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Siec Badawcza Lukasiewicz - Instytut Ciezkiej Syntezy Organicznej "Blachownia"

Research Center

47-225 Kędzierzyn-Koźle


The Łukasiewicz Research Network - The Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis "Blachownia" (Polish abbreviation – Łukasiewicz - ICSO "Blachownia") is an R&D centre working within the field of organic chemistry. Since 1952, the Institute has been a successful partner for domestic and foreign contractors developing, implementing and improving chemical processes, production and sale of branch products. Łukasiewicz - ICSO “Blachownia” carries out R&D and implementation works within the scope of chemical sciences, performs chemical research, tests and analyses. Our competence is proved by numerous publications, patents and commercial implementations, as well as Good Laboratory Practice Certificate.

Łukasiewicz - ICSO "Blachownia" achievements*

  • 895 implemented technologies
  • 1711 granted patents, including 59 abroad
  • 2167 scientific publications in Poland and abroad 
  • 1849 lectures, announcements and posters
  • 14 international signed contracts for technology transfer


* as of 31st December 2020

Using the modern measuring and research equipment, Łukasiewicz - ICSO "Blachownia" provides complex services: research, analyses, advisory and design and performs services in the range of scientific and technical information.


Łukasiewicz - ICSO "Blachownia" 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.

We cooperate widely with domestic and foreign organizations. Łukasiewicz - ICSO "Blachownia" is a participant of scientific and industrial consortia, scientific networks, EU research programmes and technological platforms. We have experience in EU partnerships cooperation eg. within 5th and 7th Framework Programme, Eureka initiative, COST Actions, Horizon 2020 etc. We are open for collaboration with internatrional partners who are looking for innovative industrial solutions. Our extensive know-how in chemical technologies allows us to state that we are a perfect partner rewady for new scientific challenges.

In order to meet the expectations of the industrial partners offered processes, technological solutions, branch products and provided services are adapted to worldwide standards.

Siec Badawcza Lukasiewicz - Instytut Ciezkiej Syntezy Organicznej "Blachownia"

Siec Badawcza Lukasiewicz - Instytut Ciezkiej Syntezy Organicznej "Blachownia"

Contact Person
Katarzyna Hałambiec
Senior Project specialist/Project Department

We possess modern research equipment and infrastructure for instance:

  • HPLC liquid chromatographs,
  • GPC and HT-GPC gel chromatographs,
  • Mass spectometer with on ion quadruple trap,
  • Gas chromatographs,
  • Turbomatix Headspace Samplers for gas chromatograph
  • XRF spectrometer,
  • glossmeter,
  • HFP Flash Point analyzers,
  • calorimeter and bomb calorimeter,
  • tensiometer,
  • melting point apparatus,
  • elemental analyzers,
  • TOC analyzer Multi N/C,
  • Sensometer for Biochemical Oxygen Demand with Oxitop Controller,
  • thermoscale for TGA/SDTA,
  • differential scanning calorimeter,
  • FT-IR spectometer,
  • high-pressure reaction system,
  • equipment for hydrogenation process simulation,
  • barbotage reactors,
  • hydrogenation compressor 300bars,
  • reactors and pressure vessels,
  • alkoxylation reactors,
  • BET surface area analyzer,
  • hydrogenation demostration plant (1/4 technical),
  • equipment for testing catalysts,
  • colorimeter,
  • GC systems,
  • demontration plant for bisphenol A process (1/2 technical),
  • glass reactors for condensation,
  • rotary evaporator,
  • spectophotometers,
  • refractometer,
  • SSR reactor,
  • flow reactors,
  • titanum reactors,
  • distillation equipment,
  • vacuum rotary evaporator,
  • titrator,
  • laboratory cetrifuges,
  • vacuum drying ovens,
  • homogenizers,
  • Tubiscan and Zetasizer analyzers,
  • coulometers,
  • viscosimeters,
  • temperature chamber,
  • materials testing machines ( impact resistance, strenght tests, extrusion plastometer, oxygen index analyzer, reomixer, reometer, extruder, twin extruder, hydraulic press etc.)
  • development of R&D works,
  • new chemical technologies development,
  • modification of chemical technologies,
  • manufacturing of thermoplastics application batches,
  • analytical services,
  • labotarory scale  and demonstration scale testing
  • technical offers for technology commercialization,
  • basic and process engineering,
  • co-operation and consultancy during technical design and construction of the plant,
  • staff training and participation in plant start-up,
  • co-operation during equipment delivery,
  • other services
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