Solvay Launches Three Research, Development & Technology Centers in Asia
The Solvay Group announces it is progressively creating a cluster of three Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) centers in Asia. The centers will be set up in India, Korea and China. The investment program will be completed before the end of 2011. They will endorse innovation and sustainable development in the region. Each center will focus on customer-tailored innovation for the region by leveraging the various strengths of the Group, focusing on open innovation with the regional academic world, approaching key markets and applications and fostering Asian talent.
The Indian RD&T center will be based near Vadodara, in Gujarat State of the Republic of India. The Korean Center will be housed in Ulsan and the Chinese center in the Shanghai region. The center in India will focus its efforts mainly on high-performance polymers, organic chemistry, nano composites, biotechnology and green chemistry. The center in Korea will be driven by high-growth markets such as electronics, lithium ion batteries and photovoltaic cells. The center in China will tailor innovative solutions for the tremendous Chinese market.
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