Liming Research Institute was established in 1965 specializing in chemical propellants and raw materials research to meet demands of national defense construction. The first-generation Liming workers led by Li Junxian had overcome many difficulties to develop a high-performance UDMH propellant. It was used in Chinas first man-made satellite and serves as major fuel for large carrier rockets and intercontinental strategic arms. The institute developed a globally advanced methylhydrazine and anhydrous hydrazine propellant, successfully used in the “two bombs and one satellite” engineering projects; it developed BHT and perchloric acid products which are key raw materials for the domestic first-generation advanced solid propellant and contributed to its national defense and aerospace sectors.
The Petroleum and Chemicals Ministry relocated the institute in October 1977. The construction was completed in Luoyang, Henan province in 1984. Employees have put forward the principles of civil production, screening civil technologies from military products, and developing civil technologies and products. It led to rapid developments in hydrogen peroxide, polyurethane and fine chemicals.
There were 242 scientific research institutes including the Liming Research Institute that were transformed into scientific enterprises in July 1999 in accordance with national scientific structural reforms. The institute planned development is based on its own technologies, which focus on the fields of peroxides, fluoride-bearing gas, new polyurethane materials and chemical propellants, and build an advanced industrial base to cover its scientific research strengths, promoted scientific research with industrialization benefits and laid a solid foundation. The institute entered the top 500 Chinese chemical enterprises in terms of its economic benefits in 2007; It became the enterprise with the best growth potential in the domestic chemical industry in 2008. It realizes rapid developments through industrialization based on its scientific innovation strengths to obtain second prize of innovative achievements for modern corporate management.
The Liming spirit of self-reliance and arduous struggles by providing first-class technologies for the country and society. Facing rapid technology developments and more fierce market competition, as well as talent competition, Liming workers adhere to the vision of building Chinas first class and internationally-known modern scientific enterprise, to create opportunities for employees, value for clients and benefits for society.. The institute implements full range 6S management, TPM management, world-class manufacturing, promotes technological and management innovations and intensify its competitiveness by promoting organizational reforms, product structure optimization and utilizing advanced management concepts. .
Facing new situations, opportunities and tasks during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period, Liming Research Institute will continue to implement scientific developments for the country and society, while, utilizing industrial structure adjustments, adhere to industrialized developments, develop new products, improve product structure, realize industrialization based on in-house intellectual property rights, expand in the fields of polyurethane raw materials, fluoride-bearing electronic chemicals, hydrogen peroxide and chemical propellants, realize economic scales, enhance overall quality and competitiveness for the reputation of the institute, promote management and mechanism innovations to realize sustainable growth for the enterprise, to build it into Chinas first-class and internationally-known scientific enterprise.
The Liming Research Institute hopes to cooperate with wise people from home and abroad to create a marvelous future！