China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Completes the Installation of Freeslate High Throughput Workflow

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Freeslate workflow accelerates research in catalyst synthesis for energy and chemical development.

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The acceptance of our Freeslate Zeolite Synthesis Workflow by China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. further validates our high throughput experimentation technology.

Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high-throughput solutions that enable step-change gains in R&D productivity and innovation, today announced it has successfully installed a high throughput workflow at China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.) to support research and development in the area of zeolite catalysts. This will support Sinopec’s ongoing research initiatives in the area of energy and chemical development.

“The China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is one of the leading petrochemical organizations not only in China but in the world. The acceptance of the Freeslate Zeolite Synthesis Workflow further validates our high throughput experimentation technology and the value of our products’ intelligent solutions to high throughput research,” said John Senaldi, chief executive officer of Freeslate, Inc. “We look forward to further expanding our presence in China.”

The Zeolite Synthesis Workflow utilizes Freeslate-pioneered microscale, high-throughput technology for accelerating the pace of breakthrough R&D discoveries. Freeslate workflows transform traditional bench science into automated parallel experimentation―increasing experimental capacity and velocity by 10- to 100-fold. The Zeolite Synthesis Workflow and other Freeslate high throughput workflows for advancing research in chemical and energy development have been implemented by a number of companies within the oil and gas industry.

About Sinopec Corp.
Sinopec Corp. is the first Chinese company that has been listed in Hong Kong, New York, London and Shanghai. The Company is an integrated energy and chemical company with upstream, midstream and downstream operations. The principal operations of Sinopec Corp. and its subsidiaries include: exploring, developing, producing and trading crude oil and natural gas; processing crude oil into refined oil products; producing, trading, transporting, distributing and marketing refined oil products; and producing and distributing chemical products. Based on 2009 turnover, Sinopec Corp. is the largest listed company in China. The Company is one of the largest crude oil and petrochemical companies in China and Asia. It is also one of the largest gasoline, diesel and jet fuel and other major chemical products producers and distributors in China and Asia.

For additional information about Sinopec Corp., please visit the Company's website at http://www.sinopec.com.

About Freeslate
Freeslate is a privately-held company that provides products and related services for high throughput research. Based on its proprietary laboratory automation technology, high-throughput pressure reactors and integrated LEA (Lab Execution and Analysis) software suite, the company enables step-change gains in its customer’s productivity and innovation by delivering seamlessly integrated workflows. Relying on an experienced team of engineers, software developers and scientists, Freeslate works closely with their customers to design, develop and implement automated solutions that transform their approach to critical R&D work processes, accelerating innovation. Serving customers for more than a decade, the business has provided high-throughput solutions to a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, energy, chemicals, and consumer products. Formerly a division of Symyx, Freeslate is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with a direct sales and service presence in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Freeslate, please visit http://www.freeslate.com.

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