The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese Corporation
, a global technology and specialty materials company, is advancing its application technology group in the Americas by moving to a state-of-the-art facility in the greater Cincinnati area. Celanese Emulsions will join technology teams from Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese, and Celanese EVA Performance Polymers at the site in Florence, Kentucky. "Creating a joint polymer technology facility enables us to leverage our knowledge and application expertise across all three businesses to drive our innovation programs and deliver technical solutions to our customers," said Phillip McDivitt, general manager.
"Celanese Emulsion Polymers is investing in both facilities and people to sharpen our focus on customers and the industries they serve in the Americas. The new location is central to both our customer base and our manufacturing facilities, enabling us to improve our technical service and accelerate new product development," said McDivitt.
The targeted completion for the transition from the Houston Technology Center (HTC) to the Ticona site in Florence is October 2011.