Sartomer Company announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter (3,832-square- foot) technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan, in December 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company.
The facility will include a research lab for developing new photocure materials for the electronics, plastics, optical media and flat-panel display industries in Japan and Asia. The remaining space will be dedicated to meeting rooms and storage.
The office will serve formulators and chemists throughout Japan, providing technical and sales support for Sartomer's entire line of specialty chemicals, which includes monomers, oligomers, polybutadiene resins and styrene maleic anhydride resins.
Sartomer anticipates adding technical staff, depending on product and business development needs.