Category: Manufacturing

Grants, hard work put polymer company on the international map

On one hand, Dr. Sumedh Surwade has worked long, lonely hours trying to prove that his environmentally friendly, anti-corrosive coating technology is both effective and marketable. But on the other hand, Surwade is quick to use the phrase “we” to describe the help he’s gotten to reach a point where he just won a prestigious…

Innovation Delaware: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Manufacturing has always been a driver of Delaware’s economy. But where the industry used to be dominated by a few major players such as DowDuPont and W.L. Gore, today’s manufacturing landscape looks a lot more diverse. Some of the newer additions include Mishimoto, which makes performance auto parts used on racing circuits around the world,…

The long-awaited spin-off of Dow Inc. is complete. On Tuesday April 2, the material science company started trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DOW. “Today’s announcement completes our first step toward creating three strong, independent growth companies set to be industry leaders focused on driving innovation and delivering long-term value for…

Wilmington PharmaTech has announced plans to open a $17 million research and manufacturing facility on 2309 Sunset Lake Road in Newark. The firm currently employs 37 workers in the U.S. and operates out of four smaller locations in New Castle County. Dr. Ke Li, director of operations at PharmaTech, today presented the company’s growth plans…

Air Liquide and its U.S. subsidiary, Airgas, on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) at the Air Liquide Delaware Innovation Campus ​in Newark. The AFC helps industrial customers adopt new manufacturing technologies and production processes. “Air Liquide is devoted to innovation through application-focused research development and technological solutions. said Michael Graff​, chairman & CEO…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday finalized an agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, the local subsidiary of global shipping company Gulftainer. The agreement lays out a plan to construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, create jobs and bring $600 million in new investment over the…

Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business based in Newark. “We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations,” said Dr. Christoph Fässler, CEO and president of Metrohm AG. The field of spectroscopy looks at how matter and…

Dr. Norman Wagner is Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and is co-founder of STF Technologies LLC. Dr. Wagner is also very involved with organizations and discussions that address startup companies and entrepreneurial activities in Delaware. We asked him some questions about both his work and…

Mishimoto was founded in 2003 and is now the world leader in performance cooling products for everyday driving, the racing circuit, and for bikes and trucks. Headquartered in New Castle, it employs almost 100 people who are involved in activities from research to marketing. We talked with Ricky Nietubicz, Mishimoto’s communications head, about what’s in…