Boston, Masachusetts – Cabot Corp. is planning to establish a new ‘application innovation’ laboratory at its regional headquarters in Shanghai, China, the company has announced 14 June.
The unit will serve as a technology centre for the Asian region and be staffed by around 30 researchers and scientists, linked into Cabot’s global R&D network.
The facility will support product lines including activated carbon, rubber and speciality carbons, fumed metal oxides, masterbatch and compounds, and inkjet colorants, Cabot’s statement continued.
“The Asia Technology Center will enable us to offer our customers more collaborative services, faster development times and extensive testing and trialling in Asia,” said Yakov Kutsovsky, senior vice president of R&D, and chief technology officer at Cabot.
“This lab will promote the development of emerging technologies for a variety of end markets,” added Jeff Zhu, senior vice president, and president of the Asia Pacific Region. “We will be able to respond more quickly to our regional and global customers...”