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Solvay launches three RD&T centers in Asia

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Solvay Group (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) announces today 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 and give a boost to Solvay’s growing presence in Asia. 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. By launching the three centers in Asia, Solvay shows it is committed to endorse the projects of its customers and to help them develop innovative products and services. The Indian RD&T center will be based near Vadodara, in Gujarat State, and will focus its efforts mainly on high-performance polymers, organic chemistry, nanocomposites, biotechnology and green chemistry. The Korean Center will be housed in Ulsan, and will be driven by high-growth markets, such as electronics, lithium-ion batteries and photovoltaic cells. The Chinese center in the Shanghai…
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