The Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis "Blachownia" (Polish abbreviation - ICSO) is an R&D centre working within the field of organic chemistry. Since 1952 it has been a successful partner for both domestic and foreign contractors developing, implementing and improving chemical processes, production and sale of branch products. ICSO belongs to the top research units in Poland, which is proved by the category A, granted to ICSO by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. ICSO carries on R&D and implementation works within the scope of chemical sciences, performs chemical research, tests and analyses. The competence and experience of ICSO is proved by numerous publications, patents and commercial implementations.
- 888 technologies implemented
- 1625 patents gained, including 57 abroad
- 2104 scientific publications in Poland and abroad
- 1782 lectures, announcements and posters presented
- 14 international contracts for technology transfer signed
* as of 31st December 2016
Possessing a modern measuring and research apparatus, ICSO provides complex services: research, analyses, advisory and design and performs services in the range of scientific and technical information.
ICSO's research subject area includes conducting scientific research and R&D works concerning the chemical processes, especially in the range of:
- organic synthesis and technology,
- acrylic, phenolic, epoxy resins, polycarbonates and others, as well as resins properties modifications,
- gases separation, hydrogen and pressure processes,
- renewable raw-materials processing technologies,
- petro- and carbochemical processes,
- homo- and heterogenic catalysis,
- polymers and plastics technology and chemistry and their modification and processing,
- surfactants and household chemistry,
- auxiliaries for various industry branches,
- chemical analyses,
- physical chemistry,
- chemical engineering,
- environmental protection and wastes utilization.
ICSO cooperates widely with domestic and foreign organizations. ICSO is a participant of scientific and industrial consortia, scientific networks, EU research programmes and technological platforms.
In order to meet the expectations of the industrial partners offered processes, technological solutions, branch products and provided services are adapted to worldwide standards. ICSO performs analyses according to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) rules.
ICSO allows its specialists to improve their professional skills and invests in young, ambitious and creative people. It also gives a chance of an independent, scientific development for graduates of universities and polytechnics, especially in chemistry. 66% of ICSO's employees have degrees.
The high level of works conducted by ICSO is reflected in a number of state and ministerial prizes and awards as well as numerous medals at international and Polish exhibitions of innovations, research and new technologies.