Hallstar, a Chicago-based global supplier of specialty chemicals, announced the official opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company Ltd will serve as an R&D and technical support base in the Asia Pacific region. In the near future, sales, service and logistics support will also operate out of the facility.
“Hallstar’s major investment in this facility will create an innovation ecosystem crucial to our success. The facility, and the larger technology center of which it is a part, provides geographic proximity to our customers and as well as access to the latest advances in science and technology in the region ,” said John Paro, Chairman, President, and CEO of Hallstar.
Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Company Ltd will conduct advanced research for applications for the beauty and personal care market (including sun protection, anti-aging, whitening and new ingredients that mimic the natural functions of the skin) and for the industrial additives market,(including polymer plasticizing, surface enhancement and processing improvements). A significant portion of the work done at the facility will be based on green and renewable chemistry.