HOUSTON – TSRC, a leader in styrenic block copolymer and synthetic rubber, recently announced the commissioning of its new global Research & Development (R&D) center at TSRC Specialty Materials LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TSRC located in Katy, Texas.

The newly built global R&D center, TSRC’s second global R&D facility and first one outside Taiwan, is part of TSRC’s long-term strategic plan to accelerate specialty polymer growth via an expanded global footprint. Its proximity to customers in the United States and EU, when combined with TSM’s regional commercial and production capabilities, augments the integrated product development and commercialization for specialty applications and customers.

“Establishing a global R&D center in Houston, Texas, is a strategic positioning for TSRC, which aims to enhance our innovation capabilities and global footprint to better support our global customers in the U.S. and EU markets and accelerate our growth in specialty polymers,” said Qiwei Lu, Vice President of Global R&D, TSRC.

TSRC’s global R&D center in the United States will focus on specialty SBC development including fundamental polymer design, functionalization, manufacturing process, application development, and technical service. It also connects TSRC global application expertise to customers in the targeted market segments such as medical, hygiene, adhesives, films, construction and elastic nonwovens.

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