Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, will expand manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Florence, Kentucky.
The company said it will add compounding process lines to support the continued customer demand for its advanced engineered materials products. The new compounding unit is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2015.
“Our manufacturing facility in northern Kentucky is a center for innovation that drives research and development and the advancement of high performance engineered materials,” said Phil McDivitt, Vice President/General Manager of the Celanese Engineered Materials Business. “In addition to critical design and engineering support, we provide our customers with technical expertise throughout the product development cycle. This expansion and investment in new prototyping and full-scale production lines will help us better serve our customers around the world, align our manufacturing capability and improve operational efficiency.”
Adding compounding lines to the existing Celanese manufacturing site is part of the company’s strategy to serve customers globally where there is a healthy growth potential, especially in automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, and medical and pharma applications.
The Celanese Florence facility employs approximately 350 employees and is home to the company’s research and development center, a state-of-the-art facility which includes technology and innovation laboratories and scientists for the engineered materials, emulsion polymers, cellulose derivatives and EVA polymers businesses. This joint technology facility helps drive innovation and technical solutions for Celanese customers worldwide.