Nanjing, China -- Speciality chemical company Chemtura Corp. has opened an Application Development Center (ADC) in the Nanjing Economic & Technological Development Zone, to serve as its "technical centre of excellence for its business in the Asia-Pacific region," a 24 May company statement said.
The ADC will be made up of a group of laboratories serving Chemtura's business in Asia-Pacifc, including urethanes, AgroSolutions, antioxidant/UV stabilisers, consumer products, flame retardants and petroleum additives.
"Chemtura's Chinese customers are making huge technical advances every year, and the Chemtura ADC facility will allow significant technical synergies, driving growth for Chemtura's customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region," said Li Meng, Chemtura Asia-Pacific commercial director for urethanes and petroleum additives.
Director of the ADC, Charles Guo, said external initiatives will be supported, such as development of new formulations aimed at local customer needs, evaluation of new-product opportunities, training of local distributors and key customers to increase their competitiveness and provision of technical support for tolling or contract manufacturing. The ADC will also support internal training, regulatory requirements and promotional activities, Chemtura said.
"The ADC is an immediate investment in science, laboratory technology, research, development and innovation in China," Chemtura ceo Craig Rogerson said in the statement, adding that Chemtura "is very interested in cooperative relationships with government economic and technological development agencies, universities and research institutes, and other engines of innovation and growth."
Chemtura recently expanded its region headquarters in Shanghai, and is recruiting additional staff in Shanghai, Nanjing and elsewhere to fulfill its growth plan in China and the region, the statement added. (RD)