Galata Chemicals held a grand opening for its newest
technical center in Navi Mumbai, India, the company said on
Galata Chemicals is committed to investing in technology and bringing innovative
solutions to our customers in the region, said Steven
McKeown, president and chief operating officer of
The technical center offers a full range of analytical and
testing capabilities in support of product and application
development efforts as well as marketing and technical service
for the area customers, according to Dr. Peter Frenkel,
global director of technology and innovation for
Frenkel added that the center is focused on providing high
quality, reliable and innovative products for customers in the
India region, building on the
company's established products and technologies.
Dr. Anand P. Gokhale, an experienced scientist with a proven
record of product development and market introduction in the
field of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) additives, was named director
of research and development to coordinate technical activities
at the center.
This is another step taken to strengthen our technical
capabilities, having recently expanded our technical
center in the United States and having added technical
staff globally," said McKeown.
"The company is continuing to recruit talented scientists and
is making ongoing investments in innovative products such as
our new Mark heat stabilizers and Drapex
Alpha bio-based primary plasticizers, said McKeown.
Galata's line of plastics additives includes mixed metal heat
stabilizers, organotin heat stabilizers, epoxidized soybean
oil, polymer modifiers, tin catalysts and bio-based