Ingevity has established a dedicated lubricants laboratory in Shanghai, China, to better serve customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The facility is Ingevity’s second lubricants-focused technical center globally, and will provide a dedicated location where Ingevity technical staff can partner with customers to develop optimally-performing lubricant solutions. The capabilities in the Shanghai laboratory will include quality control investigations, customer formulation assistance, basic applications screening, and analytical chemical analysis.
“Establishing a lubricants laboratory in Asia Pacific strengthens our commitment to the lubricant additives market in this region,” said Nick Kob, vice president oilfield and lubricants at Ingevity. “This new technical center of excellence will allow us to partner with and serve our customers better, and we will continue to expand the service offerings we can provide from this site.”
“We value the lubricants customers and partnerships we’ve worked to cultivate in this fast-growing region,” said Shana McCabe, global business director of oilfield and lubricants at Ingevity. “We are confident that the addition of this technical center, along with the skills of our respected commercial team, will enable us to continue to solve our customers’ and the industry’s most pressing lubricant challenges.”
Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., Ingevity provides specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bio-plastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions.