Cabot inaugurates state-of-the-art new R&D facility in Asia

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Cabot Corporation has opened its new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, China. The 4,500m² facility is co-located with Cabot’s regional headquarters and houses advanced analytical and application testing equipment.

R&D work there will focus on product lines including rubber and specialty carbons; fumed metal oxides; masterbatch and compounds; and activated carbon and inkjet colorants; with testing and development capabilities that closely represent customer applications.

Around 30 highly skilled researchers and scientists have been relocated at the lab in order to improve cross-collaboration. Experts at the facility will leverage different technology platforms in order to create new products and will work closely with Cabot teams from across the world.

A unique design also provides an enhanced working environment that will foster greater cooperation with customers and local academia.

Sean Keohane, president and CEO, said, “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.”

September 28, 2017

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