Michelman opens sustainability center in Shanghai
The new China-based Center at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region and follows the opening of the “Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings” (MICC) that was opened in Mumbai in January 2018.
Expansion and reinforcement of green manufacturing
According to Ms. Ginger Merritt, Michelman’s China Country Manager, “As a global developer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, we believe in sustaining both the natural and business environments. In fact, our purpose is ‘Innovating a Sustainable Future” and reflects green growth, a pillar of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP). With the addition of the new MSC, we are furthering our commitment to helping the 13th FYP expand and reinforce green manufacturing with our water-based and sustainable expert materials.”
Better product adaptation to the Chinese market
Ms. Merritt added, “The MSC will foster both sustainable solutions and collaboration. It incorporates dedicated space, technical expertise and technology and promotes collaborative innovation between partners, customers, service providers, and suppliers of multiple industries’ value chains. This new facility will have a technology and marketing office along with a fully equipped development center to develop solutions that are sustainable and green.”