Jowat opens new adhesive manufacturing facility in China

Jowat’s new adhesive center in Zhejiang, China (Image: Jowat)

Jowat has inaugurated a new manufacturing location in China, underscoring its firm commitment to close customer contact around the globe and expanding its innovation capacities.

Located in Zhejiang province, around 70km from Shanghai, the new facility of the adhesive manufacturer from Detmold is set to produce approximately 9,000 tonnes of tailor-made adhesives annually for the Asian market starting from Q2 2024.

With a focus on water-based dispersion adhesives as well as on innovative solutions specially adapted to the consumer electronics market, the new facility spanning over 11,000m2 provides not only robust production and storage capabilities but also a R&D center.

“Over 80% of the highly demanded electronic accessories are currently manufactured in China. Due to the geographical proximity to this very attractive growth market, we can now offer our customers innovative Jowat adhesives locally, with rapid development cycles and optimum availability,” said Dr Ralf Schelbach, vice-president for Asia-Pacific at Jowat.

With the launch of the new adhesive center, now the second manufacturing location in Asia, Jowat is not only extending its presence in the Asia-Pacific market but also strengthening another cornerstone in its R&D landscape.