none

3M expands in China

12-04-2011
by 
in 

3M is continuing its solar material expansion initiative with plans to construct a manufacturing plant for PV solar materials and renewable energy products in China’s Hefei High-Tech Park.

The new site, known as 3M Materials Technologies, will focus on the production of the company’s Scotchshield Film.

The company aims to break ground on the new plant during 2011’s second quarter with a two-phased construction period.

This is 3M’s ninth manufacturing facility in China.

“3M is committed to providing innovative renewable energy solutions to support our customers globally,” said Mike Roman, vice president and general manager, 3M Renewable Energy Division.

“We are excited about the collaboration with Hefei High-tech Industrial Development Area to help drive this initiative. The state-of-the-art Hefei facility increases our production capacity of 3M’s solar materials portfolio at a location that is close to local customers and at a time when renewable energy is setting a precedent for the future.”

Related news & editorials

  1. 16.03.2018
    16.03.2018
    by      In
    In the 1960s, as much as a quarter of Australia’s workforce was employed in the manufacturing sector, and the industry fuelled 25% of the nation’s economy, according to the Productivity Commission. Half a century on, the closure of Toyota, Ford and then General Motors in October 2017 seemed to... Read More
  2. 24.01.2018
    24.01.2018
    by      In
    According to Southern Cross CEO, Mark Ferguson, if Australian industry really wants to get serious about saving energy then it needs to take a close look at ‘two-stage’, air compressor technology. As energy costs continue to outstrip other business input expenses it is critical, more than ever... Read More
  3. Martin Chappell
    03.11.2017
    03.11.2017
    by      In
    With Australia’s manufacturing industry strengthening, leaders and heads of IT are weighing up which new technologies they should implement to gain a competitive edge. Martin Chappell from Motorola Solutions explains how a simpler and more focused use of data can be the best approach.
    Australia’s... Read More
  4. Sahara Force India F1
    29.08.2017
    29.08.2017
    by      In
    The pace of Formula One (F1) development is rivalled only by the speeds achieved on the racetrack. Each time the Sahara Force India F1 Team brings its car to a circuit, it represents the team’s top engineering; every time the team leaves, the car is just a baseline. Between races it must be... Read More