Since its foundation in 1952 research and development have been the basic entrepreneurial activities of the Research Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Inc. (hereinafter VÚAnCh). After its privatization in 1995 the present stock corporation has continually linked to the long-term tradition of the company in the branch of development and research of inorganic technologies. Since the year 2000, when on decision of the sole shareholder the company became central research workplace of the group UNIPETROL, the research activity has been extended for the branch of purifying and petroleum research. This significant extention of activities has been made possible by the organizational incorporation of erudite research workplaces of the companies of Chemopetrol, Inc. and Kaučuk, Inc. into the structure of VÚAnCh.
In co-operation with its partners from academic and business sphere VÚAnCh has solved several extensive research projects with the support of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the CR; it is integrated in the activity of the Research Centre for complex processing of oil (nicknamed KoZoRoH) supported by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the CR; it takes part in the project AMMONORE, subsidized from funds of EU through the fifth Framing programme and solves a range of development orders of smaller extent.
The technical and personnel conditions enable VÚAnCh to offer its partners and customers co-operation in the following fields:
- optimalization, development and research of technologies of syntheses of basic and/or special inorganic compounds,
- development and research of technologies of production of fertilizers,
- minimizing, recycling and disposal of solid, liquid and gaseous waste,
- synthesis of catalyzers and study of catalyst processes,
- technology of oil processing - production of fuel, oils and tar,
- description and utilizing of oil processing by-products.
VÚAnCh is able to solve research assignments in a complex way from working out retrievals and patent studies, through laboratory and semi-operational testing, design of technology and its economical evaluation to specialist supervising at applying the results. For important research projects VÚAnCh is ready to work out and submit application for the state support and in case of its approval to guarantee implementation of all requirements of the relevant legislation, which is tied up with the state support to science and research.