Shanghai Huayi Acrylic Acid Co., Ltd. insists on the overall strategy for the development of a science & technology enterprise. Its scientific and technological progress focuses on enhancing the capability of independent innovation, and firmly grasps the initiative in the key innovation parts to master the core technology. On the techniques of acrylic acid and esters, SHAA explores an í░acrylic acidí▒ feature of introduction, digestion, innovation and output, as a pioneer in the development of complete sets of domesticated acrylic technology.

The formation of patented techniques on complete sets of acrylic acid production with independent intellectual property brings China into being the fourth country (after Germany, Japan and the United States) that possesses complete sets of acrylic acid production technology. The successfully developed acrylic acid catalyst reaches the advanced international level. SHAA is the fourth company in the world (after the German BASF, Nippon Shokubai and Japan's Mitsubishi) having the acrylic acid catalyst and the acrylic acid production technology simultaneously.
SHAA extends industrial chain with technological innovation and improves resource utilization. Success has been achieved in the development of catalyst and process technology of the oxidation of Isobutene to methacrylic acid in the industrial test devices. Domestic acrylic acid and ester technology for the first time managed to accomplish technical transfers to PetroChina, even to foreign countries, like Saudi Arabia, etc.
SHAA increases input in research. The research funding increases year by year to realize the developing goal as "Promote the Company by Science and Technology". Annual research investment accounts for 3-5% of sales revenue. Our new products mainly include products like super absorbent polymers (SAP), methacrylic acid, methyl methacrylate, butadiene, (methyl) acrylate catalysts, butadiene oxidation catalysts.
Till the end of 2015, the company has applied for 176 cases of domestic and foreign patents (more than 99% for the invention patents), and 106 of them have been granted.