The group is the world’s largest production base for alginic acid and sodium alginate, for applications in food, medicine and technology. With support from a range of national and provincial programs, the company is now building a large R&D center in Qingdao. The focus will be on food applications through Jihai Nutrition Technologies Co., on marine cosmetics and fertilizers. Functional sugar alcohols are another field of business.

China Bio news release, Oct. 27. 2014