Eastman Announces Completion of Asia Pacific Technical CenterMay 9th, 2013 by Editor
Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of LLumar Window Film, has announced the completion of its Asia Pacific Technical Center in Singapore. The technology center, which initially opened in 1997, has added technological capabilities for chemical research and development as well as a laboratory redesign aimed at energy savings up to 50 percent.
“The enhanced technology center is Eastman’s commitment to developing capabilities and growth in Singapore and the region,” says Dr. Gregory W. Nelson, senior vice president and chief technology officer. “It also demonstrates Eastman’s dedication to sustainability and echoes Singapore’s sustainability blueprint for enhanced resource efficiency to help overcome resource limitation for growth.”
“Eastman’s newly completed Asia Pacific Technical Center allows the company to better support its customers’ evolving needs. Through its comprehensive presence in Singapore—from manufacturing to innovation and HQ activities—and by leveraging Singapore’s innovation capabilities and proximity to the consumer, Eastman will be able to develop innovative and sustainable solutions in Asia for Asia,” adds Eugene Leong, director for energy and chemicals at the Singapore Economic Development Board.
The Asia Pacific Technical Center also includes the Solutia Technical Services Team following the $4.8 billion acquisition of Solutia in 2012. The company says in a statement it plans to “further strengthen local headcount in the next few years to grow the Performance Films and Interlayers businesses in Asia Pacific” as part of what it calls “a diversified portfolio strategy for sustainable growth.”