celebrated the grand opening of its Michelman (China) Sustainability Center on Jan. 17, 2019, at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone.
The new Center is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region and follows the opening of the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings, which opened in Mumbai last January.
“As a global developer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, we believe in sustaining both the natural and business environments," said Ginger Merritt, VP, coatings and country manager, Michelman China. "In fact, our purpose is Innovating a Sustainable Future and reflects Green Growth, a pillar of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan. Our unwavering values and passion for environmentally conscious innovation help companies in this region establish and achieve their product performance goals.
"With the exciting addition of the new MSC, we are furthering our commitment to helping the 13th FYP expand and reinforce green manufacturing with our water-based and sustainable expert materials," Merritt continued. “The MSC will foster both sustainable solutions and collaboration. It incorporates dedicated space, technical expertise, and technology and promotes collaborative innovation between partners, customers, service providers, and suppliers of multiple industries’ value chains. This new facility will have a Technology & Marketing Office along with a fully equipped Development Center to develop solutions that are sustainable and green.”
The grand opening ceremony and facility tour featured presentations from both Michelman president and CEO Steve Shifman and Kenneth Jarrett, former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.