Avantor Performance Materials

Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. Will Open New Electronics Laboratory in Taiwan

editor, 12 February 2011

Phillipsburg, New Jersey – February 10, 2011 – Avantor Performance Materials, Inc. (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc.) today announced plans to open an electronics applications laboratory in Taiwan during the second quarter of 2011. The new laboratory will be used to conduct customer demonstrations, perform process of record (POR) development and support Avantor’s global electronics technologies development.

Avantor manufactures and markets high-performance chemistries and materials around the world under two well-known and respected brand names, J.T.Baker® and Macron™ Chemicals (formerly Mallinckrodt® Chemicals). These products are widely used in electronics and photovoltaic manufacturing; biotechnology and pharmaceutical production; and in research, academic and quality control laboratories.

Avantor is opening the Asia-based electronics laboratory to support global customers more quickly with access to advanced wafer processing and metrology tools. Customers will now be able to use Avantor’s state-of-the-art equipment to test chemistries and materials in a class 100 clean room fab environment, rather than disrupting operations by taking their own production equipment off-line for testing purposes.

“This high-tech facility will allow Avantor to provide convenient localized support to our global electronics customers,” said Director of Marketing, Electronic Materials, John Bubel. “As customers implement our performance chemistries into their processes, they can test and make refinements on Avantor’s laboratory tools and transfer those processes back to their fabs, without ever having to interrupt their workflow.”

“Additionally, Bubel noted that Avantor will test newly developed formulas on its full wafer equipment to support its own performance chemistries, and materials research and development.

“We are designating space for research and development, and production of small volume sample materials to better meet the needs of our global customers,” he said. “Technology hubs like this one, in such a key region, will provide more personalized customer service, and ultimately, better technology solutions.”

Avantor currently has applications or research and development laboratories in the United States, Korea and the Netherlands.

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