Materia start catalyst plant in Singapore

Materia to start catalyst plant in Singapore

10:49 AM, 14th June 2011
Materia to start catalyst plant in Singapore


PASADENA, US: Materia said it plans to build a catalyst manufacturing and R&D facility in Singapore. The company expects to complete the site selection process in 3Q 2011 and begin construction by year-end. Materia’s new facility will reach initial operating capacity of 10 metric tons by the end of 2012. In addition to catalyst manufacturing, the plant will house research, development and technical service resources. The Singapore site will be operated and controlled by Materia’s newly formed subsidiary, Materia Singapore Pte Ltd.


“This expansion will help us provide better services to customers through regional catalyst supply. Industrial demand for our Grubbs catalyst technology is growing globally, particularly in Asia,” said Dr Michael Giardello, CEO, Materia.


 “It is very exciting to see the growing commercial importance of this technology through the establishment of a Materia presence in this economically and technologically important region,” commented Nobel Laureate Professor Robert H Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology.

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