Research & Development

Whether you need an off-the-shelf solution or custom-engineered intermediates that meet your precise purity, quality, and reliability specs, SI Group delivers.

From the beginning we immerse ourselves in your business to achieve a profound understanding of your objectives, markets, and operations—enhancing the properties of your products, creating real value and delivering enduring success. We work hard to help you solve your toughest application challenges. By working together we build strong relationships to help us better understand your needs.

Intelligent Research and Development

We have a reputation of developing technologies that help our customers improve raw material yields and product purity, and to be competitive in the marketplace. This development helps our customers be the first-to-market with new or improved products and applications, which enables them to maintain their competitive advantages.

We are a true global organization, from our Manufacturing, to our Research and Marketing operations. Our scientists continuously develop and expand our portfolio to better serve our customers. Across SI Group, we deliver comprehensive market intelligence to each endeavor, ensuring complete understanding of our arena, enabling smarter decision-making and resource allocation so our customers can take advantage of new opportunities.

We have state-of-the-art research and development laboratories in Niskayuna, New York; Navi Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; Rio Claro, Brazil; and Pratteln, Switzerland. In addition, we have invested in application testing facilities in China, Brazil, and the United States to serve the needs of the Rubber and Industrial Resins markets. These well-equipped facilities handle a full range of chemistries and reaction conditions that include:

  • Fully automated bench top reactor systems for 24/7 unattended operations for catalyst evaluations and process development in fixed bed reactors

  • Several Hastelloy high temperature and high pressure autoclaves

  • State-of-the-art testing facilities

Tied directly to these laboratories is our state-of-the-art analytical department, including inorganics analysis capabilities (ICP-AES, ICP-MS, and Ion Chromatography).

Our global research and development teams include a highly trained staff of experienced chemists, engineers, and technicians. These teams provide expertise in:
  • Alkylation, condensation, oxidation, esterfication, and hydrogenation

  • Designing and tailoring resins and oligomers that meet the customers application needs

  • GC - and HPLC - Mass Spectroscopy and ICP-Mass Spectroscopy

These experienced scientist teams are skilled at performing industry standard test methods and are fully capable of developing new test methods to meet unique requirements. We provide problem-solving research services with an emphasis on developing new products as an ISO9002 certified laboratory. After development, we utilize our pilot plant facilities to scale up processes that provide our customers with larger quantities of material for testing.