MONHEIM, Germany – Cognis has opened an affiliate in Mumbai, India. The new affiliate, Cognis India, will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group and will operate under the name of Cognis Specialty Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Cognis first opened a liaison office in India in February 2008 to bring the company closer to its customers in the region and gain a greater understanding of local markets. The new affiliate will continue to grow Cognis’ business in India.