Ciba Specialty Chemicals Opens Technical Center


Ciba Specialty Chemicals has opened a new technical center in Newport, DE tailor-made to support its colored effects and colorant customers in the NAFTA region.
“In these days of global business, it is absolutely necessary to understand the needs of our partners at the local level,” said Chris Newton, global head of business line plastics. “The opening of this new lab has forged a further essential link in our network of technical centers, all dedicated to supporting customers locally, in their language and with the materials base they are accustomed to. In the last year we have opened customer support facilities in Mumbai, India, and in Shanghai, China.”  
The new laboratory is the latest in a string of investments made by Ciba Specialty Chemicals at its Newport, DE site, housing as it does a key pigment production plant, which has invested heavily in state-of-the-art manufacture of high performance pigments with special emphasis on quinacridone and diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole chemistries.