By Dr. Cameron Chai
Honeywell, a diversified technology and manufacturing company serving worldwide customers, has opened The Honeywell India Technology Center, a new technology facility, in Gurgaon, India.
The facility will help the company to further extend its technology development abilities in major fields, including nylon technologies, low-global-warming, petrochemical and refining. Honeywell has made $34 million investment in the new facility, which is the company’s fourth unit in India.
The new technology center includes pilot facilities to develop and demonstrate petrochemical, refining and renewable fuel production process technologies. Thus, the facility will initially support the work of Honeywell UOP, a pioneer in biofuel, petrochemical and refining process technology. UOP is a division of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) group. In addition, Honeywell India Technology Center will also support PMT by developing other products and applications, including nylon and fluorine technologies. It helps to develop innovative blowing agents, low-global-warming refrigerants and other materials. Engineers of Honeywell India Technology Center will also perform research and engineering work in nylon resin and caprolactam, a major ingredient used in production of nylon.
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies’ Managing Director, Mark Turowicz, stated that the new center enables engineering experts to produce innovative technologies for use in India and overseas.