Hexion Inc., Columbus, Ohio, reports the successful completion of its Application Development Center (ADC) in Shanghai. The 4,800-square- meter facility will support Hexion’s research and development efforts and customer collaborations with a focus on waterborne coatings and composite applications.
“The new ADC is another example of our ongoing commitment to strategically invest in our R&D footprint to increase opportunities for innovation and stimulate growth,” said Craig A. Rogerson, chairman, president and CEO. “… we expect the new ADC to strengthen our market leading position in China for wind energy applications by developing next generation solutions based on EPIKOTE™ and EPIKURE™ epoxy systems. The ADC will also support further innovation based on our EPIKOTE and EPONOL™ resin systems for automotive applications, such as lightweight auto composite components and other technologies that allow customers to build cars with better mileage, reducing air emissions without sacrificing performance, as well as enabling technologies that support production of electric-powered vehicles.”