FLORENCE, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the opening of a new Customer Color & Aesthetics Solution Center at the company’s Florence, Ky. compounding and manufacturing facility to support the growth of its engineered materials customer base and to enable close collaboration in the selection and design of aesthetics products.
The new solution center will support original equipment manufacturers and their tier suppliers in the automotive, consumer electronics, appliance, medical device, toys, kitchen/bath, and other specialty application industries.
Color technologists at the new Celanese solution center will collaborate closely with industrial designers interested in product innovations for appearance technologies using engineered materials. Customers can also leverage one of the broadest polymer product portfolios in the industry while incorporating the very latest color and appearance technologies. The new center incorporates both instrumental and visual color evaluation capabilities, accelerated weathering, laser marking, state-of-the-art specialty compounding, and injection molding infrastructure.
“Celanese is committed to investing in and growing our appearance and color portfolio capabilities which serves multiple global customers,” said Scott Richardson, senior vice president of Celanese’s engineered materials business. “This new center augments our strong color matching capabilities found in Germany, Italy, Mexico and China and will further strengthen our engineered materials customer relationships and offer access to some of our most critical market segments.”
“Celanese has a strong color capabilities track record and offers one of the broadest and most differentiated product portfolios and technical capabilities for appearance technologies in the thermoplastics industry,” said Verghese Thomas, vice president and chief technology & innovation officer. “The capabilities at this new center will help eliminate design complexity for customers and accelerate the appearance project pipeline by providing enabling services including part design and engineering analyses, prototyping, part processing, and advanced testing and analytics.”