Leading specialty materials provider, Entegris Inc, and Spectrum Materials, manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, celebrated the first milestone of their partnership in China this month with a grand opening ceremony for Spectrum’s new chemical manufacturing facility.

With the partnership, Entegris continues to strengthen its presence in China, as the celebration marked the launch of the product manufacturing operations for specialty gas products used in semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Entegris is the first international materials company to locally produce specialty gas products to support the growing semiconductor market in China and, as of this announcement, the first qualified gas products from the facility are in the process of being shipped to local customers.

Speaking at the grand opening event in Quanzhou in the Fujian Province, Todd Edlund, Entegris’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “This collaboration is part of our on-going plan to best serve our Chinese customers through local production and technical support to meet their needs for manufacturing and process development. Our partnership with Spectrum Materials has created a world-class facility for the production of our specialty chemicals products in China.”

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Spectrum Materials, Guofu Chen, who kicked off the event, noted, “We have worked very closely with the Entegris team to deliver this building expansion and launch manufacturing operations. I am proud to say that together we met all expectations and timelines to commercialise this effort.”

Overall, the Spectrum Materials Quanzhou facility is 55,000 m2in size (13.6 acres), includes two Class 2.3 and dangerous goods warehouses and more than 20 electronic gas packaging, purification and synthesis process centers. This facility will enable domestic manufacturing of the world’s most advanced semiconductor ion implant materials, while creating local job opportunities. The facility is located at Darong Village, YongChun Perfecture, Quanzhou City, Fujian, China.

Entegris is a leading specialty materials provider for the microelectronics industry and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO-9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service and/or research facilities in the US, China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Spectrum is an advanced electronic materials manufacturing company formed and managed by a group of highly accomplished US scientists and engineers with production facilities in Quanzhou and Xi’an China.