Novomer to Open Innovation Center in New York


Novomer Inc. plans to open an innovation center in Rochester, N.Y.  The “Novomer Innovation Center” is designed to meet the expanding demands of the company’s growing bio-based chemicals business, the company reported.

According to Novomer, all equipment, production assets, and employees will be transferred from the existing product development and pilot operations location to the new 26,000-square-foot facility. Novomer will occupy the leased space in December where it is currently undertaking significant renovations and improvements, and the larger facility will house technology research, product development activities, and a COEth™ Process demonstration unit to make customer samples for a variety of products, Novomer stated.

“The space provides room for collaboration and the capability to manufacture products at a larger scale to better service our development efforts and customer needs,” said Jim Mahoney, CEO of Novomer. “This move reflects our rapid growth which has resulted in the need for additional space to develop new innovative products, meet customer demands for product testing, and collaborate with partners.”

Novomer is expected to employ about 60 chemists, engineers, lab technicians, and other personnel at the new facility.