Established in 2001 in Kingking Industrial Park with a total investment of CNY 30.7 million, the R&D Center of Qingdao Kingking Applied Chemistry Co., Ltd. covers an area of 8,000 m2, and is equipped with large-scale precision instruments such as gas chromatograph, ultraviolet photometer, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, total nitrogen/sulfur/chlorine analyzer, carbon content analyzer, etc. The pilot test conditions of the Center are at the leading level in the same industry in China and even in Asia. After the review and evaluation, the Analysis and Testing Center and the Combustion Test Laboratory of the R&D Center have been recognized by IKEA from Sweden and Air Wick from the UK as their officially certified candle testing laboratories.
Candle testing Laboratory
The Technology Center was identified as a Qingdao City-level Enterprise Technology Center in 2003 and a Shandong Province-level Enterprise Technology Center in 2005, and was approved to establish the Postdoctoral Research Station at Qingdao Kingking Applied Chemistry Co., Ltd. in 2008. The Technology Center has gathered a large group of high-level researchers, including one who is entitled to the special allowance of the State Council, two municipal specialized top-notch technicians, two district specialized top-notch technicians, five overseas experts, eight with senior technical titles, 37 with intermediate technical titles, and more than 70 with junior technical titles. Qingdao Kingking has also established R & D centers in the United States and Europe. We can present more than 1500 new designs to the market every year.
In addition, Qingdao Kingking successfully completed the shareholding system reform by introducing Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of Chinese Academy of Sciences as a shareholder contributing technology, and engaged in industry-university-research cooperation with Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Ocean University of China, Qingdao University, Qingdao University of Science and Technology and other parties to jointly establish relevant scientific research bases or projects, greatly accelerating the pace of Kingking’s technological innovation.
The tremendous scientific research strength keeps Qingdao Kingking’s leading position in the industry. Over the years, we have drafted 1 national standard and 3 industry standards, obtained 10 core independent intellectual property invention patents, and undertaken a number of national torch programs and Qingdao municipal technology development programs, making enormous contributions to the development of the industry and enterprises. Qingdao Kingking implements comprehensive intellectual property protection by integrating the creation, application, management and protection of intellectual property into the entire process of our technological innovation and business management. We have applied for more than 1,800 patents worldwide and has more than 200 designs with registered copyright. The copyright registration work has been carried out since 2013 and we won the honorary title of Provincial Copyright Demonstration Company in 2014.
In 2004, the "Standards for Jar Candle Products" and "Standards for Art Candle Products" were recognized as the industry standards.
In 2006, Kingking's standards for "new polymer composite transparent candlelight products" were recognized as national standards by the State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and the Standardization Administration of the PRC.
OHSAS18000 (Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety Management System)
IOS14000 (Certificate of Environmental Management System)
ISO9001(Certificate of Quality Management System)
Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) Member
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)
German GS mark
IKEA recognized combustion laboratory
Designated candle testing agency of SGS from Swiss
High-tech Products (Ministry of Science and Technology)
NationalKey High-tech Enterprise (Ministry of Science and Technology)
Excellent Project under Torch Program (Ministry of Science and Technology)
National Torch Program (Ministry of Science and Technology); National Advanced Organization of Technological Innovation for Private Technology Enterprises
Famous Export Brand of China (Ministry of Commerce); "Best Supplier in the World" of Walmart
China Famous Brand (China Famous Brand Strategy Promotion Committee); National Advanced Private Enterprise for Employment and Social Security
"Top-ten enterprise in the Industry with Independent Innovation Ability" in national large- and medium-sized industrial enterprises (National Bureau of Statistics); "Red List" Outstanding Import Enterprise of 2006 (General Administration of Customs)
Advanced Group of Shandong Provincial Federation of Industry and Commerce System for Earthquake Disaster Relief; Best Supplier of IKEA (Northern Region) in FY2008
State-level Key High-tech Enterprise (Ministry of Science and Technology); Advanced Enterprise for Foreign Trade and Economic and Technological Cooperation
China Well-known Trademark (Trademark Office of the SAIC); Outstanding Enterprise of Technology Innovation Fund for SMEs (Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance); postdoctoral work station
State-level High-tech Enterprise (Ministry of Science and Technology)
Best Listed Company on SME Board
First Mayor Quality Award of Qingdao
Shandong Provincial Copyright Protection Demonstration Organization; Shandong Top-Ten Service Brand; Best Public Image Award
Best Supplier of Sainsbury (UK’s third largest supermarket); Best Listed Company on SME Board
National Advanced Enterprise in Intellectual Property
Jinhui Award at the 7thChina International Copyright Expo
High-end Brand Cultivation Enterprise of Shandong Manufacturing Industry