|INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, announced Thursday the opening of its first textile application research center in Shanghai.
It is the U.S.-based company's fourth worldwide textile application research institution. The other three are located in the United States, Italy and Taiwan.
Construction on the 3,000-square-meter research center in Qingpu district of Shanghai, with a total investment of 7.3 million U.S. dollars, began in May 2011 and was completed this July.
Building the research center is a milestone in INVISTA's strategic focus in China and will help accelerate the development and application of new fabrics, reduce time-to-market and enhance customer's competitive edge, said Dan Kotkin, executive vice president of Eastern Region of INVISTA Apparel