CHINA: Arkema opens 1st Chinese R&D center

The new center will provide the capacity to help speed up the development of customized products and solutions for Arkema's customers in China and Southeast Asia. It will also allow Arkema to strengthen its links with the Chinese scientific community at large.

Arkema said the center boasts state-of-the-art equipment, including application laboratories, a center of excellence for thermoplastics, a process expertise center and training facilities for customers.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 21 Oct 2013(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)