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DKSH Opens Five new Innovation Centers in China for the Specialty Chemicals and Personal Care Industries

DKSH Opens Five new Innovation Centers in China for the Specialty Chemicals and Personal Care Industries

DKSH further strengthens its Performance Materials business in China by opening five new innovation centers in Shanghai. The facilities, furnished with a range of high-end equipment and technology, are dedicated to the development and formulation of specialty chemical and personal care formulations and solutions.

Shanghai, China, September 19, 2022 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has opened five new innovation centers in Shanghai, China. Fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, the new state-of-the-art laboratories are supported by highly skilled technical specialists with extensive development and formulation experience. The centers cater to the following market segments:   

  • Coatings & Inks – Specializing in general solutions and innovations for coating and ink applications
  • Construction – Specializing in solutions to enhance construction materials, such as inorganic board and concrete
  • Textiles – Providing direct support to key clients for enhanced commercial services
  • R&D – Specializing in idea generation and solutions, focusing on new product research and development, optimization of formulations and improvement of cost structure
  • Cosmetics – Specializing in solutions and formulations for color cosmetics, active, natural skin care, hair care, oral care, sun care, toiletry, and home care applications

With the new openings in Shanghai, DKSH expands its global network for formulation services to 52 innovation centers, providing a one-stop solution for its business partners around the world. The new investment supports the diligent and consistent implementation of DKSH's strategy for sustainable, profitable, and inclusive growth.

Carole Lin, General Manager, Business Unit Performance Materials, DKSH Greater China, stated: “We are very proud to open our new innovation centers in Shanghai, enabling us to further strengthen our service offering to our business partners and to gain further support their fast-evolving needs. The new innovation centers allow DKSH to stay on top of trends, develop successful solutions, and pioneer formulations. The labs will further strengthen DKSH’s position as a strategic partner for specialty chemicals and personal care innovation.”