HARBIN, China, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC, "China XD Plastics" or the "Company"), one of China's leading specialty chemical players engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of modified plastics primarily for automotive applications, announced the successful completion of its 6th Annual Seminar on the Development of the Macromolecule Materials Industry held in Harbin, China from December 2, 2013 to December 3, 2013.
The annual seminar gives industry experts an opportunity to review and evaluate the Company's research and development ("R&D") initiatives in terms of technology advancement on the backdrop of government policies which support development of the modified plastics industry. The seminar was attended by the Company's senior management and R&D staff, academicians and leading macromolecule materials industry experts and analysts.
During the seminar, industry experts assessed the progress of the Company's R&D projects for 2013, and then provided concluding assessments to the Company's 32 R&D projects in 2013 and project assessments to the Company's 17 R&D projects for 2014. Projects were reviewed in terms of overall strategy, alignment with government policies, market opportunities, efficient utilization of R&D and technical feasibility, and received favorable remarks and support from industry experts. The Company's directions for R&D in 2014 include plastic alloy, high performance fiber and its products, weather resistance, flame resistance, and special engineering plastics, which will cover high-speed rail, ship, airplane and biomedical and other high-end fields that the Company plans to expand into beyond the Company's leading automotive field, reflecting the Company's strategy to diversify its product portfolio and further expand its customer base.
Mr. Jie Han, Chairman and CEO of China XD Plastics, said, "We are pleased to host this important seminar each year and importantly, we believe it highlights our focus on product R&D as a key growth driver of our business. The Company's presented projects are all advanced initiatives designed to continue the shift of our product mix to help meet the growing demand for higher value-added and high margin modified plastics products across various industries. We will continue to invest in R&D and deepen our cooperation with industry experts to ensure that we stay on the leading edge of the modified plastics sector in China."
About China XD Plastics Company Limited
China XD Plastics Company Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and sells modified plastics, primarily for automotive applications. The Company's products are used in the exterior and interior trim and in the functional components of 24 automobile brands manufactured in China, including AUDI, BMW, Toyota, Buick, Mazda, VW Golf, Jetta, and Hafei new energy vehicles. The Company's wholly-owned research center is dedicated to the research and development of modified plastics, and benefits from its cooperation with well-known scientists from prestigious universities in China. As of September 30, 2013, 274 of the Company's products have been certified for use by one or more of the automobile manufacturers in China. For more information please visit http://www.chinaxd.net.
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Mr. Taylor Zhang, CFO
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