Speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries AG has opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore, the company has announced.
The move is part of the company strategy to grow and internationalise its research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing.
The Essen-based company did not elaborate further on the details of the R&D base or technologies employed; but said it would ‘focus on promising research areas'.
“This research hub is ideally located to drive innovation for our Resource Efficiency segment by developing forward-looking solutions and technologies for our clients in all global markets”, said Claus Rettig, chairman of the board of management, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH.
Located in Biopolis, Evonik expects the lab to increase collaboration with public and private research institutions and organisations.
As part of this, the German supplier has formed a partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to develop novel technologies in additive manufacturing for industrial application.