Huntsman enters China with $40m technology centre

Asia Pacific Technology Center is opened in Shanghai's Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone

Huntsman Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, has officially opened its new Asia Pacific Technology Center (ATC) in Shanghai's Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone.

The $40m facility, which forms a technology and innovation campus together with an existing technology centre which opened in 2008, is made up of laboratories, machine halls and offices, and can accommodate 400 technical experts. Huntsman also has other facilities in The Woodlands in the US and Brussels in Belgium, as well as smaller regional centres.

Tony Hankins, CEO Asia Pacific at Huntsman Corporation, said: “The Asia Pacific ATC investment reflects Huntsman’s long term commitment to grow in partnership with our customers in this key market. We now have a world class technology facility in Shanghai, employing talented local scientists, developing fit for purpose applications that are suited to the specific needs of our customers across the region.

"We started construction of the facility in February 2012 and in close cooperation with the Shanghai Minhang United Development Co Ltd and the Government of Minhang District, the centre was completed on schedule in June. We appreciate their strong commitment and I sincerely thank them for all their support in the creation of this outstanding facility.”

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