Shanghai, China – Cabot Corp. officially opened its new ‘Asia technology center’ in Shanghai, China on 14 Sept, the company has announced.
The 4,500 square metre unit will enhance Cabot’s application development capabilities and provide a “collaboration platform to deliver innovative solutions” to customers in Asia Pacific.
Co-located with Cabot’s regional HQ in Shanghai, the technology centre features advanced analytical and application testing equipment, the company said.
The lab is to 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.
The unit will initially host around 30 researchers and scientists from all Cabot businesses to improve “cross-collaboration, leverage different technology platforms and create new solutions for customers.”
Cabot ad that the team there was “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.