Dow Corning expands in ASEAN/ANZ with new center focused on local innovation

By Andrew McDougall

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Dow Corning has confirmed its commitment to growing its business in the ASEAN/ANZ region by opening a new Business and Technology Center (BTC) in Singapore.

The opening is also a step towards the company's sustained efforts to meet growing customer needs for silicone products and services in the emerging economies of ASEAN/ANZ.

The facility will provide research and development support for innovation and sustainability initiatives throughout this fast-growing region.

Meeting customer needs

"The BTC would enable Dow Corning to extend our current product and service offerings as well as provide required support and expertise to meet innovation needs,”​ said said Scott Fuson, Dow Corning's president for ASEAN ANZ.

“We are also committed to inclusive growth with businesses and local communities. Our lab facility at the BTC will not only be involved in the applications development but would also serve as the innovation center for all regional requirements.”

The BTC will be staffed by scientists, engineers, marketing and sales and business support professionals whose goal is to help local industries accelerate innovation and sustainability through silicone and silicon based products that are unique to the region, according to Dow Corning.

Growing presence

The ASEAN/ANZ region consists of Dow Corning's presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam; and Australia and New Zealand. The company says the increasing regional needs for sustainability through silicone innovation necessitated it to establish a BTC.

"ASEAN ANZ offers a large pool of scientific talent that we will rely on to develop more advanced and sustainable solutions as we expand our relationships with local businesses and communities,”​ said Ian Wilson, Dow Corning's executive director and vice president Geographies.

“The demand for silicon-based materials in a wide range of new and emerging applications is growing in the region. We are very confident that our focused efforts will continue to bring innovative silicon-based technology into applications that will enable us to meet the needs for a sustainable future."

The new build is located in Solaris Fusionopolis, Singapore's R&D hub for Physical Sciences and Engineering in western Singapore.

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