Cabot plans new R&D facility in Asia to improve carbon black innovation

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Cabot Corporation has revealed its plans to establish a new Asia Technology Center to accelerate innovation and applications development. This lab will be co-located with Cabot’s regional headquarters in Shanghai and will feature state-of-the-art analytical and application testing equipment.

The facility will be initially staffed by more than 30 highly skilled researchers and scientists working together with extended research teams throughout Cabot’s extensive global network. A new lab environment aims to promote best practices and idea-sharing across businesses and will foster open innovation to increase collaboration with customers.

With this lab, Cabot can better meet the unique requirements of its China- and Asia-based customers across a range of critical applications.

Senior VP of R&D and CTO Yakov Kutsovsky said, “We already have strong manufacturing and commercial capabilities in Asia. With a highly experienced team and state-of-the-art equipment, the Asia Technology Center will enable us to offer our customers more collaborative services, faster development times and extensive testing and trialling in Asia. Furthermore, we will have the ability to showcase our strengths in research, development, innovation and industrial applications.”

June 29, 2016

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