New site for printed circuit board, electronic and industrial finishing, and photovoltaic markets brings enhanced customer service and technical expertise
Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, broke ground on its new Eastern China manufacturing facility. Government officials from Zhangjiagang city and employees took part in a groundbreaking event. The new facility is located at the company’s Zhangjiagang site in JiangSu Province, approximately 98 km from Shanghai. It will meet the growing demand for materials for printed circuit board (PCB), electronic and industrial finishing, and photovoltaic (PV) markets in Asia. Start-up is planned for late 2011.
"Asia has become the growth engine for electronic and solar cell markets. As customers continue to look for advanced technologies, adding infrastructure in Eastern China is critical to provide them with the most technically-advanced materials, processes and service, in as time-efficient manner as possible," said Helen Zhang, global general manager, Interconnect Technologies for Dow Electronic Materials. "The new facility is well positioned to manufacture and supply materials to serve electronic and solar cell markets, and provide customer service and technical support locally. We look forward to growing with customers through close collaboration.”
"Greater China represents great opportunities for growth in the electronic materials business," said Peter Sykes, president of Dow Greater China. "The new facility in Eastern China demonstrates our commitment to this important region, and is part of our ongoing growth strategy in this market. When the new facility opens in a year, it'll mark an important step in growing our presence and product offerings for electronic materials not only in China, but also in Asia. "
In addition to the location in Zhangjiagang, China, Dow Electronic Materials has manufacturing facilities to serve the printed circuit board (PCB), electronic and industrial finishing, and photovoltaic (PV) markets in Dongguan, China; Taiwan, Japan, U.S. and Europe, as well as sales and customer service offices in Dongguan, China; Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, U.S. and Europe.