evaluation Information Release and China Branding Summit was held at Shanghai International Convention Center on May 9th. At the release for the brand value of  Chinese companies, NHU ranked second on the list of “Best Brands in Independent Innovation” with a brand strength score of 749 and brand value of RMB11.247 billion.Brand value speaks for the future competitiveness and profitability of a company and constitutes an important part of the soft power for its development. NHU has always been practicing the business philosophy of “value-added, balanced, and sustainable development”. We regard brand building as a critical step in the overall development of the company. Implementing the customer-centric and market-oriented brand cultivation strategy, we exert ourselves to establish effective mechanisms of technological innovations and R&D investments, which have resulted in successful breakthrough in key bottleneck technologies of vitamin E, methionine, and PPS. By building a brand image that speaks for our responsibility for the society, customers, employees, and partners, we contribute to refreshing the world’s perception of “Made in China” and “Developed in China”.NHU has won many titles including “Export Brand with Key Support from the State”, “Trusted Feed Product in China”, and “Products with Famous Chinese Brands”. We have also been listed as China’s top 500 private enterprises, top 100 fine chemical companies, and top 20 most competitive listed pharmaceutical companies for many years.The inclusion in the brand value evaluation of China this year highlighted NHU’s strengths of embracing changes and forging ahead with technological innovation as the lever in the face of pressure and challenges. 

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Building Quality Farms

The first National Ruminant Feed and Forage Conference and Inner Mongolia Grass-fed Livestock Industry Development Conference was recently concluded in Hohhot. The conference discussed the current situation facing the ruminant industry, analyzed the status-quo, challenges and development trends of the industry, and shared new technologies and products applied to ruminant feed. It showed promising prospects of the ruminant industry.NHU is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the ruminant industry. We help improve the reproduction performance of ruminants and meet the nutritional needs of animal growth and reproduction by adding the right amount of nutrients to feed additive products with great knowledge in science. While ensuring the sustainable reproduction of ruminants and safeguarding their welfare and health, we help generate more positive benefits for farms.At present, NHU's feed additive products mainly contain nutrients like vitamin E, ß-carotene and methionine, which are highly beneficial to the health of ruminants.Preventing Lameness and Improving Hoof HealthLameness is one of the major cattle diseases today. It causes cows to eat less and consequently produce less milk. Ill cows are culled too early in life, and farm incomes suffer too.  Today, feeding biotin has been shown to reduce the incidence of many hoof diseases, including white line disease, sole ulcers, and sand crack. NHU uses biotin as a stand-alone additive or as part of a feeding strategy combined with vitamin E and ß-carotene. This results in stronger hoof horn and greater hoof hardness, which directly reduces lameness and the loss that lameness brings with it.Preventing and Controlling Mastitis Starts with Boosting ImmunityEvery year, udder infections cause massive losses to the dairy industry due to reduced milk production, lower milk revenue, additional treatment costs, and increased early culls.NHU adds vitamin E additive to feed to help build a robust immune system that can reduce a cow’s vulnerability to infections. Vitamin E has been proven to reduce the intramammary infection rates at calving, shorten the duration of mas titis cases in infected dairy cows, and lower the level of herd somatic cell counts.Remove Health Risk and Keep Your Calves Strong and HealthyCalves are a valuable source of income for farms. Producing strong and fast-growing calves and keeping them healthy is an important goal for dairy farmers. Today, diarrhea and digestive disorders are major threats for the health of calves. Increasing levels of β-carotene in cow colostrum effectively makes calves less prone to diarrhea.This is why we add ß-carotene to the dairy cow’s diet to help the calves grow healthily.Improving Reproductivity and Driving Sustainable DevelopmentImproving the reproductive performance and longevity of dairy cows means increased productivity, which has many benefits for farm income and the environment. The addition of β-carotene to a cow's diet can stimulate its estrus cycle, thereby helping to improve reproductive performance and reduce the embryo mortality rates.This reduces the calving intervals and means that fewer non-productive cows are culled. Both help increase the income for farmers.Adding Methionine to Promote Animal GrowthIn addition to synthesizing protein in ruminants that can then be converted into cystine, methionine can also promote cell proliferation and animal growth and improve the immunity of animals.Adding methionine to the feed of dairy cows can significantly increase the lactoprotein content of the milk produced, with no effect on milk fat and lactose; Adding methionine to the feed of beef cattle can significantly increase the daily weight gain. This shows that the addition of methionine to dairy cattle feed can bring considerable benefit.NHU believes that an efficient nutrition system is conducive to the reform and innovation of the animal husbandry industry and is willing to do its part in this process.We focus on the nutritional ingredients and additives for livestock, including poultry, swine, ruminants, and farmed fish. We have developed specific solutions for these species.We hope to advance together with our core customers in different species fields, provide customers with more options and optimized solutions, and create a better life for all. 

