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DSM Engineering Plastics announces new research facilities in China

Sittard, NL, 17 Apr 2011 13:00 CEST

DSM Engineering Plastics, one of the world's leading suppliers of engineering thermoplastics, has announced its intention to set up a Materials Research and Automotive Development Center in Shanghai.

Roelof Westerbeek, President, DSM Engineering Plastics said “This will be the biggest research center for DSM for engineering plastics outside of the Netherlands.”

DSM Engineering Plastics has a significant focus on China. DSM already has a Development Center at its manufacturing site in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China which carries out advanced material testing and characterization. This new research center in Shanghai will build on these capabilities.

DSM is a preferred supplier to the automotive industry in China. Dr. Yi-Bin Huang – Research and Technology Director, DSM Engineering Plastics Asia Pacific added, “Through the research center, we will deliver our global capabilities to this strategic Chinese market.”

Jayant Dhobley, President, DSM Engineering Plastics Asia Pacific said - “The research center will be located at the DSM campus in Shanghai. This enables us to bring together our synergies in materials sciences and life sciences to serve our markets in China. This is in line with our corporate strategy.”