Syrgis starts new company in China

Syrgis establishes Shanghai Syrgis Trading Co. Ltd. to support and grow the company's Performance Initiators business in China.

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Syrgis (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA), an international diversified group of fine and specialty chemical manufacturers, has received a license to operate a business in China under the name Shanghai Syrgis Trading Co. Ltd. The company will be based in Shanghai and has named Henry Tong as general manager.

"One of the key facets of Syrgis' strategy is geographic growth," said Andy Harris, Syrgis CEO. "China's rapidly increasing domestic consumption represents an excellent opportunity for Syrgis, and establishing a corporate presence in China is a logical step in this process."

The initial focus of Shanghai Syrgis Trading Co. Ltd. will be to support and grow the presence of the company's Performance Initiators business in China. Syrgis Performance Initiators, a market leader in room-temperature cure peroxides in Europe and North America, offers technical expertise, safety training and audits, and application support to ensure its products provide the optimum solution to enhance customers' profitability.

Tong has 14 years of experience in the thermoset polymer market, including four years of senior management experience. He has worked with Sud-Chemie China, Noveon Specialty Chemicals China and Gillette (Shanghai) Ltd.