The company said the center will enhance its application development capabilities and will provide a state-of-the-art collaboration platform to deliver innovative solutions to customers throughout Asia Pacific.
Cabot said the center features advanced analytical and application testing equipment to provide global, best-in-class technical application service. The lab will support Cabot product lines including rubber and specialty carbons, fumed metal oxides, masterbatch and compounds, activated carbon and inkjet colorants with testing and development capabilities that closely represent Cabot’s customer applications.
The new lab will initially host approximately 30 highly skilled researchers and scientists from all of Cabot’s businesses under one roof to improve the company’s cross-collaboration, leverage its various technology platforms and create new solutions for customers. This team is specifically attuned to the unique requirements of Cabot’s China-and Asia-based customers across a range of critical applications.
“This investment in China is strategically important to our ability to deliver on our vision and goal of driving application innovation with our customers by developing solutions that deliver advanced performance," said Sean Keohane, president and CEO. "Throughout our 135-year history we have a proven track record of creating innovative solutions that help address a variety of business and global challenges.
“Furthermore, our new Technology Center provides an open and inviting environment that supports dynamic discussions and collaboration, so that we can work together with our current and prospective customers and partners to help them achieve their goals.”
“Our new Asia Technology Center provides our customers throughout Asia Pacific access to our unparalleled particle knowledge and technical expertise," said Jeff Zhu, SVP, and president of the Asia Pacific Region. "In addition, we can deliver truly differentiated solutions that meet the market needs of today and the future by providing more collaborative services, faster development and increased speed to market.
“This investment shows our commitment not only to China and Asia, but to the development of advanced technologies and services to our customers. Through the new Technology Center, we are entering an exciting new phase of growth in Asia."
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