Master core technology and break the monopoly of international giants
In addition to wet wipes chemicals, chemical fiber oil is another fist product of Xi'anda with more than 20 years of experience, and has become a leading technology company in this field, and has maintained good long-term with domestic large-scale fiber manufacturers such as Jiangnan High Fiber and Xinwei Lion. Partnership.
With the gradual deepening of research on diaper products, the industry no longer only pays attention to the absorption speed and absorption index of diapers, but focuses on the multiple liquid absorption of diapers, realizing whether this is a baby's red buttocks. One of the key factors of the phenomenon. The top layer material is one of the keys to determining the multiple liquid absorption of the diaper. If the top layer material has only a single hydrophilicity, the first urine can quickly seep, and the second and third urine will The penetration is very slow or even completely infiltrated, directly affecting the dryness of the surface layer. Using multiple hydrophilic topping materials, the first 3 urines can ooze in 2 seconds, and the probability of red buttocks is much smaller.
At present, the surface material of the baby diaper is mostly made of a hot air non-woven fabric, and the adult diaper surface layer is mostly made of a spunbonded nonwoven fabric. In order to achieve multiple hydrophilicity of the hot air nonwoven fabric, the chemical fiber oil agent is essential, and in order to make the spunbond nonwoven fabric have multiple hydrophilicity, a special finishing agent is required. In the past, these technologies were basically monopolized by international giants, such as Matsumoto, Takemoto in Japan, Galston in the United States, and Kekai in Germany, which were expensive.
In response to this situation, after three years of painstaking research, Xi'anda Company finally broke through the technical bottleneck and successfully developed alternative products. The performance indicators have reached the technical level of similar foreign products. According to Zhang, this is a relatively difficult technology. The company has made great efforts to make breakthroughs in research and development. It has become the first company in China to have this technology. Now it has entered industrial application and applied for relevant patents. He said: "The significance of our introduction of multiple hydrophilic oils and finishing agents lies in mastering core technologies, breaking the monopoly of multinational companies, and reducing costs for domestic fiber and nonwovens manufacturers, effectively promoting the overall technical level of the industry. Our oils and finishes are already a substitute for imported products in terms of performance, and the price is only half that of multinational companies, which can bring real profits to industry companies."
Give full play to its advantages and impart unique antibacterial properties to oils and finishes
Breaking through foreign monopoly is not the ultimate goal. Zhang Zong said: "Domestic enterprises have a characteristic. For advanced foreign technology, learning is the beginning, and the ultimate goal is to surpass." After the successful development of multiple hydrophilic oils and finishing agents, Xi' Anda is also based on this company's mature antibacterial technology.
Zhang Zong believes that the application of antibacterial technology to sanitary materials has practical significance. Whether it is baby diapers or adult diapers, sanitary napkins, there is an antibacterial demand. Adult diapers have antibacterial function to deodorize and prevent acne infection. Baby diapers have antibacterial function to prevent or relieve diaper rash.
The company has recently developed a number of unique anti-bacterial products: anti-bacterial sponge cloth multiple hydrophilic finishing agent, cotton towel finishing agent, antibacterial foaming paper finishing agent, crepe towel finishing agent , ES composite staple fiber with antibacterial function, multiple hydrophilic oil agents, and the like.
Upstream and downstream cooperation research and development to open the entire industry chain
The development of Xi'anda Company has always focused on the main line of R&D and innovation. Mr. Zhang has positioned the company as a company with research and development properties. The company's annual R&D investment accounts for about 5% of sales. One-third of the company's employees are R&D personnel, and one-third of them have doctoral and master's degrees. At the same time, the company also cooperates with well-known universities, and doctoral students and graduate students of relevant majors participate in the company's projects during the school. The research results can be used as their thesis topic, as well as the company's technology and patent reserves. This is a good one. The cooperation model is also a good way to train talents.
The Xi'anda service is targeted at the mid- to high-end market, so companies that choose to cooperate in R&D and project development are also leading large enterprises in the industry, with a high starting point. For example, in terms of fiber, it cooperated with Jiangnan High Fiber, Xinwei Lion, Yizheng Chemical Fiber, etc., the spunbonding cloth finishing agent project landed in Fujian, and the ES fiber multi-parent wind cloth project landed in Jiangsu Hualong.
With the development of the industry, there are still some new demands. Many of Xi'anda's R&D innovations are tailored to the requirements of customers, such as adult diaper urine odor control agent, natural fiber flavoring agent, natural fiber antiseptic system. Wait.
In order to better control quality and reduce costs, Xi'anda not only cooperates with downstream users to develop, but also extends upstream and cooperates with raw material supply companies. To ensure the quality, performance and reasonable cost of chemicals, the quality and cost control of upstream core raw materials is essential. Mr. Zhang said: "Many relatively high-end raw material technologies are in the hands of multinational companies. To this end, we must promote the technological advancement of upstream raw materials, and participate in the research and development and production of upstream raw materials in the form of investment shares. Now we are developing new products. Some of the core raw materials are from these invested factories, as well as some of the larger auxiliary materials. We have OEM cooperative factories in China, tailored to our internal control requirements."
Zhang always vividly compares chemicals to “industrial MSG”. Although the amount is small, it determines the function of the final product, which is indispensable. The development philosophy of Xi'anda Company is to go through the industrial chain, cover all categories, and apply the products to various categories such as household paper, sanitary napkins, diapers, wet wipes, cotton wipes, etc., to open up the entire industrial chain.
Speaking of the future development trend of the chemical industry, Mr. Zhang believes that safety is always in the first place, on the one hand, the safety of the product itself, and on the other hand, the risk of circumventing laws and regulations for customers. The second place is the improvement of cost performance, increasing at a reasonable cost and gaining more product quality.
In the future, Xi'anda will continue to maintain the “big development and small production” model, but will be more proactive in reaching out to the market and extending its focus to the front end of consumption. Mr. Zhang said: "In the past, we all connected with the production enterprises. The brand merchants told the manufacturers to the requirements. The production companies told us that we would conduct R&D. In the future, we can try to reverse the operation. We connect with the brand and directly understand the consumption. The needs of the people, and then feedback the collected information to the production enterprise, from the R & D side to the new technology directly to the consumer, better serve the production enterprise and brand."
As a leader of R&D-oriented enterprises, Mr. Zhang has always had a dream of going to the world. Huawei's success has allowed him to see a broader market. He firmly believes that Chinese companies have the ability to do better!