The first phase of to-be Asian largest aerogel manufacturer in Shanxi Province officially went into operation as the company released a series of aerogel products on Jan 6.
The project's first phase, which includes construction of 20 facilities such as a main control building, warehouses and workshops, can produce as much as 20,000 cubic meters of aerogel blankets and 1,000 tons of aerogel powder annually.
The entire project will cover more than 400 mu (266,667 sq m) in three phases.
It is estimated that 300 jobs and 8 billion yuan ($1.15 billion) in sales revenue will be achieved when all three phases of the project are fully completed.
One of the top ten new materials that are changing the world, aerogel is the lightest solid material with the lowest density known, winning the title "solid fume".
It has become a main part of Shanxi Province's layout on new material industry.
Sedin Engineering Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd (CNCEC), was the general contractor of the project.
As a Shanxi-based central SOE, the company has contributed to the province's transformation of coal enterprises into non-coal ventures and carried on more than 1,300 major national projects.
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)