Affiliated with China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO); manufactures high explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics and chemical protection apparatus for military purposes; China?s largest manufacturer of trinitrotoleune (TNT), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), ethanolamine, nitrocellulose, cellulose ether, and activated carbon, produces military explosives including cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX), cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine (HMX), pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB), and PYX; produces composite explosives, heat resistant explosives, military propellants, small arm gun propellants, large caliber gun propellants, and rocket propellants; produces ammonium nitrate explosives, N.G. gelatine dynamite, emulsion explosives, watergel explosives, ureanitrate, and black powder; produces detonators, safety fuses and detonating cord; oversees 19 state-owned manufacturing enterprises, over 10 research & development institutes and 6 trading branches; established in 1988 and began import and export activities in 1994; reportedly brokered the sale of 17 tons of sodium sulfide, useful in making mustard gas, to Iran, but the chemicals were never delivered due to export licensing problems; reportedly identified by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as having delivered several hundred tons of carbon disulfide, an ingredient in nerve gas agents, to Iran in 1996; reportedly linked to Q. Chen, a ?major supplier of glass-lined equipment and chemicals to Iran?s chemical weapon program.?
Subsidiaries include Beijing Nocinco Specialty Chemical Co. Ltd., Beijing Nocinco Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Dalian North Chemical Co. Ltd., Wuxi North Chemical Industries Corp., Guangzhou Nocinco Chemical Trading Co. Ltd., Chengdu North Chemical Co. Ltd., Nanjing North Chemical Co. Ltd., Gansu Nocinco Yinguang Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd., Beijing North Chemical Trading Co. Ltd., Beijing Aocheng Chemical Scientific Development Corp., Beijing Nocinco Lingbo Industrial & Trading Co. Ltd.
Factories include Shanxi Jindong Chemical (Group) Co. Ltd., Shandong Nocinco Modern Chemical Industries Co. Ltd., Shanxi Xing?an Chemical Industries (Group) Corp., Luzhou North Chemical Co. Ltd., Liaoning Qingyang Chemical (Group) Co. Ltd., Liaoning Huafeng Chemical Industries (Group) Corp., Liaoning Xiangdong Chemical Industries Corp., Hubei Dongfang Chemical Industries Corp., Sichuan Hongguang Chemical Industries Corp., Gansu Yinguang Chemical Industries Corp., Xi?an Hui?an Chemical Industries Corp., Shanxi Xinhua Chemical Co. Ltd., Shanxi Nocinco Guanlu Chemical Co. Ltd., Sichuan North Notrocellulose Co. Ltd., Beijing Nocinco Science & Technology Co. Ltd.