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NHU strives to contribute to common prosperity

On September 28th, the Information Office of the State Council published a white paper on China's Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity, which states that a moderately prosperous society in all respects is a society in which all people share the fruits of development.“Common prosperity” is the grand dream of the Chinese nation that can only be achieved through hard work and mutual support of all people. Businesses and people from the private sector are the beneficiaries and partakers, and more importantly, the advocators and contributors of “promoting common prosperity”.Keeping in mind our initial aspiration - creating better conditions for schools, we have always set our heart on giving back to the society. The purpose of “creating wealth, rooting for employees and benefiting the society” and the concept of “rapport of people” have inspired us to strive forward with the right approach to the greater good beyond business interest and bolstered our efforts in contributing to the nation’s pursuit of “common prosperity”.Drive common prosperity with innovation and creationFocusing on the major national strategic needs and people’s yearning for a better life, NHU offers solutions for the sustainable development of multiple sectors, including feed, agriculture, industry, transportation, and environmental protection with a market-oriented and technology driven approach. NHU has always remained at the forefront of innovation with open mind for cooperation and active efforts in integrating global resources. Our first major milestone was the development of DEEMM, followed by the successful development of two important main rings and isophytol on the intermediate for VE, and then the ground-breaking core technologies in vitamin A, biotin, methionine, PPS, and other products. Step by step, we have grown from a “small workshop” to an industry leader.Promote common prosperity through industrial investmentNHU has rolled out its business across the nation with investment in Shangyu in Zhejiang Province, Weifang in Shandong Province, and Suihua in Heilongjiang Province. We give full play to science and technology as the primary productive force and make best out of the local resources. We are also determined to become a role model of wealth creation, boost local economy, and improve people's livelihood wherever we go.With new plants rising from the ground and towers standing tall, NHU has created 10,000+ jobs and grown its total assets from 580million yuan in 1999 to more than 30billion yuan in 2020. Today, NHU is ever more committed to good faith management and has paid a total tax of up to 9.3billion yuan, ranking on the top in Shaoxing for many years. After two decades of hard work, NHU has woven itself into the social fibers of national economy and people’s wellbeing.Stride towards common prosperity by empowering the employeesThe underlying elements of “common prosperity” are fairness, balance, humanity, and happiness. The success of our employees matters to us.NHU provides employees with a dual-track career development path stressing both management capabilities and technological practices with mechanisms such as rotation, competitive recruitment and promotion, and secondment at production bases. Through workforce development programs such as mentoring, onboarding, and talent bench, we offer employees a platform and opportunity to fulfil their value and gain a sense of achievement, meaning, and purpose in their day-to-day work.Guided by the concepts of “performance-based” and “dedicator-first” for its incentive model, NHU is committed to optimizing the gain-sharing system between the company and its employees. We have now put in place short and medium term incentives such as awards of performance, awards of incremental results, and ESOP. By gradually expanding the coverage of stock ownership, NHU increases employees’ income while growing its revenue, so as to create value and wealth, and share risk and benefit with its employees together.  Realizing the grand dream of common prosperity through public welfareAccording to the ancient Chinese philosophy, the highest goodness is accommodating and caring for all things and people with open heart like water and the earth. This is the very virtue that NHU values and embodies in its actions. While seeking for our own development, we actively participate in charity and public welfare campaigns such as fighting against COVID-19, disaster relief, poverty relief, financial aid for poor students, community building, and volunteer services. We have donated in more than 10 provinces.In recent years, NHU joined the “10,000 enterprises help 10,000 villages” project to accelerate the process of poverty alleviation, providing paired-up assistance to Huangjiashan Village in Xiaojin County, Sichuan Province. We also paired up with Laogu Village in Butuo County, Sichuan Province to speed up lifting it out of poverty via sector-specific programs, pro-consumption campaigns, and volunteer services, so as to prevent intergenerational transmission of poverty. NHU donated 10 million yuan for combating COVID-19 and 12 million yuan for promoting integrated water treatment. With our public spirit in education and civic affairs, we have set up scholarships in several universities including Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Sci-tech University to assist continuous nurturing of talents in chemistry.  

