The company recently invested in a 20-ton reactor, which will double Michelman's production capabilities and complement the existing 400 kg, 6000 kg, and 12000 kg reactors.
Michelman also laid the foundation for improving its Advanced Technology Center. The laboratory expansion will include advance equipment for barrier testing and for improving the characterization of both the physical and chemical properties of coatings.
A Capacity Expansion Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 28th, 2017 at Michelman’s Singapore Technology Centre and feature presentations from Steve Shifman, president & CEO of Michelman, as well as Gian Yi-Hsen, regional president, Americas, of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
The event will include a plant and laboratory tour which will showcase the new reactor as well as other state-of-the-art testing equipment.
“Our high-performing associates, along with our partners and customers are to be thanked for the company’s success in this region,” said Steven Wong, VP and managing director of Michelman Asia Pacific. “Great people and great partners equals great success.”
The Singapore location will not only serve as an Advanced Manufacturing Site and Technology Center, but also a Regional Logistics hub and Shared Service Center for Finance and HR activities.
“Singapore is proud to be a key manufacturing site for Michelman over the last two decades, and [the] expansion is a testament to their commitment to strengthen their footprint here to serve growth markets in Asia,” said Cindy Koh, director, Energy & Chemicals of the Singapore Economic Development Board. “We look forward to further success together.”