Dr. Xiudong Sun - Director Applications Technology, Thermoplastic


What made you want to work in the chemistry field?

I have always enjoyed developing new materials that are better in properties and better for the environment.

What type of application development programs do you specialize in?

I focus on developing new combinations of materials (i.e. formulations) and optimal processes to provide customers with high performance, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solutions.

What is the next project or product that you would be most excited to explore?

I would be most excited to explore an application where no other flame retardant can meet the needs but Nofia materials.  For example, a high tenacity flame retardant industrial fiber may be a good fit.

What technology gets you excited?

Anything new that brings an innovative solution to an unmet need.

What’s something you want to learn or get better at?

Japanese, so I can serve customers in the region better.


Quick Answer


If you could have any type of food (right now) what would it be?

Delicious, authentic Chinese food.

What is your go-to reference book? 

Google...and my old text books.

Are you a morning or evening person?


What is your favorite “science fact” of all time?

“If you are cold, you will get a cold”

Favorite quote?

“Things turn out best for people who make best of the way things turn out”

Hua Jiang