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PPS + 3D Printing

Carbon neutrality, plastic reduction, green ...... These concepts have become a consensus in society. Manufacturing companies are in action, exploring the possibilities on the path of sustainable development. 3D printing, which has played an active role in lowering energy consumption and reducing carbon emission has risen to prominence. What is 3D Printing? 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, is an advanced manufacturing technology originated in the 1980s that integrates computers, machinery, CNC and materials. Compared to traditional subtractive manufacturing (e.g. cutting) and equivalent manufacturing (e.g. forging), this mode of production barely has any material waste, resulting in both cost savings and environmental benefits. It can even localize the production and reduce transportation. After paying for the ‘drawings’, customers are able to print the required products locally, thus reducing the need of line-haul and the greenhouse gas emission that comes with it.  Limitations of Traditional Printing MaterialsAt present, 3D printing mainly uses resin and plastics as the materials. The most rapidly developing plastic material, polypropylene (PP), has great potential for application in the field of 3D printing due to its low density, high strength, good heat resistance and insulation, chemical stability and low price. However, the process of melt crystallization causes great shrinkage in PP, which makes it prone to warping and deformation during 3D printing. The final product may therefore be less accurate than desired. In addition, the printed product is of low toughness and high loss, often ending up of having no actual use.  New Materials Driving the Development of 3D Printing Technology NHU’s new material research team has dived headfirst into the emerging field of 3D printing since 2019 and has successfully developed polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), boosting the development of 3D printing technologies.   PPS is a thermoplastic material with excellent performance in heat resistance, chemical resistance, flame retardancy and electrical properties. It has a heat deflection temperature of 260°C and a long-term service temperature of over 200°C. In addition, its chemical resistance is second only to fluorine resins, and it has a V-0 flame rating. When ground into powder, it has high fluidity; when spread out,the powder bed is leveled and smooth, resulting in high accuracy for 3D printing.  According to the R & D staff, the particle size of the material has been one of the key factors affecting the structure and performance of 3D printed parts. PPS micro powder effectively addresses the limitations of the particle size of the material, promoting its application in 3D printing. With excellent thermal stability, PPS micro powder can be recycled multiple times, greatly reducing the cost of printing. This backs up the argument of the pollution-free benefit of 3D printing.  The new PPS material developed by NHU has been widely used for areas of low-carbon emission and environmental protection. For example, PPS filter-bag made of PPS resin has been installed in dust collectors in domestic coal-fired power plants, reducing the smoke emissions of the plants; NEV parts made of PPS materials reduce the weight of the vehicle and its battery and increase the mileage and energy utilization, contributing to sustain

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NHU Won the First Prize of Zhejiang Provincial Award for Technological Invention

Recently, the 2020 Science and Technology Award Conference of Zhejiang Province was held at the Great Hall of the People of Zhejiang Province. The project of "Key Technological Innovation and Industrialization of the Micro-Nano Structure Control of Supported Catalyst" jointly developed by NHU and Zhejiang University won the First Prize of Zhejiang Provincial Award for Technological Invention. This is a renewal of the honor we received in 2017. The project was jointly developed by NHU and Zhejiang University after over ten years of unremitting exploration. Led by Mr. Wang Yong, Deputy Chief Engineer of NHU, the project team successfully broke through the technical bottleneck and developed a series of high-performance hydrogenation catalysts with independent intellectual property rights, addressing the challenge of specific micro-nano structures of catalysts needed for multiple types of hydrogenation reactions. The promotion and application of the project will help cultivate an industrial cluster of vitamins and aroma chemicals with a complete industrial chain featuring leading technologies. This will significantly contribute to the transformation and upgrading of the national fine chemical industry and its scientific and technological progress.Honored by this award, NHU will continue to stay on the main course with an open mind in cooperation with partners and coordination with internal force on the basis of prospective studies, industrialization studies, and studies on the applied technologies in the realm of chemical synthesis and biotechnology. We will give full play to the role of scientific and technological innovation in supporting and leading the economic and industrial development, actively contribute to the high-quality development of the chemical industry and create lasting value for it.

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