DALLAS, TX - Celanese has announced the opening of its Houston Technology Center (HTC) for the emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200-square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical and application testing laboratories for a wide range of industrial and consumer end-use products.

The HTC will be instrumental in the continuing development of VAE and vinyl resins for the environmentally friendly, low-odor paint segment in North America. It will also host joint Celanese and customer-innovation sessions for new products.