Cincinnati, Ohio - Michelman has opened a new technology centre in Singapore, which the film coatings group Michelman said indicates its rising commitment and investment in the Asia Pacific region.
The centre is strategically designed to allow for fast, efficient development of new water-based coatings and surface modifying additives formulated specifically for the Asia Pacific markets,Michelman said.
The centre is designed to allow for collaboration between chemists and application specialists, customers, visiting scientists, local think tanks, universities, and others involved in the research and product development process.
Michelman has also installed a 400 kg pilot batch reactor and state-of-the-art testing equipment, which will be used to help customers accelerate the 'concept-to-commercialisation cycle,' the company said.
Michelman has built, equipped and staffed the facility to serve customers of its paper and flexible packaging coatings, as well as its surface modifiers and additives for paint and coatings.