The new Sulzer Chemtech facility will drive development of innovative separation solutions for customer applications in the Asia Pacific region. Research activities will focus on chemical separation processes for circular operations such as polymer recycling and bio-based fuel and polymer production.
The new facility will be located at the Jurong Innovation District’s CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park specifically designed to support clean and sustainable manufacturing and urban solutions.
The test centre will start commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2023 and will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2024.
Suzanne Thoma, executive chairwoman of Sulzer, said: “This investment in a new research and development center for Asia Pacific is a significant expansion to Sulzer’s global footprint and supports our strategic goals of progress, and the development of sustainable solutions. It also shows our commitment to innovation through continuous, significant spending in R&D.”
Uwe Boltersdorf, Sulzer Chemtech division president, added: “Several Sulzer Chemtech separation technologies are enabling the transition towards more eco-conscious, circular operations. With our clean technology R&D centre in Singapore we continue to anticipate and address market needs and enable sustainable manufacturing in the region.”
Designed as a self-sustaining ecosystem, CleanTech Park supports the growth of clean technologies and advanced manufacturing by offering large-scale ‘living laboratories’ to test new solutions in real-world conditions.